5 Retailer Stocks Catching a Bid on Positive Sales: TJX, LTD, BBY, CHS, BIG

Through early trading on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, these stocks are helping the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector today. 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 TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE:TJX) are trading at $58.79, up $1.42 (+2.5%) from the previous close of $57.37. The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.43 (12.7%) from $50.82 to $57.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 11.5% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.3% (-$3.37).

Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $41.49, which is 61 cents (+1.5%) above the previous close of $40.88. Limited Brands, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s apparel, beauty and personal care products and accessories operating under various trade names.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.74 (20.1%) from $33.54 to $40.28. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 13.9% (+$4.52). It saw one of its worst periods between December 30, 2010 and January 7, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 8% (-$2.46).

Shares of Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) are trading at $25.50, up 40 cents (+1.6%) from the previous close of $25.10. Best Buy is a retailer that sells appliances, consumer electronics, home office products and software.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.19 (-19.6%) from $31.62 to $25.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 15, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$1.84). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.6% (-$2.87).

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $13.79, which is 17 cents (+1.2%) above 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).

Shares of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) are trading at $34.25, up 43 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $33.82. Big Lots operates as a broadline closeout retailer through its subsidiaries in the United States. It sells a number of products, including food, home decor, and furniture.

Stock Price Performance: From August 19, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.73 (12.4%) from $30.09 to $33.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 18, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6% (+$2.45). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 20.1% (-$7.32).