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Retail/Wholesale Stocks List

This page shows information about the 50 largest retail/wholesale stocks including Amazon.com, Walmart, Home Depot, and Alibaba Group. Learn more about retail stocks.

Amazon.com logo

#1 - Amazon.com

NASDAQ:AMZN
Stock Price: $120.76 (-$0.19)
Market Cap: $1.23 trillion
P/E Ratio: 108.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (37 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $176.39 (46.1% Upside)
Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical and online stores. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Rings, and Echo and other devices; provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and develops and produces media content. In addition, it offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its websites, as well as its stores; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, Twitch streamers, skill and app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, the company provides compute, storage, database, analytics, machine learning, and other services, as well as fulfillment, advertising, publishing, and digital content subscriptions. Additionally, it offers Amazon Prime, a membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to streaming of movies and series; and other services. The company serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. Amazon.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Walmart logo

#2 - Walmart

NYSE:WMT
Stock Price: $133.92 (+$1.00)
Market Cap: $363.49 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.7
Dividend Yield: 1.67%
Consensus Rating: Buy (18 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $151.41 (13.1% Upside)
Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com, walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. The company offers grocery and consumables, which includes dairy, meat, bakery, deli, produce, dry, chilled or frozen packaged foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral, snack foods, candy, other grocery items, health and beauty aids, paper goods, laundry and home care, baby care, pet supplies, and other consumable items; and health and wellness products covering pharmacy, over-the-counter drugs and other medical products, and optical and hearing services. It also provides gasoline stations and tobacco; home improvement, outdoor living, gardening, furniture, apparel, jewelry, tools and power equipment, housewares, toys, seasonal items, mattresses, and tire and battery centers; and consumer electronics and accessories, software, video games, office supplies, appliances, and third-party gift cards. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, money transfers, and check cashing and bill payment, as well as various types of installment lending. It operates approximately 10,500 stores and various e-commerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Home Depot logo

#3 - Home Depot

NYSE:HD
Stock Price: $289.38 (-$0.47)
Market Cap: $296.25 billion
P/E Ratio: 17.8
Dividend Yield: 2.62%
Consensus Rating: Buy (19 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $365.68 (26.4% Upside)
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and décor products, as well as facilities maintenance, repair, and operations products The company also offers installation services for flooring, cabinets and cabinet makeovers, countertops, furnaces and central air systems, and windows. In addition, it provides tool and equipment rental services. The company primarily serves homeowners; and professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, maintenance professionals, handymen, property managers, building service contractors, and specialty tradesmen, such as electricians, plumbers, and painters. It also sells its products through websites, including homedepot.com; blinds.com, an online site for custom window coverings; and thecompanystore.com, an online site for textiles and décor products. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 2,317 stores in the United States. The Home Depot, Inc. was incorporated in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alibaba Group logo

#4 - Alibaba Group

NYSE:BABA
Stock Price: $84.95 (+$0.56)
Market Cap: $224.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 47.2
Consensus Rating: Buy (19 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $162.24 (91.0% Upside)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands, retailers, and other businesses to engage with their users and customers in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates through seven segments: China Commerce, International Commerce, Local Consumer Services, Cainiao, Cloud, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It operates Taobao Marketplace, a social commerce platform; Tmall, a third-party online and mobile commerce platform for brands and retailers; Alimama, a monetization platform; 1688.com and Alibaba.com, which are online wholesale marketplaces; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, Trendyol, and Daraz that are e-commerce platforms; Freshippo, a self-operated retail chain; and Tmall Global, an import e-commerce platform. The company also operates Taoxianda, an online-offline integration service for FMCG brands and third-party grocery retail partners; Cainiao Network logistic services platform; Ele.me, an on-demand delivery and local services platform; Koubei, a restaurant and local services guide platform; and Fliggy, an online travel platform. In addition, it offers pay-for-performance, in-feed, and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time online bidding marketing exchange. Further, the company provides elastic computing, storage, network, security, database and big data, and IoT services. Additionally, it operates Youku, an online video platform; Alibaba Pictures and other content platforms that provide online videos, films, live events, news feeds, literature, music, and others; Amap, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information app; DingTalk, a business efficiency mobile app; and Tmall Genie smart speaker. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
Costco Wholesale logo

#5 - Costco Wholesale

NASDAQ:COST
Stock Price: $489.88 (+$9.56)
Market Cap: $217.00 billion
P/E Ratio: 37.3
Dividend Yield: 0.74%
Consensus Rating: Buy (20 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $570.32 (16.4% Upside)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
McDonald

#6 - McDonald's

NYSE:MCD
Stock Price: $239.31 (+$0.22)
Market Cap: $176.07 billion
P/E Ratio: 29.5
Dividend Yield: 2.31%
Consensus Rating: Buy (22 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $284.36 (18.8% Upside)
McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and nuggets, wraps, fries, salads, oatmeal, shakes, desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, bakery items, soft drinks, coffee, and beverages and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu, including biscuit and bagel sandwiches, breakfast burritos, hotcakes, and other sandwiches. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 40,031 restaurants. McDonald's Corporation was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
CVS Health logo

#7 - CVS Health

NYSE:CVS
Stock Price: $100.03 (-$0.42)
Market Cap: $131.32 billion
P/E Ratio: 16.3
Dividend Yield: 2.19%
Consensus Rating: Buy (17 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $118.35 (18.3% Upside)
CVS Health Corporation provides health services in the United States. The company's Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary, and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services. It serves employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Its Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, including plan design and administration, formulary management, retail pharmacy network management, mail order pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and infusion, clinical, and disease and medical spend management services. It serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, prescription drug plans, Medicaid managed care plans, plans offered on public health insurance and private health insurance exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals. This segment operates retail specialty pharmacy stores; and specialty mail-order, mail-order dispensing, and compounding pharmacies, as well as branches for infusion and enteral nutrition services. The company's Retail/LTC segment sells prescription and over-the-counter drugs, consumer health and beauty products, and personal care products; and provides health care services through its MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics. This segment also distributes prescription drugs; and provides related pharmacy consulting and other ancillary services to care facilities and other care settings. As of December 31, 2021, it operated approximately 9,900 retail locations and 1,200 MinuteClinic locations, as well as online retail pharmacy websites, LTC pharmacies, and onsite pharmacies. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Lowe

