Central bankers on both sides of the Atlantic could stir the markets Thursday. The European Central Bank and Bank of England both meet ahead of the U.S. open, but more interesting to them are the comments expected from two Fed hawks - Kansas City Fed President Esther George and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard.
Retail sales reports from a handful of retailers on Thursday will provide another peek at holiday spending and help gauge how consumer spending is shaping up. But the expected dour reports may not foreshadow a poor 2013 for retailers.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The mobile shopping app Kickshop rewards consumers for just being in a store.
Topshop has its sights set on expansion plans in the US and Asia, and that could be a big worry for some US retailers.
Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Among retailers poised for a profitable holiday shopping season, several names look to stand out in the sector, Durban Capital’s Steve Kernkraut said Thursday on CNBC.
As Black Friday kicks into full swing, one analyst detailed four retail stocks that are the early morning winners with the most traffic so far.
Three retail companies are poised to cash in big on Black Friday, J Rogers Kniffen CEO Jan Kniffen said Wednesday on CNBC.
Some corporate governance experts argue that Say on Pay has had little if any impact on reining in what public companies decide to pay their leaders.
U.S. meteorologists expect a natural horror show of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow to the west beginning early Sunday, peaking with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday and lingering past Halloween on Wednesday.
The storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic next week with gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow, forecasters said adding, it has all the earmarks of a billion-dollar storm.
NEW YORK-- Shares of American Eagle Outfitters tumbled Tuesday, after the teen retailer's profit prediction for the current quarter disappointed investors. THE SPARK: American Eagle Outfitters said it's on track to meet its previous fiscal third-quarter profit prediction of 37 cents or 38 cents per share.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday.
Here is a look at retailers that have fared well so far this month, and which stocks could be poised to make money for investors based on historical trends.
With visions of more easing, investors will be looking on Wednesday over the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting, but they are unlikely to find a clear signal on the Fed’s policy intentions.
The few people left on Wall Street in the coming week will likely debate whether the stock market is on a course to new highs, or just in the final stages of a head fake rally that will end in pain when September rolls around.
An independent contributor from TheStreet.com details six companies’ earnings reports that he will be watching and will trade if the opportunity presents itself.
As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.
Big retailers including Costco Wholesale, Macy’s, Target, and Kohl’s reported June sales that failed to meet estimates. Some retailers even changed their earnings forecasts as a result. As the back-to-school season and the holidays get closer, a rotten retail stock could start to stink. Here’s what analysts are looking out for.