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We keep talking about consumers. I decided to talk to them, instead. Specifically, consumers who've seen their incomes take a nosedive. Where are they shopping this holiday season? How much do they plan to spend?
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.
The market will continue to rise, with the S&P finishing the year above 1,100, but its success hinges on the performance of the retail sector this holiday season, said Steve Grasso, market analyst at Stuart Frankel.
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Nordstrom reported earnings that missed analysts expectations by a penny but beat on revenue, causing the company's shares to fall in after-hours trading.
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Retailers are topping estimates, but pulling back the reigns on their forecasts for the holiday season. What gives?
Weekly jobless claims are a big item for markets Thursday, but the earnings of retailers could ring up some early signals about the holiday season. Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. retailer, reports third quarter earnings ahead of the opening bell, as does department store chain Kohl's.
The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Fed comments and strong Chinese economic data. Financial, material and IT stocks were the biggest gainers.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Macy's reported a narrower than expected loss in its third quarter, but shares fell as its forecast for the holiday season fell short.
The weather may be getting colder, but sales for intimate apparel are getting hotter, and Maidenform is feeling the heat, Maurice Reznick, the CEO of the intimate apparel maker, told CNBC.
In the midst of the dollar-dominated hot streak for the markets, what are the plays to make now? The Fast Money traders break it down for you.
Wal-Mart is reporting third quarter earnings on Thursday and has so far out performed other retailers during the recession. The question is whether the retailing giant can continue to draw in customers as the recovery seems to be picking up. Giving their opinions Wednesday were Daniel Binder, senior equity research analyst and managing director at Jefferies & Co. and David Strasser, hardlines/broadlines retail analyst with Janney Montgomery Scott.
China is in the midst of a bull market and strong economic growth. Numbers released Wednesday show China has 16.1 percent growth in industrial production. But is China a good place for investors? Jim Oberweis, editor of the Oberweis report and Peter Navarro, author and business professor at the University of California at Irvine gave their take to CNBC on Wednesday.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday as the dollar fell to its lowest level in 15 months and economic data out of China was strong.
Two bulls, Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors and Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, said the markets are headed higher. They told investors where to be putting their money.
S&P futures up pre-open on two drivers: 1) new lows for the dollar and 2) strong Chinese economic numbers.
Stock index futures pointed to another higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Federal Reserve officials reinforced the view that rates will remain low for some time.
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.