Retailers Trading Higher After Strong Holiday Weekend - TheStreet

Several retailers have already indicated that brisk Christmas holiday sales

weren't enough to make up for the weakness earlier in the month, but investors are still bidding up their shares.

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

recently rose $2.19, or 4.3%, to $52.81 in

New York Stock Exchange

trading.

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

gained $1.44, or 4.7%, to $32.06.

Gap

(GPS) - Get Report

traded higher by $1.75, or 7.5%, to $25.19, and

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Report

shot up $3, or 17.8%, to $19.81.

Also gaining ground today were

Pier 1 Imports

(PIR) - Get Report

, which rose 69 cents, or 7.4%, to $9.94, and

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

, which rose $1.38, or 5.6%, to $25.94.

Nordstrom

(JWN) - Get Report

recently traded at $18.19, up $1.88, or 11.5%.

Saks

(SKS)

traded at $9.44, up 38 cents, or 4.1%.

Toys 'R' Us

(TOY)

gained $1.81, or 11.8%, to $17.19, and

TJX

(TJX) - Get Report

rose $1.44, or 5.5%, to $27.69.

AnnTaylor

(ANN)

saw its shares rise $2.63, or 11.9%, to $24.75, while

Talbots

(TLB)

pushed ahead by $3.13, or 7.4%, to $45.31. Old-line standards

J.C. Penney

(JCP) - Get Report

and

Sears

(S) - Get Report

also rose today, but

Kmart

(KM)

couldn't join in the rally. Penney recently traded at $10.13, up 63 cents, or 6.6%, and Sears rose $1.46, or 4.5%, to $34.10. Kmart slipped 25 cents, or 4.9%, to $4.81.