By and  on August 12, 2013

Retail stocks eked out a gain in what was a quiet day on Wall Street.

The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group inched up 0.1 percent, or 1.03 points, to 843.71, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped just 5.83 points to 15,419.68. Both indices remain relatively close to their all-time highs and have gained as the U.S. economic recovery found firmer footing. Retail stocks are up 29.2 percent this year.

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