#8 - Lowe's Companies

NYSE:LOW
Stock Price: $199.86 (+$0.83)
Market Cap: $124.05 billion
P/E Ratio: 15.7
Dividend Yield: 2.13%
Consensus Rating: Buy (14 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $244.26 (22.2% Upside)
Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It provides home improvement products, such as appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, décor, lighting, and electrical. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private brand products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers. As of January 28, 2022, it operated 1,971 home improvement and hardware stores. The company also sells its products through websites comprising Lowes.com and Lowesforpros.com; and through mobile applications. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Starbucks logo

#9 - Starbucks

NASDAQ:SBUX
Stock Price: $90.68 (+$0.56)
Market Cap: $104.05 billion
P/E Ratio: 25.5
Dividend Yield: 2.21%
Consensus Rating: Hold (13 Buy Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $103.44 (14.1% Upside)
Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, roasted whole beans and ground coffees, single serve products, and ready-to-drink beverages; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and foodservice accounts. The company offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Seattle's Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, Ethos, Starbucks Reserve, and Princi brands. As of October 3, 2021, it operated 16,826 company-operated and licensed stores in North America; and 17,007 company-operated and licensed stores internationally. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Pinduoduo logo

#10 - Pinduoduo

NASDAQ:PDD
Stock Price: $66.97 (+$0.80)
Market Cap: $82.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 31.4
Consensus Rating: Buy (8 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $76.73 (14.6% Upside)
Pinduoduo Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. It operates Pinduoduo, a mobile platform that offers a range of products, including apparel, shoes, bags, mother and childcare products, food and beverages, fresh produce, electronic appliances, furniture and household goods, cosmetics and other personal care items, sports and fitness items, and auto accessories. The company was formerly known as Walnut Street Group Holding Limited and changed its name to Pinduoduo Inc. in July 2018. Pinduoduo Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.
TJX Companies logo

#11 - TJX Companies

NYSE:TJX
Stock Price: $66.35 (+$0.55)
Market Cap: $77.04 billion
P/E Ratio: 23.7
Dividend Yield: 1.80%
Consensus Rating: Buy (12 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $74.94 (13.0% Upside)
The TJX Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, furniture, rugs, lighting products, giftware, soft home products, decorative accessories, tabletop, and cookware, as well as expanded pet, kids, and gourmet food departments; jewelry and accessories; and other merchandise. As of February 23, 2022, it operated 1,284 T.J. Maxx, 1,148 Marshalls, 850 HomeGoods, 59 Sierra, and 39 Homesense stores, as well as tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com, and sierra.com in the United States; 293 Winners, 147 HomeSense, and 106 Marshalls stores in Canada; 618 T.K. Maxx and 77 Homesense stores, as well as tkmaxx.com in Europe; and 68 T.K. Maxx stores in Australia. The company was incorporated in 1962 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Target logo

#12 - Target

NYSE:TGT
Stock Price: $158.57 (+$2.16)
Market Cap: $72.98 billion
P/E Ratio: 18.0
Dividend Yield: 2.75%
Consensus Rating: Buy (19 Buy Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $193.67 (22.1% Upside)
Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States. The company offers food assortments, including perishables, dry grocery, dairy, and frozen items; apparel, accessories, home décor products, electronics, toys, seasonal offerings, food, and other merchandise; and beauty and household essentials. It also provides in-store amenities, such as Target Café, Target Optical, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. The company sells its products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of March 09, 2022, the company operated approximately 2,000 stores. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
JD.com logo

#13 - JD.com

NASDAQ:JD
Stock Price: $52.41 (-$0.57)
Market Cap: $70.64 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (11 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $88.64 (69.1% Upside)
JD.com, Inc. provides supply chain-based technologies and services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers computers, communication, and consumer electronics products, as well as home appliances; and general merchandise products comprising food, beverage and fresh produce, baby and maternity products, furniture and household goods, cosmetics and other personal care items, pharmaceutical and healthcare products, books, automobile accessories, apparel and footwear, bags, and jewelry. It also provides online marketplace services for third-party merchants; marketing services; and omni-channel solutions to customers and offline retailers, as well as online healthcare services. In addition, the company develops, owns, and manages its logistics facilities and other real estate properties to support third parties; and provides asset management services for logistics property investors. Further, it provides integrated data, technology, business, and user management industry solutions to support the digitization of enterprises and institutions. The company was formerly known as 360buy Jingdong Inc. and changed its name to JD.com, Inc. in January 2014. JD.com, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
Booking logo

#14 - Booking

NASDAQ:BKNG
Stock Price: $1,726.83 (+$0.12)
Market Cap: $68.57 billion
P/E Ratio: 46.0
Consensus Rating: Buy (22 Buy Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $2,528.70 (46.4% Upside)
Booking Holdings Inc, formerly The Priceline Group Inc., is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands. Its other brands include KAYAK, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable). As of December 31, 2016, Booking.com offered accommodation reservation services for over 1,115,000 properties in over 220 countries and territories on its various Websites and in over 40 languages, which included over 568,000 vacation rental properties (updated property counts were available on the Booking.com Website).
Just Eat Takeaway.com logo

#15 - Just Eat Takeaway.com

NYSE:GRUB
Stock Price: $61.05
Market Cap: $64.90 billion
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $4,383.75 (7,080.6% Upside)
Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. operates an online food delivery marketplace. The company focuses on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platforms. It serves in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Switzerland, as well as through partnerships in Colombia and Brazil. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dollar General logo

#16 - Dollar General

NYSE:DG
Stock Price: $243.44 (+$0.74)
Market Cap: $54.91 billion
P/E Ratio: 24.2
Dividend Yield: 0.90%
Consensus Rating: Buy (11 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $269.85 (10.8% Upside)
Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. It offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, disinfectants, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, pasta, canned soups, fruits and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. The company's consumable products also comprise snacks, such as candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and dental hygiene and foot care products; pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. In addition, it offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products that include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Further, the company provides apparel, which comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of February 25, 2022, it operated 18,190 stores in 47 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
MercadoLibre logo

