|Day Low/High||52.85 / 53.46|
|52 Wk Low/High||41.49 / 56.64|
The majority of our long holdings chugged higher during a somewhat mixed week for stocks.
The March retail sales number generally looked good, but the same can't be said for housing starts last month.
We trimmed 2 positions for gains this week as the market largely treaded water.
In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, TJX Companies has taken over the #135 spot from Snap-On, Inc. , according to ETF Channel.
While the vast majority of our positions ebbed and flowed during the week, Disney surged following its Investor Day.
On the heels of the major market indices moving higher, the portfolio had a strong start to the June quarter.
Fresh manufacturing and retail data point to a slower but still growing U.S. economy; we touch on its significance to several portfolio holdings.
The domestic stock market finished the week on a stronger note, adding to its March-quarter gains.
Given how the market finished Friday, some of the week's earlier gains in the portfolio retreated and our inverse ETF positions rebounded.
Kohl's is well positioned to meet both the needs of the debt-strapped consumer and the desire of investors for attractive dividend yields.
Let's talk about the elephant in the room: the sporting goods retailer's dividend yield.
We initiated a new position this week as the market shrugged off fresh signs of a slowing economy and renewed uncertainties.
The stock price of discounter TJX, parent of TJ Maxx, Marshall's and HomeGoods, has a bit more room to grow, but investors should be careful not to get too bullish.
Disruptors are among the biggest winners, says Jim Cramer. Companies like Apple and Kraft Heinz need to re-imagine their companies in bold, meaningful and even radical ways.
Our prudent approach helped us during this week's market selloff, which also led to a rebound in our inverse ETFs.
Now that we've gotten the reports from Kohl's, Macy's, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom and Gap, let's see how they stack up.
However, the RMPIA did not see as much improvement last month as some other market indices.
Here's what investors should be watching this week.
We initiated two new portfolio positions this week as all three major U.S. stock indices finished with gains.
TJX could show a nice gain in the coming weeks.
We are putting some capital to work, as TJX and ROST both have bullish stories.
TJX's solid earnings and dividend raise got it a price target raise from Morgan Stanley. Now it's time to key in on the rest of the group.
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Fiscal fourth-quarter earnings match analysts' forecasts amid strong same-store sales.
The algos are pushing to the negative late in the day -- keep an eye out for signals of a trend change.
U.S. stock futures point lower as investors sift through dovish testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and conflicting U.S. economic data; Lowe's, Best Buy and TJX report earnings; Palo Alto soars after earnings, Weight Watchers plunges.
All the retailers that have e-commerce platforms are worth looking at for e-commerce exposure.
Kohl's is a solid company at a cheap valuation, but could also offer a premium income stream.
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