Walmart, Abercrombie & Fitch and 3 Winning Retail Stocks: WMT, JWN, SHLD, ANF, DDS

Through early trading on Wednesday, October 12, 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $56.10, up $1.39 (+2.5%) from the previous close of $54.72. Wal-Mart Stores operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From August 15, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.74 (9.5%) from $49.98 to $54.72. 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). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $50.75, up $1.49 (+3%) from the previous close of $49.26. Nordstrom is a fashion retailer offering designer, luxury and quality apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories.

Stock Price Performance: From August 15, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.82 (10.8%) from $44.44 to $49.26. 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). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $71.64, up $4.68 (+7%) from the previous close of $66.96. Sears Holdings is a retail conglomerate with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. It is the holding company of Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Its three reportable segments are Kmart, Sears Domestic and Sears Canada.

Stock Price Performance: From September 13, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had risen $11.89 (21.6%) from $55.07 to $66.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 15, 2011 when shares rose for five straight trading days, rising 16.2% (+$8.67). It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2011 and April 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.1% (-$5.07). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $70.59, up $1.77 (+2.6%) from the previous close of $68.82. 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 October 5, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.53 (8.7%) from $63.29 to $68.82. 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). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Dillards Inc. (NYSE:DDS) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $48.76, up 98 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $47.78. Dillard’s operates as an apparel and home furnishing retailer.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.97 (-18.7%) from $58.75 to $47.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 3, 2011 and October 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 15.1% (+$6.26). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

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