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5 Profitable Apparel Stocks Compared to Peers as Holiday Shopping Continues

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James Dennin, Kapitall: We found top-performing apparel stocks for those in need something to stuff your stockings, and your portfolio.

Bloomberg​ has this nifty new data visualizer, taking leaderboards to the next level. Making heavy use of color to compare companies on a multitude of different data points and in a number of different industries, it's pretty fun, and slightly addictive. 

Read more from Kapitall: 5 Outperforming Large Cap Stocks to Round Out Your Income Investing Portfolio

Now as the holiday season continues, we're still very interested in retail, especially since during this part of the year, some retail firms do as much as 40% of their business. 

While children often grumble when they get socks for Christmas, the holidays are certainly the season of wardrobe refreshment. So we decided to use the Bloomberg data visualizer to compare apparel stocks to see which have performed the best this year. 

Apparel stocks are an interesting niche as it is extremely difficult to anticipate how much demand there will be for these products, and therefore how much inventory companies should produce.

For instance, no one could have predicted the meteoric popularity of those largely useless sunglasses with shutters instead of lenses (you know, these). On one hand, if you shortchange yourself and underestimate demand, you're missing out on revenue from products you can sell at a huge markup. But become over-zealous, and you could be stuck with a backlog of newly-uncool products once proponents like Kanye move on. 

We decided to compile a list of the top five apparel stocks based on operating margins – a measure of profits once expenses have all been paid out. We found five companies that have been outperforming the median operating margin for the industry: 10.28%.

Click on the interactive chart below to view analyst ratings over time. 

Do you see investing opportunities in any of these apparel stocks? Use the list below to begin your analysis. 

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