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Best Apparel Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top apparel stocks in 2024 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
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Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
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Top Analysts Upside/Downside
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Top Analysts Consensus
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Top Analysts
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Fore. Earnings Growth
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GES
GUESS INC
$1.34B$25.01$26.676.63%Buy31.82%N/AN/AN/A
BKE
BUCKLE INC
$2.06B$40.76$34.00-16.58%Strong Sell1N/AN/AN/AN/A
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
$867.12M$31.96N/AN/AN/AN/A5.69%39.69%N/AN/A
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
$115.22B$101.10$99.80-1.29%Buy106.98%8.85%N/AN/A
HIBB
HIBBETT INC
$943.62M$80.16$66.50-17.04%Buy25.91%20.71%38.64%15.81%
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
$2.73B$90.00$95.255.83%Strong Buy43.71%19.20%N/AN/A
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
$56.20B$464.14$491.135.82%Buy2314.05%44.60%N/AN/A
CAL
CALERES INC
$1.33B$37.39$30.00-19.76%Hold13.69%14.62%N/AN/A
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
$13.25B$205.40$194.29-5.41%Buy712.18%92.17%N/AN/A
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
$50.65B$150.45$143.14-4.86%Buy76.59%6.11%N/AN/A
CRI
CARTERS INC
$2.99B$81.95$75.75-7.57%Sell41.74%N/AN/AN/A
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
$3.82B$41.15$39.20-4.74%Hold55.65%-21.92%N/AN/A
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
$6.35B$126.00$105.60-16.19%Hold56.73%-62.85%N/AN/A
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
$237.12M$3.94N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
$4.65B$23.53$21.25-9.69%Buy84.08%-0.88%N/AN/A
FL
FOOT LOCKER INC
$3.21B$34.10$23.22-31.90%Sell93.57%130.13%N/AN/A
EXPR
EXPRESS INC
$9.78M$2.61$20.00666.28%Strong Buy16.33%N/AN/AN/A
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
$2.24B$28.97$24.00-17.16%Hold70.49%224.23%N/AN/A
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
$28.83M$0.41$1.23198.78%Buy614.30%N/AN/AN/A
GPS
GAP INC
$7.13B$19.24$17.75-7.74%Buy80.99%170.80%N/AN/A
JL
J-LONG GROUP LTD
N/A$12.80N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
$342.34M$17.26$18.004.29%Hold14.06%N/AN/AN/A
CATO
CATO CORP
$132.77M$6.45N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
LE
LANDS' END INC
$299.36M$9.52N/AN/AN/AN/A21.71%N/AN/AN/A
JILL
JJILL INC
$267.29M$25.21$38.0050.73%Strong Buy11.85%N/AN/AN/A
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
$77.71M$1.92$2.5030.21%Hold210.47%N/AN/AN/A
GCO
GENESCO INC
$355.93M$30.98$43.0038.80%Strong Buy10.76%N/AN/AN/A
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
$143.37M$0.94$1.2027.93%Hold3-6.11%N/A-8.41%-5.23%
TLYS
TILLY's INC
$225.40M$7.52$8.7516.36%Hold12.15%N/AN/AN/A
SFIX
STITCH FIX INC
$380.79M$3.23$3.5610.31%Hold8-2.54%N/AN/AN/A
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
$505.94M$4.86$3.77-22.49%Hold62.12%300.00%N/AN/A
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
$3.62M$4.22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
$248.64M$29.10$35.0020.27%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
$165.48M$4.80N/AN/AN/AN/A2.55%N/AN/AN/A
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
$239.56M$19.20$8.50-55.73%Sell2-0.69%N/AN/AN/A

Apparel Stocks FAQ

What are the best apparel stocks to buy right now in Feb 2024?

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

1. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) is the top apparel stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 19 points higher than the apparel industry average of 31. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Guess has seen its stock return 18.87% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 2 percentage points.

Guess has an average 1 year price target of $26.67, an upside of 6.63% from Guess's current stock price of $25.01.

Guess stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Guess, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 66.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL)


Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) is the second best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 19 points higher than the apparel industry average of 31. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Shoe Carnival has seen its stock return 21.29% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 4 percentage points.

3. Buckle (NYSE:BKE)


Buckle (NYSE:BKE) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 19 points higher than the apparel industry average of 31. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Buckle has seen its stock lose -0.07% over the past year, underperforming other apparel stocks by -17 percentage points.

Buckle has an average 1 year price target of $34.00, a downside of -16.58% from Buckle's current stock price of $40.76.

Buckle stock has a consensus Strong Sell recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Buckle, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 100% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the apparel stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 12 apparel stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 apparel stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Cato (NYSE:CATO)


Cato (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 10.54%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.52%. Cato's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one 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 -425% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Buckle (NYSE:BKE)


Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has an annual dividend yield of 9.57%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.52%. Buckle's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% seven times in the last 10 years. Buckle's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Buckle's dividend payout ratio of 87.7% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) has an annual dividend yield of 4.5%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.52%. Guess's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Guess's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Guess's dividend payout ratio of 32.4% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are apparel stocks down?

Apparel stocks were down -1.2% in the last day, and up 3.24% over the last week. Urban Outfitters was the among the top losers in the apparel retail industry, dropping -12.78% yesterday.

Urban Outfitters shares are trading lower after the company reported Q4 financial results.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

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

1. Hibbett (NASDAQ:HIBB)


Hibbett (NASDAQ:HIBB) is the most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Hibbett has a valuation score of 71, which is 37 points higher than the apparel industry average of 34. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Hibbett's stock has gained 11.44% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -6 percentage points.

2. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) is the second most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Guess has a valuation score of 71, which is 37 points higher than the apparel industry average of 34. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Guess's stock has gained 18.87% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 2 percentage points.

3. Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL)


Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Shoe Carnival has a valuation score of 71, which is 37 points higher than the apparel industry average of 34. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Shoe Carnival's stock has gained 21.29% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 4 percentage points.

Are apparel stocks a good buy now?

35.71% of apparel stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect apparel stocks to fall by -1.27% 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 37.55x.
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