Walmart and Target Lead Retail Stocks Attracting Investor Interest

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector.

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Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) have a dollar volume of $254.9 million based on a current price of $51.45(-32 cents) and five million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.88 (-3.5%) from $53.24 to $51.36. 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).

Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.9 million shares trading hands at $50.46(+35 cents), making up a dollar volume of $145 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.60 (7.8%) from $46.42 to $50.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.2% (+$3.15). 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 Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) have a dollar volume of $166.2 million based on a current price of $25.38(-21 cents) and 6.5 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.89 (-16.3%) from $30.06 to $25.17. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 22, 2010 and November 2, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$1.82). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.63).

Shares of Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 23.1 million shares trading hands at $22.95(-$2.08), making up a dollar volume of $531 million. Don’t Miss: Your Cheat Sheet to Best Buy Earnings.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.77 (-19.1%) from $30.27 to $24.50. 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% (+$1.84). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.6% (-$2.87).

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $117.7 million, based on a current price of $65.02 (+$1.65) and 1.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.14 (-13.9%) from $73.13 to $62.99. 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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