Retail stocks sold off aggressively Friday, threatening to end the sector's winning streak, as worries spread that rising cotton prices would pinch profits more than some had expected.
Intrepid options investors who usually relish beaten-down stocks are setting up for more volatility in Gap Inc. shares.
Do earnings reports from Gap and others signal that higher commodity costs are starting to hit companies where it hurts - on the bottom line?
The Dow fell at the open amid poor earnings outlooks delivered by retailers and in the absence of major economic news.
Simply put: the lower end retailers are getting hit because many lowered prices to drive sales. But sales have not increased much, and costs have gone up due to inflation. Boom, a triple whammy.
Stock futures fell ahead of the open Friday after Thursday's LinkedIn-fueled rise, with no major earnings or data releases on the horizon.
Gap down big, LinkedIn up bigger. The Prince in our house and Strauss-Kahn out of the big house. Here's what we're watching…
A sharp sell-off in Gap after hours may be an opportunity, if you're nimble.
Gap, Aeroposatle lowers guidance ... the retail market is splitting into high end and lower end. The bifurcation of the retail market continues. I have noted that high end department stores have been doing fine... big gains in comparable store sales.
Stocks ended higher despite mostly weak economic news and falling oil prices as LinkedIn became the first major U.S. social networking company to go public in a soaring debut.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 19.
Stocks traded modestly higher amid weak economic news, falling oil prices, and a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.
Gap has been in a "turnaround" mode for years, yet its strategies have yet to take hold. The company reports after the bell Thursday, and on average analysts expect the company to earn 39 cents a share. That's down 13 percent from last year.
Clothing giant GAP is ready to report its latest results after the bell. Investors have been waiting years for its turnaround plan to materialize, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Warren Buffett auditions for Michael Scott's old job on The Office, but plenty to chew on during the day Thursday. Two big-time public offerings in the news, while two overdue retailers report quarterly earnings. Here's what we're watching…
Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.
With shares of Gap right around break-even over the past 3 months, how should you trade this stock into – and in the wake of – earnings Thursday?
Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital, shares his position on health care ETF XLV, the Gap, and his hedge fund trade of the week.
Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.