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Analyst Interviews

Top retail holiday winners may surprise you  Thu, 26 Dec '13 | 7:26 AM ET

Pamela Quintiliano, SunTrust analyst, shares her thoughts on which retailers took the top spot in the holiday traffic shopping wars. Consumers were looking under the tree for electronic and high-end jewelry and luxury items this year, says Quintiliano.

UK's holiday frenzy beats US in spending  Tue, 24 Dec '13 | 10:32 AM ET

Bryan Roberts, analyst at Kantar Retail, details why the holiday shopping season is more critical in the United Kingdom than in the U.S.

Disney has a 'fat pipeline': Analyst  Tue, 24 Dec '13 | 7:23 AM ET

"Wolf of Wall Street" and "Frozen" are among holiday movies in 2013. David Bank, analyst for RBC Capital, provides insight into which movies do well.

Amazon enters elite club  Mon, 23 Dec '13 | 10:13 AM ET

Amazon has crossed the $400 a share line for the first time. Channing Smith, Capital Advisors, and Michael Graham, Canaccord Genuity internet analyst, discuss Amazon's short and long-term profitability.

Discussing whether BlackBerry can remain competitive in 2014, with Mark Sue, RBC Capital Markets analyst.

Nike is a huge opportunity: Pro  Fri, 20 Dec '13 | 10:23 AM ET

Discussing Nike's high earnings expectations and if the stock is worth a buy rating, with Paul Swinand, Morningstar equity analyst, and Sam Poser, Sterne Agee senior research analyst. "Nike is showing how innovative it can be across numerous categories, Poser says.

UBS upgrades Carnival to buy  Fri, 20 Dec '13 | 10:22 AM ET

Robin Farley, UBS leisure & gaming analyst, explains why UBS upgraded Carnival from neutral to buy and discusses the cruise line's pricing strategy and if they will be able to hold pricing through the holiday season.

Chipotle's pizza plan  Thu, 19 Dec '13 | 2:39 PM ET

Chipotle launched Pizzeria Locale in Denver hoping to take a bite out of the pizza industry. Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak & Co. restaurant analyst, and Nicole Miller Regan, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, share their opinions.

Playing the Bitcoin slide  Thu, 19 Dec '13 | 9:54 AM ET

Darrin Peller, Barclays analyst, provides his thoughts on the digital currency, as it begins to lose momentum after hitting a record high two weeks ago.

AMC: Hot ticket IPO  Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 10:21 AM ET

Chad Benyon, Macquarie analyst, discusses AMC Entertainment's IPO and how movie theaters operate. Benyon also reveals his favorite picks in the entertainment space.

FedEx Q2 results shy of expectations  Wed, 18 Dec '13 | 7:54 AM ET

Scott Schneeberger, Oppenheimer senior analyst, breaks down the shipping company's second quarter results, and explains why he likes the long-term outlook on FedEx. The company is nicely on pace and presents a buying opportunity, says Schneeberger.

Facebook is running Google's playbook: Analyst  Tue, 17 Dec '13 | 11:42 AM ET

Brian Nowak, Susquehanna senior analyst, breaks down Facebook's new video advertising model and discusses how it compares to Google's online display player.

Power Lunch's top 5 stories: Best Buy  Mon, 16 Dec '13 | 1:43 PM ET

The "Power Lunch" crew looks back on its top 5 stories of the year, including a big year for Best Buy. Stacey Widlitz of SW Retail Advisors, says new management has helped turn around the retailer.

Amazon is taking over your wallet: Pro  Fri, 13 Dec '13 | 2:16 PM ET

Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray managing director & senior research analyst, discusses Amazon's new pantry initiative and gives his investment recommendation.

Macquarie senior consumer analyst Liz Dunn questions whether Lululemon can come back from its PR issues.

Hilton did a great job marketing IPO: Pro  Thu, 12 Dec '13 | 10:04 AM ET

Chad Mollman, Morningstar equity analyst, and Rod Petrik, Stifel Nicolaus research analyst, discuss "attractiveness" of the Hilton IPO and where the hotel generates its cash flow from.

Lululemon under pressure despite Q3 beat  Thu, 12 Dec '13 | 8:46 AM ET

Pam Quintiliano, SunTrust analyst, shares her thoughts on Lululemon's third quarter earnings beat and fourth quarter outlook.

Coach 'down,' will get better: Pro  Wed, 11 Dec '13 | 2:41 PM ET

It's Kors vs. Coach. Which is the better investment now, with Sapna Maheshwari, Buzzfeed; Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst; and Jan Kniffen, CNBC retail analyst.

Hilton set to launch huge IPO  Wed, 11 Dec '13 | 10:46 AM ET

Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, and Jon Oh, CLSA research analyst, discuss the IPO and how Hilton's business model stacks up against its competitors.

Seeing through LULU's CEO changes  Tue, 10 Dec '13 | 8:31 AM ET

Pam Quintiliano, SunTrust retail analyst, explains why investors are pleased Chip Wilson is stepping down as the non-executive chairman at Lululemon, and why she views the change as positive.

Laggard McDonald's disappoints in U.S.  Mon, 9 Dec '13 | 11:06 AM ET

Discussing the company's problems in the U.S. and success in Europe, with Andy Barish of Jefferies and Peter Saleh of Telsey Advisory Group.

The new American Airlines  Mon, 9 Dec '13 | 10:44 AM ET

Robert McAdoo, Imperial Capital airline analyst, discusses the integration of U.S. Air and American merger, and how it might impact ticket prices.

LinkedIn 'truly disruptive': Analyst  Fri, 6 Dec '13 | 12:38 PM ET

BMO analyst Dan Salmon upgraded LinkedIn to outperform, and raised his price target to $270. Salmon says the company is focusing on salespeople and mobile, and "disrupting" the way enterprises do business.

'Big beer' under pressure: Analyst  Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 2:49 PM ET

Discussing whether the "big guy" beer companies make a good bet for investors, with Tom Mullarkey, Morningstar analyst, and Caroline Levy, CLSA analyst.

Beer goggles, beer stocks?  Thu, 5 Dec '13 | 2:49 PM ET

Should investors stay away from "big guy" beer companies, with Tom Mullarkey, Morningstar analyst, and Caroline Levy, CLSA analyst.

Rick Snyder, Maxim Group senior retail analyst, discusses the struggles for JC Penney, and what can be done to turn the department store around. "The JCP recovery cannot happen" without increased traffic, Snyder adds.

Ford November sales beat estimates  Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 11:44 AM ET

CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Erich Merkle, Ford U.S. sales analyst about why the automaker saw sales rise 7.2 percent last month versus an estimate of 3.0 percent.

UBS analyst upgrades Apple  Tue, 3 Dec '13 | 10:20 AM ET

Steve Milunovich, UBS technology strategist, upgraded Apple to "buy," and raised his price target on the stock. He explains his upgrade, and why concern about the cloud may keep cloud computing vendors under pressure.

Analyze the Analysts: Twitter  Mon, 2 Dec '13 | 1:31 PM ET

Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, takes a look at the latest analyst call on Twitter, eBay, and American Eagle.

Consumers seeking a 'new hook': Analyst  Mon, 2 Dec '13 | 10:25 AM ET

Discussing how to invest in retailers just after Black Friday, and how to interpret shopping data, with Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity retail analyst, and Ed Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets retail analyst.

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