Retailers Don't Miss a Beat on Earnings

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I began to profile the earnings from selected retailers back on Feb. 19 in 11 Stocks Reporting Earnings this Week , where four are stocks in the retail-wholesale sector.

This week, I continued this coverage with Retailers Headline This Week's Earnings , where all seven stocks are in the retail-wholesale sector.

Overall 10 of the 11 stocks beat their EPS estimates, which is quite surprising considering the continued weak readings for consumer sentiment.

At www.ValuEngine.com , we show that 60.0% of all stocks are overvalued, with 15 of 16 sectors overvalued, nine by double-digit percentages, including the retail-wholesale sector.

A benchmark ETF that includes many of the retailers profiled today is the iShares DJ US Consumer Services Sector Index Fund ( IYC) ($93.04), which remains below its multi-year high at $93.85, set on Feb. 13, 2013.

The 21-day and 50-day simple moving averages (SMA) are $92.62 and $90.55 respectively, with my semiannual risky level at $95.48.

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Reading the Table

OV / UN Valued: The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.

VE Rating: A "1-Engine" rating is a Strong Sell, a "2-Engine" rating is a Sell, a "3-Engine" rating is a Hold, a "4-Engine" rating is a Buy and a "5-Engine" rating is a Strong Buy.

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a Red number declined by that percentage over the last twelve months. Stocks with a Black number increased by that percentage.

Forecast 1-Year Return: Stocks with a Red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a Black number in the Table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next twelve months.

Twelve month trailing P/E ratios.

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