With Earnings Season kicking off this week, three of the stocks that seemed to jump off the page at us were BBBY (Bed Bath & Beyond), FDO (Family Dollar) and PIR (Pier 1 Imports). All three announced Earnings, reported numbers short of expectations, especially for December, but what is even more troubling is their low Guidance numbers. All three companies are expecting a slow down in sales over the next quarter. These numbers sent all three stocks lower, with two of them off over 12% (BBBY and PIR).
Is this a sign of what is to come in the Retail Sector over the next few weeks? Possibly, no check that... probably. What I can tell you for sure is this: I would be very cautious if directional trading the Retail Sector during these coming weeks, as I expect Volatility to continue along this Sector over the next month.
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