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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Apparel Retail Industry Detected in Shares of L Brands Inc (LB, SCVL, CAL, ZUMZ, FL)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Apparel Retail industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

L Brands Inc ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.8%. Following is Shoe Carnival with a projected earnings growth of 5.7%. Caleres Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 6.4%.

Zumiez Inc follows with a projected earnings growth of 10.6%, and Foot Locker Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 15.2%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Zumiez Inc on September 8th, 2017 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $15.70. Since that recommendation, shares of Zumiez Inc have risen 54.5%. We continue to monitor Zumiez Inc for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth l brands inc shoe carnival caleres inc zumiez inc foot locker inc

Ticker(s): LB SCVL CAL ZUMZ FL