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A growing economy coupled with new applications and convenience of online shopping could provide a catalyst to businesses that sell merchandise through online channels.
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Admit it: shopping for that new bathrobe, pair of stilts, or above-ground pool from the comfort of your own couch is pretty hard to beat. Convenience, selection, and sometimes lower prices are all behind the expansion of online business. Ecommerce is expected to grow 13% to 62 billion in 2013, representing 8% of the total retail pie. What’s more, projections call for online retail to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9% through 2017. In the second quarter of 2013, e-commerce sales totaled 4.8 billion, up 18.5%, which represents the largest growth in any quarter since 2007.
The proliferation of tricked-out tablets and smarter smartphones means we can get off the couch, without stopping the shopping. And that could give the growth of online commerce even more legs.
We identified US-listed stocks and American Depository Receipts of companies that are engaged in activities relevant to this watchlist's theme. We then filtered out companies that have a share price of less than .00 or a market capitalization less than 00 million, and excluded illiquid stocks by screening companies for liquidity i.e. average bid-ask spreads, dollar volume traded etc. Finally the proprietary Motif Optimization Engine determined the constituent stocks. Learn more about how we select our watchlists.Who made these selections?
Motif is an online brokerage built on thematic portfolios of up to 30 stocks and ETFs. Founded in 2010 by Hardeep Walia, Motif combines complex proprietary algorithms with skilled advisers to develop these thematic portfolios. Learn more about our team.How are these weighted?
First, we determined each company's percentage of total revenue derived from this watchlist's theme. Second, we applied a pure-play factor to give greater relative weight to companies that derive a higher percentage of their revenue from this theme. Finally, we weighted each company by its market capitalization adjusted for revenue exposure to the theme.
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|Watchlist||Change today||1-month return||1-year return||Total return|
|Symbol||Company name||Last price||Change||% change||Market time||Volume||Avg vol (3-month)||Market cap|
|AMZN||Amazon.com, Inc.||3082.47||-46.52||-1.49%||10:02 am GMT-4||1.10M||5.07M||1,543.98B|
|BABA||Alibaba Group Holding Limited||276.94||+1.65||+0.60%||10:02 am GMT-4||1.16M||15.47M||743.96B|
|JD||JD.com, Inc.||75.96||+0.96||+1.28%||10:02 am GMT-4||2.55M||12.02M||117.87B|
|W||Wayfair Inc.||294.5956||-9.57||-3.15%||10:02 am GMT-4||245.73k||2.49M||28.10B|
|CPRT||Copart, Inc.||104.86||-0.20||-0.19%||10:02 am GMT-4||67.85k||1.46M||25.06B|
|EXPE||Expedia Group, Inc.||94.02||+0.07||+0.07%||10:02 am GMT-4||151.53k||3.10M||13.28B|
|VIPS||Vipshop Holdings Limited||17.115||-0.08||-0.44%||10:02 am GMT-4||326.38k||6.97M||11.57B|
|STMP||Stamps.com Inc.||225.98||+0.62||+0.28%||10:02 am GMT-4||10.38k||344.08k||3.97B|
|CMPR||Cimpress plc||76.85||+1.50||+1.99%||10:00 am GMT-4||26.27k||175.53k||1.99B|
|SSTK||Shutterstock, Inc.||52.87||-0.16||-0.30%||10:01 am GMT-4||14.81k||361.59k||1.91B|
|MMYT||MakeMyTrip Limited||17.45||-0.44||-2.46%||10:02 am GMT-4||41.60k||454.50k||1.80B|
|GRPN||Groupon, Inc.||25.32||-0.63||-2.43%||10:02 am GMT-4||94.09k||2.66M||727.52M|
|LQDT||Liquidity Services, Inc.||7.16||+0.12||+1.70%||9:58 am GMT-4||6.48k||284.29k||243.76M|
|TOUR||Tuniu Corporation||0.906||-0.00||-0.10%||9:47 am GMT-4||3.24k||473.26k||111.77M|
|FTD||FTD Companies, Inc.||0.174||-||-||9:36 am GMT-4||-||-||-|
|PCLN||-||-||-||-||6:07 pm GMT-4||-||-||-|
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