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Wall Street Equity Research

September 10, 2010 08:59 ET

Professional Research on Sherwin-Williams and Sotheby's - Overview of the Specialty Retailer Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) -  www.wallstreetequityresearch.com allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the specialty retail, other industry, and offers free research on industry players The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) and Sotheby's (NYSE: BID). Register today at www.wallstreetequityresearch.com to receive free research reports on these companies.

The Specialty Retail sector was hit hard by the world's recent macroeconomic woes. High unemployment levels have caused consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary income, hurting sales across the board in the retail industry. Many companies have turned to cost-cutting procedures as a means to reduce losses. One sign of this has been the shift towards internet and catalog sales where companies benefit from the high margins on direct to consumer sales.

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As same-store sales continue to falter, it is expected that retailers will continue to cultivate their internet presence especially within the various popular social networks. Visit us at http://www.wallstreetequityresearch.com/ to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting specialty retail, other stocks.

A lot of emphasis within the industry has been placed on the upcoming back-to-school shopping season. Specialty retailers typically make a large portion of their revenues off of students gearing up to return to classes. The National Retail Federation recently forecast a $55 billion back-to-school market. However, many believe that these numbers are overly ambitious as the currently high consumer savings rate is a typical sign of low consumer confidence.

Elsewhere in the industry, The Sherwin-Williams Company lost its status as the primary paint supplier for the world's biggest retailer to Akzo Nobel NV. The paint maker and retailer posted profits of $181.7 million for the April to June quarter whilst revenue was at $2.1 billion. Another company in this space that saw a profitable second quarter 2010 is auction house Sotheby's which posted earnings of $86.2 million. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at http://wallstreetequityresearch.com/September102010TheSherwin-WilliamsCo.(SHW)100910.php or http://wallstreetequityresearch.com/September102010Sothebys(BID)100910.php to download the full reports on The Sherwin-Williams Company and Sotheby's.

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