Retail stocks are the stocks of the retail companies engaged in selling goods to the consumers for personal use. They are highly volatile and easily affected by the spending capability and perceptions of consumers.
The retail industry and retail stocks are the ones most affected by the consumers and the economy. If the economy is good and consumers have ample money to spend, the retail industry gets directly impacted, and retail stock prices shoot up. Similarly, when people do not have enough money to spend, the primary industry to get affected is retail.
|CHS||Chico's FAS, Inc.||$2.46||-35.09%||295.0M|
|FRAN||Franchise Brands PLC||$99.86||-25.20%||95.6M|
|SHLDQ||Sears Holdings Corp||$0.29||-19.44%||117.5M|
|DEST||Destiny Pharma PLC||$121.90||194.87%||72.9M|
|APEX||Apex Global Brands Inc||$2.20||-69.44%||1.3M|
|AERO||AeroGrow International, Inc.||$3.10||158.33%||106.4M|
|CLWY||Calloway's Nursery, Inc.||$10.20||70.00%||80.1M|
|BEBE||bebe stores, inc.||$4.75||#N/A||53.5M|
|SRGHY||Shoprite Holdings ADR||$9.34||14.04%||83.9B|
|FRCOY||Fast Retailing ADR||$89.15||67.42%||9827.7B|
|TLRD||Telrad Networks Ltd||$338.90||175.53%||176.1M|
|SMRT||Smartspace Software PLC||$130.00||312.70%||36.7M|
|MAKSY||Marks and Spencer Group PLC - ADR||$3.89||-17.76%||2.8B|
|LB||L Brands Inc||$43.00||113.08%||12.0B|
|RTW||RTW Venture Fund Ltd||$2.25||#N/A||440.9M|
|DBI||Designer Brands Inc||$11.16||-27.72%||807.9M|
|CTRN||Citi Trends, Inc.||$57.40||148.27%||582.0M|
|CVS||CVS Health Corp||$74.23||4.59%||97.2B|
|WBA||Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc||$49.19||-5.82%||42.6B|
|URBN||Urban Outfitters, Inc.||$27.41||5.22%||2.7B|
|AEO||American Eagle Outfitters Inc||$23.75||63.68%||3.9B|
|SCVL||Shoe Carnival, Inc.||$43.17||15.52%||608.9M|
|ANF||Abercrombie & Fitch Co.||$24.39||46.93%||1.5B|
|DLTH||Duluth Holdings Inc||$12.86||51.12%||422.2M|
|BBY||Best Buy Co Inc||$114.70||30.64%||29.7B|
|PLCE||Children's Place Inc||$69.74||11.37%||1.0B|
|HVT||Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.||$33.88||67.47%||618.1M|
|BOOT||Boot Barn Holdings Inc||$57.43||37.13%||1.7B|
|LOW||Lowe`s Companies Inc||$173.70||45.04%||127.3B|
|TJX||TJX Companies Inc||$64.47||5.81%||77.4B|
|LL||Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc||$29.25||306.25%||844.6M|
|HD||Home Depot Inc||$282.60||22.24%||304.2B|
|ROST||Ross Stores, Inc.||$111.66||-2.78%||39.8B|
|FND||Floor & Decor Holdings Inc||$96.96||102.46%||10.1B|
|LULU||Lululemon Athletica Inc||$330.56||39.63%||43.1B|
|TTS||Tintina Mines Ltd||$0.05||#N/A||2.3M|
|DXLG||Destination XL Group Inc||$0.68||-41.38%||35.2M|
Factors to Consider Before Investing in Top Retail Stocks
The most significant factor to consider before investing in retail stocks is volatility. They swing multiple times of the actual movement in the economy. If the economy booms to a small extent, retail stocks usually grow manifold; and similarly, if the economy downticks just a bit, the negative impact on retail stocks is massive.
Investors can begin with Peter Lynch’s strategy to buy what you know, i.e., investing in retail stores that they visit and like. However, such investment must be backed with expensive fundamental research.
Many retail stores do well, even in bad times and others that perform poorly in good times. Therefore, the fundamentals of the company like earnings, margins, and revenue growth, valuation multiples including P/E ratio and P/S ratio must be researched before investing in the highly volatile and risky retail stocks.
Which Retail Stocks Should I Buy?
To make the selection easier for you, we have aggregated a list of the top retail stocks. The choice should be made based on the profit margins, earnings growth, and valuation multiples of the company, in addition to your investment goals.
Retail stocks are risky yet rewarding. If the stock selection is made efficiently, after considering the inherent volatility and fundamentals of the stocks, retail stocks can prove to add a lot of value to investors’ portfolios. Investors should also consider the rapid growth of online retailers and their impact on the overall retail market before choosing the top retail stocks.
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