Retailers Don't Miss a Beat on Earnings
NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- I began to profile the earnings from selected retailers back on Feb. 19 in
This week, I continued this coverage with
Overall 10 of the 11 stocks beat their EPS estimates, which is quite surprising considering the continued weak readings for consumer sentiment.
A benchmark ETF that includes many of the retailers profiled today is the iShares DJ US Consumer Services Sector Index Fund (IYC) ($93.04), which remains below its multi-year high at $93.85, set on Feb. 13, 2013.The 21-day and 50-day simple moving averages (SMA) are $92.62 and $90.55 respectively, with my semiannual risky level at $95.48. Chart Courtesy of Thomson / Reuters
Reading the Table OV / UN Valued: The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine. VE Rating: A "1-Engine" rating is a Strong Sell, a "2-Engine" rating is a Sell, a "3-Engine" rating is a Hold, a "4-Engine" rating is a Buy and a "5-Engine" rating is a Strong Buy. Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a Red number declined by that percentage over the last twelve months. Stocks with a Black number increased by that percentage. Forecast 1-Year Return: Stocks with a Red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a Black number in the Table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next twelve months. Twelve month trailing P/E ratios.
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