Winners and losers from the Retail Sales report

|By:, SA News Editor

A slide in retail sales during December was impacted by weakness with the electronics stores (BBY, CONN, HGG) and building materials/garden equipment (HD, LOW) categories.

The biggest drag on the index was the gasoline stations component (CASY, PTRY]]) which recorded a 6.5% M/M and 14.2% Y/Y decline in December.

Good news for the restaurant sector (MCD, QSR, YUM, SONC, WEN) as sales were up 0.8% M/M and 8.2% Y/Y during the month.

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