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5 Fashion and Apparel Stocks to Buy Now

CRI, HBI, ICON, ZA, UFI improve in weekly rankings

   

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

This week, Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Carter’s is a branded marketer of clothing and accessories for babies and young children in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions, CRI also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRI stock.

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) improves from a B to a A rating this week. Hanesbrands produces underwear, T-shirts, socks, sweatshirts, sleepwear, and shoes. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBI stock.

This week, Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Iconix Brand Group is a brand management company that is engaged in licensing, marketing, and providing trend direction for several owned consumer brands. Shares of ICON have increased 9.9% over the past month, better than the 0.8% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ICON stock.

This is a strong week for Zuoan Fashion (NYSE:ZA). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Zuoan engages in the design and distribution of fashion menswear. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 1.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZA stock.

Unifi’s (NYSE:UFI) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Unifi is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon yarns, with production facilities located in the Americas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFI 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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