Fitch Ratings has published the third edition of its 'U.S. Retail Credit Insights' newsletter. The newsletter provides brief company-specific and sector comments, links and summaries to rating actions and detailed industry reports, and Fitch's views on topical issues.
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The current issue discusses the following topics:
--Upcoming investor events;
--Sector Update highlighting major industry trends including uneven performance between high-end and low-end retailers, opportunities and threats presented by E-commerce growth as well as accelerated downsizing of retail square footage;
--Fitch's expectations for 2012 on select retailers such as J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Sears, Best Buy and RadioShack, based on recently reported first quarter 2012 sales and earnings results;
--Rating actions over the past four months;
--Index of sector reports, statistics, and analysis.
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