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A retail stock benefiting from the reopening of economies


A retail stock benefiting from the reopening of economies

In this week’s video insight Stuart discusses Universal Store Holdings, a recent listing on the ASX.  While apparel has generally been a lagging segment of the retail market this year, casual and active wear have been the stronger components within the apparel market. Universal’s focus on streetwear has helped to through this period. Despite a material impact on sales during the lockdown period, Universal has performed very well with store sales bouncing back to year-on-year growth just 2 weeks after the 5-week lockdown ended.

The Montgomery Fund and Montgomery [Private] Fund owns shares in Universal Store. This video was prepared 09 December 2020 with the information we have today, and our view may change. It does not constitute formal advice or professional investment advice. If you wish to trade Universal Store you should seek financial advice.


Stuart is the Portfolio Manager of The Montgomery [Private] Fund. Stuart joined Montgomery in 2015 after spending 19 years in research roles with JP Morgan in Australia and in New York. Stuart was appointed Executive Director at JP Morgan in 2005 and for 8 years was Deputy Head of Research. Prior to this he worked as an analyst in the Australian Equities team at Bankers Trust Asset Management for 3 years. Stuart is a CFA® charterholder.

This post was contributed by a representative of Montgomery Investment Management Pty Limited (AFSL No. 354564). The principal purpose of this post is to provide factual information and not provide financial product advice. Additionally, the information provided is not intended to provide any recommendation or opinion about any financial product. Any commentary and statements of opinion however may contain general advice only that is prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial circumstances or needs. Because of this, before acting on any of the information provided, you should always consider its appropriateness in light of your personal objectives, financial circumstances and needs and should consider seeking independent advice from a financial advisor if necessary before making any decisions. This post specifically excludes personal advice.

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