The Retail ETF Is Banking On Positive Reports From Retailers This Week

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April 5, 2010 5:53pm NYSE:XRT

Several retailers are reporting earnings this week and positive sentiment from these companies will continue to fuel the year-to-date rise in the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE: XRT)


. (XRT) rose by 16% in the year through March and this performance was strong enough to earn it a spot on my list of the best ETFs after the first quarter of 2010. If retailers continue to report well, this will ensure that the fund’s progress will continue,” Don Dion Reports From The Street.

Dion goes on to say, “Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT), the restaurant chain, reports earnings on Wednesday. A positive report and outlook from this company will show that families and individuals are willing to pay more to eat out as opposed to saving money by cooking at home. This also will show that consumers are more confident about their current and future levels of income and will be able to afford to shop more.”

“Also reporting this week are two other consumer discretionary companies, Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR). Bed Bath reports on Wednesday; Pier 1 on Thursday. Both of these companies sell products for the home and a positive outlook from them will indicate that Americans are ready to spend additional money on improving the interiors of their living spaces. Like eating out at Ruby Tuesday, buying home embellishments from (BBBY) or (PIR) is a purchase that individuals can put off if they are having financial difficulties. Therefore, good earnings reports from these companies will show that consumer sentiment is improving and that retailers may benefit from an end to recessionary personal consumption habits,” Dion Reports.

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Here are some details on the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) including the holdings within the ETF below:

The SPDR® S&P® Retail ETF (XRT) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the total return performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry® Index (ticker: SPSIRETR).  Our approach is designed to produce portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.

Fund Name: SPDR S&P Retail ETF  
Ticker Symbol: XRT      
Holdings: As Of 04/01/2010 Shares
Name Weight Ticker Sector  Held
Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc 1.83 (JOSB) Consumer Discretionary 365054
Gamestop Corp New 1.81 (GME) Consumer Discretionary 916253
Anntaylor Stores Corp 1.73 (ANN) Consumer Discretionary 912395
Carmax Inc 1.73 (KMX) Consumer Discretionary 752114
Walgreen Co 1.73 (WAG) Consumer Staples 518906
Expedia Inc Del 1.7 (EXPE) Consumer Discretionary 789064
Monro Muffler Brake Inc 1.68 (MNRO) Consumer Discretionary 529604
Abercrombie & Fitch Co 1.68 (ANF) Consumer Discretionary 408219
Penney J C Inc 1.67 (JCP) Consumer Discretionary 576019
Priceline Com Inc 1.67 (PCLN) Consumer Discretionary 73692
Netflix Inc 1.66 (NFLX) Consumer Discretionary 251560
Childrens Pl Retail Stores 1.65 (PLCE) Consumer Discretionary 414589
Barnes & Noble Inc 1.65 (BKS) Consumer Discretionary 847581
Dollar Tree Inc 1.65 (DLTR) Consumer Discretionary 312663
Best Buy Inc 1.65 (BBY) Consumer Discretionary 438627
Caseys Gen Stores Inc 1.64 (CASY) Consumer Staples 589020
Foot Locker Inc 1.64 (FL) Consumer Discretionary 1209709
Sears Hldgs Corp 1.63 (SHLD) Consumer Discretionary 170351
Tiffany & Co New 1.63 (TIF) Consumer Discretionary 382714
Jo-Ann Stores Inc 1.62 (JAS) Consumer Discretionary 432688
Petsmart Inc 1.62 (PETM) Consumer Discretionary 568840
Family Dlr Stores Inc 1.62 (FDO) Consumer Discretionary 497544
Cvs Caremark Corporation 1.62 (CVS) Consumer Staples 508118
Limited Brands Inc 1.62 (LTD) Consumer Discretionary 741448
Buckle Inc 1.62 (BKE) Consumer Discretionary 494524
Collective Brands Inc 1.62 (PSS) Consumer Discretionary 794026
Aeropostale 1.62 (ARO) Consumer Discretionary 624756
Nordstrom Inc 1.62 (JWN) Consumer Discretionary 441981
Rent A Ctr Inc New 1.61 (RCII) Consumer Discretionary 766975
O Reilly Automotive Inc 1.61 (ORLY) Consumer Discretionary 435414
Urban Outfitters Inc 1.61 (URBN) Consumer Discretionary 482386
Gap Inc Del 1.61 (GPS) Consumer Discretionary 772067
Autozone Inc 1.61 (AZO) Consumer Discretionary 104196
Guess Inc 1.6 (GES) Consumer Discretionary 384962
Kohls Corp 1.6 (KSS) Consumer Discretionary 327957
Wal Mart Stores Inc 1.6 (WMT) Consumer Staples 326605
Macys Inc 1.59 (M) Consumer Discretionary 809229
J Crew Group Inc 1.59 (JCG) Consumer Discretionary 390284
Safeway Inc 1.58 (SWY) Consumer Staples 709038
Tractor Supply Co 1.58 (TSCO) Consumer Discretionary 301995
Gymboree Corp 1.58 (GYMB) Consumer Discretionary 342426
Office Depot Inc 1.58 (ODP) Consumer Discretionary 2211438
Whole Foods Mkt Inc 1.58 (WFMI) Consumer Staples 484777
Tjx Cos Inc New 1.57 (TJX) Consumer Discretionary 417846
Mens Wearhouse Inc 1.57 (MW) Consumer Discretionary 746556
Hsn Inc 1.57 (HSNI) Consumer Discretionary 596120
Staples Inc 1.57 (SPLS) Consumer Discretionary 751643
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc 1.57 (DKS) Consumer Discretionary 677064
Group 1 Automotive Inc 1.57 (GPI) Consumer Discretionary 545021
Ross Stores Inc 1.57 (ROST) Consumer Discretionary 332702
Advance Auto Parts Inc 1.56 (AAP) Consumer Discretionary 417374
Target Corp 1.55 (TGT) Consumer Discretionary 331664
Amazon Com Inc 1.55 (AMZN) Consumer Discretionary 133541
Costco Whsl Corp New 1.55 (COST) Consumer Staples 292614
Radioshack Corp 1.54 (RSH) Consumer Discretionary 769626
Dress Barn Inc 1.53 (DBRN) Consumer Discretionary 651025
American Eagle Outfitters N 1.53 (AEO) Consumer Discretionary 939324
Kroger Co 1.52 (KR) Consumer Staples 790440
Chicos Fas Inc 1.52 (CHS) Consumer Discretionary 1192723
Autonation Inc 1.52 (AN) Consumer Discretionary 949481
Supervalu Inc 1.52 (SVU) Consumer Staples 1027679
Officemax Inc Del 1.49 (OMX) Consumer Discretionary 1043480
State Str Instl Liquid Resvs 0.11 85749P9A Unassigned 1275545
U.S. Dollar -0.03 CASH_USD Unassigned -303152

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