Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, female apparel retailer Wet Seal (Nasdaq: WTSLA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Wet Seal's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Wet Seal facts

Headquarters (Founded) Foothill Ranch, Calif. (1962)
Market Cap $376.4 million
Industry Apparel retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $566.7 million

Interim CEO Edmond Thomas

CFO Steven Benrubi

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 24.9%
Cash/Debt $140.97 million / $0

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF)

Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO)


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87% of the 239 members who have rated Wet Seal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include YoungFool37 and jakevf.

December 10, YoungFool37 brought the bargain opportunity to our community's attention: "Don't like retail, but this stock is cheap and should do well, if not great."

Currently, Wet Seal even trades at a price-to-cash flow of (7.0), a discount to rivals Abercrombie (20.9), Aeropostale (9.6), and Gap (8.3), as well as other apparel retail plays like Guess (NYSE: GES) (13.7) and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) (8.1). Of course, with as many positives as CAPS member jakevf highlights, Wet Seal seems like a particularly attractive bet to trade higher:

1. It appeals to 15-45 year old women, if your a retailer and you appeal to that age group, your doing something right.
2. The growth rate and potential on this company is really high. Its just going to keep making money.
3. The economy is getting ready to make a comeback in spending. Between the holiday season and an increase in financial security, people are going to buy some hip clothes.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Aeropostale. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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