Nov. 12 - While earnings have been weak across the board in Q3, retailers are expected to show decent growth, which may help the stocks continue to outperform the market.
The economic recovery may be taking longer than expected but right spot coming from an unexpected place. Retailers' stocks -- already had a pretty good run this year. Some of these eye popping gains -- up more than 124%. As it continues its turn around. In the midst of a turn around its gap and its stock soared 90%. Rounding out the list of top performers are outdoor merchandise retailer Cabela's Dillard at office Max. Over all this spdr S&P retail ET app from the market sectors retail ETFs have both outperformed the Standard and Poor's 500 this year. But this chart is even more compelling it turns out retails been a strong investment since we got past the depths of the last recession. Both those CT -- easily outperformed the S&P 500 over the past five years. So outperformance can teach you what retailers might just bucked the trend we've seen an earnings recently. The vast majority of companies issue we got the quarter and earnings are actually down overall. But over the next few days retailers will report their numbers and those results could prove to be a little brighter. Meets our earnings are forecast to rise nine point 4% and big names like TJX. Abercrombie & Fitch and gap are all expected to post earnings growth. Better than the broader S&P. And the all important holiday season just around the corner of sales keep pace with gains they posted already this year. Retail stocks might be the big beneficiary. I'm Rhonda -- this and writers.