#17 - MercadoLibre

NASDAQ:MELI
Stock Price: $954.08 (+$20.32)
Market Cap: $48.03 billion
P/E Ratio: 201.7
Consensus Rating: Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $1,403.64 (47.1% Upside)
MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates Mercado Libre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that enables businesses, merchants, and individuals to list merchandise and conduct sales and purchases online; and Mercado Pago FinTech platform, a financial technology solution platform, which facilitates transactions on and off its marketplaces by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online, as well as allows users to transfer money through their websites or on the apps. The company also offers Mercado Fondo that allows users to invest funds deposited in their Mercado Pago accounts; Mercado Credito, which extends loans to certain merchants and consumers; and Mercado Envios logistics solution that enables sellers on its platform to utilize third-party carriers and other logistics service providers, as well as fulfillment and warehousing services for sellers. In addition, it provides Mercado Libre Classifieds, an online classified listing service, where users can list and purchase motor vehicles, real estate, and services; Mercado Libre Ads, an advertising platform, which enables large retailers and brands to promote their products and services on the Internet; and Mercado Shops, an online storefronts solution that enables users to set-up, manage, and promote their own digital stores. MercadoLibre, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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#18 - O'Reilly Automotive

NASDAQ:ORLY
Stock Price: $738.54 (+$6.45)
Market Cap: $46.76 billion
P/E Ratio: 23.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $758.43 (2.7% Upside)
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts and maintenance items, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, temperature control, water pumps, antifreeze, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, lighting products, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, including floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories. Its stores offer auto body paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service provider service equipment. The company's stores also provide enhanced services and programs comprising used oil, oil filter, and battery recycling; battery, wiper, and bulb replacement; battery diagnostic testing; electrical and module testing; check engine light code extraction; loaner tool program; drum and rotor resurfacing; custom hydraulic hoses; and professional paint shop mixing and related materials. Its stores offer do-it-yourself and professional service provider customers a selection of products for domestic and imported automobiles, vans, and trucks. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned and operated 5,759 stores in the United States, and 25 stores in Mexico. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.
AutoZone logo

#19 - AutoZone

NYSE:AZO
Stock Price: $2,240.89 (-$4.56)
Market Cap: $43.67 billion
P/E Ratio: 19.1
Consensus Rating: Buy (13 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $2,364.53 (5.5% Upside)
AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Its products include A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, bearings, belts and hoses, calipers, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, starters and alternators, thermostats, and water pumps, as well as tire repairs. In addition, the company offers maintenance products, such as antifreeze and windshield washer fluids; brake drums, rotors, shoes, and pads; brake and power steering fluids, and oil and fuel additives; oil and transmission fluids; oil, cabin, air, fuel, and transmission filters; oxygen sensors; paints and accessories; refrigerants and accessories; shock absorbers and struts; spark plugs and wires; and windshield wipers. Further, it provides air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats and seat covers, interior and exterior accessories, mirrors, performance products, protectants and cleaners, sealants and adhesives, steering wheel covers, stereos and radios, tools, and wash and wax products, as well as towing services. Additionally, the company provides a sales program that offers commercial credit and delivery of parts and other products; sells automotive diagnostic and repair software under the ALLDATA brand through alldata.com and alldatadiy.com; and automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through autozone.com. As of November 20, 2021, it operated 6,066 stores in the United States; 666 stores in Mexico; and 53 stores in Brazil. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
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#20 - Chipotle Mexican Grill

NYSE:CMG
Stock Price: $1,531.05 (+$11.27)
Market Cap: $42.50 billion
P/E Ratio: 57.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (24 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $1,829.38 (19.5% Upside)
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. As of February 15, 2022, it owned and operated approximately 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and rest of Europe. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
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#21 - Coupang

NYSE:CPNG
Stock Price: $20.78 (+$0.93)
Market Cap: $36.71 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $21.99 (5.8% Upside)
Coupang, Inc. owns and operates in e-commerce business through its mobile applications and Internet websites primarily in South Korea. It operates through two segments, Product Commerce and Growth Initiatives. The company sells various products and services in the categories of home goods and décor products, apparel, beauty products, fresh food and groceries, sporting goods, electronics, and everyday consumables, as well as travel, and restaurant order and delivery services. It also performs operations and support services in China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States. Coupang, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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#22 - Dollar Tree

NASDAQ:DLTR
Stock Price: $143.88 (+$1.12)
Market Cap: $32.22 billion
P/E Ratio: 20.7
Consensus Rating: Buy (12 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $163.47 (13.6% Upside)
Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety retail stores. It operates in two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $ 1.25. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and personal care, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; variety merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, arts and crafts supplies, and other items; and seasonal goods that include Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Valentine's Day merchandise. As of January 29, 2022, this segment operated 8,061 stores under the Dollar Tree and Dollar Tree Canada brands, as well as 15 distribution centers in the United States and 2 distribution centers in Canada. The Family Dollar segment operates general merchandise retail discount stores that offer consumable merchandise, which comprise food and beverages, tobacco, health and personal care, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; and home products, including housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as domestics, such as comforters, sheets, and towels. It also provides apparel and accessories merchandise comprising clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise that include Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Valentine's Day merchandise, as well as personal electronics, which comprise pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. As of January 29, 2022, this segment operated 8,016 stores under the Family Dollar brand; and 11 distribution centers. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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#23 - Kroger

NYSE:KR
Stock Price: $44.72 (+$0.12)
Market Cap: $32.01 billion
P/E Ratio: 13.6
Dividend Yield: 2.33%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 5 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $52.89 (18.3% Upside)
The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; and multi-department stores provide apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, and toys. The company's marketplace stores offer full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets and online; and sells fuel through 1,613 fuel centers. As of January 29, 2022, the company operated 2,726 supermarkets under various banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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#24 - Yum! Brands

NYSE:YUM
Stock Price: $112.31 (-$0.02)
Market Cap: $31.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 22.5
Dividend Yield: 2.05%
Consensus Rating: Buy (8 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $139.50 (24.2% Upside)
YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products. As of December 31, 2021, it had 26,934 KFC units; 18,381 Pizza Hut units; 7,791 Taco Bell units; and 318 The Habit Burger Grill units in approximately 157 countries and territories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
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#25 - Ross Stores

NASDAQ:ROST
Stock Price: $90.49 (+$0.67)
Market Cap: $31.41 billion
P/E Ratio: 21.5
Dividend Yield: 1.39%
Consensus Rating: Buy (11 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $102.22 (13.0% Upside)
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names. Its stores primarily offer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at department and specialty stores primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores for households with moderate income. As of August 31, 2022, it operated approximately 2,000 stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS name in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Ross Stores, Inc. was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
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#26 - Walgreens Boots Alliance

