lululemon athletica Inc.LULU , designs and retails athletic clothing for women, men, and female youth. lululemon outperformed the industry in a year's time owing to a robust surprise trend driven by the progress on its strategy for 2020 with stringent focus on digital and international growth. Company put out a great Q4 earnings report, with increased 2019 guidance. Fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the eighth consecutive earnings beat and 13th straight positive sales surprise. Results reflected a solid holiday season backed by positive response to merchandise assortments along with continued investments to drive business growth.
Ralph Lauren CorporationRL , is engaged in designing, marketing, and distributing men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories and more. Ralph Lauren surpassed the industry in the past three months backed by a robust surprise history and upbeat outlook. Third-quarter fiscal 2019 marked the company's 16th straigh t earnings beat driven by solid execution of key initiatives. Moreover, sales topped estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter backed by double-digit top-line growth in Asia and Europe, as well as sequential gains in North America. Expansion of digital platforms is a key aspect of Ralph Lauren's growth strategy.
Zacks' Top 10 Stocks for 2019
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