Bed Bath and American Eagle Outfitters Shares are Up in the Market Crash: BBBY, AEO

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.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $58.87, which is $1.39 (+2.4%) above the previous close of $57.48. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. is a chain of retail stores. The retailer operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon and Harmon Face Values (Harmon) and buybuy BABY.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to September 20, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.28 (14.1%) from $51.66 to $58.94. 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).

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $11.05, which is 5 cents (+0.5%) above the previous close of $11. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of high quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices while targeting 15 to 25 year-old customers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 26, 2011, to September 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.68 (-19.4%) from $13.79 to $11.11. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 1, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+85 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 16, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-83 cents).