NASDAQ:WBA
Stock Price: $33.18 (+$0.02)
Market Cap: $28.68 billion
P/E Ratio: 5.4
Dividend Yield: 5.75%
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $44.69 (34.7% Upside)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through two segments, the United States and International. The United States segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, wellness, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores. It also provides central specialty pharmacy services and mail services. As of August 31, 2021, this segment operated 8,965 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and five specialty pharmacies. The International segment sells prescription drugs; and health and wellness, beauty, personal care, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty retail stores and optical practices, as well as through boots.com and an integrated mobile application. It also engages in pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution business in Germany. As of August 31, 2021, this segment operated 4,031 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 548 optical practices, including 160 on a franchise basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
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#27 - Fastenal

NASDAQ:FAST
Stock Price: $48.10 (-$0.03)
Market Cap: $27.64 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.9
Dividend Yield: 2.56%
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $52.00 (8.1% Upside)
Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and related industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The company's fastener products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. It also serves farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades; and oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, as well as federal, state, and local governmental entities. The company distributes its products through a network of 3,209 in-market locations and 15 distribution centers. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
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#28 - Tractor Supply

NASDAQ:TSCO
Stock Price: $202.37 (+$0.78)
Market Cap: $22.46 billion
P/E Ratio: 22.3
Dividend Yield: 1.86%
Consensus Rating: Buy (14 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $240.79 (19.0% Upside)
Tractor Supply Company operates as a rural lifestyle retailer in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. It provides its products under the 4health, Producer's Pride, American Farmworks, Red Shed, Bit & Bridle, Redstone, Blue Mountain, Retriever, C.E. Schmidt, Ridgecut, Countyline, Royal Wing, Dumor, Strive, Groundwork, Traveller, Huskee, Treeline, JobSmart, TSC Tractor Supply Co, Paws & Claws, and Untamed brands. As of June 25, 2022, it operated 2,016 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states; and 178 Petsense stores in 23 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Tractor Supply Company, Del's Feed & Farm Supply, and Petsense names; and operates websites under the TractorSupply.com and Petsense.com names. It sells its products to recreational farmers, ranchers, and others. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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#29 - L Brands

NYSE:LB
Stock Price: $0.00
Market Cap: $21.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 16.0
Dividend Yield: 0.75%
Consensus Rating: Buy (1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $52.00
L Brands, Inc. engages in the retail of women's intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance products. It operates through the following segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. The Victoria's Secret segment sells women's intimate and other apparel, personal care and beauty products under the Victoria's Secret and PINK brand names. The Bath & Body Works segment offers body care, home fragrance products, soaps and sanitizers under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, C.O. Bigelow and other brand names. The Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International segment includes the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works stores located outside of the U.S. and Canada, as well as the online business in Greater China. The company was founded by Leslie Herbert Wexner in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.
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#30 - eBay

NASDAQ:EBAY
Stock Price: $39.37 (+$0.25)
Market Cap: $21.63 billion
P/E Ratio: 93.7
Dividend Yield: 2.28%
Consensus Rating: Hold (10 Buy Ratings, 16 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $58.03 (47.4% Upside)
eBay Inc. operates marketplace platforms that connect buyers and sellers in the United States and internationally. The company's Marketplace platform includes its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay suite of mobile apps. Its platforms enable users to list, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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#31 - Yum China

NYSE:YUMC
Stock Price: $50.20 (-$0.37)
Market Cap: $21.06 billion
P/E Ratio: 28.4
Dividend Yield: 0.96%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Yum China Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates through two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, Lavazza, COFFii & JOY, Taco Bell, and East Dawning brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, simmer pot, Italian coffee, specialty coffee, Mexican-style food, and Chinese food categories. The company also operates V-Gold Mall, a mobile e-commerce platform, which sells electronics, home and kitchen accessories, and other general merchandise, as well as fried rice, steak, pasta and other ready meals, and coffee capsules. In addition, it operates franchise restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Huang Ji Huang, Taco Bell, Little Sheep, East Dawning, Lavazza, and COFFii & JOY names. As of June 30, 2022, the company operated 12,170 restaurants in approximately 1,700 cities. Yum China Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
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#32 - Ulta Beauty

NASDAQ:ULTA
Stock Price: $400.72 (+$4.73)
Market Cap: $20.52 billion
P/E Ratio: 18.8
Consensus Rating: Buy (17 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $482.27 (20.4% Upside)
Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a retailer of beauty products in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and haircare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; professional hair products; salon services, including hair, skin, makeup, and brow services; and nail services. It also provides its private label products, such as the Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products, as well as Ulta Beauty branded products; and the Ulta Beauty branded gifts. As of March 10, 2022, the company operated 1,308 retail stores across 50 states. It also distributes its products through its website ulta.com; and mobile applications. The company was formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
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#33 - Restaurant Brands International

NYSE:QSR
Stock Price: $55.02 (-$0.11)
Market Cap: $16.84 billion
P/E Ratio: 21.0
Dividend Yield: 3.89%
Consensus Rating: Hold (11 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $65.57 (19.2% Upside)
Restaurant Brands International Inc. operates as quick service restaurant company in Canada and internationally. It operates through four segments: Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLK), and Firehouse Subs (FHS). The company owns and franchises TH chain of donut/coffee/tea restaurants that offer blend coffee, tea, and espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks; and fresh baked goods, including donuts, Timbits, bagels, muffins, cookies and pastries, grilled paninis, classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, and others. It is also involved in owning and franchising BK, a fast food hamburger restaurant chain, which offers flame-grilled hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, soft drinks, and other food items; and PLK quick service restaurants that provide Louisiana style fried chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other seafood, red beans and rice, and other regional items. In addition, the company owns and franchises FHS restaurants quick service restaurants that offer subs, soft drinks, and local specialties. As of February 15, 2022, the company had approximately 29,000 restaurants in 100 countries under the Tim Hortons, Burger King, Popeyes, And Firehouse Subs brands. Restaurant Brands International Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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#34 - Ctrip.Com International

NASDAQ:CTRP
Stock Price: $30.24 (+$1.55)
Market Cap: $16.72 billion
P/E Ratio: 32.2
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. operates as a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. The company acts as an agent for hotel-related transactions and selling air tickets; and provides other related services, including sale of aviation and train insurance, air-ticket delivery services, online check-in, and other value-added services, such as online seat selection, express security check, and real-time flight status. It also provides independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products comprising group tours, semi-group tours, and customized and packaged tours with various transportation arrangements, such as flights, cruises, buses, and car rental services. In addition, the company offers integrated transportation and accommodation services; various value-added services, such as transportation at destinations and tickets, activities, insurance, visa services, and tour guides; and supplier management and customer relationship management services. Further, it provides its corporate clients with travel data collection and analysis, industry benchmark, cost saving analysis, and travel management solutions; and Corporate Travel Management System, an online platform that integrates information maintenance, online booking and authorization, online enquiry, and travel report system. Additionally, the company offers online advertising services. It operates primarily under the Ctrip, Qunar, Trip.com, and Skyscanner brand names. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.
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#35 - Darden Restaurants

