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U.S. retailers saw sales rise 3.6 percent in holiday shopping, at the lower-end of expectations. Sales were helped by a late-season spending surge on some items, according to data released Tuesday.
There could be some stocks amidst the rubble that are worth owning if only for the tailwinds from a “Santa Claus rally.” Find out which retailers Jeff Macke recommends.
Are bonds about to lose their flight-to-quality premium? The Fed, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and now even the Bank of England (which cut its key rate a quarter point to 5.5 percent) are working to resolve credit problems. The 10-year is looking toppy here.
November may have been sweeter to stores than many thought. Don't get me wrong--stores aren't going to be AHEAD of plan but it is sounding increasingly like they may NOT miss those meager plans they set for themselves at the beginning of the month. Meeting expectations COULD be a real positive for retail stocks tomorrow.
Discounters, department stores and chains that sell electronics and teen fashions lured big crowds over the weekend as the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start.
Gap posted a 26 percent rise in quarterly earnings Wednesday but a raised forecast failed to match some Wall Street targets, disappointing investors.
Across the nation, women over age 35 are increasingly rebelling against the suits and head-to-toe dressing of traditional department store labels like Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and the old-guard mall stores like Talbots and AnnTaylor. That's put sales of traditional women's fashions in a rut that has deepened over the past year.
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.
Som midday observations: 1) Despite being grilled on the weak dollar, higher inflation, and the subprime crises and what he is doing about it, Bernanke has said little new. He says that economic activity has remained "resilient" but that "financial market volatility and strains have persisted." He seems to want to keep all his options open for December.
Well, the retailers came in generally in line with the gloomy expectations: plenty of markdowns on warm weather. Two-thirds were below expectations, according to RetailMetrics. Department stores missed expectations across the board.
Rising oil prices have not stopped consumers from going to the mall. Retailer Guess is enjoying a 15% surge in their stock price. The clothing company reported better than expected revenue.
September comparable retail sales were generally lower than expected, even after numbers were lowered in the last week. Apparel companies like Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed, but so did Target, as did the department stores like Saks and Nordstrom.
Warm weather left apparel retailers with a lot of unsold suits and sweaters in September. Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed. Men's Wearhouse cut its forecast for third quarter profits, citing "continued softening in traffic trends."
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Clothing retailer Gap said Friday an unencrypted computer containing the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 job applicants was stolen from a vendor it used to manage that data.
As children prepared to head back-to-school, consumers headed back to the stores and malls, boosting sales for a wide range of U.S. retailers.
Gap Inc. Chief Financial Officer Byron Pollitt is leaving the slumping retailer Sept. 14 to take the same job at credit card issuer Visa, the companies said Wednesday.
Elan, Merck, Amazon, Qualcomm and more...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.
Earnings and revenues only tell half the story. Knowing the yardstick by which your stock measures up to its competition is the other half. What matters to one industry might be meaningless to another.