By  on December 28, 2017

Retail’s celebration of a strong holiday season may already be over as industry stocks took a turn after many hit yearly highs post-Christmas.

Holiday sales grew between 4 percent and 5.6 percent this year, changing slightly depending on the research report, but Consumer Growth Partners put total sales between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 at $598 billion, the best performance since 2011 and a new spending record. Wall Street responded in kind, pushing up shares of more than a dozen retailers on Dec. 26.

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