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A handful of IPOs are coming, and Cramer thinks in some cases, it’s worthwhile to get a piece of the action.
Despite signs the consumer may be starting to pull back, discount stores and home retailers remain attractive investment opportunities, says one analyst.
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring’s delay.
Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC.
Jim Cramer is watching a slew of events that could be market moving in the week ahead.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
The "Fast Money" traders name a few stocks to buy on a pullback.
Although consumers' paychecks got a bit lighter this year when the 2 percent payroll tax cut expired, Wall Street analysts see reason to remain bullish on defensive retailers.
Shouldn’t an improved housing market drive shares of Home Depot and Lowe’s somewhat equally? Cramer says no.
The stakes were high this holiday season for the operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain. The company's sales have fallen every year since 2005, when Lampert merged two of America's iconic retail chains, Kmart and Sears Roebuck and Co, in an $11 billion deal.
*Kmart same-store sales drop 3.7 percent. Feb 28- Sears Holdings Corp reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on lower costs, sending shares of the operator of its namesake department stores and the Kmart discount chain up nearly 3 percent on Thursday.
J.C. Penney delivered the latest dismal retail news, reporting a much larger-than-expected loss as same-store sales fell 32 percent. Shares skidded after-hours.
*Home Depot earnings, sales beat analysts' estimates. Feb 26- Home Depot Inc posted better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday, helped by a nascent recovery in the U.S. housing market and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Stocks ended near their best levels Tuesday, recovering from their worst one-day drop in 2013, following Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech and buoyed by a batch of upbeat economic reports.
*Proposal would bring Canada more in line with U.S. *Quebec plans a more far-reaching plan.
U.S. stock index futures rose across the board following the upbeat S&P/Case-Shiller home price report and a day after the Dow and S&P 500 logged their worst one-day performance in 2013 amid worries about Italy's election result.
Home Depot said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit topped Wall Street analysts' expectations, helped by an extra week of sales in the current quarter as well as by improvements in the U.S. housing market, and post-Sandy buying.
Feb 26- Improvements in the U.S. housing market and sales tied to Hurricane Sandy helped Home Depot Inc report a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and outshine rival Lowe's Cos Inc for the 15th straight quarter.
Feb 26- Home Depot Inc reported a higher quarterly profit, aided by improvements in the U.S. housing market and sales tied to Hurricane Sandy, helping the world's No. 1 home improvement chain outshine rival Lowe's Cos Inc for the 15th straight quarter.
*VIX, Wall St's fear gauge, scores biggest jump since Aug. 18, 2011. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks on Monday suffered their biggest drop since November after a strong showing in Italian elections by groups opposed to the country's economic reforms triggered worry that Europe's debt problems could once again destabilize the global economy.