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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
Ticker
Company
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
Canada
$36.69B119,886,40175.81%24.19%Net SellingNet Selling
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
United States
$4.04B196,430,39573.21%26.79%Net SellingNet Selling
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
United States
$122.62B1,130,149,15690.04%0.48%Net SellingNet Selling
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
United States
$3.84B30,399,07084.16%15.84%Net SellingNet Selling
GES
GUESS INC
United States
$1.13B53,526,24825.47%74.53%Net SellingNet Selling
CRI
CARTERS INC
United States
$2.34B36,498,55853.03%46.97%Net Selling
BKE
BUCKLE INC
United States
$1.80B50,778,53657.86%40.43%Net Selling
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
United States
$14.55B63,826,02125.19%74.81%Net SellingNet Selling
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
United States
$48.91B335,174,14185.03%4.81%Net SellingNet Selling
CAL
CALERES INC
United States
$1.20B35,150,01989.07%10.93%Net SellingNet Selling
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
United States
$4.00B93,294,91939.81%60.19%Net SellingNet Selling
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
United States
$989.79M27,132,29348.41%51.59%Net BuyingNet Selling
JILL
JJILL INC
United States
$352.53M10,747,84710.04%89.96%Net SellingNet Selling
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
United States
$9.51B51,105,32894.20%5.80%Net SellingNet Selling
HIBB
HIBBETT INC
United States
$1.03B11,796,67593.42%6.58%Net SellingNet Selling
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
United States
$207.29M58,228,05338.22%61.78%Net SellingNet Selling
GPS
GAP INC
United States
$9.37B375,066,61441.89%58.11%Net SellingNet Selling
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
United States
$366.56M20,274,41259.76%40.24%Net BuyingNet Buying
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
United States
$1.37B77,575,91289.16%10.84%Net SellingNet Selling
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
United States
$3.19M1,935,5190.14%99.86%
CATO
CATO CORP
United States
$112.23M20,555,38446.29%13.31%Net SellingNet Selling
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
United States
$82.13M155,841,74323.99%4.18%Net SellingNet Selling
GCO
GENESCO INC
United States
$282.98M11,626,19557.12%42.88%Net SellingNet Selling
LE
LANDS' END INC
United States
$454.11M31,491,97415.15%84.85%Net SellingNet Selling
SFIX
STITCH FIX INC
United States
$422.08M122,340,71067.01%27.76%Net SellingNet Selling
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
United States
$127.29M35,065,49221.83%57.41%Net SellingNet Selling
TLYS
TILLY's INC
United States
$155.22M30,081,72375.07%4.43%Net BuyingNet Buying
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
United States
$185.14M8,595,29716.20%83.80%Net BuyingNet Buying
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
United States
$713.75M104,350,02129.51%70.49%Net BuyingNet Selling
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
United States
$81.47M3,721,77448.59%51.41%Net SellingNet Selling
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
United States
$73.56M41,326,86828.99%71.01%Net SellingNet Selling
FL
FOOT LOCKER INC
United States
$2.28B94,718,02476.87%23.13%Net BuyingNet Selling
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
United States
$105.10M12,708,18113.71%86.29%Net BuyingNet Selling

Apparel Stocks FAQ

What are the best apparel stocks to buy right now in Jun 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 71, which is 39 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 -18.88% over the past year, underperforming other apparel stocks by -45 percentage points.

Lululemon Athletica has an average 1 year price target of $436.75, an upside of 42.72% from Lululemon Athletica's current stock price of $306.01.

Lululemon Athletica stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 28 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica, 46.43% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 21.43% have issued a hold, while 7.14% 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 75.34% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 49 percentage points.

American Eagle Outfitters has an average 1 year price target of $26.13, an upside of 27.13% from American Eagle Outfitters's current stock price of $20.55.

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. Tjx Companies (NYSE:TJX)


Tjx Companies (NYSE:TJX) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 23 points higher than the apparel industry average of 32. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Tjx Companies has seen its stock return 35.79% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 10 percentage points.

Tjx Companies has an average 1 year price target of $114.00, an upside of 5.07% from Tjx Companies's current stock price of $108.50.

Tjx Companies stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 10 analysts covering Tjx Companies, 40% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 40% 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. Cato (NYSE:CATO)


Cato (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 12.45%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.91%. 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 10.98%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.91%. 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 5.7%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.91%. 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 down?

Apparel stocks were down -1.3% in the last day, and down -1.24% over the last week. Digital Brands Group was the among the top losers in the apparel retail industry, dropping -8.33% yesterday.

Shares of companies within the broader discretionary sector are trading lower following softer-than-expected consumer sentiment data.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

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

1. Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG)


Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) is the 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 -27.49% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -53 percentage points.

2. Buckle (NYSE:BKE)


Buckle (NYSE:BKE) is the second 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 4.93% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -21 percentage points.

3. Jjill (NYSE:JILL)


Jjill (NYSE:JILL) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Jjill 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.

Jjill's stock has gained 62.3% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 36 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 14.7% 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 24.8x.
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