Seven hot retail stocks to explore

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 Seven hot retail stocks to explore
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Summary

  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reported net sales of US$8.4 billion in Q1, 2021.
  • Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported a net income of US$94.6 million or US$2.62 per diluted share in Q1, 2021.
  • Ross Stores, Inc (Nasdaq: ROST) paid an annualized dividend of US$1.14 to its shareholders.

Retail companies sell a variety of products like groceries, electronics, furniture, books, toys, kitchenware, auto parts, gardening equipment, and medicines, among others. They sell the products in stores as well as online.

Here we explore top retail stocks in the market.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG)

Dollar General Corporation is a US-based chain of stores. Its stock traded at US$220.85 at 9.33 am ET on July 14, up by 0.30 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock price increased by 5.31 percent YTD and 16.58 percent YoY. The market capitalization of DG is US$51.9 billion.

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DG’s P/E ratio and the forward P/E 1 year are 20.24 and 21.59, respectively. Earnings per share are US$10.87, and annualized dividend is US$1.68. The current yield is 0.77 percent, and the beta is 0.53. DG’s 52-week highest stock price is US$225.25, and the lowest is US$173.50. The share volume is 1,424,072.

In Q1, 2021, DG reported net sales of US$8.4 billion, down 0.6 percent YoY. Operating profit increased to US$908.9 million, up 4.9 percent YoY. Diluted earnings per share were US$2.82, up by 10.2 percent YoY. 

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG)

Big Lots, Inc., a retail company, sells furniture, home décor, and bath products.

Its stock traded at US$61.07 at 9.54 am ET on July 14, down by 0.06 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock price increased by  44.37 percent YTD and 64.19 percent YoY. The market capitalization of BIG’s is US$2.1 billion.

BIG’s P/E ratio and the forward P/E 1 year are 3.56 and 8.88, respectively. Earnings per share are US$17.26, and annualized dividend is US$1.20. The current yield is 1.95 percent, and the beta is 2.35. BIG’s 52-week highest stock price is US$73.23, and the lowest is US$35.13. The share volume is 3497.

BIG reported a net income of US$94.6 million or US$2.62 per diluted share in Q1, 2021, which ended on May 1. Net sales for the first quarter were US$49.3 million or US$1.26 per share, up by 13 percent YoY.

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Ross Stores, Inc (Nasdaq: ROST)

Ross Stores, Inc is a departmental store chain. Its stock traded at US$124.445 at 10.14 am ET on July 14, up by 1.42 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by  6.29 percent YTD and 48.75 percent YoY. The market capitalization of ROST is US$44.3 billion.

ROST’s P/E ratio and the forward P/E 1 year are 50.85 and 28.33, respectively. Earnings per share are US$2.44, and annualized dividend is US$1.14. The current yield is 0.92 percent, and the beta is 1.04. ROST’s 52-week highest stock price is US$134.22, and the lowest is US$79.65. The share volume is 64,416.

ROST reported a net income of US$476 million or US$1.34 per share in Q1, 2021, which ended on May 1. Net sales totaled US$4.5 billion. 

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE: KR)

Kroger Company, a retail company, sells a variety of items, including groceries, medicines, and pet products.

Its stock traded at US$38.10 at 10.29 am ET on July 14, up by 0.09 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 18.58 percent YTD and 11.27 percent YoY. The market capitalization of KR’s is US$28.4 billion.

KR’s P/E ratio and the forward P/E 1 year are 19.96 and 12.36, respectively. Earnings per share are US$1.91 and annualized dividend is US$0.84. The current yield is 1.88 percent, and the beta is 0.36. KR’s 52-week highest stock price is US$42.99, and the lowest is US$30.35. The share volume is 651,127. The company reported an operating loss of US$158 million in Q4, 2020. And earnings per share were US$0.10.

Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR)

Express, Inc., a fashion retail company, sells apparel, accessories to youth. Its stock traded at US$5.14 at 10.52 am ET on July 14, up by 0.78 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock price increased by 449.96 percent YTD and 261.97 percent YoY. The market capitalization of EXPR’s is US$344 million.

The forward P/E 1 year is -6.30. Earnings per share are US$-4.58. The beta is 1.85. EXPR’s 52-week highest stock price is US$13.97, and the lowest is US$0.57. The share volume 807,281.

In Q1, 2021, EXPR reported net sales of US$346 million, up by 64 percent YoY. Operating cash flow was US$130 million. E-commerce demand went up by 40 percent over Q1, 2020.

Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc, a luxury retail store chain, sells jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes, and makeup.

Its stock traded at US$34.70 at 11.03 am ET on July 14, down by 0.20 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 14.40 percent YTD and 131.95 percent YoY. The market capitalization of JWN is US$5.5 billion.

The forward P/E 1 year is 29.29. Earnings per share are US$-2.12.The beta is 2.44. JWN’s 52-week highest stock price is US$46.45, and the lowest is US$11.72. The share volume is 746,414.

In Q1, 2021, JWN reported a loss of US$85 million before interest and taxes. Loss per diluted share was US$1.05, including a debt refinancing charge of US$0.41 per share.

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE: HVT)

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. is a retail furniture company.

Its stock traded at US$42.21 at 11.13 am ET on July 14, down by 0.09 percent over the previous closing price. Its stock price increased by 51.07 percent YTD. The market capitalization of HVT is US$770 million.

HVT’s P/E ratio and the forward P/E 1 year are 10.3 and 10.51, respectively. Earnings per share are US$4.10, and annualized dividend is US$1. The current yield is 2.37 percent, and the beta is 1.64. HVT’s 52 weeks highest stock price is US$52.84, and the lowest is US$13.09. The share volume is 25,964.

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In Q1, 2021, the company reported consolidated sales of US$236.5 million, up by 31.8 percent YoY. Earnings per share were US$1.04 compared to US$0.09 in the year-ago quarter.

Please note: The above constitutes a preliminary view and any interest in stocks/cryptocurrencies should be evaluated further from an investment point of view.

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