Why retail sales rising in May could ease trade-war concerns

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From Lucia Mutikani: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that eased fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter.
NYSE:XRT June 14, 2019 4:56pm

Retailers are broadly lower their outlook due to trade war fears

From Aishwarya Venugopal & Nivedita Balu: (Reuters) - The first half of 2019 was expected to be a boon for U.S. retailers, buoyed by solid consumer sentiment at home and expansion in China - the market many of them have targeted for the future.
NYSE:XRT June 13, 2019 12:08pm

Why have apparel retailers reported such bad earnings this quarter?

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From Lauren Thomas:
NYSE:XRT May 31, 2019 5:38pm

Retail sector tumbles, led by Abercrombie & Fitch

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From Andria Cheng:

Abercrombie & Fitch shares slumped 25% Wednesday after the clothing retailer reported disappointing sales growth and outlook and said it will shut another three flagship stores.

NYSE:XRT May 29, 2019 7:05pm

Retail stocks recent earnings results show stores need transformation

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From Lauren Hirsch:
NYSE:XRT May 22, 2019 6:22pm

Retailers send a letter to President Trump asking for an end to tariffs

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From Lauren Thomas:
NYSE:XRT May 20, 2019 3:09pm

Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in April

From Reade Pickert: U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials and suggesting consumer spending will remain subdued this quarter.
NYSE:XRT May 15, 2019 12:11pm

Retailers anticipate challenges due to increased tariffs

From Lauren Thomas: Tariffs in the U.S. have increased to 25% from 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, including on things most American shoppers buy for their homes, like furniture and electronics.
NYSE:XRT May 10, 2019 3:22pm

Wall St. analysts believe the retail sector can withstand US-China trade war issues

From Teresa Rivas: Worries about increased tariffs were pushing stocks down across the board on Monday, and retail was no exception, with renewed investor fears about how this trade-sensitive sector would fare if the next round of duties is imposed after previous delays.
NYSE:XRT May 6, 2019 1:07pm

The ETFs that have the most short interest are climbing

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From Lizzy Gurdus: On these bets, short-sellers could come up, well, short.
NYSE:XRT April 16, 2019 12:19pm

Are lenders acting overly cautious regarding the US retail sector?

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From Liz Wolf:
NYSE:XRT February 21, 2019 3:34pm

Recession warning? Retail Sales fell 1.2% in December, biggest monthly drop since 2009

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From Reuters: U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.
NYSE:XRT February 14, 2019 12:10pm

Retail stocks slide, strong consumer spending didn’t boost holiday sales enough

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From Lauren Thomas & Lauren Hirsch:  Investors sour on retail stocks after Macy's released disappointing holiday sales.
NYSE:XRT January 10, 2019 12:45pm

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