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Shares of retailers and companies selling consumer discretionary goods suffered broad declines Tuesday, as a surprise contraction in manufacturing activity in August was hurt by a sharp drop-off in consumption. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF slid 1.6%, to underperform the S&P 500's 0.8% decline, as 73 of 87 components lost ground.The SDPR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector ETF , which tracks sellers of what people want, fell 0.3% with 49 of 62 components declining, while SPDR Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF , which tracks sellers of what people need, rose 0.2% with 22 of 33 components gaining ground. Among the more-active consumer discretionary stocks, Ford Motor Co. slid 0.6%, Macy's Inc. lost 2.2%, Victoria's Secret-parent L Brands Inc. gave up 2.2% and Gap Inc. shed 3.4%, while Amazon.com Inc. advanced 1.1% and Starbucks Corp. tacked on 0.5%. The Institute of Supply Management said earlier its purchasing managers index (PMI) fell to 49.1, the lowest reading seen since January 2016, with consumption, as measured by production and employment, contributed the "strongest negative numbers" to the PMI, driven by lack of demand.
One of the biggest themes of the 2010's was the secular consumption pivot from physical commerce to digital commerce. As that pivot played out, two things happened. First, many physical retailers were slow to adapt, and as such, got left in the dust. Second, many new e-commerce players came into the scene, and stole share from traditional physical retailers.The result? Retailers have broadly seen their revenues and profits decline over the past several years, and retail stocks have consequently been in sell-off mode. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is down more than 10% over the past five years, versus a 40%-plus gain for the S&P 500.But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Specifically, over the past five years, certain physical retailers have not been slow to adapt to the digital shift. Instead, they adapted quickly, and have created formidable and highly defensible omni-channel retail businesses. As opposed to dropping, revenues and profits at these retailers have consequently risen over the past five years. So have their stocks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI call this group of outstanding retail stocks, "Retail Survivors." * 7 Tech Industry Dividend Stocks for Growth and Income These Retail Survivors are long-term winning investments. Each and every one of them has shown an impressive ability to navigate around the retail world's biggest disruption over the past 50-plus years, and in so doing, has proven that they offer consumers a secular value prop which should endure for the foreseeable future.As such, these retailers project to keep growing revenues and profits at a steady pace over the next several years. As they do, their stocks should head higher, too.Without further ado, let's take a look at a list of 15 Retail Survivors to buy for the long run. Retail Stocks to Buy for the Long Run: Target (TGT)Source: Robert Gregory Griffeth / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 77%One of the headline Retail Survivors is big box retailer Target (NYSE:TGT). The bull thesis here is very simple. There are Target stores everywhere, and they sell everything from groceries to cosmetics to clothes. They also sell those goods at very reasonable prices. Consumers have always loved this value prop of all-in-one convenience, close proximity, and low prices.Target has significantly improved that value prop over the past several years by: 1) improving the in-store shopping experience by refreshing physical stores, and 2) building out an omni-channel business which morphs the best of digital and physical channels to optimize consumer convenience. As Target has done this, the company fired off decade-best sales and traffic growth metrics over the past several quarters.This robust out-performance will continue because Target has found a winning omni-channel strategy which optimizes the customer shopping experience. As this robust performance persists, Target's revenues and profits will march higher, and so will TGT stock. Walmart (WMT)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 50%The other headline Retail Survivor on this list is the world's largest retailer, Walmart (NYSE:WMT). The secular bull thesis for WMT stock is almost identical to the one for TGT stock.Walmart has always been loved for its low prices and high convenience. That love was challenged by e-commerce threats, but only temporarily. In response to the e-commerce threat, Walmart improved its physical shopping experience, expanded its digital business, and built out numerous omni-channel capabilities. * 10 Companies Using AI to Grow All of those actions dramatically improved Walmart's value prop by bringing prices even lower (think free shipping) and pushing convenience even higher (think buy-online, pick-up-in-store). As Walmart's value prop has improved, sales and profits have run higher, as has WMT stock. This dynamic will persist for the foreseeable future, mostly because Walmart's current strategy of building out omni-channel capabilities is a winning one -- and one that will keep Walmart atop the retail food chain for a lot longer. Five Below (FIVE)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 183%One of the smaller retailers on this list, Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) is nonetheless a Retail Survivor with a ton of long term growth firepower.Five Below is a discount retailer which focuses on selling trendy items -- like selfie-sticks