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Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, May 20.
This trend is driving the markets right now.
Cramer’s wondering how much longer this stock’s triple-digit returns will continue.
The teenage consumer is returning to the mall to replace her wardrobe, and her continued search for value has helped Aeropostale set itself apart from competitors in the teen retail space, Co-CEO Mindy Meads told CNBC Wednesday.
The latest batch of economic reports is providing fresh evidence that consumers are starting to spend again, and the buzz is "a lot better" at an annual retail investors conference in New York, said Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group, which runs the conference.
Not very of late. But Cramer’s predicting a rebound.
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
There are exactly five sectors where analysts have, on average, raised their earnings estimates during the last month, and exactly five sectors where analysts have negatively revised their consensus estimates.
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What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, March 11.
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U.S. retailers posted their best monthly sales performance in February since just before the recession started in 2007, as leaner inventories resulted in more sales at full price. Brian Tunick, managing director and specialty retail analyst at JPMorgan said he sees consumers continuing to make a comeback.
Greece will sell about 5 billion euros of 10 year bonds (at about a 6.3 percent yield) — it is well oversubscribed. They need to refinance up to 23 billion euros of maturing debt coming in the Apr/May time frame. 2. Retail sales for February have topped expectations. 3. Wal-Mart increased its dividend to $1.21 from $1.09 per year. Over 60 companies in the S&P 500 have increased their dividend since the start of the year. 4. A bankruptcy judge gave the management of General Growth Properties won a four month extension to keep control of the bankruptcy restructuring.
Although another winter storm is bearing down on the Northeast US, there are very few coats or gloves remaining on retailers' shelves.
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January retail same store sales: how could the numbers be so far off? Retailers, for the most part, reported numbers higher than expected, in some cases WAY HIGHER than expected. How could sell-side analysts, who provide the estimates, be so far off? There's two problems...
S&P 500 futures lost about 4 points on the disappointing weekly initial jobless claims number. Sovereign debt issues, which popped up again yesterday, are back down in a big way today: Portugal down 3.2 percent, Spain down 2.6 percent, Greece down 1.7 percent. European banks are weak.
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