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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
Dividends Score
Market Cap
Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Last Dividend
Annual Dividend
Dividend Percentile
Dividend Dropped Count (L10Y)
Ex-dividend Date
Div. Payment Date
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
$34.98BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
$4.20B2.22%40.20%$0.1250$0.4847%12024-07-26
GES
GUESS INC
$1.26B5.09%75.90%$0.3000$1.2082%1
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
$3.98BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
$129.99B1.19%33.70%$0.3750$1.3726%02024-08-152024-09-05
BKE
BUCKLE INC
$2.05B9.68%91.10%$0.3500$3.9094%82024-07-26
CRI
CARTERS INC
$2.29B4.95%48.10%$0.8000$3.1081%1
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
$49.66B0.94%23.50%$0.3675$1.4120%0
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
$16.24BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CAL
CALERES INC
$1.21B0.61%5.80%$0.0700$0.2111%0
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
$4.41BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
$1.11B1.25%16.40%$0.1350$0.5127%12024-07-22
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
$8.69BN/A0.00%$0.2000N/AN/A0
HIBB
HIBBETT INC
$1.03B0.86%12.00%$0.2500$0.7517%0
JILL
JJILL INC
$416.37MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
$220.10MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GPS
GAP INC
$9.02B2.49%32.80%$0.1500$0.6051%12024-07-31
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
$1.45BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
$451.51MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
$3.23MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CATO
CATO CORP
$107.30M13.03%-80.00%$0.1700$0.6898%1
LE
LANDS' END INC
$544.81MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SFIX
STITCH FIX INC
$611.70MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
$134.30MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GCO
GENESCO INC
$330.18MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
$107.22MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TLYS
TILLY's INC
$178.69MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
$178.18MN/A0.00%$0.0800N/AN/A0
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
$933.93MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
$70.12MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
$71.08MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
FL
FOOT LOCKER INC
$2.46B1.54%-21.10%$0.4000$0.4034%1
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
$109.67MN/A0.00%$0.5600N/AN/A0

Apparel Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU)


Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) is the top apparel stock with a Zen Score of 72, which is 40 points higher than the apparel industry average of 32. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Lululemon Athletica has seen its stock lose -23.96% over the past year, underperforming other apparel stocks by -48 percentage points.

Lululemon Athletica has an average 1 year price target of $426.31, an upside of 46.12% from Lululemon Athletica's current stock price of $291.76.

Lululemon Athletica stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 26 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica, 46.15% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 23.08% have issued a Buy, 23.08% have issued a hold, while 7.69% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)


American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is the second best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 56, which is 24 points higher than the apparel industry average of 32. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. American Eagle Outfitters has seen its stock return 68.88% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 45 percentage points.

American Eagle Outfitters has an average 1 year price target of $26.13, an upside of 22.19% from American Eagle Outfitters's current stock price of $21.38.

American Eagle Outfitters stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters, 37.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 50% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 12.5% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 20 points higher than the apparel industry average of 32. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Guess has seen its stock return 19.51% over the past year, underperforming other apparel stocks by -4 percentage points.

Guess has an average 1 year price target of $31.83, an upside of 35% from Guess's current stock price of $23.58.

Guess stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Guess, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 50% 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. Cato (NYSE:CATO)


Cato (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 13.03%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.65%. 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 -80% 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 9.68%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.65%. Buckle's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% eight times in the last 10 years. Buckle's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Buckle's dividend payout ratio of 91.1% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) has an annual dividend yield of 5.09%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.65%. 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 75.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are apparel stocks up?

Apparel stocks were up 2.7% in the last day, and up 3.75% over the last week. Foot Locker was the among the top gainers in the apparel retail industry, gaining 8.7% yesterday.

Shares of retail and consumer discretionary stocks are trading higher following a rise in June retail sales, indicating continued consumer spending.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

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

1. Buckle (NYSE:BKE)


Buckle (NYSE:BKE) is the most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Buckle has a valuation score of 71, which is 42 points higher than the apparel industry average of 29. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Buckle's stock has gained 15.7% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -8 percentage points.

2. Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG)


Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) is the second most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Destination Xl Group has a valuation score of 71, which is 42 points higher than the apparel industry average of 29. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Destination Xl Group's stock has dropped -23.01% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -47 percentage points.

3. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU)


Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Lululemon Athletica has a valuation score of 57, which is 28 points higher than the apparel industry average of 29. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Lululemon Athletica's stock has dropped -23.96% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -48 percentage points.

Are apparel stocks a good buy now?

45.16% of apparel stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect apparel stocks to rise by 11.86% 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 25.56x.
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