Are Retail Stocks Cheap?

retail etfBob Ciura:  Retailers are by far the most despised stocks in the market right now. The retail industry has repeatedly failed to meet analyst earnings expectations throughout the year, for a variety of reasons.
NYSE:XRT November 16, 2015 1:13pm

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

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,
NYSE:XRT May 20, 2015 12:08pm

Trade, Don’t Own, Retail Stocks [The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc., Chico’s FAS, Inc., J C Penney Company Inc]

retail etfLawrence Meyers:  You are asking for trouble if you think retail stocks are for the long-term.
NYSE:XRT September 9, 2014 10:15am

Can Carl Icahn Revitalize Retail ETFs? [Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Five Below Inc, Dollar General Corp., Dollar Tree, Inc.]

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.
NYSE:RTH June 13, 2014 4:13pm

May Advance Retail Sales: Weaker Than Forecast [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)]

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,
NYSE:XRT June 12, 2014 10:16am

Retailers Bucking The Trend [Tiffany & Co., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Target Corporation, The TJX Companies, Inc.]

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.
NYSE:XRT May 30, 2014 2:04pm

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

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,
NYSE:XRT May 28, 2014 11:55am

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

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

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. 
NYSE:XRT May 23, 2014 10:20am

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

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.
NYSE:XRT May 16, 2014 1:47pm

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

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.
NYSE:XRT

The Retail Collapse Grows [Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Coldwater Creek Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Sears Holdings Corp]

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.
NYSE:XRT April 18, 2014 10:37am

Time To Jump Into Retail ETFs? [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), PowerShares Dyn Leisure & Entert. (ETF)]

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%
NASDAQ:PSCD April 15, 2014 5:18pm

My Favorite Pick In The Retail Sector [Michael Kors Holdings Ltd, Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Tiffany & Co.]

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.
NYSE:XRT April 14, 2014 11:42am

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