Urban Outfitters and These 4 Retail Stocks are Yielding Trader Interest Now

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) shares are getting crushed over 7% this morning after investors combed through the 10-Q released yesterday after the bell. The SEC document noted comparable store sales fell 3.3% for the six months ending July 31 due to a decrease in transactions, stores saw lower units per transaction and lower average unit sales prices. Shares of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) have a dollar volume of $216.8 million based on a current price of $25.03(-73 cents) and 8.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.52 (-17.6%) from $31.30 to $25.78. 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 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 12.6% (-$3.74).

A court ruling against Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) allows the retail giant to pay $27.5 million in claims to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) customers in the form of Wal-Mart gift cards, on which there will be placed a prominent ad for the retailer’s own video rental service, Vudu. Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 4.3 million shares trading hands at $52.35(+67 cents), making up a dollar volume of $227.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.11 (6.4%) from $48.57 to $51.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$2.06). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$4.39).

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Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $123.1 million, based on a current price of $50.08 (+74 cents) and 2.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.19 (6.9%) from $46.15 to $49.34. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 7, 2010 and September 16, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.1% (+$1.59). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-$2.65).

Shares of Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are two million shares trading hands at $46.00(+$2.21), making up a dollar volume of $93.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.74 (-13.5%) from $50 to $43.26. 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).

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $98.3 million, based on a current price of $63.89 (+$3.70) and 1.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.42 (-17%) from $72.85 to $60.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 24, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 16.7% (+$7.98). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.2% (-$10.05).

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