Parents are having kids at the slowest rate since 1998, according to 2011 data released by the National Center of Health Statistics this past June. The drop-off, likely tied to the weakening economy following the financial crisis, is putting pressure on children's clothing makers like Carter's (NYSE:CRI), who are increasingly turning to new markets and online sales to boost sales.
Carter's shares have scored high in the system used by my firm E.B. Capital Markets, LLC since spring, suggesting the company is worth a closer look.
Source: E.B. Capital Markets, LLC
I reviewed the company's SEC filings, earnings transcripts and marketing material. What I learned is Carter's is expanding into new markets, ramping e-commerce and cutting costs.
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