Retail analyst Stacey Widlitz warns opportunistic traders that weather events don't print money,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Retail analyst Stacey Widlitz warns opportunistic traders that weather events don't print money, but only pull sales forward or away from discretionary spending in some cases. So when Target (TGT -0.5%) and Costco (COST +1.2%) show an uptick when they report October sales due to a consumer stockpiling effect, Widlitz sees a back-end drag down the road from those very same purchases.