Retail Stocks

Retail sales are up, should you buy these FTSE stocks: TSCO, SBRY, PFD?

 Retail sales are up, should you buy these FTSE stocks: TSCO, SBRY, PFD?

Highlights The volumes of retail sales surged by 1.4% on a monthly basis after a decline of 1.2% in March, as per the latest ONS data. The jump in sales was mainly attributed to alcohol and tobacco. Earlier today, the results of the GfK survey...

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Tesco (LON: TSCO) warns of profit drop: Should you hold stock?

Tesco (LON: TSCO) warns of profit drop: Should you hold stock?

Supermarket giant Tesco reported a sharp rise in annual gains, with the adjusted operating profit from the retail business rising by 35.8% to £2.65 billion in the year to 26 February 2022. In its full-year results for 2021-22 announced on We...

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Watches of Switzerland, Vivo Energy: Stocks you may consider investing in

Watches of Switzerland, Vivo Energy: Stocks you may consider investing in

Highlights Amid rising inflationary pressures, the growth of retail sales in the UK slumped in March 2022 to 3.1% from 14% in March 2021. During Q1 2022, the annual decline in food sales stood at 2.6%, while there was a 15% hike in non-food sal...

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SSE, Centrica: Energy suppliers’ customer services go down, should you invest?

SSE, Centrica: Energy suppliers’ customer services go down, should you invest?

Highlights Energy customers are now experiencing deteriorating standards of customer service. Data from Ofgem and Citizens Advice revealed that customer services are at their worst since 2017. UK customers are facing deteriorating standard...

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M&S, Next, Frasers: Stocks to consider as shoppers’ footfall improves in UK

M&S, Next, Frasers: Stocks to consider as shoppers’ footfall improves in UK

Highlights With the easing of Covid restrictions and increasing consumer confidence, shopper footfall showed a gradual improvement in March. Footfall level across shopping centres in the UK rose by 4.3% as compared to February’s rate.&nbs...

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Lookers, Pendragon, Vivo: Should you buy these specialty retail stocks?

Lookers, Pendragon, Vivo: Should you buy these specialty retail stocks?

Highlights In March, there was a rise of 2.1% in the shop prices which is the highest yearly price growth in nearly 11 years, as per BRC. Shop price inflation has been rising relentlessly over the last five months. Brits are facing a cost-of-l...

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TSCO, SBRY, MKS: Should you hold these supermarket chain stocks?

TSCO, SBRY, MKS: Should you hold these supermarket chain stocks?

Highlights The grocery price inflation in the UK surged to 5.2% over the four weeks to 20 March, its highest since April 2020. British shoppers are turning to cheaper products, discounters, and supermarket own-brand labels to tackle the rising ...

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Tesco, M&S, Next: Retail stocks you may consider despite fall in sales

Tesco, M&S, Next: Retail stocks you may consider despite fall in sales

Highlights According to the latest figures by ONS, UK retail sales fell by 0.3% in February 2022 due to bad weather that kept shoppers away from the high street and rising fuel prices. The figure is well below the 0.6% rise forecast. Online bu...

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Is it a good time to invest in Next (LON: NXT) shares?

Is it a good time to invest in Next (LON: NXT) shares?

Highlights Next Plc has announced an exceptionally productive year with a surge of 104% in operating profit. The company’s total group sales were £4,861.8 million, up by 34.1% compared to last year’s total sales. The high...

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KGF, HWDN, DFS: 3 furniture and household equipment stocks to watch

KGF, HWDN, DFS: 3 furniture and household equipment stocks to watch

Highlights  The annual inflation in the UK rose to 6.2% in February 2022, which is the highest level in the last three decades and above the market forecast of 5.9%. The increase in energy cost triggered the last month’s rise in infl...

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MKS, OCDO, NXT, SDRY, ASC: How inflation is impacting retail stocks?

MKS, OCDO, NXT, SDRY, ASC: How inflation is impacting retail stocks?

Highlights Food and clothes retailer Marks and Spencer Group has said that clothes and food sold through its retail outlets could get expensive amid a significant rise in energy prices. The Bank of England warned last week that the inflation in...

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