New York, New York (PressExposure) February 29, 2012 -- With the country's jobs market looking better with a declining unemployment rate, George Leong, contributor to Profit Confidential, thinks this should help to drive consumer confidence and spending in the retail sector. In Leong's recent article, How to Make Money with Retail Stocks Right Now, he states that even though he's not a huge fan of the retail sector, he feels that the conditions have improved and will likely get better.
"The retailers are showing growth in spite of flat economic renewal," says Leong. "Whether they are big-box stores, discounters, or luxury retailers, there really is no specific area of the retail sector."
In his article, Leong takes a look at higher-end clothing retailer Michael Kors Holdings Limited. The stock surged over 20% after posting a 68% year-over-year jump in its fiscal third-quarter revenues to $373.6 million, versus $222.5 million in the year-earlier fiscal third quarter.
"The jump is amazing given the uncertainties in the retail sector," says Leong, "Moreover, the key comparable same-store sales surged 38% in the quarter, which is simply astounding for a retailer."
The key to investing in the retail sector, according to Leong, is to search for companies that offer some sort of niche or a product that is differentiated from its competitors. "I also like to look at retailers that may be currently in the dumps with investors, but that have strong brand awareness."
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