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Aug 26- Even with consumer confidence at a six-year high, retailers ranging from Target Corp to Macy's Inc are competing not only with each other but are also having to adapt to shifting spending patterns.
The opportunities are few and far between in this sector as a result of shifting consumer demand, Cramer said.
After hearing from a slew of retailers, Cramer thinks you may need to rethink what you own and why.
Lowe's profit blew past Wall Street expectations, but valuations are looking somewhat stretched. Is this the top for home improvement?
Cramer always says top management is a key factor to consider when buying a stock. And he likes these four top managers very much.
*TJX Cos, Best Buy shares rise after results. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The S&P 500 bounced on Tuesday to end a four-day losing skid, as earnings from Best Buy and TJX Cos helped buoy retailers and consumer discretionary stocks. Along with TJX, Best Buy and J.C. Penney also rose after they posted results.
There is starting to be correlation between early-adopter retailers and those that will be the most successful. A look at some of the technologies that are having a big impact.
Stocks kicked off the week with a thud, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging their first four-day losing streaks this year, as Treasury yields hit a two-year high amid ongoing worries over when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its asset purchases.
Wal-Mart and other big business interests argue that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs and raise prices. The truth may be different.
With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.
most central bankers have been trying to pour cold water on the idea that they would be raising rates any time soon. But the German Bundesbank apparently didn't get the memo.
Aug 19- Saks Inc on Monday reported a deeper than expected second-quarter loss after disappointing sales of shoes and handbags forced the luxury retailer to mark down prices. Saks, which last month reached a deal to be bought by Canada's Hudson's Bay Co, reported same-store sales rose 1.5 percent, well below the 4.5 percent rise Wall Street analysts had expected.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday, after major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June, amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchases.
The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.
Stocks finished slightly lower in lackluster trading Friday, extending their losses for a third-straight session. Major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June.
NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. stocks fell slightly on Friday, and the Dow industrials posted the biggest weekly loss this year as rising bond yields hurt shares paying rich dividends and earnings from retailers disappointed investors. Nordstrom late Thursday was the most recent department store chain to miss revenue estimates. Shares fell 4.9 percent to $56.43.
*Wall Street slips; Dow has year's biggest weekly drop. *Gold hits two-month high; oil up on supply worries. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. bond yields rose to two-year highs on Friday as investors worried the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus next month, while world share indexes registered their biggest weekly fall in almost two months.
*Wall Street slip as retailers fall; EM currencies struggle. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. bond yields rose to two-year highs on Friday as investors worried the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus next month, while world share indexes headed for their biggest weekly fall in almost two months.
NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, following the largest one-day drop in almost two months a day earlier, as retailers took a beating after reporting lackluster earnings and high-dividend names were hurt by rising interest rates.
*Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' stock up, to join Nasdaq 100. *Nordstrom latest to report weak retail revenues, shares fall. said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm Liberty View Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.