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Lowe's posted a 30 percent drop in quarterly profit. But it offered a fourth-quarter profit forecast that could beat Wall Street expectations. Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analyst at Piper Jaffray, shared his insight on Lowe's and top rival Home Depot.
Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.
Stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Monday after data showed that Japan's economy grew nearly twice as much as expected in the third quarter.
The market will be challenged by plenty of economic news in the coming week, as investors look for signs the recovery is taking hold. But the market could trend higher as investors rotate into higher quality names.
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With both Home Depot and Lowes reporting earnings next week, which stock is the options market betting on?
The S&P 500 closed higher on Friday, giving the stock market a second straight week of gains as upbeat retail news reinforced hopes for strong sales this holiday season.
In extended trade, shares of Disney surged as much as 4% after the Mouse House topped Street forecasts. What must you know before you trade this stock on Friday?
With major retail names set to announce earnings this week, the sector will be a major focus of the market. Here are the names to watch from a top analyst.
Much has been made of magazine covers/stories as contrary indicators to the stock market, but one publication seems to be specifically dead on in its trading analysis: The Onion.
The Fast Money crew likes Wal-Mart, even more so after a recent breakout from a triangle formation — a very bullish indicator for the retailer.
For the first time in two weeks, the Dow closed above 10,000. Now all eyes are on the jobs report out Friday before the bell. How should you put money to work?
Remember how bad things were last year? Then stop crying about one bad week in the markets.
We asked the traders for their favorite stocks to 'buy and hold' for the long-term. After all, good things come to those who wait!
Despite a weak start to the last week of October, the Dow and S&P are now both up 2.58% and 0.85% for the month as of Thursday's closing session. Even though October ranks as a slightly positive month historically on average, up more than 53% of the time for all three major U.S. Indexes, the Nasdaq Composite has trailed behind, currently down 1.2% month to date.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
The Dow slipped below the psychologically important 10,000 level on Wednesday after the market took a turn for the worse in the last half-hour of the session. What must you know?
Cramer pulled together a dozen names that he thinks will most benefit from an economic rebound.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. The Dow shed more than 50 points, or 0.5 percent, but still held above 10,000. The S&P and Nasdaq each lost about 0.6 percent.
Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.