Thu, Jun. 4, 10:26 AM
- A healthy round of reports from retail chains and more firming up of the labor market has the retail sector ahead of market averages
- Outperformers include Buckle (BKE +3.4%), Five Below (FIVE +7.3%), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF +1.8%), L Brands (LB +1.8%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +2.2%), Citi Trends (CTRN +2.1%), Express (EXPR +1.4%), Urban Outfitters (URBN +1.6%), Wayfair (W +1.3%), and TravelCenters of America (TA +0.9%).
- The S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is also positive on the day with most broad market averages in the red.
Tue, May 19, 10:03 AM
- Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) is up 1.62% and Gordmans Stores (NASDAQ:GMAN) has added 2.52% as a report from TJX Companies (TJX +3.1%) earlier today shows some strength in the off=price sector.
- Stein Mart (SMRT +0.2%), Citi Trends (CTRN +0.2%), and Burlington Stores (BURL +2.4%) are also out ahead of market averages.
- The S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is -0.5% with retail giant Wal-Mart's Q1 report exerting plenty of gravity.
- Previously: TJX Companies outruns retail peers in Q1
- Previously: Bottom line pressured at Wal-Mart in Q1
- Related ETFs: XLY, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXD, FDIS, RCD, PMR, PEZ, PSCD.
Thu, Mar. 12, 9:47 AM
- Shares of Dollar Tree (DLTR +1.6%), Target (TGT +1.1%), Wal-Mart (WMT +1.1%), Fred's (FRED +1.1%), and Five Below (FIVE +1.6%) are picking up steam after Dollar General's (DG +2.7%) quarterly reports shows some broad strength across categories.
- Despite the headline miss on U.S. retail sales earlier, the S&P Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 1.12% to outpace the S&P 500.
- Analysts think lower-income consumer spending is gaining momentum based on the most recent reads from discounters such as Dollar General.
- Previously: New buybacks and store growth on tap for Dollar General
Dec. 11, 2014, 10:03 AM
- The S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 2.3% off of today's strong read on retail sales in the U.S.
- While the big boys are holding their own - Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) +1.1%, Target (NYSE:TGT) +2.0%, Costco (NASDAQ:COST) +1.0% - it's the apparel chains and specialty retailers doing the heavy lifting.
- Retail standouts: Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) +3.3%, CST Brands (NYSE:CST) +3.3%, Ascena Retail (NASDAQ:ASNA) +3.2%, Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) +3.0%, Express (NYSE:EXPR) +2.9%, Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT) +2.7%.
- Previously: Retail Sales report, highlights
Dec. 10, 2014, 10:22 AM
- The S&P 500 Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 0.3% today despite the negative action in the broader market.
- A forecast for sustained lower oil prices is the major reason for the upswing.
- Top 20 XRT holdings showing gains: Limited Brands (LB +0.6%), Whole Foods Markets (WFM +0.4%), Casey's General Stores (CASY +0.3%), Ross Stores (ROST +0.7%), Kroger (KR +0.9%), Advance Auto Parts (AAP +0.4%), Target (TGT +0.4%), Zumiez (ZUMZ +0.3%), CST Brands (CST +1.3%).
May 20, 2014, 10:21 AM
- Amazon (AMZN +1.7%) trades higher amid a tough day in retail.
- There's nothing concrete on the table, but some analysts think the company has been stealing some market share from major retailers in Q1 and Q2 as consumers continue to evolve their shopping habits. Staples (SPLS -10%) and Office Depot (ODP -1.5%) come to mind.
- Starbucks (SBUX -1.3%) CEO Howard Schultz seems to have called the retail slide with his perception that a "seismic shift" toward online and mobile is beyond the tipping point (FBN interview, SBUX conference call).
- Related ETFs: XLP, XLY, VDC, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXG, IYK, IYC, FXD, SCC, FDIS, UCC, RHS, PMR, FSTA, RCD, UGE, PSL, PEZ, PSCC, PSCD, SZK
May 20, 2014, 8:38 AM
May 12, 2014, 2:27 PM
- Some out-of-favor teen retailers are staging a comeback of sorts today - led by Aeropostale (ARO +7.1%), Wet Seal (WTSL +3.9%), and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF +3.3%). Tilly's (TLYS +3.6%) and Buckle (BKE +2.3%) are also in on the action.
