Costco Wholesale Corp


  • Tuesday's Retail Rally Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Believe it or not, retail gave a boost to the stock market on Tuesday. Wait until you hear which big box offered the Street a solid quarterly profit and an upbeat forecast.

  • Stocks Close With Huge Gains After Four Days of Losses Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded from four days of losses, buoyed by a recovery in technology shares, optimism over Wal-Mart Stores' solid profit and an easing of concerns about credit losses atmajor banks.

  • Stocks fell for a second straight day, led by declines in the Nasdaq after tech bellwether Cisco Systems signaled the credit crisis was hurting demand from key customers, including banks.

  • Retail Sales Disappoint for Second-Straight Month Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 1:18 PM ET
    Holiday Shopper at Walmart

    Retailers posted a second-straight month of weak sales, as warmer-than-usual weather cooled demand for fall clothing and surging gasoline prices and a weak housing sector created a more cautious consumer.

  • Calmer Day on Wall Street ahead of Bernanke Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a much-improved tone after Wednesday's high energy selloff, as investors await testimony this morning from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Monthly chain store sales and some big earnings could also influence direction.

  • Costco October Same-Store Sales Rise 9% Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:17 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported a 9 percent rise in October sales at stores open at least a year, helped by higher gasoline prices.

  • Tesco

    Tesco is an awful name for a company that sells food, don’t you think? Makes me think of Texaco, or Test-co, or something else that starts with “test” which I won’t mention here. Perhaps that’s one reason why you won’t see the name Tesco anywhere on the UK grocery giant’s long-awaited, very expensive entry into the U.S. market.

  • Wal-Mart's Early Price Cuts: Panic Move Or Smart Biz? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    Cut early, be aggressive and roll out gradually. That's Wal-Mart's spacer price strategy for the holidays. And the marketing team at Wal-Mart follows that dictate when it unveils some big ticket price cuts this Friday--more than 2 weeks ahead of "Black Friday," which has traditionally been the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.

  • Retailers: 'Must Haves' Missing From Stores Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    I feel a bit like I'm on a news version of some struggling teen pop singer tour (don't they always include malls?) Lately I have been spending a lot of time in stores. Yesterday it was Costco in Clifton, NJ. In the past month work has sent me to: a New York City Best Buy, a Miami-area Wal-Mart, two malls in New Jersey and one on Long Island. That's just a few.

  • Dollar Hitting Bottom As Stocks Rebound? Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 2:43 PM ET

    Is the U.S. dollar bottoming? CNBC's Rick Santelli thinks it might be. The dollar has been on a downhill slide against the euro and other currencies for weeks now. As of the end of last week, the dollar lost 7.7% against the euro since the beginning of the year, and it continued to move lower overnight. But it did a reversal this morning, and that makes Santelli think it's time to look at the charts.

  • Outlook: Investors Bracing For Big Earnings Week Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 6:15 PM ET

    A slew of companies will be reporting third-quarter results, and investors will be watching not only for the latest figures but what companies predict about future profits.

  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Earnings Uneasiness Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks bounced off session lows to close mixed on Wednesday but a late afternoon rally fizzled as investors were wary of initial quarterly earnings reports which came in largely below forecasts.

  • Stop Trading!: Costco's a Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    Don't make the same mistake some traders are making. This is not your average retailer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Third-Quarter Earnings Are Off to Rocky Start Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    Many investors were expecting third-quarter earnings to be bad. And so far they haven't been disappointed.

  • Costco Shares Jump as Earnings Beat Forecasts Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:38 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by improved margins, and the No. 1 U.S. warehouse club operator said September sales at stores open at least a year were stronger than Wall Street forecasts.

  • Carolina Herrera for Kohl's? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Carolina Herrera Spring 08 Collection

    She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.

  • Tasty Start To Earnings Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:06 AM ET

    Alcoa (AA) will become the first Dow company to report earnings next week. But the more interesting earnings stories may be in Pepsi (PEP) and Yum! Brands (YUM); both are breaking out before their reports next week. How do you trade it?

  • The Fast Money Misfires Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Sometimes a stock is hot and other times it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.

  • Stock Selloff Offers Good Opportunity for Investors Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    Instead of panicking, investors should look for ways to weather--and yes, profit from--the expected economic slowdown.

  • Here We Go Again Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    Here we go again. The violent swings we saw during the summer apparently will join us in the fall. The Dow plunged 177 points on Wednesday, after a 91 point jump the day before. What's a trader to do in a volatile market like this?