NYSE:DRI
Stock Price: $133.08 (-$0.02)
Market Cap: $16.50 billion
P/E Ratio: 18.5
Dividend Yield: 3.66%
Consensus Rating: Buy (17 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $144.10 (8.3% Upside)
Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of May 29, 2022, it owned and operated 1,867 restaurants, which included 884 under the Olive Garden brand, 546 under the LongHorn Steakhouse brand name, 172 under the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen brand, 85 under the Yard House brand name, 62 under The Capital Grille brand, 45 under the Seasons 52 brand name, 42 under the Bahama Breeze brand, 28 under the Eddie V's Prime Seafood brand name, and 3 under the Capital Burger brand; and franchised 60 restaurants comprising 35 under the Olive Garden brand, 18 under the LongHorn Steakhouse brand name, 4 under the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen brand, 2 under The Capital Grille brand name, and 1 under the Bahama Breeze brand.Darden Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.
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#36 - Tiffany & Co.

NYSE:TIF
Stock Price: $131.46
Market Cap: $15.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 64.4
Dividend Yield: 1.76%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry and other items. The company offers jewelry collections, engagement rings, and wedding bands. It also sells watches, home and accessories products, and fragrances; and wholesales diamonds and earnings. The company sells its products through retail, Internet and catalog, business-to-business, and wholesale distribution channels. As of January 31, 2020, it operated 124 stores in the Americas, 91 stores in the Asia-Pacific, 58 stores in Japan, 48 stores in Europe, and 5 stores in the United Arab Emirates. Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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#37 - Expedia Group

NASDAQ:EXPE
Stock Price: $98.88 (-$0.11)
Market Cap: $15.58 billion
P/E Ratio: 49.2
Consensus Rating: Hold (11 Buy Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $162.58 (64.4% Upside)
Expedia Group, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Retail, B2B, and trivago segments. Its brand portfolio include Brand Expedia, a full-service online travel brand with localized websites; Hotels.com for marketing and distributing lodging accommodations; Vrbo, an online marketplace for the alternative accommodations; Orbitz, Travelocity, and CheapTickets travel websites; ebookers, an online EMEA travel agent for travelers an array of travel options; Hotwire, which offers travel booking services; CarRentals.com, an online car rental booking service; Classic Vacations, a luxury travel specialist; and Expedia Cruise, a provider of advice for travelers booking cruises. The company's brand portfolio also comprise Expedia Partner Solutions, a business-to-business brand that provides travel and non-travel vertical, which includes corporate travel management, airlines, travel agents, online retailers and financial institutions; and Egencia that provides corporate travel management services. In addition, its brand portfolio consists of Trivago, a hotel metasearch website, which send referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from hotel metasearch websites; and Expedia Group Media solutions. Further, the company provides online travel services through its Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Wotif.co.nz, and lastminute.co.nz brands; loyalty programs; hotel accommodations and alternative accommodations; and advertising and media services. It serves leisure and corporate travelers. The company was formerly known as Expedia, Inc. and changed its name to Expedia Group, Inc. in March 2018. Expedia Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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#38 - Best Buy

NYSE:BBY
Stock Price: $67.60 (-$0.30)
Market Cap: $15.22 billion
P/E Ratio: 9.1
Dividend Yield: 5.22%
Consensus Rating: Hold (6 Buy Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $86.13 (27.4% Upside)
Best Buy Co., Inc. retails technology products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide computing products, such as desktops, notebooks, and peripherals; mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; networking products; tablets covering e-readers; smartwatches; and consumer electronics consisting of digital imaging, health and fitness, home theater, portable audio comprising headphones and portable speakers, and smart home products. The company's stores also offer appliances, such as dishwashers, laundry, ovens, refrigerators, blenders, coffee makers, and vacuums; entertainment products consisting of drones, peripherals, movies, music, and toys, as well as gaming hardware and software, and virtual reality and other software products; and other products, such as baby, food and beverage, luggage, outdoor living, and sporting goods. In addition, it provides consultation, delivery, design, health-related, installation, memberships, repair, set-up, technical support, and warranty-related services. The company offers its products through stores and websites under the Best Buy, Best Buy Ads, Best Buy Business, Best Buy Health, CST, Current Health, Geek Squad, Lively, Magnolia, Best Buy Mobile, Pacific Kitchen, Home, and Yardbird, as well as domain names bestbuy.com, currenthealth.com, lively.com, yardbird.com, and bestbuy.ca. As of January 30, 2022, it had 1,144 stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.
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#39 - Match Group

NASDAQ:MTCH
Stock Price: $51.33 (+$0.29)
Market Cap: $14.66 billion
P/E Ratio: 160.4
Consensus Rating: Buy (15 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $91.23 (77.7% Upside)
Match Group, Inc. provides dating products worldwide. The company's portfolio of brands includes Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, PlentyOfFish, and OurTime, as well as a various other brands. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Domino

#40 - Domino's Pizza

NYSE:DPZ
Stock Price: $330.69 (-$4.44)
Market Cap: $11.87 billion
P/E Ratio: 25.8
Dividend Yield: 1.33%
Consensus Rating: Hold (9 Buy Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $426.32 (28.9% Upside)
Domino's Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain. The company offers pizzas under the Domino's brand name through company-owned and franchised stores. It also provides oven-baked sandwiches, pasta, boneless chicken and chicken wings, bread and dips side items, desserts, and soft drink products. As of January 2, 2022, the company operated approximately 18,800 stores in 90 markets. Domino's Pizza, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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#41 - CarMax

NYSE:KMX
Stock Price: $67.35 (+$0.64)
Market Cap: $10.64 billion
P/E Ratio: 13.6
Consensus Rating: Hold (6 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $87.60 (30.1% Upside)
CarMax, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates through two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic, imported, and luxury vehicles, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles; and extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale, as well as sells vehicles that are approximately 10 years old and has more than 100,000 miles through wholesale auctions. The company also provides reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with various financial institutions. As of February 28, 2022, it operated approximately 230 used car stores. CarMax, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.
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#42 - Advance Auto Parts

