5 Retail Stocks Dropping with the Market: KSS, M, GPS, URBN, CHS

Through most of the trading day on Monday, September 19, 2011, these stocks are bringing down 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.

Kohls Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $46.71, which is 82 cents (-1.7%) below the previous close of $47.50. Kohl’s Corp. operates department stores that offer apparel, footwear and accessories as well as home products and housewares.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.09 (-16.1%) from $56.59 to $47.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.4% (+$2.22). It saw one of its worst periods between November 24, 2010 and December 13, 2010 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$4.09).

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) stocks are trading at $27.24. This is 49 cents (-1.8%) below the previous close of $27.74, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Macy’s, Inc. is a retailer that sells apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.76 (20.7%) from $22.98 to $27.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 22, 2010 and November 2, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$1.82). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.62).

Shares of The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) are trading at $16.77, down 26 cents (-1.6%) from the previous close of $17.04. The Gap is an international specialty retailer that sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.42 (-12.4%) from $19.46 to $17.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 21.1% (+$3.97). It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 2, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$1.14).

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $24.45, down 35 cents (-1.5%) from the previous close of $24.83. 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 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.34 (-22.8%) from $32.17 to $24.83. 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 31, 2011 and September 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$1.62).

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $13.32, down 30 cents (-2.2%) from the previous close of $13.62. Chico’s FAS, Inc. is a national specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items,.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.41 (-15%) from $16.03 to $13.62. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 16, 2010 and November 26, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 19.9% (+$1.98). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.5% (-$1.89).