Consumer ETFs & Stocks Surging On Strong Holiday Season

This ETF focuses on global retailers that derive significant revenues from online sales. It tracks the ProShares Online Retail Index, holding 24 stocks in its basket with the largest exposure to the top firm — Amazon. The product has amassed $27.9 million in its asset base and trades in a paltry volume of around 12,000 shares a day, on average. It charges 58 bps in annual fees from investors.

Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (JHMC - Free Report) – Up 2.9%

This fund offers a wide range of U.S. consumer discretionary stocks emphasizing factors (smaller cap, lower relative price, and higher profitability) that academic research has linked to higher expected returns. It follows the John Hancock Dimensional Consumer Discretionary Index and holds 113 stocks in its basket with none making up for more than 5.6% of assets. The ETF has been able to manage $42.2 million in its asset base while trades in average daily volume of 2,000 shares. It has a Zacks ETF Rank #2 (Buy) with a Medium risk outlook.

SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT - Free Report) – Up 2.8%

This product offers exposure to the retail segment of the consumer discretionary space by tracking the S&P Retail Select Industry Index. It holds 87 securities in its basket, with none accounting for more than 2.7%. The fund has amassed $226.4 million in its asset base and charges 35 bps in annual fees. Volume is extremely solid, exchanging nearly 4.8 million shares in hand a day, on average. The fund has a Zacks ETF Rank #2 (Buy) with a Medium risk outlook.

Stock Corner

Genesco Inc. (GCO - Free Report) – Up 32.8%

This specialty retailer sells footwear, headwear, and accessories in retail stores in the United States and Canada. Its earnings estimate has risen by nine cents over the past month for the holiday quarter, representing a year-over-year growth of 23.8%. The stock has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). 
 
Express Inc. (EXPR - Free Report) – Up 25%

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