NYSE:AAP
Stock Price: $167.98 (+$0.34)
Market Cap: $10.10 billion
P/E Ratio: 19.5
Dividend Yield: 3.58%
Consensus Rating: Buy (13 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $235.56 (40.2% Upside)
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company offers battery accessories; belts and hoses; brakes and brake pads; chassis and climate control parts; clutches and drive shafts; engines and engine parts; exhaust systems and parts; hub assemblies; ignition components and wires; radiators and cooling parts; starters and alternators; and steering and alignment parts. It also offers air conditioning chemicals and accessories; air fresheners; antifreeze and washer fluids; electrical wires and fuses; electronics; floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories; hand and specialty tools; lighting products; performance parts; sealants, adhesives and compounds; tire repair accessories; vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories; washes, waxes and cleaning supplies; and wiper blades. In addition, the company offers air filters; fuel and oil additives; fuel filters; grease and lubricants; motor oils; oil filters, part cleaners and treatments; and transmission fluids for engine maintenance. Further, it offers battery and wiper installation; engine light scanning and checking; electrical system testing; video clinic; oil and battery recycling; and loaner tool program services. Additionally, the company sells its products through its website. It serves professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. The company operates stores under the Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International, and Carquest brands, as well as branches under the Worldpac name. As of April 23, 2022, it operated 4,687 stores and 311 branches in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada; and served 1,318 independently owned Carquest branded stores in Mexico, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Builders FirstSource logo

#43 - Builders FirstSource

NYSE:BLDR
Stock Price: $64.16 (+$0.54)
Market Cap: $10.01 billion
P/E Ratio: 4.4
Consensus Rating: Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $91.77 (43.0% Upside)
Builders FirstSource, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in the United States. It offers lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board products that are used in on-site house framing; manufactured products, such as wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood products; and windows, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior and exterior trims and custom products under the Synboard brand name. The company also offers gypsum, roofing, and insulation products, including wallboards, ceilings, joint treatments, and finishes; and siding, metal, and concrete products, such as vinyl, composite, and wood siding products, as well as exterior trims, other exteriors, metal studs, and cement products. In addition, it provides other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
DICK

#44 - DICK'S Sporting Goods

NYSE:DKS
Stock Price: $113.00 (+$1.33)
Market Cap: $8.95 billion
P/E Ratio: 9.7
Dividend Yield: 1.77%
Consensus Rating: Buy (12 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $123.39 (9.2% Upside)
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a sporting goods retailer primarily in the eastern United States. The company provides hardlines, including sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, golf equipment, and hunting and fishing gear products; apparel; and footwear and accessories. It also owns and operates Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, Public Lands, Going Going Gone!, and other specialty concept stores; and DICK'S House of Sports and Golf Galaxy Performance Center, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile application for video streaming, scorekeeping, scheduling, and communications. The company sells its product through e-commerce websites and mobile applications. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 730 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores. The company was formerly known as Dick'S Clothing and Sporting Goods, Inc. and changed its name to DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. in April 1999. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. was incorporated in 1948 and is headquartered in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
Dunkin

#45 - Dunkin' Brands Group

NASDAQ:DNKN
Stock Price: $106.48
Market Cap: $8.78 billion
P/E Ratio: 40.2
Dividend Yield: 1.51%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and licenses quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Dunkin' U.S., Dunkin' International, Baskin-Robbins International, Baskin-Robbins U.S., and U.S. Advertising Funds. Its restaurants serve hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and hard serve ice cream. The company franchises its restaurants under the Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins brands. It also licenses Dunkin' brand products sold in retail outlets, such as retail packaged coffee, Dunkin' K-Cup pods, and ready-to-drink bottled iced coffee; and distributes Baskin-Robbins ice cream products to international markets for sale in Baskin-Robbins restaurants and other retail outlets. As of December 28, 2019, it had 13,137 Dunkin' restaurants and 8,160 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
Williams-Sonoma logo

#46 - Williams-Sonoma

NYSE:WSM
Stock Price: $128.25 (+$1.07)
Market Cap: $8.56 billion
P/E Ratio: 8.0
Dividend Yield: 2.43%
Consensus Rating: Hold (5 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $168.40 (31.3% Upside)
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. It offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, such as cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams Sonoma Home brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams Sonoma lifestyle brand; and furniture, bedding, lighting, rugs, table essentials, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand. The company also provides home decor products under the West Elm brand; kids accessories under the Pottery Barn Kids brand; and an organic bedding to multi-purpose furniture under the Pottery Barn Teen brand. In addition, it offers made-to-order lighting, hardware, furniture, and home decors inspired by history under the Rejuvenation brand; and women's and men's accessories, travel, entertaining and bar, home décor, and seasonal items under the Mark and Graham brand, as well as operates a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. The company markets its products through e-commerce websites, direct-mail catalogs, and retail stores. It operates 544 stores comprising 502 stores in 41states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 20 stores in Canada; 19 stores in Australia; 3 stores in the United Kingdom; and 139 franchised stores, as well as e-commerce websites in various countries in the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico, South Korea, and India. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Bath & Body Works logo

#47 - Bath & Body Works

NYSE:BBWI
Stock Price: $36.18 (+$0.73)
Market Cap: $8.26 billion
P/E Ratio: 9.6
Dividend Yield: 2.28%
Consensus Rating: Buy (15 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $51.05 (41.1% Upside)
Bath & Body Works, Inc. operates a specialty retailer of home fragrance, body care, and soaps and sanitizer products. The company sells its products under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, and other brand names through specialty retail stores and websites located in the United States and Canada, as well as through international stores operated by partners under franchise, license, and wholesale arrangements. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 1,755 company-operated retail stores and 338 international partner-operated stores. The company was formerly known as L Brands, Inc. and changed its name to Bath & Body Works, Inc. in August 2021. Bath & Body Works, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Burlington Stores logo

#48 - Burlington Stores

NYSE:BURL
Stock Price: $124.81 (+$1.34)
Market Cap: $8.18 billion
P/E Ratio: 51.6
Consensus Rating: Buy (16 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $205.32 (64.5% Upside)
Burlington Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of branded apparel products in the United States. The company provides fashion-focused merchandise, including women's ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, footwear, accessories, toys, gifts, and coats, as well as baby, home, and beauty products. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 837 stores under the Burlington Stores name, 2 stores under the Cohoes Fashions name, and 1 store under the MJM Designer Shoes name in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Burlington Stores, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey.
GameStop logo

