U.S. retail shares logged their best gains of 2014 while J.C. Penney Co. Inc. was left out in the cold as its stock hit a 52-week low.
The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group rose 1.6 percent to 890.8, reducing its year-to-date decline to 5.2 percent with only its sixth winning session of 2014. The broader market rose less heatedly as the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7 percent to 15,848.61 and the S&P 500 added 1.1 percent to hit 1,794.19.
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