The Retail and Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) and the Retail HOLDRs (RTH) might attract some attention in the coming weeks. Time Warner, Home Depot, Disney, Target, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart are just some of the companies that are poised to profit from a better than expected holiday shopping season. These stocks are also some of the top holdings in XLY and RTH.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer said Saturday that it expects to post a solid 4.3 percent gain in same-store sales for November, helped by better-than expected sales during the post-Thanksgiving day shopping rush.

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