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S&P futures dipped about 3 points following a weaker-than-expected durable goods report. The Dow & S&P are now poised to fall for the 5th straight day in a row. The S&P has not had a 5-day losing streak since the end of June/beginning of July. The major indices are all hovering at their lowest levels since the start of July. And the declines haven’t been limited to the US...
Is the retail sector ripe for private equity investors? Wall Street Securities retail analyst Brian Sozzi thinks so, and he has three names to watch.
Mike Khouw of Canter Fitzgerald is looking at American Eagle Outfitters for Wednesday's Options Action.
Major retailers are working with a new smartphone application that tracks and offers promotions to shoppers as they move about.
Even as more retailers try to get leaner and meaner, and more centralized, to stay competitive amid sluggish consumer spending, many are finding that it pays to think locally.
Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.
Stocks were sharply lower Friday after a second straight drop in payrolls increased expectations of a slow economic recovery. Financials led the decline. Kraft rose.
S&P futures initially dropped about 10 points following a very poor non-farm payrolls report. July payrolls fell 131,000, more than double the 60,000 decline expected by economists. Government job losses were particularly notable. The key reading of private sector jobs also disappointed the Street (gain of 71,000 vs. gain of 83,000 consensus).
Shares of Barnes and Noble surged this week after the company said it's exploring strategic alternatives including an outright sale. And that got us to thinking....
The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.
As summer comes to an end and students go back to school, the retail industry is preparing for its first big test of the fall semester—picking the right price.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
S&P 500 futures moved up a couple points as initial jobless claims were slightly lower than expected, as was the continuing claims number.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
Investors are struggling to figure out what’s next for stocks after the Dow made a triple digit advance Monday, only to erase the gains and more by the close.
Stocks pared their losses Friday after a report that showed consumer sentiment came in better than expected. Art Hogan, director of global equity products at Jefferies, shared his market outlook.
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In the wake of lackluster same-store sales results, should you put any retailers on your radar?
Analysts are expecting retailers to post higher same-store sales in May, but with trends showing some signs of consumer spending weakening from the start of the year, investors are grappling with the bigger question regarding the state of the consumer.
With the euro relatively stable against the dollar and the yen (though weaker late in the morning), most European indices are up 2 to 3 percent. This may be partly due to comments from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which raised its growth forecast for this year and 2011.