This Week's Must-See Retail Earnings Charts

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Only about 150 companies are reporting earnings this week but those include many of the big-name retailers.

After being left for dead in 2017, many of the retail stocks surged back to life in 2018 only to see volatility again in 2019.

Some retailers continue to thrive, even with the threat of Amazon still looming over them. Others, though, are having a more difficult time.

Will this earnings report be a game-changer for these companies heading into the next holiday season?

This Week’s 5 Must-See Retail Earnings Charts

1.    Urban Outfitters (URBN - Free Reportwhich is the parent of Urban, Free People, and Anthropologie, hasn’t missed since 2017. But the shares have done a round trip since the end of 2017. Off the lows of 2019, the shares are still down 9% year-to-date. Is the sell-off overdone?

2.    Target (TGT - Free Reporthas beat 3 quarters in a row and shares have finally busted out to new 5-year highs after several years of treading water. Is this breakout for real?

3.    L Brands (LB - Free Reportis going the opposite direction as the shares have hit new 5-year lows in 2019. They’re down 32% year-to-date. The company still pays a dividend, currently yielding 6.6%. Is this finally the bottom? What will it take to turn the company around?

4.    Macy’s (M - Free Reporthas been left for dead several times over the last few years but in 2019 the shares hit new 5-year lows. It’s trading with a forward P/E of just 6x. It’s been rewarding shareholders with a dividend, currently yielding 9%. Is the worst priced in?

5.    Nordstrom (JWN - Free Reportis off the 2019 lows but shares are still down 20% year-to-date. It also pays a dividend, currently yielding about 3.9%. It’s cheap as well, trading at 11.4x. It has beat 5 out of the last 6 quarters. Is this a buying opportunity?

Disclaimer: Tracey Ryniec is the Value Stock Strategist for Zacks.com. She is also the Editor of the  more

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