Best Buy and American Eagle Outfitters Give These Retail Stocks a Boost: BBY, FDO, ANF, URBN, 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.

Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $23.19, which is 41 cents (+1.8%) above the previous close of $22.78. Best Buy is a retailer that sells appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, and software.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.11 (-26.3%) from $30.89 to $22.78. It saw one of its worst periods between September 26, 2011 and October 3, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 11.7% (-$2.93). 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% (+$1.83).

Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) are trading at $53.00, up $1.51 (+2.9%) from the previous close of $51.49. Family Dollar Stores 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 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.51 (14.5%) from $44.98 to $51.49. 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). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 20, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7% (+$3.51).

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $61.91, which is $1.66 (+2.7%) above the previous close of $60.25. Abercrombie & Fitch is an American specialty retailer company that, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates stores and direct sales of casual apparel for men, women, and children.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.91 (-15.3%) from $71.16 to $60.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 8, 2011 and September 19, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 9% (+$5.68). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.2% (-$10.05).

Shares of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) are trading at $23.43, up 94 cents (+4.2%) from the previous close of $22.49. Urban Outfitters 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 October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.81 (-28.1%) from $31.30 to $22.49. 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).

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $12.18, which is 27 cents (+2.3%) above the previous close of $11.91. American Eagle Outfitters is a retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of clothing, accessories, and personal care products.

Stock Price Performance: From September 6, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.61 (15.6%) from $10.30 to $11.91. 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 5.8% (+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 5.2% (-81 cents).

 

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