Retail stocks under US$100 to watch ahead of the festive season

Highlights

  • Bath & Body Works, Inc. (NYSE: BBWI) reported net sales of US$1.7 billion in Q2, 2021.
  • The Gap, Inc. (NYSE GPS) reported US$258 net income in Q2, 2021.
  • Big Lots, Inc’s (NYSE: BIG) gross profit was US$577.8 million in Q2, 2021.

Retail companies sell finished products, both durable and non-durable, to customers. The products include apparel, accessories, electronics, toys, furniture, books, etc.

The holiday season in the US starts in November and culminates in the New Year. The period is also marked by a shopping spree when tens and thousands of people flock to the stores to purchase items for Christmas and New Year celebrations besides other events.

Here we look at three retail stocks under US$100 in the market.

Bath & Body Works, Inc. (NYSE: BBWI)

The retailer is based in Ohio and sells products like body care, soaps, home fragrance, etc. Its stock traded at US$65.475 at 2.22 pm ET on September 2, down 1.19 from the previous close. The stock went up by 117.62 percent YTD.

Its market capitalization is US$17.3 billion. The P/E ratio is 10.09 and the forward P/E one year is 17.30. The EPS is US$6.51, and the annual dividend is US$0.60. The highest and lowest stock prices of BBWI in the last 52 weeks were US$82 and US$27.54. The company reported net sales of US$1.7 billion in Q2, 2021, compared to US$1.2 billion in Q2, 2020.

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The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS)

The California-based retail company sells accessories, apparel, and personal care products. Its stock traded at US$25.75 at 2.37 pm ET on September 2, down 2.59 percent from the previous close. The stock surged 24.49 percent YTD.

The company reported revenue of US$4.2 billion in Q2, 2021, compared to US$3.2 billion in Q2, 2020. The gross profit was US$1.8 billion against US$1.1 billion in Q2, 2020. In addition, it reported a net income of US$258 million against a loss of US$62 million in Q2, 2020.

Its market capitalization is US$9.6 billion. The P/E ratio is 13.14, and the forward P/E one year is 11.97. The EPS is US$1.96, and the annual dividend is US$0.48. The highest and lowest stock prices of GPS for the past 52 weeks were US$37.63 and US$15.76.

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Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG)

This retail company is headquartered in Ohio and sells food, toys, soft homes, etc., through its 1419 stores in over 47 states. Its stock traded at US$47.75 at 2.57 pm ET on September 2, down 1.40 percent from the previous closing price. Its stock went up by 10.65 percent YTD.

The company reported revenue of US$1.4 billion in Q2, 2021, against US$1.6 billion in Q2, 2020. The gross profit was US$577.8 million compared to US$683.6 million in Q2, 2020. Its net income was US$37.7 million compared to US$452 million in Q2, 2020.

Its market capitalization is US$1.6 billion. The P/E ratio is 6.73, and the forward P/E one year is 8.04. The EPS is US$7.06, and the annual dividend is US$1.20. The stock’s 52-week highest and lowest prices were US$73.23 and US$42.05, respectively.

Bottomline

The retail companies suffered losses during the pandemic as consumers could not visit the stores. However, the companies are reporting strong earnings after the covid restrictions are relaxed. Analysts expect the retail segment to grow at a faster pace with the improvement in the economy.

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