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In the wake of lackluster same-store sales results, should you put any retailers on your radar?
Stocks eked out a gain after some late-session turbulence, led by techs. Energy stocks rebounded from the bottom of the pack to the No. 2 behind tech. Financials ended lower.
Many mid-cap stocks are well-positioned to take advantage of a resurgent consumer and have limited exposure to Europe, said Pat Dunkerley, fund manager at Scout Mid Cap. He shared his top plays.
Stocks turned lower on Thursday, led by energy and financials, amid the strengthening dollar and a pair of credit downgrades on BP. Techs were among the best performers.
U.S. retailers are increasingly looking outside U.S. borders for growth. Merchants such as Macy’s Bloomingdale’s chain are entering international markets for the first time. Others are accelerating expansion overseas, as in the Gap’s case, or testing the international waters via e-commerce sites, which is Nordstrom and J.C. Crew’s preferred route.
Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a report showed the services sector grew for a fifth straight month but wasn't a blowout number. Stocks had opened higher after a pair of encouraging employment reports.
Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.
Markets are already looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, and for that reason, even more weight than usual will be given to Thursday's weekly jobless claims and ADP's private sector jobs data.
The huge expectations for "Sex & The City 2" are truly a testament to the power of the female consumer. And that means a range of consumer product companies are waiting to cash in on the film's debut this weekend.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Did this week's extreme volatility leave you reaching for Pepto-Bismol and cash positions? Hope not, they might not be the best moves to make.
Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a fresh wave of worry about financial regulation. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a wave of fears about exposure to riskier assets. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
Retailers were weak all day after disappointing guidance from Kohl's early this morning.
The Dow lost more than 100 points, led by Cisco, as comments from CEO John Chambers sucked the wind out of the tech rally's sails.
The Dow bounced around Thursday as Alcoa advanced, while Cisco skidded after comments from CEO John Chambers.
Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 12.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.