Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Abercrombie & Fitch and Nucor popped while Tivo and Micron dropped.
Retailers are gearing up for one of the busiest shopping days of the year—Black Friday. Even with the Internet and consumers shopping earlier, it’s still an important day for retailers so how are companies expected to perform throughout the holiday season? Randy Konik, specialty retail analyst at Jefferies shared his view.
Stocks advanced Friday as Disney's earnings beat and JCPenney's outlook helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. For the week, the Dow gained 2.5 percent, finishing at its highest level since Oct. 2008.
The S&P 500 closed higher on Friday, giving the stock market a second straight week of gains as upbeat retail news reinforced hopes for strong sales this holiday season.
The market will continue to rise, with the S&P finishing the year above 1,100, but its success hinges on the performance of the retail sector this holiday season, said Steve Grasso, market analyst at Stuart Frankel.
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Stocks clawed higher Friday as solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. It was a wobbly morning but by midday, the Dow was up more than 100 points, or 1 percent.
Stocks wobbled Friday as investors juggled a drop in consumer confidence against solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney. They started the day higher, then retreated, then made another push higher.
Germany and France both saw their second straight quarter of growth in their GDP (0.7 and 0.3 percent, respectively) as it looks like the recession is over in Europe. Heck, even Italy posted a positive GDP!
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for November, Nov. 13.
Thursday's losses notwithstanding, Wall Street's major averages enter the Friday session with a chance to finish off their second consecutive week of gains.
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With major retail names set to announce earnings this week, the sector will be a major focus of the market. Here are the names to watch from a top analyst.
Although the Dow has reached it's 2009 high, its current level is somewhat similar to where it was several weeks ago, but what does this tell you about the market's future?
With all the buzz around the dollar, the traders are also seeing life in the retail sector... and some see it as primed for the next big pop.
They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing Abercrombie & Fitch, Alcoa and more now that they’ve been burned?
October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.
Now that September retail numbers are behind us, Brian Tunick at J.P. Morgan is looking at October, and beyond. For one thing, he says 45 percent of teenagers say the whole vampire thing is "getting a little played out". Well, sort of. More on that in a moment.
Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.
Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.