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Retailer Sears Holdings reported an unexpected first-quarter loss Thursday as sales fell at its Kmart and Sears stores and markdowns hurt margins, sending its shares down about 4 percent before the opening bell.
Oil prices will continue to roil the stock market this week as the summer driving season officially kicks off and as more companies feel the pinch of higher energy prices on their profit margins.
Ken Griffin and Eddie Lampert are not just two "Midwest Masters of Money" they're also "Wall Street Whales." In Friday’s Web Extra find out how to trade in their wake!
Without further delay, here are the notes from the Sears shareholders' meeting. A number of Retail Detail readers wrote in to ask when I'd make good on my promise to post notes from the Sears meeting. Sorry for the delay! Here goes.
Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Ventura, CA, New York. For the past week, I’ve been traveling around the country and keeping an eye on consumers across America. Each region faces its own unique challenges with gas prices fluctuating from market to market and housing prices also shifting.
In this tough retail environment, the only trade is best of breed.
A bright but brief relief to retailers will come tomorrow in same store sales figures. The International Council of Shopping Centers is predicting the strongest performance since February. But don’t get too excited--it's all relative.
Big US retailers are expected to show a slight improvement in April sales on Wednesday, but Wall Street still expects signs of weakness.
In Monday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing the unusual options activity in Anheuser-Busch.
It is fitting that Sears' annual shareholders' meeting is being held around the same time as the Berkshire Hathaway gathering. Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears, not only says that Warren Buffett inspired his investing sensibilities. Lampert is also compared to the "Oracle of Omaha."
Wal-Mart is doing what none of its competitors can do to gain its share of the $106 billion in economic stimulus check rebates that Americans will be receiving over the next few weeks. The world's biggest retailer Wal-Mart will:
With big media earnings due this week, find out what former Disney Chief Michael Eisner says every trader should know! That, plus our other "Trade Tomorrow" plays!
Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.
What would you do with $600? If you're an American making $75,000 or less, you'll be receiving a rebate check in that amount by the end of May. Spend that payout on groceries at Kroger or Supervalu and those stores plan to give you some extra cash on top of that government money...
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Quest Diagnostics and Jeffries Group popped while Sears and National City dropped.
Cash your stimulus check at Sears and the company will give you a bonus gift card worth 10 percent of that check. What's the catch? You have to cash your entire check and trade it in for a giftcard that has to be redeemed at a Sears, Kmart or a Land's End sometime between May 14 and July 19th.
Millions of Americans may be facing the prospect of losing their homes, but a handful of fund managers have become the best paid in their industry -- taking home 10-figure paychecks last year -- by betting against mortgages.
"Do as I do, not as I say" That’s, the motto behind a little segment we like to call whale watching where we profile the world's most successful investors - a.k.a whales - and try to find out if you can trade in their wake.
Stocks tumbled Friday, after an initial jump, following news that J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve are jumping in to help Bear Stearns.