Bill Maurer
Long/short equity, long only, short only, growth

Zumiez: A Hidden Retail Gem In The Rough

Often, I try to take a look at some names that are not widely covered in this market. Sure, I spend plenty of time on the big names, but investors always want and need to broaden their horizons. It's never a bad idea to have a small speculative position in your portfolio. Today, I've found an interesting small cap retailer that just warned for the quarter. You might normally think that's bad, and to a degree, it is. However, with the stock price coming down a bit, I do think this retailer is set up nicely for the longer term. Today, I'll analyze Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), a name I believe has some decent potential.

Company overview and strategy:


Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
IDEA GENERATORXExclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day
INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARYXExclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas
SECTOR EXPERT NETWORKXExclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation
PERFORMANCE TRACKINGXTrack performance of all PRO stock ideas
PROFESSIONAL TOOLSXProfessional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO."Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else."Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
You may cancel at any time for any reason, and receive a prompt refund for membership on months paid and not used (max. 6 months). Details