The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.
Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.
Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.
Going long J Crew and short Abercrombie looked like a hot move but it wasn't. So how's Karen Finerman playing these stocks now that she's been burned?
Victoria's Secret shut down one of its Manhattan stores after discovering bedbugs inside, making the lingerie and women's apparel retailer the latest merchant in New York City to have problems with the parasites
Here's what Ray Harrison from Harrison Financial Group is saying about why the markets seem to be positioned into a sideways trading range.
Here's what analysts are saying about retail sales for back-to-school.
Stocks extended their winning streak for a third straight session Thursday, helped by a late round of buying in consumer staples and materials. Bank and tech stocks remained the day's weakest links.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
With stocks paring early gains, are key technical levels more likely to provide support or resistance?
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.
Predictions are skewing positive, so how should you game retail ahead of the all-important same-store sales figures?
An Abercrombie & Fitch store that was closed on Friday because of bedbugs won't reopen until at least Thursday,w hile Abercrombie's surf-themed Hollister store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, which closed on Thursday due an infestation, reopened on Saturday.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
With little progress on the overall jobs front, the consumer has ultimately remained very cautious, spurring more tepid spending over the past couple of months. Here is a look at the drop in the major retail stocks since the Morgan Stanley Retail Index hit a two-year high on April 26, 2010.
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.
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By Friday's close the S&P had fallen below 1,070, a level which had been considered support. How much farther is the S&P going to fall?
In the wake of lackluster same-store sales results, should you put any retailers on your radar?