Walmart and Urban Outfitters Lead Climbing Stocks in the Retail Sector: WMT, KSS, JWN, SHLD, URBN

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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $52.71, up 81 cents (+1.6%) from the previous close of $51.90. Wal-Mart Stores operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From August 4, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.16 (4.3%) from $49.74 to $51.90. 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).

Kohls Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $49.36, up 13 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $49.10. Kohl’s operates department stores that offer apparel, footwear and accessories as well as home products and housewares.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.37 (-11.5%) from $55.47 to $49.10. 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 $46.29, up 61 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $45.68. Nordstrom is a fashion retailer offering designer, luxury and quality apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.62 (-9.2%) from $50.30 to $45.68. 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).

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $57.89, up 37 cents (+0.6%) from the previous close of $57.52. 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 July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.70 (-22.5%) from $74.22 to $57.52. 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).

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $22.38, up 6 cents (+0.3%) from the previous close of $22.31. 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 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.27 (-31.5%) from $32.58 to $22.31. 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).

 

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