The following video is from Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts David Hanson and Jason Moser dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Two more red flags for the retail holiday season emerged today, with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) reporting light first-quarter revenue with same-store sales down, and Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) reporting that its third-quarter profits were down, with its same-store sales also taking a hit. Should retail investors across the sector cut and run before the holidays hit? In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, David and Jason go over some retail sector red flags and discuss a few standouts that still continue to thrive.

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