#49 - GameStop

NYSE:GME
Stock Price: $26.86 (+$0.47)
Market Cap: $8.18 billion
Consensus Rating: Sell (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $22.00 (-18.1% Upside)
GameStop Corp., a specialty retailer, provides games and entertainment products through its e-commerce properties and various stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The company sells new and pre-owned gaming platforms; accessories, such as controllers, gaming headsets, virtual reality products, and memory cards; new and pre-owned gaming software; and in-game digital currency, digital downloadable content, and full-game downloads. It also sells collectibles comprising licensed merchandise primarily related to the gaming, television, and movie industries, as well as pop culture themes. As of January 29, 2022, the company operated 4,573 stores and ecommerce sites under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania brands; and 50 pop culture themed stores that sell collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys, and other retail products under the Zing Pop Culture brand, as well as offers Game Informer, a print and digital video game publication featuring reviews of new releases, previews of the big titles on the horizon, and coverage of the latest developments in the gaming industry. The company was formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp. GameStop Corp. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.
Five Below logo

#50 - Five Below

NASDAQ:FIVE
Stock Price: $146.42 (+$1.41)
Market Cap: $8.13 billion
P/E Ratio: 34.5
Consensus Rating: Buy (15 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $169.89 (16.0% Upside)
Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. It offers accessories, including socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, athletic tops and bottoms, and t-shirts, as well as nail polishes, lip glosses, fragrances, and branded cosmetics; and items used to complete and personalize living space, such as glitter lamps, posters, frames, fleece blankets, plush items, pillows, candles, incense, lighting, novelty décor, accent furniture, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customers room. The company also provides sport balls; team sports merchandise and fitness accessories, such as hand weights, jump ropes, and gym balls; games, including name brand board games, puzzles, collectibles, and toys covering remote control; and pool, beach, and outdoor toys, as well as games and accessories. In addition, it offers accessories for cell phones, tablets, audio, and computers, such as cases, chargers, headphones, and other items; books, video games, and DVDs; craft activity kits; arts and crafts supplies, such as crayons, markers, and stickers; and trend-right items for school comprising backpacks, fashion notebooks and journals, novelty pens and pencils, locker accessories, and everyday name brand items. Further, the company provides party goods, decorations, gag gifts, and greeting cards, as well as every day and special occasion merchandise products; assortment of classic and novelty candy bars, movie-size box candy, seasonal-related candy, and gum and snack food; chilled drinks through coolers; and seasonally-specific items used to celebrate and decorate for events. It primarily serves tween and teen customers. As of January 29, 2022, the company operated approximately 1,190 stores in 40 states. The company was formerly known as Cheap Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Five Below, Inc. in August 2002. Five Below, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Why Invest in Retail Stocks

Retail stocks refer to individual shares of companies that sell retail goods. It's easy to think up a laundry list of department stores or big box stores — Dillard's, Best Buy, Costco — the list is endless. (Just consider all of the places where you shop.) 

However, when on the hunt for retail stocks, it's easy to get caught up in a decision to purchase a retail stock just because you enjoy shopping there or know that "a lot of people" shop there. As any experienced investor will tell you, there's more to it than simply choosing a brand you admire. 

In this article, we'll take a look at retail stocks during inflationary times, why a particular retail stock may make a good investment, when they do well, the stock performance of some top retail stocks, how to invest in retail stocks and retail stock ETFs and index funds you may want to consider adding to your list.

Let's dive in. 

Retail Stocks and Inflation

The all items index increased 8.5% at the end of July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The all items less food and energy index rose 5.9% over the past year, the energy index increased 32.9% and the food index increased 10.9% over the past year, the largest 12-month increase since May of 1979.

You may have heard that during inflationary times, oil and energy stocks are some of the best stocks you can invest in because the demand for oil and gas remains high no matter what the economy is doing. However, certain retailers have combated unique supply chain issue challenges and pressure to drive prices higher by taking action, such as building more stores in new locations and/or boosting sales at current stores, reflect consumer purchase behavior, effectively address supply chain issues, address pricing and focus on value to consumers, develop brand, enhance operation productivity and more.

Sifting through the right retail stocks might yield certain companies that have advantages over competitors, but it's important to review which companies have the strongest responses during inflationary periods.

Are Retail Stocks a Good Investment?

The pandemic changed the landscape of retail investment, benefiting some retailers and leaving others completely in shreds. E-commerce became even more prevalent once people stopped going to stores and spent money on home improvement and video games instead of earmarking money for travel or social activities.

Retailers have also faced excess inventory due to rising inflation, mostly due to cutbacks by consumers. The aftereffects of the pandemic paved the way for online suppliers and unfortunately, for many retailers, they no longer hold customers in the palm of their hand like they did, say, in the 1990s. Retailers who can differentiate themselves often end up thriving the most.

However, it's possible to find good retail stocks by identifying key metrics that show proof strength. We'll go over key indicators of strength in the next section.

When Do Retail Stocks Do Well?

Identifying the right retail stocks can seem like tangling with the Bermuda Triangle during challenging economic times. However, it's a good idea to consider food retailers in times of economic stress — and just about any other time as well. The logic makes sense: People still have to eat, and during stressful economic periods, consumers tend to stay home and bake, saute and grill their own meals.

Therefore, grocery retailers like the following:

  • Walmart 
  • Amazon
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Kroger
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Target
  • CVS Health
  • Albertsons 
  • Publix

However, you can take a look at sales growth, earnings growth, performance during specific times of the year, physical stores, e-commerce strength and balance sheet strength. Let's take a look at each of these important factors.

