Other consumer discretionary and retail ETFs have been thriving, namely those with heavy tilts toward e-commerce names.
The trend away from traditional department stores and apparel retailers to online shopping destinations should benefit the Amplify Online Retail ETF (NasdaqGM: IBUY), which debuted last year. IBUY, which is comprised of global companies that generate at least 70% of revenue from online or virtual sales, has been one of the best-performing retail ETFs since its inception.
IBUY provides exposure to many familiar online names, such as WayFair Inc (NYSE: W), Etsy (NasdaqGS: ETSY), FTD Companies (NasdaqGS: FTD), Overstock Com Inc (NasdaqGS: OSTK) and Priceline (NasdaqGS: PCLN).
“Target on Tuesday posted its worst day of trading in years following a disappointing earnings announcement. The multinational earnings announcement fell short on revenue, comparable store sales and its full-year 2017 forecast. Sales also declined for its sixth straight quarter. Target is down nearly 19 percent year to date,” according to CNBC.
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