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It's been only four months since shoppers captured Black Friday deals, but the sales ares making a comeback at Wal-Mart for spring.
Although traffic to home improvement stores has lagged, experts are confident pent-up demand will carry the segment to positive sales for March.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
*Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters. *Unit seeks $20 bln to $25 bln valuation- Bloomberg. GE will look to raise as much as $3.5 billion from the IPO and seek a valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion for the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
*Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters. March 13- General Electric Co's credit card unit filed for an initial public offering, the first step in the conglomerate's planned exit from the retail finance business.
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*Target and Lowe's rally after results. *J.C. Penney shares jump after the bell. Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc shares jumped following upbeat earnings and gave the biggest boosts to the S&P 500. An S&P 500 retail index gained more than 1 percent for a second day.
*Target and Lowe's rally after results. Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc shares jumped following upbeat earnings and gave the biggest boosts to the S&P 500. An S&P 500 retail index gained more than 1 percent for a second day.
Stocks eked out small gains in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq briefly hitting a 14-year high.
*Target and Lowe's rally after results. Shares of retailers Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc rose, giving the S&P 500 its biggest boosts.
*Ruble hits five-year low on Ukraine fallout. NEW YORK, Feb 26- World stocks markets edged lower on Wednesday, stung by growing worries over some emerging markets grew as escalating tensions in the Ukraine sent the Russian ruble to a five-year low, while equities on Wall Street rose.
Many traders set up to be short stocks and Treasuries this year. Retail stocks seeing short covering today.
*Ruble hits five-year low on Ukraine fallout. NEW YORK, Feb 26- World stocks markets were flat on Wednesday as worries about some emerging markets grew as the Russian ruble hit a five-year low as tensions escalated in Ukraine, while equities on Wall Street rose.
There has been a lot of pain because many traders had been set up to be short stocks and Treasurys this year. That trade has not worked out.
*Target and Lowe's rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Wednesday as, for a third straight session, equities were unable to hold onto gains that took the S&P 500 near record levels.
Feb 26- Lowe's Cos Inc reported strong growth in quarterly sales, showing that the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer was narrowing the gap with market leader Home Depot Inc.. Home Depot on Tuesday reported a 3 percent decline in sales in the same period, which was marked by winter storms and record cold in much of North America.
*S&P 500 has been unable to close at a record this week. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street Wednesday, indicating the S&P 500 would again make a run at record levels that have been serving as resistance.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Wednesday ahead of more housing data and several quarterly fourth quarter earnings updates.