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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
Ticker
Company
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
Canada
$39.10B122,398,77675.77%24.23%Net SellingNet Selling
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
United States
$461.65M62,469,25936.47%63.53%Net SellingNet Selling
GES
GUESS INC
United States
$1.28B54,447,85723.36%76.64%Net SellingNet Selling
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
United States
$759.02M27,166,17548.59%51.41%Net SellingNet Selling
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
United States
$547.30M19,490,75962.02%37.98%Net SellingNet Selling
BKE
BUCKLE INC
United States
$2.24B50,091,86650.99%41.07%Net SellingNet Selling
GIII
G III APPAREL GROUP LTD
United States
$807.31M47,488,99981.82%18.18%Net SellingNet Buying
DBI
DESIGNER BRANDS INC
United States
$696.14M63,632,43936.36%63.64%Net Selling
TLYS
TILLY's INC
United States
$272.17M29,843,56954.86%5.39%Net BuyingNet Buying
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
United States
$93.04B1,155,504,14991.32%0.47%Net SellingNet Selling
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
United States
$2.59B29,815,07481.59%18.41%Net SellingNet Buying
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
United States
$231.29M33,422,70526.82%55.72%Net BuyingNet Buying
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
United States
$15.01B65,191,26726.45%73.55%Net SellingNet Selling
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
United States
$284.53M8,356,25416.87%83.13%Net BuyingNet Selling
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
United States
$570.55M12,227,78814.14%85.86%Net Selling
CRI
CARTERS INC
United States
$3.22B38,161,59054.80%45.20%Net SellingNet Selling
GCO
GENESCO INC
United States
$623.68M12,609,87561.63%38.37%Net SellingNet Buying
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
United States
$443.58M149,353,11133.14%2.93%Net SellingNet Selling
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
United States
$2.67B92,175,75042.41%57.59%Net SellingNet Selling
ONON
ON HOLDING AG
Switzerland
$14.35B626,925,29917.11%0.00%
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
United States
$3.70B80,827,06289.41%10.59%Net SellingNet Selling
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
United States
$39.71B344,371,00989.10%4.67%Net Selling
CHS
CHICO's FAS INC
United States
$702.89M125,069,31888.64%10.99%Net SellingNet Selling
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
United States
$399.09M103,659,64229.94%70.06%Net SellingNet Selling
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
United States
$134.11M39,099,46231.63%68.37%Net Selling
CATO
CATO CORP
United States
$212.27M20,892,32752.78%14.16%Net SellingNet Buying
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
United States
$295.20M65,022,78761.21%38.79%Net SellingNet Selling
GPS
GAP INC
United States
$5.57B365,048,52241.31%58.69%Net SellingNet Selling
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
United States
$3.09B187,406,23671.42%28.58%Net Selling
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
United States
$1.47B49,001,74293.95%6.05%Net SellingNet Selling
BBWI
BATH & BODY WORKS INC
United States
$10.70B228,414,61584.79%15.21%Net SellingNet Selling
JILL
JJILL INC
United States
$301.00M10,151,9385.58%94.42%Net SellingNet Selling
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
United States
$3.27M1,073,33755.67%44.33%
EXPR
EXPRESS INC
United States
$80.60M68,306,95920.91%79.09%Net BuyingNet Buying

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 -3.31% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 10 percentage points.

Lululemon Athletica has an average 1 year price target of $394.07, an upside of 23.37% from Lululemon Athletica's current stock price of $319.42.

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 58.58% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 72 percentage points.

Destination Xl Group has an average 1 year price target of $7.00, a downside of -5.28% from Destination Xl Group's current stock price of $7.39.

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 8.47% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 22 percentage points.

Guess has an average 1 year price target of $26.00, an upside of 10.92% from Guess's current stock price of $23.44.

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 9.07%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.33%. 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 6.69%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.33%. 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 3.93%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.33%. 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 -0.65% in the last day, and up 3.18% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why apparel stocks are down.

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 86, which is 42 points higher than the apparel industry average of 44. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Destination Xl Group's stock has gained 58.58% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 72 percentage points.

2. G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII)


G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) is the second most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. G Iii Apparel Group has a valuation score of 86, which is 42 points higher than the apparel industry average of 44. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

G Iii Apparel Group's stock has dropped -37.06% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -24 percentage points.

3. Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)


Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Childrens Place has a valuation score of 86, which is 42 points higher than the apparel industry average of 44. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Childrens Place's stock has dropped -30.57% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -17 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 7.57% 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 27.08x.
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