Retail Sales Are Up, So Are These 7 Shopper-Friendly Stocks

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Retail Sales Are Up, So Are These 7 Shopper-Friendly Stocks

The news is abuzz with talks of how retail sales rose 0.4% in January. No doubt shoppers were frequenting one of these seven clothing companies in their local malls. I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research.

Coach (NYSE:COH) is a designer of fine accessories and is best known for its women’s handbags. COH stock has jumped 31% since this time last year. COH stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of COH stock.

Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL) is best known for its line of watches, but also offers other consumer fashion accessories. In the past year, FOSL stock is up 43%, compared to a gain of just 5% for the Dow Jones in the same time. FOSL stock gets a “B” for sales growth and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of FOSL stock.

Lulumon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) operates in the U.S. and Australia and offers technical athletic apparel. LULU has posted a significant gain of 59% since last February. LULU stock gets an “A” for sales growth, a “B” for operating margin, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of LULU stock.

Nike (NYSE:NKE) is famous internationally for its footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products. In the last year, NKE stock has jumped 24%, compared to a smaller gain by the broader markets. NKE stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NKE stock.

Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) designs, markets and distributes products, including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, among others. A 38% gain in the past year for RL has shareholders pleased with their investments. RL stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of RL stock.

Under Armour (NYSE:UA) provides branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and children. UA stock has climbed almost 25% since last February. UA stock gets an “A” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of UA stock.

VF (NYSE:VFC) is a global apparel company based in the United States and is the big winner on this list with a gain of 65%. VFC stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of VFC stock.

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