Not only are Target's sales taking a hit in the aftermath of its data breach: fewer people are going there in the first place.» Read More
Wal-Mart Stores posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday. John Lawrence, managing director of equity research at Morgan Keegan shared his earnings analysis on the firm.
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.
Activision/Blizzard debuts "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" tonight at midnight: this is expected to be the biggest game debut ever, already breaking pre-sale records.
Friday's Labor Department report showed that unemployment rate unexpectedly jumped to 10.2 percent in October, even though the pace of job losses slowed. How do the numbers affect the markets? David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, and Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, shared their insights.
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve kept its federal funds rate unchanged in a range of zero to 0.25 percent, and said the economy "continued to pick up" since its last meeting. Robert Barbera, chief economist at ITG shared his insights on how this impacts the financials and the economy.
Wal-Mart Stores is upping the ante heading into the holiday season, trimming the online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs following last month's price cut on books.
As the economy soured, consumers became increasingly resourceful in order to make ends meet. However, this doesn't always mean consumers are shopping on price alone. A new study released by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Booz & Co. and SheSpeaks looks at the factors influencing a shopper's decision to buy.
We asked the traders for their favorite stocks to 'buy and hold' for the long-term. After all, good things come to those who wait!
Sears took "Christmas creep" one step further Wednesday, pitching its weekly sales as "Black Friday doorbuster" deals before Halloween.
Perhaps the boldest call of the day, Citigroup analyst Deborah Weinswig raised her rating on Target clear across the spectrum, to 'buy' from 'sell' with no stops in-between.
Toys 'R Us isn't the only toy store taking advantage of the void that KB Toys' bankruptcy left at shopping centers and malls.
Ah,t he steely concentration of a child poring over a toy catalog, working on the perfect holiday wish list. There's nothing quite like it, except for, perhaps, the steely concentration of Mom or Dad poring over the same toy catalog trying to figure out how to make those wishes come true on a budget. Well, now there's an App for that.
Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.
With Oppenheimer raising Amazon to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Perform’, what should you expect when the e-tail darling reports earnings, Thursday?
Halloween spending is expected to fall by roughly $1 billion this season, but sales at some stores may not be as dismal as originally thought.
One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.
Toy retailer Toys 'R Us has unveiled its top toy-buying trends for this holiday season. Topping the list is a focus on nostalgic playthings like hula hoops.
Forget what the analysts say. Retail is making a comeback.
Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.
Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.