The Retail SPDR ETF (NYSE:XRT) Is Poised To Take Out Its All-Time High

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April 28, 2010 12:50pm NYSE:XRT

“If you’ve kept an eye on the progress of the economic recovery, then you have seen the recent string of positive data regarding the U.S. consumer and the retail sector. Most recently, the


 Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales rose for the fifth time in six months, climbing 1.6% in March, while consumer confidence numbers bounced back in March, following an unexpected decline in February,” Joseph Hargett Reports From Forbes.

Hargett goes on to say, “This flood of positive economic data has been a boon for the retail sector, with the S&P Retail SPDR (NYSE:XRT) soaring more than 22% since the start of 2010. The ETF currently enjoys support at its rising 10-week and 20-week moving averages, and is poised to take out its all-time high in the 45 area. Despite the group’s strong price action, investors have yet to buy into the rally. Specifically, only about 50% of the 1,311 analyst ratings on retail stocks are “buys,” leaving plenty of room for potential upgrades. As analysts and investors digest the improving economic and technical outlook for the sector, we should see added buying pressure push these stocks steadily higher.”

“With warmer weather knocking on the door, it’s time to cast off the heavy winter clothing and begin shopping for the hottest summer trends. One group within the retail sector that stands to benefit from the quest for summer clothing is department stores. Dillard’s Inc. (DDS) caters to middle- and upper-middle-income women, selling name-brand and private-label merchandise with a focus on apparel and home furnishings. Women’s apparel and accessories account for more than a third of sales,” Hargett Reports.

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We have put together some more details on the S&P Retail SPDR ETF (NYSE:XRT) including a list of the holdings within the ETF below:

The SPDR® S&P® Retail ETF 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 04/27/2010  
Name Weight Ticker Sector Shares Held
Netflix Inc 2.15 (NFLX) Consumer Discretionary 266376
Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc 1.94 (JOSB) Consumer Discretionary 386513
Caseys Gen Stores Inc 1.92 (CASY) Consumer Staples 623740
Gamestop Corp New 1.89 (GME) Consumer Discretionary 970269
Rent A Ctr Inc New 1.8 (RCII) Consumer Discretionary 812191
Anntaylor Stores Corp 1.8 (ANN) Consumer Discretionary 966187
Limited Brands Inc 1.73 (LTD) Consumer Discretionary 785160
Tractor Supply Co 1.71 (TSCO) Consumer Discretionary 319787
Best Buy Inc 1.71 (BBY) Consumer Discretionary 464483
Collective Brands Inc 1.69 (PSS) Consumer Discretionary 840778
Sears Hldgs Corp 1.69 (SHLD) Consumer Discretionary 180399
Childrens Pl Retail Stores 1.69 (PLCE) Consumer Discretionary 439037
O Reilly Automotive Inc 1.68 (ORLY) Consumer Discretionary 461078
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc 1.65 (DKS) Consumer Discretionary 716968
Tjx Cos Inc New 1.65 (TJX) Consumer Discretionary 442486
Monro Muffler Brake Inc 1.64 (MNRO) Consumer Discretionary 560877
Group 1 Automotive Inc 1.64 (GPI) Consumer Discretionary 577149
Abercrombie & Fitch Co 1.64 (ANF) Consumer Discretionary 432283
Family Dlr Stores Inc 1.64 (FDO) Consumer Discretionary 526929
Autonation Inc 1.64 (AN) Consumer Discretionary 1005449
Jo-Ann Stores Inc 1.64 (JAS) Consumer Discretionary 458192
Priceline Com Inc 1.63 (PCLN) Consumer Discretionary 78044
Aeropostale 1.63 (ARO) Consumer Discretionary 661652
Gap Inc Del 1.63 (GPS) Consumer Discretionary 817571
Macys Inc 1.62 (M) Consumer Discretionary 856941
Foot Locker Inc 1.62 (FL) Consumer Discretionary 1281030
Barnes & Noble Inc 1.61 (BKS) Consumer Discretionary 897533
Mens Wearhouse Inc 1.61 (MW) Consumer Discretionary 790556
Dollar Tree Inc 1.61 (DLTR) Consumer Discretionary 331095
Buckle Inc 1.6 (BKE) Consumer Discretionary 523676
Tiffany & Co New 1.6 (TIF) Consumer Discretionary 405274
Ross Stores Inc 1.59 (ROST) Consumer Discretionary 352318
Autozone Inc 1.59 (AZO) Consumer Discretionary 110340
Amazon Com Inc 1.59 (AMZN) Consumer Discretionary 141413
Petsmart Inc 1.59 (PETM) Consumer Discretionary 602357
Nordstrom Inc 1.59 (JWN) Consumer Discretionary 468029
Urban Outfitters Inc 1.58 (URBN) Consumer Discretionary 510914
Advance Auto Parts Inc 1.58 (AAP) Consumer Discretionary 441982
Dress Barn Inc 1.58 (DBRN) Consumer Discretionary 689505
J Crew Group Inc 1.58 (JCG) Consumer Discretionary 413292
Carmax Inc 1.58 (KMX) Consumer Discretionary 796530
Target Corp 1.58 (TGT) Consumer Discretionary 351216
Guess Inc 1.57 (GES) Consumer Discretionary 407650
Expedia Inc Del 1.57 (EXPE) Consumer Discretionary 835515
Kohls Corp 1.56 (KSS) Consumer Discretionary 347285
Hsn Inc 1.55 (HSNI) Consumer Discretionary 631256
Cvs Caremark Corporation 1.55 (CVS) Consumer Staples 538070
Chicos Fas Inc 1.54 (CHS) Consumer Discretionary 1263008
Whole Foods Mkt Inc 1.53 (WFMI) Consumer Staples 513353
Walgreen Co 1.52 (WAG) Consumer Staples 549479
Kroger Co 1.52 (KR) Consumer Staples 837032
Penney J C Inc 1.51 (JCP) Consumer Discretionary 609971
Safeway Inc 1.5 (SWY) Consumer Staples 750830
Staples Inc 1.5 (SPLS) Consumer Discretionary 795956
Wal Mart Stores Inc 1.48 (WMT) Consumer Staples 345933
Gymboree Corp 1.48 (GYMB) Consumer Discretionary 362682
Radioshack Corp 1.47 (RSH) Consumer Discretionary 815002
Costco Whsl Corp New 1.45 (COST) Consumer Staples 309862
Officemax Inc Del 1.42 (OMX) Consumer Discretionary 1104984
American Eagle Outfitters N 1.36 (AEO) Consumer Discretionary 994622
Office Depot Inc 1.31 (ODP) Consumer Discretionary 2341855
Supervalu Inc 1.29 (SVU) Consumer Staples 1088255
State Str Instl Liquid Resvs 0.18 85749P9A Unassigned 2278837

 

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