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7 Fashion and Apparel Stocks to Buy Now

ZA, HBI, VFC, GIL, SHOO, KCP, CFI improve in weekly rankings

   

This week, seven Fashion and Apparel stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Zuoan Fashion (NYSE:ZA) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Zuoan engages in the design and distribution of fashion menswear. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, ZA also gets A’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 1.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZA stock.

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Hanesbrands produces underwear, T-shirts, socks, sweatshirts, sleepwear, and shoes. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBI stock.

VF Corp. (NYSE:VFC) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. VF designs and manufactures a variety of apparel, footwear and accessories. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VFC stock.

Gildan Activewear‘s (NYSE:GIL) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Gildan Activewear manufactures and markets branded basic activewear. Shares of GIL have increased 8.2% over the past month, better than the 3.3% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GIL stock.

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Steven Madden designs and markets shoes for men, women and children for sale through its wholesale and retail channels. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHOO stock.

Kenneth Cole (NYSE:KCP) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Kenneth Cole Productions designs, sources and markets a broad range of footwear, handbags, and accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCP stock.

Culp Inc. (NYSE:CFI) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Culp manufactures, sources, and markets mattress fabrics used for covering mattresses and box springs, and upholstery fabrics mainly for use in production of upholstered furniture. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CFI stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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