What are the best retail stocks to buy in 2019?

Investors will want to find retail stocks that demonstrate at least some of the following: positive comparable sales, stable gross margins, barriers to entry from e-commerce competitors, and competitive advantages against other retailers or online or off. In addition to that, investors will want to look at stocks trading at a good value as the retail industry has been under pressure, and a relatively low price should help these stocks withstand any challenges ahead.

The chart below shows five such stocks that look poised to outperform the retail industry and the broader market in 2019 and beyond…

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