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Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets, and Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer, debate the case of Bed Bath and Beyond. Chukumba says online competition is having an impact on the company that is light years behind Amazon.
Earnings season heats up this week, and the results actually could mean something this time.
Retailers responded to weakness last year with deep discounts and promotions. Still, the softness is creeping into January.
People keep asking Cramer if anything makes him nervous about this market. Quite frankly, yes.
*Bed Bath& Beyond, Family Dollar drag retailers. The S&P retail sector index slipped 0.2 percent after a number of retailers, including Bed Bath& Beyond and Family Dollar, slashed their earnings forecasts.
Stocks closed little changed Thursday, with investors unwilling to place large bets ahead of Friday's jobs report.
Analysts say retailers' big challenge will be to figure out a way to attract customers without giving away the store, as many did this holiday.
*Bed, Bath& Beyond, Family Dollar drag retailers. The S&P retail index declined 0.3 percent, pulled lower by a 12.8 percent tumble in Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc to $69.52 and a 4.6 percent drop in Family Dollar Stores Inc to $63.28. Bed Bath& Beyond lowered its fourth quarter and full-year earnings estimates after the close on Wednesday.
*Bed, Bath& Beyond, Family Dollar drag retailers. The S&P retail index declined 0.7 percent, pulled lower by a 13.2 percent tumble in Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc to $69.14 and a 6.9 percent drop in Family Dollar Stores Inc to $61.76.
Macy's is becoming an innovator, but don't expect that to carry through to other retailers.
NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday in the wake of upbeat labor market data and as Macy's lifted the bar further for retailers after a stellar holiday season.
*Family Dollar posts weaker quarterly profit, shares fall. *The Labor Department releases first-time claims for jobless benefits for the latest week at 8:30 a.m. EST. *Family Dollar reported a weaker quarterly profit as it discounted more than it had originally planned in order to win holiday shoppers, sending its shares down 8.4 percent in premarket trading.
Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
More than a year later this blunder still irks Cramer, no end.
Cramer is anticipating at least two market moving catalysts to sweep across Wall Street in only a handful of days.
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If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.
Nov. 27- Attention, shoppers: If you just decided to join the Black Friday shopping crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone. "Information is power," says Jeff Goldstein, president of PriceGrabber, a web service that collects pricing from about 4,000 retailers.
Container Store's shares, which had been priced at $18, opened at $35 and touched a high of $36.55, valuing the company at about $1.7 billion. Container Store, established in Dallas in 1978, operates 62 stores in 22 states and the District of Columbia.