NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Retailers were a mixed bag in May, as 16 of the 26 companies tracked by TheStreet beat expectations, while the other 10 fell short.

Costco

(COST) - Get Costco Wholesale Corporation Report

: 9%

Limited Brands

(LTD)

: 5%

Hot Topic

( HOTT): -9%

Zumiez

(ZUMZ) - Get Zumiez Inc. Report

: 7.1%

Wet Seal

( WTSLA): -5.3%

Fred's

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: 3.5%

Buckle

(BKE) - Get Buckle, Inc. Report

: -5.4%

Walgreen

(WAG)

: -0.2%

American Eagle Outfitters

(AEO) - Get American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Report

: -3%

Target

(TGT) - Get Target Corporation Report

: 1.3%

Aeropostale

(ARO)

: 1%

Macy's

(M) - Get Macy's Inc Report

: 1.4%

J.C. Penney

(JCP) - Get J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Report

: -1.8%

Kohl's

(KSS) - Get Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Report

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: 3.5%

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Class A Report

: -3%

BJ's Wholesale

(BJ) - Get BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Report

: 6.8%

Cato

(CATO) - Get Cato Corporation Class A Report

: 3%

Dillard's

(DDS) - Get Dillard's, Inc. Class A Report

: 0

Gap

(GPS) - Get Gap, Inc. (GPS) Report

: 1%

Nordstrom

(JWN) - Get Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Report

: 3.7%

Saks

(SKS)

: 5.8%

Rite Aid

(RAD) - Get Rite Aid Corporation Report

: -1.7%

Ross Stores

(ROST) - Get Ross Stores, Inc. Report

: 5%

TJX

(TJX) - Get TJX Companies Inc Report

: 4%

Stage Stores

(SSI) - Get Stage Stores, Inc. Report

: -2.9%

Stein Mart

(SMRT) - Get Stein Mart, Inc. Report

: -4.5%

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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