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Apparel merchants as a group are seeing their stocks perform terribly so far in 2019, with only a handful in positive territory.
In the short term, Macy's is not likely to run afoul of dividend problems, but can management transform the company for long-term health? Few retailers have had such success.
As we enter the dog days of summer, with lower volume and perhaps more volatility, portfolio performance may get interesting.
There may still be opportunities to play off the markets' perception that the retail sector is dead.
This is the first inception-to-date period that the portfolio has not outperformed its benchmarks.
These 22 stocks in the aggregate are still outpacing the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices, but by a narrower margin than before.
These 22 stocks in the aggregate continue to outpace the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices as all but three are in positive territory.
The fashion retailer provided a nice buying opportunity when its stock plunged in 2017, but that doesn't guarantee a rebound after its latest slide.
Titan Machinery is the top performer so far in 2019, up 38% since portfolio launch.
The 22 names in the portfolio as a group are outpacing the value components of the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices.
Those names in the green are not what one might expect, including some specialty retailers from my double-net value portfolio.
Despite disappointing performance this year, the strategy has shown solid return in the past.
Easier said than done: They also have to turn sales around.
Triple nets are companies trading between 2 and 3 times net current asset value; here are several of these value names.
The big question for TPR is whether the China concerns are overblown, or will continue to weigh on the sector.
Especially painful are situations where a name begins to drop almost immediately after taking a position.
Dick's Sporting Goods and Foot Locker are among the specialty retailers that bounced back after a butt-whooping last summer.
The sale of FOSL and CATO, and a partial HIBB, have significantly reduced my overall exposure.
It has been a phenomenal stock picker's market since last summer within distressed value.
Specialty retail is indeed a tough area, but in classic form, markets have overly punished a number of them.
Life is certainly interesting in this bizarro market world where up is down and down is up.
In deep value land, the whims and oscillations of the broad markets don't always spoil the party.
The Feds accompanying statement came off, to me, as slightly confused.
With $9 in cash and short-term investments on the books and no debt, the stock appears to be worth a speculative play.
Specialty retailer's holiday sales looked uglier than a bad Christmas sweater.
The three value stocks surprised investors in good ways with their earnings announcements.
It's hard to get excited about Tuesday Morning despite its efforts to improve its results.
Cato and Zoe's may ultimately be good value stories, but Hibbett Sports has its work cut out for it.
The fashion retailer is flush with liquidity, but its sales are slumping as it competes in a tough industry.