Retail stocks (XRT) were bid up a bit too much, according to AlixPartners' Steve Nevill....

|By:, SA News Editor

Retail stocks (XRT) were bid up a bit too much, according to AlixPartners' Steve Nevill. High-profile misses on April sales from Limited Brands (LTD -1.8%) and Costco (COST -0.3%) - as well as the soft Q1 numbers from Ann (ANN +4.3%) and Wet Seal (WTSL +5.7%) show that Wall Street might have been expecting too big of a bounce in consumer spending too soon. The price-aware climate appears just right for TJX Companies (TJX +0.8%) and Ross Stores (ROST +0.3%) though, as the pair kept up its winning ways during the month.