StockCall Study on Wal-Mart, Big Lots, TJX Companies, and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao

StockCall Study on Wal-Mart, Big Lots, TJX Companies, and Companhia Brasileira
                               de Distribuicao

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LONDON, March 25, 2013

LONDON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

After a mixed holiday season, retailers have seen an increase in sales in the
first two months of 2013. Retail sales in February rose more than forecast as
an improving labor market boosted consumer confidence. With the economic
outlook continuing to improve, retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:
WMT), Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG), and The TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX) can
expect a solid year ahead. Consumer spending in Brazil has also been strong
even as the economy has shown signs of weakness. Brazil-based grocery retailer
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) has benefited from this
trend. On Friday, U.S. retailers ended mostly higher, while shares of
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao struggled.StockCall free coverage on
WMT, BIG, TJX, and CBD is available upon registration at

Among the retailers that rose sharply on Friday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Shares of the world's largest retailer rose 1.57% to finish the day at $74.28
on volume of 7.33 million. The company's shares rose to an intra-day high of
$74.29. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high of $77.60.
Shares of WMT outperformed the broad market last week, gaining nearly 2.50%.
Year-to-date, the stock has once again outperformed the broad market, gaining
more than 9.50%. The stock's MACD has just crossed above the signal line,
which is a strong bullish signal. Download the free technical research on WMT
by signing up at

Shares of Big Lots Inc. edged higher in trading on Wednesday; however, the
gains were limited. The stock closed 0.31% higher at $35.61 on volume of
573,792. Big Lots Inc.'s shares have traded in a tight range over the past
couple of weeks. The stock has been struggling to break through $36 resistance
level. Despite struggling in the last couple of weeks, the company's shares
have had an excellent run so far in 2013. Year-to-date, the stock has gained
more than 25%, compared to a gain of nearly 9.20% for the S&P 500. Register
now and get access to the free analysis on BIG at

Shares of The TJX Companies Inc. rose sharply in trading on Friday, touching a
52-week high of $46.85. The stock finished the day 2.21% higher at $46.62 on
above average volume of 6.69 million. TJX's shares rose more than 3.75% last
week, outperforming the broad market. The stock outperformed the broad market
for the year as well, gaining more than 10%. TJX Companies' shares have broken
through $45.50, which has been a stiff resistance level for the stock in the
past. This is a strong bullish signal. Sign up and read the complimentary
report on TJX at

Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao were among the major losers on
Friday. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $51.74 before finishing the day
2.58% lower at $51.83 on above average volume of 1.14 million. The stock fell
3.3% last week. Despite the recent losses, Companhia Brasileira de
Distribuicao shares have gained more than 16.70% this year. Technical
indicators for the stock, however, are currently giving bearish signals. The
free report on CBD can be downloaded by signing up now at

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