- There are some channel checks out indicating a pick-up in traffic at malls, although today's move looks to be led by momentum.
- The rush back into mall some retailers is helping to give a lift to the S&P Retail ETF (XRT).
Nov. 26, 2013, 10:19 AM
- There's plenty of economic data to mull over, but Treasurys are taking their cue from an unexpected decline in Consumer Confidence in November - this despite (or because of) the government returning to work and a stock market that won't quit. Those with good memories will remember the big drop in October was attributed to the government shutdown and chatter about default.
- The Expectations Index also declined - to 69.3 from 72.2.
- "With such uncertainty prevailing, this could be a challenging holiday season for retailers," says The Conference Board's Lynn Franco.
- TLT +0.4%, TBT -0.8%, and the 10-year Treasury yield is off 3 bps to 2.70%.
- Treasury ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TTT, TMF, TLH, ZROZ, SBND, DLBS, VGLT, UBT, TLO, FSA, LBND, TENZ, TYBS, DLBL
- Retailing ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, PEJ, IYK, IYC, SCC, FXD, UCC, PMR, UGE, RCD, SZK, FDIS, PSCD, PEZ
Nov. 21, 2013, 8:32 AM
- The stories are different, but the results are the same for the group of retailers reporting results today.
- Though some Q3 profit estimates are being met on the margin, the outlook for Q4 and beyond has been troubling and could bring down sentiment for the entire sector.
- Premarket: SHLD -4.4%, TGT -3.9%, DLTR -5.6%, ANF -3.3%.
- Related ETFs: XRT, PMR, RTH, VDC.
May 10, 2013, 12:32 PMA number of retailers are seeing some speculative buying after True Religion TRLG lands a takeover offer and Gap puts in a powerhouse month for sales to help lift sentiment. The S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is up 1.1%, but might be doing better on the day if not for its heavy weighting currently into drugstore and grocery stocks. Gainers: FNP +4.1%, JOEZ +2.3%, VFC +1.5%, JNY +1.9%, GES +2.1%, APP +2.2%, BKE +1.5%. | May 10, 2013, 12:32 PM | 1 Comment
Apr. 18, 2013, 12:30 PMDepartment store chains are trading weak with weak economic indicators and chatter on weak sales trends at Wal-Mart (WMT -1.5%) swaying sentiment. The sector is already a bit jitterish with Target's (TGT -0.9%) Q1 sales warnings from earlier in the week still resonating. Decliners include Sears Holdings (SHLD -2.5%), Nordstrom (JWN -1.4%), Saks (SKS -1.6%), and Macy's (M -1.2%) - while Fred's (FRED +0.1%) and J.C. Penney (JCP +1.6%) are bucking the trend. | Apr. 18, 2013, 12:30 PM | Comment!
Feb. 15, 2013, 2:41 PM
Jan. 10, 2013, 8:39 AMRetail analysts start to get a little edgy after an early round of reports on holiday sales (Aeropostale, Tiffany, Ascena Retail Group) show considerable weakness in consumer spending. It's still early in the reporting season, but the early tone flowing out from the sector doesn't bode well for retail-focused ETFs such as XRT, XLY, PMR, and RTH. | Jan. 10, 2013, 8:39 AM | Comment!
Dec. 26, 2012, 12:34 PM
Nov. 29, 2012, 8:21 AMHoliday season warning for retail? The three heavyweight retailers to report November same-store sales all came in with disappointing marks. While Macy's and Target actually saw sales slip during the month, Gap showed a positive reading below expectations. The quick buzz from analysts is that a deeper trend than just a bump in the road from Hurricane Sandy could be in play. GPS -2.4%, TGT -2.9%, M -2.8%. | Nov. 29, 2012, 8:21 AM | Comment!
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