and spinners -- for $5 or less. This off-price, on-trend strategy has been a winning one, since it has ensured that consumers keep coming back to the stores to find the latest and greatest gadgets or toys at bargain prices. Consequently, Five Below has fired off consistently positive comparable sales growth for the past several years.At the same time, Five Below is rapidly expanding its relatively small real estate footprint, and the store base has grown at a 20%-plus rate for the past several years. That has powered 20%-plus revenue growth, which on top of stable margins, has powered 20%-plus profit growth. That magnitude of profit growth is unheard of in the retail world, and as such, FIVE stock is up a whopping 183% over the past five years.Over the next several years, Five Below will continue to grow profits at a 20%-plus pace, mostly because the company is still in the early stages of huge national expansion and because the company's off-price, on-trend strategy should support positive comps for the foreseeable future. This 20%-plus profit growth trajectory should push FIVE stock materially higher in the long run. TJX Companies (TJX)Source: Shutterstock % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 80%One of the winning retailing strategies in the 2010s has been off-price retailing, since consumers always love low prices. Another winning retailing strategy has been off-mall retailing, since consumers simply aren't going to the mall that much anymore.In the intersection of these two winning retailing strategies is TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX). TJX owns a portfolio of off-price, off-mall department stores across the apparel retail and home furnishings spaces which have, for the most part, reported consistently positive comparable sales growth for the past several years. Alongside those positive comps, revenues and profits have marched higher, as has TJX stock (up about 80% over the past five years). * 10 Marijuana Stocks That Could See 100% Gains, If Not More This dynamic will persist because TJX's big drivers (off-price and off-mall) are secular drivers which should endure for the foreseeable future. As they do, positive comps, healthy revenue growth, and healthy profit growth will all remain the norm. So long as those remain the norm, TJX stock will grind higher. Ross Stores (ROST)Source: Andriy Blokhin / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 172%In the same way that the bull thesis on Walmart runs parallel to the bull thesis on Target, the bull thesis on Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) runs parallel to the bull thesis on TJX.That's because -- much like TJX -- Ross Stores owns a portfolio of off-price, off-mall department stores across the apparel retail and home furnishings spaces, the sum of which have largely comped positive over the past several years and shrugged off e-commerce competition. Those stores will continue to do very well for the foreseeable future, mostly because the growth drivers here (off-price and off-mall) are secular in nature and will survive most competitive threats.As those stores continue to do well over the next several years, Ross Stores' revenues, profits, and stock will all march higher. Costco (COST)Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 144%Warehouse retailer Costco (NASDAQ:COST) checks off every box you'd want checked off for a Retail Survivor.Loyal shopper base? Check. You have to a be a member of Costco to shop at Costco, and Costco memberships cost $60 to $120 a year, so members are naturally inclined to shop at and be loyal to Costco. Unique value prop? Check. Costco is the bulk shopping king, and no one else in the industry really challenges them in the discount bulk game.Low prices? Check. Costco is up there with Walmart in terms of having the lowest prices in the retail game. Second-to-none convenience? Check. You can find essentially anything and everything at a Costco warehouse. * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill Because Costco checks off all those boxes, Costco has both: 1) reported positive sales and profit growth over the past several years, and 2) will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. That consistent growth has powered a 144% gain in COST stock over the past five years. It will power a similarly large gain over the next five years, too. Dollar General (DG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 118%Pretty much all of the dollar stores are Retail Survivors because of their focus on low price, and one of the two public dollar store companies is Dollar General (NYSE:DG).As mentioned earlier, consumers are always drawn to low prices, regardless of the retail or economic backdrop. Dollar General's value prop is centered entirely on low prices. Thus, logic says that consumers will forever be attracted to Dollar General's low prices, and therefore, forever attracted to Dollar General.It also helps that Dollar General's core demographic is way different than the demographics at other low-cost retailers, like Costco. Costco dominates the six-figure salary crowd. Dollar General dominates the under $50,000 salary crowd. As such, Dollar General is the low price king at the lower-end of the income spectrum.Zooming out, there will forever be shoppers at the lower-end of the income spectrum. Those shoppers will also forever be attracted to Dollar General's low prices. