The retail sector (XRT +0.5%) ratchets higher after the dust settles from a flood of June sales...

|By:, SA News Editor

The retail sector (XRT +0.5%) ratchets higher after the dust settles from a flood of June sales reports. Investor favorites of the day include Limited (LTD +5.5%) and TJX Companies (TJX +3.5%), with both companies raising their profit outlooks (I, II). Kohl's (KSS +5.3%) is showing surprising strength off its sales miss, but a comment from the department store operator tipping off that sales trends improved over the course over the month is holding sway