NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- While many investors have made bullish bets that the retail sector will continue to outperform, the recent sales data would suggest somewhat of a disappointment. TheStreet's Brittany Umar and Laurie Kulikowski take a look at the results.Kulikowski said that retail sales figures have been mixed so far for July. While not every company has reported, investors were disappointed by Costco Wholesale (COST - Get Report), but surprised by L Brands (LTD).
Quick Take: Retailers Report Mixed July Sales
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