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Today, 10:26 AM
- There's a positive vibe across retail as early reports from major chains indicate strong e-commerce sales and an easing off of the promotional fervor that has wrecked profit margins in the sector.
- Though there's some vibrant debate on the degree of impact of lower oil prices on consumer spending, nearly all retail analysts see some trickle-down benefit for Q4.
- The catch-all S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 1.7% on the day.
- Retail ETFs: XLP, XLY, VDC, XRT, VCR, RTH, FXG, RETL, PBJ, IYK, PEJ, FXD, IYC, FDIS, RHS, SCC, FSTA, UCC, PMR, PSL, UGE, RCD, PEZ, PSCC, PSCD, SZK.
Today, 5:21 AM
- The weather did not seem to stop Black Friday shoppers yesterday, as long queues formed in front of retail stores.
- Economists are closely watching whether retailers can tempt consumers to spend during the biggest shopping weekend of the year, especially after a year of lackluster sales.
- The National Retail Federation has forecast that sales in November and December, excluding auto, gas and restaurant sales, will rise 4.1% from the same months last year, up a bit from 3.1% in 2013.
- ETFs: XLP, XLY, VDC, XRT, VCR, RTH, PBJ, RETL, PEJ, IYK, FXG, IYC, SCC, FXD, RHS, UCC, PMR, UGE, RCD, PSL, PSCC, SZK, FDIS, FSTA, PSCD, PEZ
Yesterday, 5:32 PM
- e-commerce is set to grow 16% y/y. So far for Thanksgiving, sales are +18.6%, faster than e-commerce trend.
- Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is outperforming, coming in at +28.2%.
- Source: ChannelAdvisor
- Previously: Holiday online spending forecast to rise 16%
- ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, FDIS, PMR, RCD, UGE, SZK
Wed, Nov. 26, 1:27 PM
- Retail-focused ETFs have seen $367M of inflows since the start of October, according to Markit - looking at just XRT, RTH, and PMR - the fastest quarterly pace in nearly five years.
- Those ETFs have badly lagged the S&P 500 for most of the year, but things have changed recently, with the XRT up 5.9% in November, 310 basis points better than the S&P. RTHi is up an even-better 7% over this time.
- Looking for a catalyst? Try the steep fall in gasoline prices as leaving consumers with a few more dollars to spend after filling their tanks.
- ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, PEJ, FXD, IYC, FDIS, SCC, UCC, PMR, RCD, UGE, PSCD, SZK
Tue, Nov. 25, 9:09 AM
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Thu, Nov. 20, 12:31 PM
- There's some growing momentum in the retail sector after a number of companies reported stronger-than-expected earnings and comp sales which showed improvement over last year. The list of out-performers even includes names from the beat-up mall sector.
- Whether it's redirected fuel spending, the impact of a lower unemployment rate in the U.S, or the growing influence of e-commerce channels behind the momentum - consensus earnings estimates for Q4 and 2015 have been pushed higher.
- Though the most dramatic pickups have been at turnaround stories and smaller chains - some of the giants of retail such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy have moved in the right direction.
- The S&P Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 1.6% on the day.
- Other retail-related ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, IYC, FDIS, SCC, UCC, PMR, RCD, UGE, SZK
Wed, Nov. 19, 2:27 PM
- comScore expects online retail spending to rise 16% to $61B during the holiday months of November and December.
- Desktop spending is forecast to increase 14% to $53.2B, while mobile spending is seen growing 25% to $7.9B.
- Expectations are high for the retail giants: Last year, Q4 revenue growth at Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) easily outpaced the overall level of holiday e-commerce sales. Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) are coming off quarters with +20% growth in e-commerce, while Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) came in at 9%.
- Shippers: FedEx (NYSE:FDX) expects an increase of holiday packages of 8.8% this year, while UPS is prepping for a 11% rise.
- Related ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, FDIS, PMR, RCD, UGE, SZK
Tue, Nov. 18, 9:08 AM
Tue, Nov. 18, 8:03 AM
Tue, Nov. 4, 9:08 AM
- Redbook Chain Store Sales: +3.9% Y/Y vs. +4.4% last week.
- "This year's late week Halloween, which fell on a Friday, may have backfired, having on the one hand boosted sales at those stores focusing on Halloween items but reducing sales at other retailers".
- Previously: ICSC Retail Store Sales
- ETFs: PBJ, IYK, PEJ, IYC, SCC, UCC, UGE, SZK
Tue, Nov. 4, 7:59 AM
Fri, Oct. 31, 2:12 PM
- Amazon (AMZN +1.7%) will start labeling promotions on its website as "Black Friday" deals beginning tomorrow.
- The company will offer two deals of the day through December 22 and more than 15K lightning deals.
- Prime members will get the first crack at some of Amazon's promotions.
- What to watch: Most retail analysts and economists have a forecast of 4.0%-4.3% growth for holiday sales which factors in promotional activity at last year's level. Any extra discounting/promotions push from the sector could take sales below estimates.
- Related ETFs:
- ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, IYC, FDIS, SCC, UCC, PMR, RCD, UGE, SZK
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