Retail Stocks

Consumers dictate the economy, so it is only fair that retail stocks have a tendency to dominate the market. Superstores such as Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) have come to lead the sector, although smaller cap stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and American Eagle (NYSE:AEO) make interesting plays, as they cater to specific fields.

Retail stocks have an optimistic forecast, assuming the market continues to recover. Should the market falter, retail stocks may plummet. If you choose to invest in retail, watch the market extremely carefully.

Recent Articles

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Trade of the Day: Macy’s (M)

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Macy’s Stock Pops on Holiday Optimism but Talk Is Cheap

The department store chain had a miss-and-cut quarter, but the market is giving Macy's stock the benefit of the doubt for holiday sales. More 

Trade of the Day: L Brands (LB)

This retail stock is riding high after beating estimates for September sales growth, and the Profit Scanner predicts that a further surge of 3%-4% is just around the corner. More 

3 Retail Stocks That Can Bounce Off the Ropes

While bad news has hammered retail stocks across the sector, don’t overlook potential bargains that are poised for a comeback. More 

Trade of the Day: Office Depot (ODP)

Office Depot (ODP) began to lose value when Staples (SPLS) warned about the coming quarter, which is a very bad sign for the industry. Back-to-school is critical, and it looks like the data aren't going to be good. More 

Kohl’s Stock Bucks the Negative Trend in Retail

While other retailers like WMT and TGT continue to struggle, Kohl's posted quietly positive earnings for the latest quarter. More 

Walmart vs. Target: Who Wins the CEO Shuffle? (WMT, TGT)

Reeling from disappointing earnings and myriad challenges, Target named former PepsiCo (PEP) executive Brian Cornell as its new CEO, while Walmart tapped Walmart Asia CEO Greg Foran to head up its critically important U.S. operations. Can either one deliver a turnaround? More 

Can the U.S. Consumer Bounce Back?

If retail stocks are to have any chance, American consumers will need a booster shot. Here's a look the continued struggle of the U.S. economy. More