Posts Tagged ‘retail etfs’

Retail Sales: July Retail Sales Stage A Comeback

August 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in July increased 0.6% month-over-month and up 2.4% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.4% MoM and 1.3% YoY. Read more…


Kohl’s Corporation, Gap Inc, Macy’s, Inc.: Retail Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity

May 20th, 2015

retail etfBob Ciura:  It’s a tough time for the retail sector. The industry struggled through a brutal first quarter, which included unusually harsh winter weather. Economic growth slowed down in the first three months of the year, which hurt retail, Read more…


Time To Get Bullish On Retail ETFs?

October 10th, 2014

retail etfAfter a sluggish Q1 with flat earnings on 3.3% revenue growth, retailers started showing strength from Q2. The improvement was far from great as earnings rose 2.6% on 5.5% higher revenues and some sector bellwethers Read more…


Trade, Don’t Own, Retail Stocks

September 9th, 2014

retail etfLawrence Meyers:  You are asking for trouble if you think retail stocks are for the long-term. Read more…


Can Carl Icahn Revitalize Retail ETFs?

June 13th, 2014

Carl Ichan1If you want to invest like billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, you need to have full faith on the U.S. retail industry. Last week, Icahn along with his affiliates bought a 9.4% stake in the discount store retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) for nearly $265.8 million. Read more…


May Advance Retail Sales: Weaker Than Forecast

June 12th, 2014

retail etfDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in May rose 0.3% month-over-month, down from 0.5% in April, which was an upward revision from 0.1%. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) was up 0.1% in May, down from 0.4% in April, Read more…


Retailers Bucking The Trend

May 30th, 2014

retail etfMitchell Clark: Straggling earnings reports are revealing more weather-related issues for specific industries (home improvement, for example), but several retailers have been posting really good numbers. Read more…


What Is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Telling Us About The Economy

May 28th, 2014

economyIf there’s one indicator of the state of the global economy it’s consumer purchasing on the retail level. And if there’s one retail company to watch as a prelude to what comes next it’s always been Walmart. Known for low prices, low wages, and multi-billion dollar profits, Read more…


Weak Earnings Hurting Retail ETFs?

May 27th, 2014

retail etfRetailers saw a weak Q1 with total earnings from 97.3% of the sector’s total market capitalization reported so far being flat on 3.3% revenue growth. Earnings surprises were predominantly negative for retailers, with only 43.9% of the companies beating earnings estimates, Read more…


Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD): Why The Stock Won’t Make A Comeback

May 23rd, 2014

investTara Clarke: Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) slumped 4% in premarket trading this morning (Thursday) before announcing financial results for its first quarter, which ended May 3.  Read more…


J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP): The Retailer To Avoid

May 16th, 2014

sellbuyGeorge Leong: The retail sector (NYSEARCA:XRT)  is clearly undergoing some duress early on in 2014 as there is a worrisome feeling that the country’s economic growth may be stalling. Read more…


J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP): The Best Way To Play The Stock

May 16th, 2014

retail etfKyle Anderson: J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE:JCP) stock soared 25% in after-hours trading today (Thursday) after the company reported a first-quarter earnings per share (EPS) loss of $1.16 on $2.8 billion in revenue. Read more…


The Retail Collapse Grows

April 18th, 2014

retail etfDid you know that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores? When I learned of this, I was quite stunned. I knew that retailers that serve the middle class were really struggling right now, but I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for low end stores like Family Dollar. Read more…


Time To Jump Into Retail ETFs?

April 15th, 2014

retail etfEric Dutram: As we all know, retail sales normally pick up on Black Friday, but this time retailers are displaying a rally ahead of Good Friday as well.  U.S. retailers rejoiced the departure of the harsh winter in March as the group clocked a better-than-expected 1.1% Read more…


My Favorite Pick In The Retail Sector

April 14th, 2014

retail-shoppingGeorge Leong: The retail sector (NYSEARCA:XRT) can return some amazing gains as we have witnessed since the recession ended—but it can also provide periods of anxiety. Read more…


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