3 Strategies For Investing In Retail Stocks In 2019

ADAM SARHAN | January 9, 2019

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2018 was a wild ride for investors, and thus far, 2019 appears to be no different. Many major retailers have seen their stocks under-perform the market and fall into private bear markets (defined by a decline of over 20% below a recent high) over the past few months. Now, people want to know what will happen in 2019 for this important sector of the economy. Since the beginning of 2019, several big companies such as: Apple, Constellation Brands, Lennar Corp. and Samsung have lowered guidance for 2019. So far, over 70 companies in the S&P 500 have issued earnings warnings, compared to just over 30 that have issued positive guidance, according to FactSet. Going forward, analysts are looking for single-digit earnings growth for the next three quarters of 2019. Apple was the first major company to capture the headlines and issue a big earnings warning for 2019, which spooked investors. But where there is darkness, there is also light – and hope – for investors who are interested in retail stocks.

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