Analysts said there's much work to be done at Wal-Mart, which has posted negative domestic same-stores sales for the past five quarters.» Read More
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Shoppers have been flocking to dollar stores to save money, but are they always getting what they bargained for? The answer, according to a Consumer Reports' ShopSmart, is: it depends.
As the weak-consumer trend continues, some of these discounters are going to keep performing well, said Dana Telsey, chief research officer and retail analyst at Telsey Advisory Group.
One recurring theme this week—while sales of luxury goods continue to struggle, consumers continue to shop for less expensive goods.
With earnings season now officially underway, investors are sifting through Alcoa earnings trying to determine what they signal for the weeks that lie ahead.
A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.
Stocks turned lower Wednesday as investors got defensive ahead of earnings season, rotating into pharmaceuticals and out of techs.
Investors widely believe that unemployment and a lack of consumer spending could drag down quarterly results considerably. But are they too bearish?
Futures trade in a fairly tight range this morning ahead of a key 10-year Treasury note auction around 1pm ET today and the earnings season kickoff this afternoon with Dow component Alcoa reporting results after the close.
Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a major selloff in the previous session as earnings season gets into gear.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday on profit taking after the major selloff the previous day.
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Auto makers are posting May sales that are the best for 2009; Ford's economists are estimating that May vehicles sales were roughly 10.4 million; if true that is well above the consensus of 9.4 million.
David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services weighed in on the best places to invest now.
"Stocks are cheap," says one pro. "There's opportunities out there where you can make some big scores." Finding those opportunities, though, requires some deft strategy.
Investors can capitalize on America's national demand for values and bargains with an ETF that holds the top discount stocks.
Stocks pulled off a gain Wednesday, helped by a late rally, as investors bet on a recovery in some big-name techs.
Stocks wobbled Wednesday as the Treasury denied a report that it might extend TARP funds to some insurers and as earnings worries cast a shadow over the market.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday following news that the U.S. may extend TARP funds to insurers.
US stocks headed for a negative open Wednesday as earnings season got off to a weak start and hopes for a prompt economic turnaround were talked down by some experts.