NEW YORK (
topped the New York Stock Exchange in the wrong way today -- as one of the day's biggest decliners.
While the overall retail market remained relatively flat, with the S&P Retail Index at 384.92, there were some big winners and losers in the sector.
Rite Aid, in particular, felt the squeeze, tanking 4% to $1.99 after a Raymond James analyst
on a pessimistic outlook for the second quarter. The drugstore is set to release its quarterly results on Thursday.
also tumbled 4% to $21.07 after the
. The company said it plans to slow store openings and forecasts earnings for the coming year between $1.24 and $1.34 a share.
was also off 2% to close at $27.62 on the news.
In the winners' circle,
by Citigroup to buy from hold. Analyst Deborah Weinswig said the department store has top-line and margin potential, and is impressed with its localization initiative.
Macy's ended the day up 5.5% to close at $18.87.
were also on the upswing after it issued a special one-time dividend of $1.80 a share, on top of the 20-cent regular dividend the company typically pays each quarter.
The denim retailer gained 5% to end the day at $30.47.
Other retailers on the rise included
, which rose 3.5% to $93.75,
, which climbed 5% to $7.44, and
, which grew 4% to close at $6.40.
-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York
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