4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Perry Ellis

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, clothing company Perry Ellis International (NAS: PERY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Perry Ellis' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Perry Ellis facts

Headquarters (founded)Miami (1967)
Market Cap$252.5 million
IndustryApparel, accessories, and luxury goods
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$980.6 million
ManagementFounder/Chairman/CEO George Feldenkreis
CFO Anita Britt
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.1%
Cash/Debt$24.1 million / $197.6 million
Competitors

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 86% of the 130 members who have rated Perry Ellis believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those bulls, All-Star MajorBob04, tapped the stock as a solid long-term bargain opportunity:

Trades well below its 52 week high, and although it has struggled recently, it still generates decent cash and has suffered from raw material costs and weather-related production problems. Either the stock market will recognize this and the price will go up accordingly, or one of the larger apparel companies will acquire them and the stock will appreciate significantly.

A winner either way. But be patient, this will take time.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Perry Ellis. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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