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, Dollar General stores will be crowded, sales and profits will move higher, and DG stock will shoot higher, too. Dollar Tree (DLTR)Source: Shutterstock % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 82%The other dollar store stock that is a Retail Survivor is Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR).I might as well just copy and paste the Dollar General section here, and replace "Dollar General" with "Dollar Tree." The bull theses on the two are that similar.Dollar Tree dominates the under $50,000 salary crowd. There will forever be consumers on that end of the income spectrum. Those consumers will forever be attracted to Dollar Tree's low prices. As such, Dollar Tree projects to continue to grow sales and profits at a steady pace over the next several years. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale Over the past several years, that growth has powered an 82% gain in DG stock. It should produce a similarly large gain over the next few years, too. Home Depot (HD)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 134%One industry that hasn't been disrupted by e-commerce and which has instead proceeded to fire on all cylinders over the past few years is the home improvement retail segment. At the top of that segment is Home Depot (NYSE:HD).The bull thesis is pretty simple. The e-commerce world cannot replicate the home improvement retail model. Home improvement shopping is a see-and-feel process -- most consumers need to see the exact replacement valve they are buying, or feel the carpet they are installing. It isn't as easy as going online, clicking two buttons, and having a product arrive on your doorstep. Nor will it ever be that simple.Because of this, no one has been able to step on Home Depot's turf yet, and they won't anytime soon. The steady positive comps, revenue growth, and profit growth that Home Depot has reported over the past few years will persist over the next few years. That means HD stock -- which is up 134% over the past five years -- will stay in rally mode for the foreseeable future. Lowe's (LOW)% Gain Over Past 5 Years: 104%If general retail, you have Walmart and Target as the one-two punch of Retail Survivors. In discount apparel retail, you have TJX and Ross Stores. On the dollar store front, you have Dollar General and Dollar Tree. And, on the home improvement front, you have Home Depot and Lowe's (NYSE:LOW).Copy and paste the Home Depot thesis for Lowe's. Home improvement shopping is not easily replicated online, nor will it ever be easily replicated online. Thus, the e-commerce disruption which has spread throughout retail, has yet to really impact the home improvement space. Consequently, both Home Depot and Lowe's have reported strong numbers over the past several years.Home Depot has been always one step ahead of Lowe's, and their numbers have consistently been slightly better -- hence HD stock's 134% gain over the past five years, to LOW stock's 104% gain. But, for the first time in a long time, Lowe's is actually out-comping Home Depot -- a sign that Lowe's may finally be ready to "catch up" to Home Depot. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills Thus, LOW stock looks good both near- and long-term. Best Buy (BBY)Source: BobNoah / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 115%The turnaround retail story of the decade belongs to consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY).At the beginning of the decade, it didn't look like Best Buy was going to make it. And, by "going to make it," I mean that it looked like Best Buy was headed for the retail graveyard, pushed out of the consumer electronics retail space it dominated by fresh e-commerce platforms which offered lower prices and higher convenience.But, Best Buy has since adapted to the e-commerce trend in a big way. They lowered prices. They upped convenience. They've doubled down on in-store offerings, such as having employees help you understand various different products -- something which online retailers cannot replicate. They've also rapidly built out their online and omni-channel retail businesses to be as big as everyone else's in this space.Best Buy has navigated through the turbulent retail times of the past decade, and now once again sits firmly atop the consumer electronics space. Comps are positive. Margins are stable. Profits are moving higher. So is the stock -- and all of this will persist for the next several years, given Best Buy's offline advantages relative to its online competition (namely, in-store help). Restoration Hardware (RH)Source: Shutterstock % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 70%One retail segment which has been slow to the e-commerce trend is the furniture market, and that has been to the advantage of high-end furniture retailer Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH).E-retail sales account for about 10% of all retail sales. But, across different verticals, the e-penetration rate varies dramatically. In verticals such as consumer electronics and apparel, the e-penetration rate hovers around 30%. In the home goods market, however, the e-penetration rate is below 15%.To be sure, that low penetration represents an opportunity for up-and-coming furniture e-retailers, like Wayfair (NYSE:W) -- I actually pulled those stats from a Wayfair investor deck. It's also representative of the fact that consumers like to do their home goods shopping in-store, where they can touch, feel, and test out products that often can cost thousands of dollars. Sure, Wayfair might eat alive the lower-end of this market -- touching and feeling aren't that important for a $300 mirror -- but RH will continue to dominate the high-end of this market. Touching and feeling are super important for a $3,000 couch. * 7 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade Because of this, RH has and will continue to report largely favorable results, defined by positive revenue and profit