Retail Stocks Spiking Higher Now

Although Best Buy is getting slammed after announcing weak earnings, 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.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $56.78, up 49 cents (+0.9%) from the previous close of $56.29. 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 June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.38 (6.4%) from $52.91 to $56.29. 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).

Kohls Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $43.10, up 50 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $42.60. Kohl’s Corp. operates department stores that offer apparel, footwear and accessories as well as home products and housewares.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.06 (-23.5%) from $55.66 to $42.60. 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).

Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $44.73, up 68 cents (+1.5%) from the previous close of $44.05. Nordstrom Inc. is a fashion retailer offering designer, luxury and quality apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.63 (-11.3%) from $49.68 to $44.05. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15.1% (+$5.97). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 9.9% (-$4.61).

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $70.91, up 61 cents (+0.9%) from the previous close of $70.31. Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. The company operates stores under the names of Dollar Tree, Deal$, and Dollar Bills.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.58 (12.1%) from $62.73 to $70.31. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 7, 2011 and March 14, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.5% (+$3.32). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$2.66).

Dillards Inc. (NYSE:DDS) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $45.34, up 51 cents (+1.1%) from the previous close of $44.83. Dillard’s, Inc. operates as an apparel and home furnishing retailer.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.43 (-24.4%) from $59.26 to $44.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 16, 2010 and November 24, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 10.1% (+$3.00). It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 10.2% (-$5.73).

 

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