Zumiez "We continue to see ample long-term growth opportunity driven by an expanding store base (to 700-plus stores from 444)," Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a report Monday. "We view ZUMZ as one of the best retailers in the mall with a loyal customer base, best in class merchandising, and favorable margin dynamics given emphasis on exclusives, leverage with suppliers and SG&A discipline. As a result, we continue to see long-term revenue and earnings power of $900M-plus and $2.50-plus. However, we believe current valuation adequately reflects the concept's strength and growth potential." Shares of Zumiez hit a 52-week high on Tuesday of $38.79. The stock's 52-week low of $15.85 was set on Oct. 4. Zumiez's forward P/E is 23.18 times; the average for apparel retailers is 18.51. Twelve of the 19 analysts who cover Zumiez rated it hold. Six analysts gave the stock a buy rating and one rated it sell. TheStreet Ratings gives Zumiez a B+ grade with a buy rating and a $41.98 price target. The stock has risen 37.97% year to date.
Tractor Supply "There are many consumers who are aware of Tractor Supply but do not shop there, as a passerby's perception of the chain's format and product selection can be misleading," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a March 7 report. "As such, management is seeking out ways to better attract these customers, such as dog and cat owners who otherwise might not shop at TSCO. Advertising media are consistently aimed at better targeting consumers' specific needs. Management might also considering employing some type of customer affinity program, in order to gather more detailed consumer data to best serve customer needs. That said, management would only do this if such a program were based on the company's strong value proposition, and not be price/discountbased." Shares of Tractor Supply hit a 52-week high Tuesday of $93.22. The stock's 52-week low of $49.02 was set on Aug. 8. Tractor Supply's forward P/E is 22.52 times; the average for specialty retailers is 16.79. Fifteen of the 25 analysts who cover Tractor Supply rated it buy; 10 analysts gave the stock a hold rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Tractor Supply an A+ grade with a buy rating and $119.62 price target. The stock has risen 31.85% year to date.
Hain Celestial "We believe HAIN, with its multitude of product categories, is well positioned to continue gaining share with conventional grocers, discounts, clubs, independents and the supernatural channel as more consumers demand organic products," Piper Jaffray analysts wrote in a March 14 report. "We believe strong industry trends as well as consistent execution will continue to drive solid fundamental results in the business." Shares of Hain Celestial hit a 52-week high Tuesday of $46.50. The stock's 52-week low of $26.10 was set on Aug. 9. Hain Celestial's forward P/E is 23.14 times; the average for food products companies is 23.14. Nine of the 13 analysts who cover Hain Celestial rated it buy. Three analysts rated the stock hold and one gave the stock a sell rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Hain Celestial an A grade with a buy rating and $57.62 price target. The stock has risen 25.4% year to date.