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Retail sales report could create ripple of worry

  • A disappoint read on retail sales from April's report could reset some expectations in the sector after analysts overestimated consumer demand.
  • The electronics and appliance store category (RSH, BBY, CONN, WHR) saw sales fall 2.3% M/M and 1.5% Y/Y.
  • Clothing and clothing accessory stores (AEO, GPS, BKE, TLYS, ANF, ANN, LB, ARO, GES, CATO) registered a 1.2% M/M and 1.1% Y/Y gain in sales which didn't show the snap-back from soft winter traffic patterns forecast by some.
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  • bbro
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    Year over year Retail Sales es gasoline is 4.5%...last year for April 2013 y-o-y was
    4.4%....economy continues to move along....Plus...% of small businesses reporting
    an unfilled job opening is the highest its been in over 6 years...
    13 May 2014, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • carriejo
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    Where do you think the economy would be with normalized interest rates? No money printing and no stimulus from Obamacare and out of control government spending?
    13 May 2014, 12:42 PM Reply Like
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