It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen.
Childrenswear is attracting the eye of fashion designers as they launch lines to cater to consumers who want to deck their children out in the latest trends — even if it means paying premium prices.
As teen retailer Urban Outfitters prepares to release its quarterly earnings on Monday after the closing bell, two analysts expressed their concerns about the space’s intense competition.
A lot of retailers are going to profit as J.C. Penney continues its turnaround, Morgan Stanley analyst Michelle Clark told CNBC Thursday.
Consumers are in the driver’s seat as retailers move away from wardrobe staples and shift to fashion-forward pieces while planning their upcoming fall inventories, industry analysts said.
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, highlights a "Mad Money" theme to look out for throughout 2012—how innovation is a key driver for names across sectors.
Now months into 2012, Cramer on Thursday said the stock market today is “wildly different” than what he saw last year.
Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February, as rising consumer confidence is helping consumers to feel more comfortable spending again.
Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:
The Thomson Reuters Same Store Sales Index, which tracks the companies that will report monthly sales late Wednesday and early Thursday, is expected to rise 4.8 percent in February. That's on top of last February's 4.0 percent gain.
Good results or bad — It won’t be long before retailers have to rip off the monthly same-store sales Band-Aid when the report comes out Thursday.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed in another lackluster session Friday as investors hesitated to remain long ahead of the weekend, but the major indexes still posted gains for the week with the S&P logging its best finish since June 2008.
It will take at least a year before J.C. Penney reports earnings improvement resulting from its new “store within a store” strategy, Piper Jaffrey retail analyst Jeff Klinefelter told CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher Friday, looking to extend the previous session's gains, as investors waited for a handful of economic reports later this morning.
Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:
Take a look at some of Tuesday morning's early movers:
Shares of the following companies are showing unusual moves in Thursday's trading session.
Retailers reported mixed sales results in January, offering a signal that American consumers remain cautious amid a weak economic recovery.
Over dinner last night with several managing directors for a large equity desk, the first topic of conversation was not, “What's going to happen after the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse merger gets turned down?” It was, “What the hell is going on with this lousy volume? My desk is dead.”
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