Clothing stocks are the stocks of the retail companies that specifically sell men, women, and kids apparel. Clothing stocks are a subsection of the retail stocks and take a considerable weight. The clothing industry comprises of billions of dollars in annual sales and includes both online and offline retailers and wholesalers.
Clothing stocks have demonstrated sluggish growth in the past few years and also face tough competition from the e-commerce players. Therefore, its growth potential is limited. Clothing stocks are good alternatives for investors looking for value and regular income as dividends. However, they are not suitable choices for long-term capital growth.
|AEO||American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.||$23.75||63.68%||3.9B|
|ANF||Abercrombie & Fitch Co.||$24.39||46.93%||1.5B|
|APEX||Apex Global Brands Inc.||$2.20||-69.44%||1.3M|
|BKE||The Buckle, Inc.||$34.49||37.79%||1.7B|
|BOOT||Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.||$57.43||37.13%||1.7B|
|CATO||The Cato Corporation||$11.27||-27.10%||258.5M|
|CBKC||Christopher and Banks||#N/A||#N/A||#N/A|
|CHS||Chico's FAS, Inc.||$2.46||-35.09%||295.0M|
|CPRI||Capri Holdings Limited||$42.45||27.13%||6.4B|
|CTRN||Citi Trends, Inc.||$57.40||148.27%||582.0M|
|DBI||Designer Brands Inc.||$11.16||-27.72%||807.9M|
|DEST||Destination Maternity Corporation||$121.90||194.87%||72.9M|
|DLTH||Duluth Holdings Inc.||$12.86||51.12%||422.2M|
|DXLG||Destination XL Group, Inc.||$0.68||-41.38%||35.2M|
|FRAN||Francesca's Holdings Corporation||$99.86||-25.20%||95.6M|
|GIL||Gildan Activewear, Inc.||$26.01||-10.53%||5.2B|
|GPS||The Gap, Inc.||$21.82||23.35%||8.2B|
|LB||L Brands, Inc.||$43.00||113.08%||12.0B|
|LULU||LULULEMON ATHLETICA, INC||$330.56||39.63%||43.1B|
|OXM||Oxford Industries, Inc.||$69.58||-1.75%||1.2B|
|PLCE||The Children's Place, Inc.||$69.74||11.37%||1.0B|
|RL||RALPH LAUREN CORP||$107.07||-5.21%||7.8B|
|ROST||Ross Stores, Inc.||$111.66||-2.78%||39.8B|
|RTW||RTW Retailwinds, Inc.||$2.25||#N/A||440.9M|
|SFIX||Stitch Fix, Inc.||$100.27||350.45%||10.5B|
|SMRT||Stein Mart, Inc.||$130.00||312.70%||36.7M|
|TJX||The TJX Companies, Inc.||$64.47||5.81%||77.4B|
|TLRD||Tailored Brands, Inc.||$338.90||175.53%||176.1M|
|UA||Under Armour, Inc.||$15.87||-13.98%||7.8B|
|URBN||Urban Outfitters, Inc.||$27.41||5.22%||2.7B|
|VNCE||Vince Holding Corp.||$8.85||-40.28%||104.4M|
|HNNMY||Hennes & Mauritz||$4.25||11.84%||259.9B|
Factors to Consider Before Investing in Clothing Stocks
Investors must consider the fundamental factors, including growth or decline of sales, gross margin, and e-commerce growth before investing in clothing stocks. The factors must be considered in relation to one another rather than independently to get a precise picture.
Additionally, investors should also be aware of the types of clothing companies. The vertically integrated clothing companies make their own merchandise and sell at their own stores, making them less risky than the resellers and mass-merchandise retailers.
Moreover, clothing stocks form a part of the dynamic fashion industry. Investors must keep themselves updated with the latest trends and try to capitalize on them as good and as quick as they can. Thus, clothing stocks offer excellent return opportunities for investors, but with equally high risks.
Which Clothing Stocks Should I Buy?
The clothing industry is highly competitive and has low barriers to entry. It has a vast number of players offering a majority of choices to the investors. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top clothing stocks for you to narrow down your options.
Investors must consider the high degrees of competition in the clothing industry before investing in clothing stocks. The offline retailers face stiff competition from online sellers, leading to the closures and bankruptcies of many department stores and mall-based stores in the recent past.
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