growth. That growth has led to a 70% gain in RH stock over the past five years. I wouldn't be surprised to see RH stock rise another 50%-plus over the next five years, too. Tractor Supply (TSCO)% Gain Over Past 5 Years: 51%One the under-the-radar Retail Survivor which has rallied big over the past five years and which looks ready to run higher over the next five years is Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO).Tractor Supply is the rural America's go-to retailer for farm life products. Importantly, they sell the sort of stuff which Walmart and Target either don't sell, or aren't very good at selling. Tractor Supply's stores are also all located in rural areas -- where, sometimes, the nearest Walmart or Target may be a 30 minute (or more) drive away.Because of this, Tractor Supply has sustained dominance in rural America for a long time. They will sustain that dominance for a lot longer, too. So long as they do, TSCO stock should continue to grind higher with the U.S. rural economy. Floor & Decor (FND)Source: Shutterstock % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 120% (from the 2017 IPO price)Need to re-do your floors? Bathroom remodel coming soon? Looking to re-tile the kitchen? Install a new back splash?If you've done any of those things over the past few years, you know that turning to an e-commerce platform to "get the job done" is inconvenient, and arguably impossible. Instead, you turn to a home improvement retailer to find the product, and then find someone to do the job (or you do it yourself … depending on the size of the project).Home Depot wins a lot of these home project building material and labor sales. So does Lowe's. But, Floor & Decor (NYSE:FND) is a solid third player in this market that is more than holding its own (mid single digit comps) and rapidly expanding reach (nearly 20% sales growth last quarter), mostly because the company often offers a wider selection than Home Depot and Lowe's, and also often features lower prices. * 10 Stocks to Own Through a Global Recession This market should continue to grow with the housing market over the next several years. Floor & Decor should grows its share of this market. Thus, this company projects as a share gainer in a healthy growth market -- a combination which ultimately paves the path for FND stock to rise over the next few years. Amazon (AMZN)Source: BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock.com % Gain Over Past 5 Years: 432%Last, but not least, on this list of Retail Survivors is e-retail giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).It may seem weird to include Amazon on this list. After all, Amazon is the face of the e-commerce disruption which has killed parts of the physical retail segment over the past several years. But, I'm including Amazon not because of its e-commerce business; rather, because of its still young but rapidly-expanding offline retail business.Amazon is making a big offline retail push. They acquired Whole Foods, are partnering up with other retailers to turn them into Amazon fulfillment centers, and are looking to rapidly expand their convenience store business. In so doing, Amazon is not just looking to sustain dominance in the online retail world -- they are simultaneously looking to replicate that dominance in the offline retail world.No one knows whether or not these offline retail efforts will be successful. But, they tremendously expand the company's addressable market and long term opportunity -- and if successful, offline retail could turn into a multi-billion dollar business for Amazon.Overall, then, Amazon stock is unequivocally a high-quality retail stock you want to own for the long run. Contrary to popular belief, this growth story may just be getting started.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long TGT, FIVE, TJX, ROST, DG, LOW, BBY, W, and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Industry Dividend Stocks for Growth and Income * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale * 7 of the Worst Stocks on Wall Street The post 15 Retail Survivors to Buy for the Long Run appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Recession talk began percolating through financial markets about a year ago, around the same time that the trade war between the U.S. and China started heating up. Ever since, retail stocks have been killed, with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) down about 24% over the past year.My take on the retail stock carnage? The sell-off is overdone, and what you have now is a golden buying opportunity ahead of what should be a really strong holiday 2019 shopping season.The U.S. economy is not heading into a recession anytime soon, mostly because the consumer is rock solid and they drive two-thirds of U.S. economic output. You have favorable labor conditions (record low unemployment and decade-high wage growth) on top of favorable credit conditions (low and dropping rates, and record high credit scores) and favorable savings conditions (a near twenty-year high personal savings rate).