StockCall Study on Limited Brands, American Eagle Outfitters, Wendy's, and Yum! Brands

Mar 19, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

According to a report released by the Commerce Department last week, retail sales in the U.S. rose 1.1% in February. The retail sales data beat expectations and highlighted the improving outlook for the U.S. economy. The data suggests that the improvement in labor and housing markets has boosted consumer confidence and consumers are willing to spend. This augurs well for apparel companies such as Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE: LTD), and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), as well as for restaurant companies such as The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN), and Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM). All four stocks ended lower on Monday, though, tracking losses in the broad market, which fell amid concerns over the Eurozone. StockCall free coverage on LTD, AEO, WEN, and YUM is available upon registration at

Shares of Limited Brands Inc. fell sharply in Monday's trading session. The stock closed 1.22% lower at $44.66. The company's shares have struggled this year even as the broad market has rallied. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen more than 5%. The stock recently slipped below its 50-day moving average, which is a bearish signal. The bearish trend is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. The stock's MACD is currently trading below the zero-line. Download the free technical research on LTD by signing up at  

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. shares also saw a sharp decline in trading yesterday. The stock closed 1.13% lower at $20.15, extending its losses in the last three sessions to over 3%. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen more than 1.70%, even as the S&P 500 gained more than 8.80%. The apparel store retailer's shares had risen sharply earlier this month after the company reported its fourth-quarter results. However, the stock failed to hold on to the momentum and has slipped below its 50-day moving average.  American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s shares currently have support at around $20. Register now and get access to the free analysis on AEO at  

The Wendy's Company shares struggled in Monday's trading session, closing 0.71% lower at $5.48 after falling to an intra-day low of $5.42. The restaurant chain's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $5.95. The stock has traded sideways over the past one month, struggling to break through $5.60 resistance level. The stock has support at around $5.40. Wendy's shares are still trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. However, the stock's MACD chart is currently giving strong bearish signals. Sign up and read the complimentary report on WEN at  

Yum! Brands Inc. shares pared some of their gains for the year in its last trading session for this week as the stock closed 1.55% lower at $69.11 after hitting an intra-day low of $68.75. Despite the pullback, the stock is still up more than 4% for the year. Most of the stock's gains have come this month. The stock has gained more than 5.50% since the start of this month. Yum! Brands shares are currently trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity. The free report on YUM can be downloaded by signing up now at  

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