3 Retail Stocks Being Dumped as Markets Skyrocket

These stocks are bringing down the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector despite a strong day for stocks. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $25.03, down 73 cents (-2.9%) from the previous close of $25.78. Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) shares are getting crushed over 7% this morning after investors combed through the 10-Q released yesterday after the bell. The SEC document noted comparable store sales fell 3.3% for the six months ending July 31 due to a decrease in transactions, stores saw lower units per transaction and lower average unit sales prices. Urban Outfitters Inc. is engaged in the general consumer product retail and wholesale business, selling to customers through various channels including retail stores, catalogs and web sites.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.52 (-17.6%) from $31.30 to $25.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 12.4% (+$4.18). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 12.6% (-$3.74).

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE:BJ) stocks are trading at $50.88. This is 5 cents (-0.1%) below the previous close of $50.93, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a warehouse club operator in the Eastern United States.

Stock Price Performance: From June 10, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.07 (6.4%) from $47.86 to $50.93. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2010 and September 22, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$2.37). It saw one of its worst periods between March 2, 2011 and March 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.5% (-$1.22).

Shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) are trading at $72.17, down one cent (-0%) from the previous close of $72.18. Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. The company operates stores under the names of Dollar Tree, Deal$, and Dollar Bills.

Stock Price Performance: From June 9, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had risen $8.81 (14.1%) from $62.40 to $71.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2010 and September 20, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.3% (+$2.43). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$2.66).

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