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Best Apparel Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top apparel stocks in 2023 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
$38.11BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
$446.66MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GES
GUESS INC
$1.24B3.94%44.60%$0.2250$0.9071%1
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
$753.59M1.30%8.60%$0.0900$0.3623%1
GIII
G III APPAREL GROUP LTD
$786.89MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
$518.26MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BKE
BUCKLE INC
$2.18B9.31%138.20%$3.0000$4.0592%7
DBI
DESIGNER BRANDS INC
$675.78M1.88%7.80%$0.0500$0.2036%2
TLYS
TILLY's INC
$266.80MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
$228.28MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
$2.52BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
$92.61B1.43%39.50%$0.2950$1.1526%02023-02-082023-03-02
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
$15.03BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
$547.19MN/A0.00%$0.5600N/AN/A0
CRI
CARTERS INC
$3.09B3.70%43.40%$0.7500$3.0068%1
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
$279.68MN/A0.00%$0.0800N/AN/A0
GCO
GENESCO INC
$607.92MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
$455.53MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
$2.63BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ONON
ON HOLDING AG
$14.10BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
$3.54BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
$39.85B1.07%30.00%$0.3100$1.2418%0
CHS
CHICO's FAS INC
$685.38MN/A0.00%$0.0900N/AN/A0
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
$394.94MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
$145.45MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CATO
CATO CORP
$205.58M6.91%-485.70%$0.1700$0.6887%1
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
$293.25MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GPS
GAP INC
$5.32B4.12%356.20%$0.1500$0.6073%1
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
$3.00B2.25%78.30%$0.1800$0.3644%0
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
$1.50BN/A0.00%$0.2000N/AN/A0
BBWI
BATH & BODY WORKS INC
$10.51B1.74%20.90%$0.2000$0.8033%42023-02-162023-03-03
JILL
JJILL INC
$288.82MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
$3.40MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
EXPR
EXPRESS INC
$93.58MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A

Apparel Stocks FAQ

What are the best apparel stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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 61, which is 24 points higher than the apparel industry average of 37. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Lululemon Athletica has seen its stock lose -6.29% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 9 percentage points.

Lululemon Athletica has an average 1 year price target of $394.07, an upside of 26.58% from Lululemon Athletica's current stock price of $311.32.

Lululemon Athletica stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 27 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica, 62.96% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 18.52% have issued a Buy, 11.11% have issued a hold, while 7.41% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG)


Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) is the second best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 60, which is 23 points higher than the apparel industry average of 37. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Destination Xl Group has seen its stock return 51.48% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 67 percentage points.

Destination Xl Group has an average 1 year price target of $7.00, a downside of -2.1% from Destination Xl Group's current stock price of $7.15.

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

3. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 17 points higher than the apparel industry average of 37. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Guess has seen its stock return 5.35% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 21 percentage points.

Guess has an average 1 year price target of $26.00, an upside of 13.74% from Guess's current stock price of $22.86.

Guess stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 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 10 apparel stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 apparel stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Buckle (NYSE:BKE)


Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has an annual dividend yield of 9.31%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.42%. 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 138.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Cato (NYSE:CATO)


Cato (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 6.91%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.42%. Cato's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Cato's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cato's dividend payout ratio of -485.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Gap (NYSE:GPS)


Gap (NYSE:GPS) has an annual dividend yield of 4.12%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.42%. Gap's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Gap's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Gap's dividend payout ratio of 356.2% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are apparel stocks down?

Apparel stocks were down -1.83% in the last day, and up 2.31% over the last week. Childrens Place was the among the top losers in the apparel retail industry, dropping -4.09% yesterday.

Children's Place shares are trading lower after the company issued updated preliminary Q4 net sales results at approximately $454 million to $456 million, versus its prior guidance of $460 million at the low end.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

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

1. G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII)


G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) is the most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. G Iii Apparel Group has a valuation score of 100, which is 55 points higher than the apparel industry average of 45. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

G Iii Apparel Group's stock has dropped -37.54% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -22 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 86, which is 41 points higher than the apparel industry average of 45. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Destination Xl Group's stock has gained 51.48% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 67 percentage points.

3. Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH)


Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Duluth Holdings has a valuation score of 86, which is 41 points higher than the apparel industry average of 45. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Duluth Holdings's stock has dropped -53.06% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -38 percentage points.

Are apparel stocks a good buy now?

40.63% of apparel stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect apparel stocks to rise by 9.73% 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 26.88x.
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