Time To Get Bullish On Retail ETFs? [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), PowerShares Dynamic Retail (ETF)]

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
NYSE:PMR October 10, 2014 4:09pm

Find Blue-Light Specials In Retail ETFs [The Gap Inc., Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.]

retail etfTony Sagami:  The cold winter of 2014 was the popular Wall Street excuse for the disappointing first quarter profits and justification for the 2.9% contraction drop in GDP.
NYSE:PMR July 21, 2014 4:54pm

Weak Earnings Hurting Retail ETFs? [Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF, SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)]

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,
NYSE:PMR May 27, 2014 4:07pm

A Quick Investor Guide To Retail ETFs [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Retail (ETF)]

retail-shoppingAs a pioneer in retail business, the US provides ample growth opportunities for all types of retail companies. The retail industry covers everything in its scope, ranging from internet catalog sales, auto dealers, convenience stores, vending machines
NYSE:PMR April 11, 2014 3:19pm

Best and Worst ETFs In The Consumer Discretionary Sector [McDonald’s Corporation, Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

best and worstDavid Trainer: The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 18 ETFs
NYSE:ITB January 17, 2014 3:56pm

The Naughty and Nice List For Retail ETFs

retail etfDavid Trainer: The holiday season is upon us, which means all eyes are going to be on the retail sector for the next few weeks. One-fifth of all retail spending in the U.S. happens during the holidays. For some retailers the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas
NYSE:PMR December 18, 2013 12:59pm

Quick Investor Guide To Retail ETFs

retail etfAs a pioneer in retail business, the United States provides ample growth opportunities for all types of retail companies. The retail industry covers everything in its scope, ranging from internet catalog sales, auto dealers, convenience stores,
NYSE:PMR December 11, 2013 4:58pm

Muted Retail Earnings Put These ETFs In Focus

retail-shoppingThe U.S. retail sector is one of the key components of the S&P 500 index accounting for the fifth largest market capitalization level with 9.2% share. Also, the performance of retailers is a key gauge of the consumer spending pattern.
NYSE:PMR December 3, 2013 6:58pm

Two Retail ETFs To Play The Holiday Season

retail-shoppingNeena Mishra:  With the holiday season upon us, retail looks to be in focus once more. Fortunately, this key shopping season is poised to be a solid one with many expecting decent sales.
NYSE:PMR December 2, 2013 10:21pm

Macy’s, Inc. (M) Q3 Strength Puts These Retail ETFs In Focus

retail etfThe festive mood seems to have set in with robust third quarter (ending November 2) results from one of the bellwethers in the retail world, Macy’s (NYSE:M).
NYSE:PMR November 14, 2013 4:34pm

Investor Guide To Retail ETFs

retail etfAs a worldwide leader in the retail business, the United States provides ample growth opportunities for all types of retail companies. The wide spectrum of the retail industry ranges from internet catalog sales, auto dealers, convenience stores
NYSE:PMR August 1, 2013 12:42pm

Retail Sales Data The Biggest Driver For Retail ETFs

retail-shoppingThe recent wave of economic news from the U.S. economy has been rather diceyfor the markets. While the employment picture disappointed, the minutes of the latest FOMC meeting was nothing less than ‘expected.’
NYSE:PMR April 15, 2013 12:23pm

Is It Time To Buy Retail ETFs? (RTH, PMR, XRT, COST, CVS, WAG, AMZN, HD, WMT)

e-commerce retail shopEric Dutram: With rising consumer confidence, steady job growth, recovering housing prices and lowering gas prices, the retail sector is poised to benefit from a broad recovery. Retailers are focusing on several technological improvements, inventory rightsizing, and enhancing
NYSE:PMR January 26, 2013 2:52pm

Playing The PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio ETF For The Holiday Season (PMR)

Eric Dutram: As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic indicator. According to the National Retail Federation, retail spending accounts for about $2.5 trillion of annual U.S. GDP
NYSE:PMR December 18, 2012 3:44pm

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