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat's a favorable backdrop for U.S. consumers. It implies that, all else equal, U.S. consumers will spend big this holiday season. * 10 Marijuana Stocks That Could See 100% Gains, If Not More The trade war could derail the U.S. consumer. But, such concerns are overstated. My theory: U.S. President Donald Trump's recent tariff threat is just a chest puff to get the Federal Reserve to cut rates. Once he gets those lower rates, Trump will pull back the tariff threats, because he doesn't want a weak economy heading into an election year.Thus, by the end of 2019, we will have a U.S. economy with low rates, reduced trade tensions, and strong labor conditions. That's a favorable backdrop for retail stocks to bounce back into the end of the year. Retail Stocks to Buy on the Dip: Target (TGT)Source: jejim / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 3%At the top of this list of retail stocks to buy is general merchandise giant Target (NYSE:TGT).The bull thesis here is pretty simple. Target has been firing on all cylinders for the past several years, as the company has doubled down on growing its e-commerce business and expanding its omni-channel capabilities. These investments have produced decade-best comparable sales and traffic growth metrics for the past several quarters.In other words, this company has a ton of momentum at the same time that the U.S. consumer has a lot of purchasing power. That's a favorable combination. Ultimately, it means that as U.S. consumers turn higher wages into higher retail spend over the next few months, a big portion of that increased spend will find its way into Target stores and onto Target.com.The result? Continued strong comparable sales and traffic growth into the end of the year. That continued red-hot growth should push TGT stock to new all-time highs. Kroger (KR)Source: James R. Martin / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 30%Second on this list of retail stocks to buy amid recent weakness is America's largest grocer, Kroger (NYSE:KR).Kroger stock has been killed over the past year -- 30% off 52 week highs -- mostly because investors have been concerned about competition impacting top- and bottom-line growth trends. Specifically, investors have continued to express concern with regards to Target, Walmart (NYSE:WMT), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) all more aggressively moving into the grocery space.But, the Target/Walmart/Amazon push into groceries isn't anything new. It has been happening for a while now. While it has created some margin pressures, Kroger has largely maintained positive comparable sales and traffic growth amid this era of heightened competition (some would say thanks to Kroger's booming private label business).The implication? Kroger will maintain its leadership position in the stable growth grocery market for the foreseeable future. This grocery market is doing really well right now (3.3% sales growth over the past three months), and should continue to do well so long as labor conditions in the U.S. remain favorable. There's also the underrated CBD tailwind which may provide a lift to Kroger's numbers.Thus, into the end of the year, Kroger should report better-than-expected numbers which will breathe life back into this beaten up and dirt cheap KR stock. Five Below (FIVE)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 25%Third on this list of retail stocks to buy on the dip is one of the retail sector's best-performing stocks over the past few years, rapidly expanding discount retailer Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE).Over the past five years, Five Below has leveraged its unique sales proposition -- selling trendy items at $5 or less -- to drive consistently positive comparable sales growth which, on top of big unit expansion (Five Below is opening roughly 100 stores per year on a few-hundred-big store base), has driven steady 20%-plus revenue growth. The positive comps have driven positive operating leverage, too, so profit growth has likewise been north of 20%. Against the backdrop of 20%-plus profit growth, FIVE stock has gained nearly 195% over the past five years.This red-hot rally in FIVE stock has hit a road bump over the past year. Elevated trade tensions and the the threat of more tariffs have weighed on Five Below investor sentiment, and FIVE stock presently trades 25% off its 52-week highs.But, this is purely a sentiment issue. Fundamentally, nothing has changed. Last quarter, Five Below reported a 3%-plus rise in comparable sales, a 20%-plus rise in revenues, and 10 basis points of gross margin expansion. Management also said that they could offset higher costs from tariffs with price hikes. * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill Thus, the fundamentals remain strong. Because of this, as trade concerns ease over the next several months, investor sentiment surrounding FIVE stock should meaningfully improve, and drive a big rebound rally in FIVE stock. Foot Locker (FL)Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 40%Next up we have beaten-up athletic footwear retailer, Foot Locker (NYSE:FL).The big problem at Foot Locker is that this company finds itself at the epicenter of the trade war. The athletic apparel industry sources a lot of product from China. That means a lot of Foot Locker's core products are subject to tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war. That translates into higher costs and lower margins, since Foot Locker can't pass on the costs to consumers in an already competitive athletic apparel market.Investors have been obsessed with this potential negative margin hit from the trade war. As such, despite the company reporting positive comps and margin expansion last quarter, FL stock has dropped to trade 40% off its 52-week highs.The writing is on the wall here -- the only way FL stock rebounds, is if trade tensions between the U.S. and China cool down. As I wrote in the intro to this gallery, I think that's exactly what will happen into the end of the year, given that neither side wants these trade tensions to escalate much further.As trade tensions cool down, investor sentiment will improve. That improving sentiment will converge on strong back-half 2019 numbers from Foot Locker, supported by a healthy U.S. consumer and