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Best Apparel Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top apparel stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best apparel stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the apparel retail industry.

Industry: Apparel Retail
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$1.98B$66.75-7.37%$325.01M10.25x1.00
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$570.18M$28.62-6.96%$247.91M5.81x0.84
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$31.60B$257.51-5.62%$1.56B34.24x0.80
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$27.23B$77.61-1.45%$2.69B15.84x2.36
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$347.38M$10.51-2.95%$73.53M11.55x1.30
GIII
G III APPAREL GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$995.68M$20.78-8.05%$392.11M5.02x0.80
GES
GUESS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$996.03M$16.67-13.18%$324.86M6.29x3.06
BKE
BUCKLE INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$1.36B$27.17-8.55%$356.44M5.23x1.50
CRI
CARTERS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$2.91B$72.30-4.07%$557.63M9.60x2.24
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$696.06M$24.71-4.00%$269.44M4.50x0.80
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$9.67B$145.45-6.43%$851.72M23.69x8.32
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$70.14B$59.68-1.04%$5.38B21.78x3.74
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$2.04B$12.11-6.34%$764.71M4.84x1.66
GPS
GAP INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$3.50B$9.47-8.33%$994.00M13.93x3.69
CHS
CHICO's FAS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$482.69M$3.94-6.64%$302.38M10.10x4.40
TLYS
TILLY's INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$234.70M$7.69-6.22%$103.84M3.66x1.89
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$1.72B$17.99-7.93%$704.44M5.68x1.17
GCO
GENESCO INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$695.97M$50.96-7.91%$198.31M6.28x1.59
BBWI
BATH & BODY WORKS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$8.64B$36.15-6.18%$2.43B7.29x-4.97
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$548.33M$40.47-7.92%$334.08M3.16x3.60
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$237.27M$3.69-10.65%$79.21M4.15x3.81
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$244.33M$28.189.52%$150.40M4.04x3.08
CATO
CATO CORP
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$263.59M$12.21-1.45%$51.39M7.40x1.49
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$966.45M$19.09-28.58%$480.06M4.33x2.55
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$3.39B$40.25-8.31%$1.17B5.48x15.90
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$208.41M$3.26-11.89%-$94.00M-0.38x5.29
DBI
DESIGNER BRANDS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$956.20M$13.03-5.44%$283.08M6.15x3.89
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$654.66M$4.41-5.77%N/AN/A0.19
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$8.57M$0.16-7.87%-$32.04M-0.04x-3.65
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$518.70M$4.90-5.59%$123.72M-18.15x-3.24
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$510.26M$13.149.05%N/AN/A2.31
EXPR
EXPRESS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$159.64M$2.38-19.32%$68.70M-10.82x961.89
ONON
ON HOLDING AG
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$11.46B$18.32-8.58%N/AN/A0.48
JILL
JJILL INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$170.22M$16.88-5.91%$28.22M-7.47x-11.12

Apparel Stocks FAQ

What are the best apparel stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best clothing stocks to buy right now are:

1. BOOT BARN HOLDINGS (NYSE:BOOT)


BOOT BARN HOLDINGS (NYSE:BOOT) is the top apparel stock with a Zen Score of 70, which is 29 points higher than the apparel industry average of 41. It passed 23 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. BOOT BARN HOLDINGS has seen its stock lose -9.94% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 27 percentage points.

BOOT BARN HOLDINGS has an average 1 year price target of $121.83, an upside of 82.52% from BOOT BARN HOLDINGS's current stock price of $66.75.

BOOT BARN HOLDINGS stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 7 analysts covering BOOT BARN HOLDINGS, 42.86% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 28.57% have issued a Buy, 28.57% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. ZUMIEZ (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)


ZUMIEZ (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) is the second best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 68, which is 27 points higher than the apparel industry average of 41. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. ZUMIEZ has seen its stock lose -31.97% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 5 percentage points.

ZUMIEZ has an average 1 year price target of $42.00, an upside of 46.75% from ZUMIEZ's current stock price of $28.62.

ZUMIEZ stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering ZUMIEZ, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. LULULEMON ATHLETICA (NASDAQ:LULU)


LULULEMON ATHLETICA (NASDAQ:LULU) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 64, which is 23 points higher than the apparel industry average of 41. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. LULULEMON ATHLETICA has seen its stock lose -19.07% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 18 percentage points.

LULULEMON ATHLETICA has an average 1 year price target of $442.40, an upside of 71.8% from LULULEMON ATHLETICA's current stock price of $257.51.

LULULEMON ATHLETICA stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 20 analysts covering LULULEMON ATHLETICA, 55% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 20% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the apparel stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 11 apparel stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 apparel stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS (NYSE:AEO)


AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS (NYSE:AEO) has an annual dividend yield of 5.95%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 2.88%. AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS's dividend payout ratio of 28.8% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. GAP (NYSE:GPS)


GAP (NYSE:GPS) has an annual dividend yield of 5.39%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 2.88%. GAP's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. GAP's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

GAP's dividend payout ratio of 88.7% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. CATO (NYSE:CATO)


CATO (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 5.08%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 2.88%. CATO's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. CATO's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

CATO's dividend payout ratio of 37.6% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are apparel stocks down?

Apparel stocks were down -5.94% in the last day, and down -16.72% over the last week. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH was the among the top losers in the apparel retail industry, dropping -28.58% yesterday.

Abercrombie & Fitch shares are trading lower after the company reported Q1 earnings results and issued guidance.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued apparel stocks right now are:

1. DULUTH HOLDINGS (NASDAQ:DLTH)


DULUTH HOLDINGS (NASDAQ:DLTH) is the most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. DULUTH HOLDINGS has a valuation score of 100, which is 52 points higher than the apparel industry average of 48. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

DULUTH HOLDINGS's stock has dropped -32.97% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 4 percentage points.

2. ZUMIEZ (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)


ZUMIEZ (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) is the second most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. ZUMIEZ has a valuation score of 100, which is 52 points higher than the apparel industry average of 48. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

ZUMIEZ's stock has dropped -31.97% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 5 percentage points.

3. G III APPAREL GROUP (NASDAQ:GIII)


G III APPAREL GROUP (NASDAQ:GIII) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. G III APPAREL GROUP has a valuation score of 86, which is 38 points higher than the apparel industry average of 48. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

G III APPAREL GROUP's stock has dropped -35.35% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 2 percentage points.

Are apparel stocks a good buy now?

37.5% of apparel stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect apparel stocks to rise by 70.52% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the apparel retail industry?

The average P/E ratio of the apparel retail industry is 18.86x.
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