Jeffrey To
Long/short equity

Guess: Overvalued And No Longer Fashionable

Guess? (NYSE:GES) is a $2.7 billion dollar company that sells clothing and other fashion accessories. The company itself hardly needs an introduction unless you've been living under a rock for the past 30 years since their 1604 worldwide stores in high-traffic regions are fairly noticeable, not to mention their trademark "GUESS" written on some of their merchandise. Despite its worldwide recognition, GES suffers from poor company fundamentals, although their stock is up 30% year-to-date.

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article comparing a few high-end retailers using five metrics, where I came to the conclusion that Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) had the best growth prospects. I then started looking at other retailers to short using those...

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