10 Stocks to Consider Before Holiday Hype
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- With the holidays right around the corner, investors can get a jump on the hottest consumer stocks now. The following 10 companies sell trendy products. Their stocks receive top rankings from analysts and are predicted to make big gains in the next 12 months. Below, the stocks are ordered by projected return, from high to highest.
10. Urban Outfitters (URBN) is a retailer that owns flagship stores as well as Anthropologie, Free People and Terrain. Since 2007, it has increased revenue 17% annually, on average. Fiscal second-quarter profit soared 46% to $72 million, or 42 cents a share, as revenue grew 20%. The operating margin rose from 17% to 19%. Urban has $591 million of cash and no debt. Its stock trades at a forward earnings multiple of 17, a book value multiple of 4.2 and a cash flow multiple of 17, 11%, 46% and 60% premiums to specialty retail industry averages. But, its PEG ratio, a measure of value relative to predicted growth, of 0.7 signals a 30% discount to estimated fair value.
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