3 Retail Stocks Bucking the Down Market: BBBY, FDO, BJ

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector. 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.

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) are trading at $60.00, up 8 cents (+0.1%) from the previous close of $59.94. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. is a chain of retail stores. The retailer operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops (NYSE:CTS), Harmon and Harmon Face Values (Harmon) and buybuy BABY.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $8.93 (17.5%) from $51.01 to $59.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 6, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$3.01). It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 10, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-$3.25).

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $53.73, which is 12 cents (+0.6%) above the previous close of $53.43. Family Dollar Stores Inc. operates more than 6,600 retail discount stores across the U.S., offering consumables, home products, apparel accessories, seasonal and electronics.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.47 (9.1%) from $48.96 to $53.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 27, 2010 and October 7, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.7% (+$3.25). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$9.15).

Shares of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE:BJ) are trading at $51.09, up 4 cents (+0.1%) from the previous close of $51.05. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a warehouse club operator in the Eastern United States.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.78 (8%) from $47.27 to $51.05. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2010 and October 15, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$2.91). 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).

 

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