Retail watch: Solid rally in off-price store stocks

|By:, SA News Editor

Retail stocks are retaking some ground after being one of the hardest hit sectors on consumer fears of an extended government shutdown and default.

Department store chains aimed at budget-conscious shoppers are leading the pack.

Advancers: TJX Companies (TJX) +3.4%, Stage Stores (SSI) +2.8%, Ross Stores (ROST) +1.7%, Bon-Ton Stores (BONT) +4.6%, Five Below (FIVE) +2.0%.