favorable athletic apparel adoption trends. This convergence should propel a meaningful recovery in beaten up FL stock. Best Buy (BBY)% off 52 Week High: 20%One retail stock which looks particularly compelling amid recent weakness is consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (NASDAQ:BBY).When it comes to BBY stock, there's the long-term bull thesis, and there's the near-term bull thesis. With respect to the long-term bull thesis, you have a company that has established itself as the go-to retailer in the secular growth consumer electronics market. Long story short, the consumer electronics space is rapidly expanding, thanks to secular tailwinds which are pushing supply higher (every product is becoming integrated with the internet these days) and pushing demand higher (consumers want all these internet-connected devices).Best Buy is a big-moat, wide-reach, very-relevant player in this rapidly expanding market, and as such, is positioned to report healthy top and bottom line growth over the next several years. Those healthy growth trends will keep dirt-cheap BBY stock -- 11.2-times forward earnings -- on a long term uptrend.In the near term, BBY stock will move higher because cooling trade tensions and strong back-half 2019 numbers, driven by favorable labor conditions, will converge on a beaten up stock to produce out-sized returns. * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Overall, then, BBY stock looks ready for a big rebound rally in the back half of 2019, the likes of which should keep this stock on a long-term winning trajectory. Under Armour (UAA)Source: 2p2play / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 30%Those who read my writing know that I am not a big fan of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA). But, the recent sell-off in UAA stock is so overdone, that this stock has become a compelling buy for a holiday 2019 rally.The fundamental story here is easy to digest. As I have said before, Under Armour is the wrong company in the right market, in that they have exposure to the secular growth athletic apparel space, but have missed the lifestyle pivot and remain a performance-first brand. That's why this company has been among the slowest growers in this space for the past several quarters (although the company is benefiting from big margin expansion thanks to a depressed base).Nothing about this narrative has changed. Under Armour remains a performance-first brand, with a low single-digit revenue growth rate and big margin drivers. What has changed, though, is that UAA stock has tumbled 30% in the past two weeks because of an earnings report that wasn't that bad, and because of tariff concerns which were overstated.Now, UAA stock is dramatically undervalued and testing long term support levels. The stock has held those support levels, trade tensions should ease going forward, and holiday 2019 numbers should be better than what's priced in right now. As such, while Under Armour has its secular challenges, UAA stock looks like a good buy on this recent big dip. Wayfair (W)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com % off 52 Week High: 35%Last, but not least, on this list of retail stocks to buy on the dip for a holiday 2019 bounce is online furniture retailer, Wayfair (NYSE:W).Wayfair finds itself on this list for the same reasons that Under Armour finds itself on this list. Specifically, Wayfair has dropped big over the past two weeks because of overstated trade concerns, and is now testing long term support levels which appear ready to hold. If they do hold, history says Wayfair stock could be due for a huge bounce-back rally into the end of 2019.The fundamentals line up with this bull thesis. Wayfair has a profit problem in that the company has never produced a profit. That's a big problem when rates are climbing, since higher rates dilute the value of future profits (which is where Wayfair stock gets all of its value, since there are no profits today). But, it's less of a problem when rates are falling, since lower rates increase the value of future profits.Right now, we are in a very low rate environment. That actually helps support Wayfair stock's lofty valuation. At the same time, low rates promote big ticket purchases - of which, housing and home furnishings are two of them.As such, Wayfair appears ready to report better than expected back-half 2019 numbers, against a favorable valuation backdrop. Thus, the fundamentals line up with the technicals here, and from all angles, Wayfair stock appears ready to rally into the end of the year.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long TGT, KR, WMT, AMZN, FIVE, FL, BBY, and UAA. 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The stock markets are still reeling from a slew of geopolitical risks. The situation is made worse by deteriorating economic conditions especially outside of the United States. Here the earnings reports are still overall constructive. Much of the company caution flags stem from self-inflicted economic trade wars.The trick to investing is finding what stocks to trade now. There are active stocks that in the next few hours there are some opportunities and today we look at Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) , Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and The TJX Company (NYSE:TJX). Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: BIDUInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBIDU stock has been in the dumps for a long while. Even though statistically it's cheap selling at 12 price to earnings ratio, sellers in the BIDU stock have been relentless.Tuesday, management reported and investors loved what they saw. BIDU stock spiked 8% on the headline. The trick now is what comes next. This spike could be the start of something good but given the long span of negative action, onus is on the BIDU bulls to prove they can sustain the buying. * 10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential So the better thing to do is wait for triggers before I buy the BIDU stock. Last earnings report BIDU collapsed from $150 per share and left a giant gap. But it has since settled into a lateral range. The first trigger is when bulls can move the BIDU stock above its highest point in that range. Then and only then can we hope it can start filling the gap.If there is no trigger then there should be no trade. The first line to cross is $117.50, then $122. Patience is key here especially for those looking for a tactical trade in BIDU stock. If this is an attempt at a long term trade then waiting out pennies is futile and they should buy BIDU stock here. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: HDHD reported a less than stellar report and guided lower. Yet the stock spiked on the news. This usually is a positive sign that the sellers of HD stock are tired. So the bulls may have an opportunity to break through the recent range.The opportunity comes from breaking out to new highs. It won't be easy and it will need the help of the general markets to do it. Alone HD stock is not likely to set new highs if the S&P is falling on geopolitical fears.HD stock failed below $217 zone in October of 2018 and it took it a full year to get back to it. So this is a level to mark as important and actionable. In this case and since recently it was above it, I consider the range between $215 and $219 as the breakout line.It will take intestinal fortitude to buy a stock near its highs while there is so much global risk. This is definitely a momentum trade where buyer of HD stock hope to buy high and sell higher. Chasing runaway stocks is not for everyone, nevertheless the opportunity is there for those who can stomach it. There are plenty of froth below to price out if markets fade. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: KSSKSS reported earnings Tuesday and the stock spiked on the news. So management reported something that Wall Street initially liked. Unfortunately, the spike faded and KSS stock went -5% in the red. Only time will tell if the investors enthusiasm returns. Now job one for KSS stock bulls becomes to hold the higher low trend so they can continue to have a constructive chart.Technically, the stock filled an open gap to $50.50 per share before fading. From here there will be the repeat of this opportunity after they stabilize from the disappointment. There are bigger gaps to fill to $62 per share but that's putting carts before horses. There important trigger line on the rebound will be $48.50.So I can buy KSS stock to anticipate stabilization and hope for a rally. Or I can chase if it recovers the point of control noted earlier. Even then, these are prior fail zones that will be tough to break through so the KSS stock bulls need the help of general markets to do it.Alternatively and since the report was not a disaster, I can instead of chasing upside sell downside puts or spreads to generate income without needing a rally to profit. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: GOOGLGOOGL is a great american company that doesn't usually create inflammatory headlines. But of late the regulators in the US have GOOGL, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and other in their cross hairs. So GOOGL stock has in essence become a headline trade mucking up great fundamentals.Every major dip in GOOGL stock has been a buying opportunity. On Monday GOOGL stock celebrated its 15 year anniversary and investors who owned it the whole time have 2500% returns to enjoy.This week, GOOGL stock has a move brewing and it could be a nice upside opportunity if headlines allow for it. It has been setting higher lows and lower highs. So the range is tightening into a point. Usually these build up energy that needs to resolve itself in a big move.If the GOOGL stock bulls can close above 1210 they can target the $1250 zone. And if that happens then they'd be sitting at the gates of yet another breakout opportunity for $1300 or higher. It won't be easy especially in the face of negative political rhetoric. So GOOGL stock will need the markets to be also rallying for that breakout to sustain itself.Below $1160, GOOGL stock is vulnerable to test its point of control around $1119. If that happens it would be a great opportunity to catch the falling knife there. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: TJXTJX reported earnings on Tuesday and investors hated it. The TJX stock fell 4% on the headline. They cited many difficulties including inventories. These are usually transient problems and I bet the TJX fans will defend the stock.So it will be interesting to watch how the stock finds a bottom then mount a relief rally once the report headline noise abates.The May correction ended at $49 per share for TJX stock. So this is where I expect the bulls to make their stance. Otherwise, it could lose another $2 but the whole zone is supportive. So there is a short term bounce trade in TJX but it's a matter of timing. * 10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential This is a quality stock so eventually will shrug the effects of one report off and resume higher. As long the overall market cooperates, traders can buy TJX stock starting Wednesday or Thursday for the opportunity of a bounce rally that could target $52.50 per share.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room for free here. 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