Retailers (XRT +2.8%) pull the broader stock market higher after unexpectedly strong January...

|By:, SA News Editor

Retailers (XRT +2.8%) pull the broader stock market higher after unexpectedly strong January sales; average same-store sales gained 4.2% over December and 3.3% Y/Y (list). Analysts say retailers were able to move their winter items and open up space for spring inventories. BJ +11.9%, LTD +7.5%, BONT +7.3%, ROST +6%, DDS +5.3%, TJX +5.2%, COST +4.5%.