U.S. stock index futures are higher after the government released data on industriarl production, capacity utilization, housing starts and the July Producer Price Index. WalMart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected results.
Inflation and housing data, and big retail earnings could be factors that help stir up a quiet summer market Tuesday.
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.
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.