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EMC, Target, Juniper Networks, Omniture and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Retailers, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores , reported June sales that topped Wall Street's lowered expectations on Thursday, raising hope for the back-to-school shopping season.
A source very close to the situation confirmed to me that Pershing Square Capital--a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman--has been buying stock in discounter Target and has accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing of that purchase is expected to be made next week.
Pershing Square Capital, a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has been buying stock in discounter Target and has now accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares, a source close to the situation said.
It has been a tough few months for short-sellers of retail stocks. Buyout activity has helped buoy up stock prices in the sector until Tuesday when it took a turn, and retail stocks were bathed in red following profit warnings from Sears and Home Depot.
It has been a tough time to be short retail stocks, even with same store sales likely to be even weaker than expected. Today though the short call is working and many of those short sellers may be willing to step back from the ledge given word from Home Depot and Sears that their earnings will disappoint. That word is countering the positive force of the rumor mill of retail buyouts that have buoyed stock prices despite slumping sales.
It's spring cleaning in the summertime for retailers right now and profit taking time for investors in retail stocks (it would seem.) From what I'm hearing, the disappointing sales we saw today from Children's Place may be setting the tone when it comes to retail sales results. Same store sales declined 4% in June coming in below expectations. CEO Ezrah Dabah cited continued declines in mall traffic--NOT the weather, NOT high gas prices, NOT inventory management issues--for causing sales to fall off at the start of the summer.
A fire is burning under options of two well known retailing names: Target and Macy's.
Warm weather and corporate announcements were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Friday.
Here's the quick and dirty on what yesterday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Leegin v. PSKS means for retail: The case of Leegin v. PSKS came to the docket of the Supreme Court after a dispute over the sale prices of designer handbags. Brighton/Leegin of City of Industry, Calif. Brighton/Leegin required a Lewisville, Texas, boutique, Kay's Kloset, to agree in writing not to sell its products below a certain price.
In a sign of the growing influence that restaurants have on how and where consumers spend their money, a major retail trade group has included for the first time six restaurant companies on its list of the top 100 retailers, released on Friday.
Paris The Thought: It all starts anew this week. With Ms. Hilton leaving jail, email me with suggestions on how she might effectively rebrand herself. Seeking big money from networks has backfired--especially since she doesn't actually need money. Perhaps she should have said the dough would be donated to programs that help inmates. Yes, it's easy to crack wise (and feel free to!), but, seriously, what should she do now? There's a CNBC coffee mug in it for the most thoughtful reply.
It is almost summer but you wouldn't know it by the weather. Next week, the season officially kicks off and the week is expected to be the second coldest, and driest first week of summer in 15 years! Right now the one refrain apparel/retailer CEOs seem to universally repeat is the importance of clearing out inventory over the next few months as stores get ready to restock shelves with back to school items.
A strong brand may be the most valuable thing in retail these days. Maintaining the credibility of that name in a market saturated with brands is what separates the flash in the pan from the successful. From Liz Claiborne's 50% stake in Narciso Rodriquez to the slew of private equity firms snapping up designer names (Permira's stake in Valentino, HILCO's purchase of Halston), merchants are fighting for fresh star brands as they spend the cash on their books these days.
Why Wal-Mart is a better buy than Target right now; applying Cramer's price-to-earnings-growth ratio to Verizon; is it time to look at ABB Ltd. again?Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Americans shopped hesitantly during May, giving retailers modest relief from a dismal showing in April but still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead.
Merrill Lynch, Target, Palm, Tesoro and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Bed Bath & Beyond warned that its first-quarter earnings would be below Wall Street's consensus estimate. This morning Goldman Sachs cut its rating on the retailer to neutral from buy and lowered its price target by $5 to $40.
Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and biz students must quickly come up with smart trades. This week they’re from Penn State, University of Illinois, Ohio State, and Washington University. Could you pass today's test?
Wal-Mart Stores said it will moderate the growth of its supercenter stores "a little bit," sending shares of the world's largest retailer up about 4%.