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

Time to Take a Breather on Kohl’s and Macy’s After the Surge (M, KSS)

The retail sector is breathing a sigh of relief as two of its biggest names, Kohl's and Macy's, beat estimates. Time to jump, or leave, M and KSS? More 

3 Retail Stocks Waving Red Flags Ahead of Earnings

Politicians and economists may cite the improving jobs market, but the inside data doesn't look positive for retail stocks ahead of earnings. More 

Trade of the Day: Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII)

Rent-A-Center has a new downtrend in store — one with 31%–37% further downside. More 

Time to Leave Macy’s, Inc. Stock Behind (M)

Fresh off a miserable quarterly report, Macy's lowered estimates for the coming year, and in an already slumping sector, investors should avoid M stock More 

Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren Corp’s Declines Still in Fashion (RL)

As I said back in 2014, Ralph Lauren stock is mired in a slump. Nothing has changed, and RL is our Bear of the Day More 

Trade of the Day: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY)

The beleaguered retail stock, is starting to show signs of life. On Friday, it gave off three bullish technical signals, then in Tuesday's session it completed a Head and Shoulders Bottom. More 

Retail Roundup: Which Stocks Are Bargain Buys?

Last month's unseasonably cold weather gave shoppers a chance to hit the bricks and mortar stores. Here's a roundup on the investment options for retail More 

Gap Inc’s Struggles Continue to Crush GPS Stock

And the retail sector's struggles investors will find Gap Inc which is mired in a deep slump. Avoid GPS stock More 

Target Corporation: An Attractively Valued Dividend Champion on Sale (TGT)

Target Corporation is a dividend champion, which has paid dividends since 1965, with 48 consecutive annual increases. Can the streak continue? More 

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): Watch Out for That Cliff!

Costco (COST) earnings are just around the bend -- at the same time that COST stock is sitting at a major technical inflection point. More