NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Several retailers will report quarterly financial results next week. Wayfair (W) reports on Tuesday, Ralph Lauren (RL), Nordstrom (JWN), and Macy's (M) on Thursday, and JCPenny (JCP) reports on Friday.
In anticipation of next week's results Friday's "Fast Money Halftime Report" on CNBC discussed the retail space.
"This is not exactly a quarter in which anybody is expecting fireworks from the retail sector. I do still like JCPenny, and Nordstrom, but really this is all lead up to what they're going to say about what they're seeing as far as fourth quarter buying," Lebenthal Asset Management CEO Jim Lebenthal said.
TIAA Global Asset Management managing director Stephanie Link currently owns shares of Nordstrom stock, however, explained why Macy's might be the better play.
"It's cheaper, has a much better dividend yield, and I like the restructuring that the CEO and CFO are doing," she noted.
"These stocks are tough for me," Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO Josh Brown stated. I really don't have any sense when I look at technical that any of them are under accumulation or really starting to move."
He believes that fundamentally none of these stocks has anything to report that will excite investors. Concerns are still present regarding the transition to e-commerce from brick and mortar