  • Sales growth: How well has a company you're looking at generated revenue? How has it been calibrated from year to year? Check into a company's competitors as well as the sales growth between both companies before you buy stock in either.
  • Earnings growth: How much can companies compel loyal consumers to keep coming back, even when prices nip higher? For example, some of the best retail brands with a brand following include Apple, IKEA, Walmart, Nike, Sephora, Starbucks, Lululemon, etc. (You can probably add to your own list. What brands will you support, no matter what?) Top retail companies can show proof of earnings growth and can support that growth by raising their prices. However, you can use several metrics to measure earnings growth. For example, consider using the price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) — a stock's price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) divided by its percentage growth rate, which shows a stock's price relative to its earnings performance.
  • Performance over specific quarters: Many retailers hit specific metrics during certain points of the year, such as during the holiday season, the back-to-school period or in the spring, summer or fall. Performance during key times of the year, particularly among competitors, can affect how specific key performance indicators stack up during these seasonal periods.
  • Physical stores: How large is the store network and how well does the company work to maintain these physical locations? A company's holdings can determine its overall value, but it's worth noting how well the company maintains its physical locations in terms of sales strength. 
  • E-commerce: There's no doubt that brick-and-mortar locations still have their place, but e-commerce in many ways has taken the place of brick-and-mortar locations. Has a store restructured its physical space or made the in-store shopping experience more convenient? When so many competitors offer amenities like in-store pickup and local delivery, the absence of a strong online presence can foreshadow a withering brand.
  • Balance sheet strength: Arguably one of the most important factors to evaluate is balance sheet strength by checking into a company's working capital, debt versus equity and other factors. The ultimate goal is to determine the solvency, liquidity and complete financial profile of a company.

Ultimately, making a blanket statement that "all retail stocks do well" or "all retail stocks do poorly" during particular times of the year or during specific economic cycles is impossible because it depends on the specific company you're evaluating. However, certain types of retail companies may do better than others based on a wide variety of factors.

Retail Stock Share Performance

Retail sales increased 8.4% over the past year, a total of 18% above pre-pandemic figures, according to Reuters. These figures beat economist expectations, who said retail sales would increase only 0.8%.

For example, the following increases occurred:

  • Auto dealerships: 0.8%. 
  • Sales at service stations: 3.6%.
  • Bars and restaurants: 1%
  • Online store sales: 2.2%

Furniture and electronics and appliance retailers, sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores increased but clothing retailers sales, as well as those at building material, garden equipment, and supplies stores, fell. 

Top Retail Stocks List

Let's take a look at three top retail stock examples prior to choosing the right investments for your portfolio. 

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) 

An obvious choice, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), retails consumer products and subscriptions all over the world. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers and sells electronic devices, offers Kindle Direct Publishing and develops and produces media content, allowing others to publish and sell content. The company also offers analytics, machine learning, fulfillment, advertising, publishing and digital content subscriptions. Its membership feature also allows movie streaming and other services. 

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD)

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), a home improvement retailer, sells the following: 

  • Building materials
  • Home improvement products
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Décor products
  • Facilities maintenance, repair and operations products 
  • Installation services
  • Tool and equipment rental services

It maintains homedepot.com, blinds.com and thecompanystore.com, an online site for textiles and décor products. 

lululemon athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU)

Lululemon, stylized lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU), retails athletic apparel and accessories for women and men, such as shorts and leggings, tops and jackets, and other fitness-related accessories and footwear. 

The company maintains and operates the following:

  • Outlets
  • Warehouses
  • Interactive workout platforms
  • Yoga studios
  • Health clubs
  • Fitness centers

How to Invest in Retail Stocks

Let's take a comprehensive look at how you may want to approach investing in retail stocks.

Step 1: Evaluate companies. 

Analyzing key metrics can help you decide whether to invest in a particular stock and can also help you identify any red flags you may run into as you choose your investments. You may want to take a look at dividend yield, the dividend payout ratio, earnings per share and price-to-earnings ratio, for example. Let's take a look at each: 

  • Dividend yield: If the company pays dividends, the dividend yield lets you know the percentage of a share price a company kicks back to investors in the form of dividends. You can find the dividend share price by taking dividends per share divided by the current share price. In other words, let's say a company offers $2 in dividends per year and the stock costs $60 per share. In this case, the dividend yield is 3%. Higher-yield dividends can be risky, so watch for dividends that seem to offer a much higher dividend yield than competitors.
  • Dividend payout ratio: The dividend payout ratio refers to the percentage of a company's earnings paid out as dividends. The lower the payout ratio, the more sustainable the dividend will be. If a company offers a dividend, you'll want to make sure that you'll keep raking in dividend profits for the long term instead of suffering a dry spell after a year or two. For example, let's say a company earns $1 million and issues $50,000 in dividends. In this case the payout ratio would be $50,000 / $1 million = 5%. 
  • Earnings per share (EPS): EPS shows how many outstanding shares of stock a company has by taking the company's quarterly or annual net income and dividing by the number of outstanding shares of stock it owns.
  • Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio: The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio helps show you whether a company is fairly valued. You can divide a company's share price by its earnings per share to find its P/E ratio.

There are other metrics you can use to determine whether a particular stock makes sense for your particular investment needs. Make sure you determine ahead of time the type of company that makes sense for your risk tolerance and future goals.

Step 2: Open a brokerage account.

Do you have a brokerage account? If you don't already have a brokerage account, choose the right type of brokerage for you and fund your account. Consider choosing a robo-advisor, an AI-operated brokerage that eliminates the need for human interaction. You may also consider choosing a full-service stockbroker or a financial advisor who can meet with you in person and will help you choose your investments. You can also buy stock directly from the company in some cases. Take a look at the fees involved, the platform that the robo-advisor uses (if you choose to go that route) and other things that you believe you need in order to successfully invest. 

Step 3: Buy your shares and reinvest.

Once you take a few minutes to set up your brokerage account, choose the number of shares you want to purchase and buy. Again, make sure that you choose the right investments that meet your goals and timeline for investment. Also consider diversifying, which means that you spread around the type and number of investments you purchase. Consider reinvesting on a regular basis, such as on a monthly basis, in order to maximize your investment potential. 

Retail Stock ETFs

If you're looking for automatic diversification, you may want to consider an exchange-traded fund (ETF). An ETF works like a mutual fund (a pooled investment) but can be traded at any point during the trading day, like a stock. Take a look at the following retail stock ETFs:

  • Amplify Online Retail ETF (NYSEARCA: IBUY): The Amplify Online Retail ETF contains a wide variety of retail holdings, including the Booking Holdings Inc. Shutterstock Inc. CarParts.com Inc. BigCommerce Holdings Inc. The company contains a mix of retail and e-commerce stores and has a wide variety of diversification to boot, including big players and smaller caps as well.
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA: XRT): The SPDR S&P Retail ETF contains a wide variety of retail stores, including the well-known Carvana Co., Rite Aid Corporation, Chewy Inc., Etsy Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. and Wayfair Inc. and somewhat lesser-known companies like National Vision Holdings Inc. and EVgo Inc. 

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