5 Retail Stocks To Return

I hope you brought the receipt

   
5 Retail Stocks To Return

If consumer spending is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, retailers are the veins through which it courses. Consumer confidence is indeed higher than it’s been a while, and there have been reports that consumer borrowing is on the rise. Despite this, however, there are still retailers who are not seeing the most positive of returns.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. This week, I’ve got five consumer discretionary stocks for you to return — make sure to bring your receipt.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is a well-known international retailer of consumer electronics. In the last year, BBY stock has dipped 27%, compared to a gain of 6% for the Dow Jones. BBY stock gets a “D” for sales growth, a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth and an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of BBY stock.

Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) operates Kmart and Sears retail stores. SHLD is down 43% since this time last January. SHLD stock gets a “D” for sales growth, an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SHLD stock.

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) is a major office supply retailer that has watched its stock value slide 31% in the last 12 months. SPLS stock gets a “D” for sales growth and a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SPLS stock.

Target (NYSE:TGT) operates Target retail stores that offer general merchandise and food assortment. TGT stock is down 8% in the last year, compared to gains by the broader markets. TGT stock gets a “D” for sales growth and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TGT stock.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) operates the following brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir and BHLDN. In the last year, URBN stock has dropped 19%. URBN stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth and a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of URBN stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2012/01/retail-stocks-to-return-bby-shld-spls-tgt-urbn/.

©2014 InvestorPlace Media, LLC

Comments are currently unavailable. Please check back soon.