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The following is a list of Apparel store stocks that have seen significant institutional inflows over the last 3 months.

To give perspective on investor sentiment, we've also included data on short float and performance.

Short float data sourced from Finviz, institutional trading data sourced from Reuters.

The list has been sorted by change in institutional ownership over the last 3 months...

1. The Talbots Inc. (NYSE:TLB): Market cap of $804M. Institutional investors currently own 82,815,930 shares vs. 47,670,497 shares held three months ago (+73.73% change). Short float at 21.53%, which implies a short ratio of 5.09 days. The stock has gained 23.46% over the last year.

2. Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES): Market cap of $3,499B. Institutional investors currently own 69,649,106 shares vs. 60,961,387 shares held three months ago (+14.25% change). Short float at 9.4%, which implies a short ratio of 3.38 days. The stock has gained 4.21% over the last year.

3. Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL): Market cap of $826M. Institutional investors currently own 50,987,049 shares vs. 46,532,397 shares held three months ago (+9.57% change). Short float at 13.17%, which implies a short ratio of 5.99 days. The stock has gained 61.83% over the last year.

4. Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNY): Market cap of $1,627B. Institutional investors currently own 89,043,693 shares vs. 81,410,238 shares held three months ago (+9.38% change). Short float at 9.96%, which implies a short ratio of 5.43 days. The stock has gained 2.64% over the last year.

5. Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE:PSS): Market cap of $992M. Institutional investors currently own 69,420,134 shares vs. 63,753,153 shares held three months ago (+8.89% change). Short float at 18.19%, which implies a short ratio of 7.26 days. The stock has lost -14.53% over the last year.

6. Buckle Inc. (NYSE:BKE): Market cap of $1,321B. Institutional investors currently own 29,488,563 shares vs. 27,160,916 shares held three months ago (+8.57% change). Short float at 31.54%, which implies a short ratio of 13.25 days. The stock has gained 2.8% over the last year.

7. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL): Market cap of $2,198B. Institutional investors currently own 150,965,810 shares vs. 139,792,544 shares held three months ago (+7.99% change). Short float at 4.65%, which implies a short ratio of 2.55 days. The stock has gained 30.38% over the last year.

8. Shoe Carnival Inc. (NASDAQ:SCVL): Market cap of $246M. Institutional investors currently own 8,237,166 shares vs. 7,718,601 shares held three months ago (+6.72% change). Short float at 3.88%, which implies a short ratio of 3.83 days. The stock has gained 18.33% over the last year.

9. Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (CMRG): Market cap of $188M. Institutional investors currently own 37,568,543 shares vs. 35,359,669 shares held three months ago (+6.25% change). Short float at 5.42%, which implies a short ratio of 9.73 days. The stock has gained 9.42% over the last year.

10. Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE:SSI): Market cap of $481M. Institutional investors currently own 38,985,619 shares vs. 37,071,720 shares held three months ago (+5.16% change). Short float at 5.03%, which implies a short ratio of 7.99 days. The stock has lost -1.09% over the last year.

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Source: The Smart Money's Top 10 Apparel Store Stocks