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NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Glimcher Realty Trust rose 29.8 percent to $13.75. PBF Logistics LP rose 11.0 percent to $27.55.
Many teens say social cachet these days involves waving the latest hand-held technology not wearing the latest fashions, the NYT reports.
Short sellers are upping their bets on retailers closely tied to the back-to-school season—despite the companies' positive forecasts.
*Home Depot lifts the Dow; rival Lowe's rebounds. *Target bounces back; American Eagle rallies. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 just missing a record close, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting gave investors reason to believe that the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.
*Lowe's, Target shares rebound; American Eagle rallies. *Hertz tumbles after withdrawing forecast. "I don't think there were really any surprises in the minutes, or that the markets are reacting meaningfully to them," said Carin Pai, executive vice president and director of equity management at Fiduciary Trust in New York.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
*Lowe's pares losses, Target rebounds, after dim forecasts. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks inched higher Wednesday after two days of gains, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, as investors brushed off bleak earnings forecasts from some retailers like Lowe's and Target.
*Lowe's pares losses, Target rebounds, after dim forecasts. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks were little changed Wednesday after two days of gains, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, as investors shrugged off bleak earnings forecasts from some retailers like Lowe's and Target.
Several companies highlighted strong back-to-school trends in their earnings reports.
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As children and teens have a growing influence on purchases, stores with the latest trends will position themselves to win back-to-school sales.
PARIS, July 31- U.S. private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired Bali- inspired jeweller John Hardy for an undisclosed sum, closing a transaction that took months to negotiate.
Chinese companies have been pouring money into Silicon Valley, joining a parade of financiers seeking to participate in the latest boom.
Some of Friday midday movers:
Victoria's Secret is putting its more youthful Pink segment on the fast track, with plans to open about 30 stores this year.
May 29- Apparel retailers Express Inc and Guess Inc forecast disappointing profits for the current quarter as a revival in consumer spending takes longer.
May 29- Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co's quarterly sales fell less than expected for the first time in six quarters as efforts to revitalize its women's clothing business began to pay off, sending the company's shares up as much as 7.5 percent.