Are Wal-Mart's problems about to become everyone else's? Probably not, and that may be the most telling statement about where Wal-Mart is at this moment in time. It used to be, if Wal-Mart wanted to be more aggressive, other retailers needed to look out.
Thirteen retailers will give quarterly results next week, but which retail name has pricing power? The "Fast Money" traders discuss.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
AIG is a company with a positive long term outlook, Bruce Berkowitz, founder and portfolio manager of Fairholme Capital Management, and the largest private shareholder, 32.7 percent, of outstanding shares in AIG after the US government, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Check out the major holdings of Bruce Berkowitz, manager and founder, of Fairholme Capital Management.
Jim Schrager believes Microsoft is simply too unfocused. That’s one reason, he says, many companies get in trouble—and the reason so many conglomerates are unwinding themselves.
And the bears owe you an apology for keeping you out of some pretty big stock moves.
There are two events this week that underscore why many retail analysts aren't offering a full picture of the retail industry: Apple's earnings report and LivingSocial's deal with Amazon.
Department store shares up big on a down day. Dillards has said they are forming a REIT subsidiary. Why do this? Because for some retailers, the value is not in the brand or the merchandise, or the CEO vision — it's in the real estate.
Stocks closed up modestly, easing off the highs of the day, as upbeat earnings reports and rising commodity prices gave a lift to the market. BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks gained, although they traded down from the highs of the day, following a handful of positive earnings reports and rising commodity prices. BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks advanced amid several positive earnings reports and as debt concerns among peripheral euro zone countries faded for the moment. HP and BofA rose, while Verizon fell.
U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday after Alcoa got earnings season off to a good start with better-than-expected results after the close Monday.
Sears Holdings expects its fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted earnings to top Wall Street's expectations.
In anticipation of a strong recovery the Fast gang thinks companies with cash on the balance sheet will start putting their money to work.
A recent report that Sears Holdings and Urban Outfitters are considering possible bids for J Crew is being greeted with open skepticism on the Street.
Every economic data point has come in better than expected this week: the ISM Index, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, ISM Services, the ADP Employment Change. Auto sales, on aggregate, also better than expected. After a sputtering couple days, all the big cap indices are again at new highs.
The Fast Money traders are closely watching the flurry of deal making in both tech & retail. Is M&A becoming a theme in the market?
Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.