New investments benefit these retailers

Retail spending continues to rise in the U.S., even with continued weakness in job and housing markets. That’s good news for these three leading department-store operators. All three should continue to benefit from the investments they have made in new stores, and in building their… Read More

Time to sell these six

We’re always on the lookout for new stocks that we feel offer
conservative investors strong growth with limited risk. International
Flavors & Fragrances (this issue), is a good example.

At the same time, we constantly monitor our current recommendations
for reasons that might cause us to change our opinion.
Here… Read More

LIZ CLAIBORNE INC. $6.38 – New York symbol LIZ

LIZ CLAIBORNE INC. $6.38 (New York symbol LIZ; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 94.5 million; Market cap: $602.9 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.2; No dividends paid since December 2008; WSSF Rating: Extra Risk) designs and sells clothing and accessories for men and women. Its… Read More

Top brands, lower costs limit their risk

Clothing sales are rising as the economy continues to recover. However, fashion trends are fickle, and consumers are often quick to switch brands.

The six clothing designers and sellers we analyze below own some of the top brand names in the industry. That will help them… Read More