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Fears that winter weather would result in disappointing retail sales may have been overblown, as several retailers have not only reported better-than-expected monthly sales reports, they are also raising fourth-quarter earnings estimates.
January retail sales surprise mostly to the upside, with little whining about the weather. They did it again: despite a lack of clearance inventory, tough comps, and snowstorms, most retailers posted gains in January.
Chances are you'll be watching the big game on a smaller-sized, lower-priced LCD set, even if the picture quality isn't as good as its rival. In the cutthroat, deflationary world of consumer electronics, the debate over which flat-panel TV technology is superior has taken a backseat to price.
Retail stocks were on the trader radar, after Dillard’s hit a 52-week high, on news that the store planned to form a REIT subsidiary.
With or without Steve Jobs, Cramer is still bullish on this tech giant.
Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers better known for selling clothes or aspirin, including Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Target, are expanding in a big way into the grocery business, with fresh produce, frozen meats and, yes, even sushi.
Will our neighbors to the north be as enthusiastic about Target as their American cousins?
But does the expansion alone make TGT a buy? The "Fast" traders weigh in.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Alcoa has confirmed that the problem with stocks may be more about valuation than about fundamentals. CLSA put it simply after reviewing Alcoa's strong earnings: "We reiterate our Sell rating as we do not see upside from these levels."
It's rare that we get to speak with Goldman Sachs but on Monday analyst Adrianne Shapira revealed why she's bullish Target and not Walmart in a live interview!
Stocks ended mixed, but off the lows of the session, amid rekindled European debt worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season.
Stocks pared some of their earlier losses as tech stocks gained, but remained under pressure for a third straight session Monday amid rekindled European worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season. AT&T and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.
Stocks fell as investors awaited the start of the earnings season and shrugged off a spate of mergers and acquisitions activity. DuPont and Microsoft fell fell, while GE rose.
Nearly 60 percent of the world's top 250 retailers were operating in more than one country in 2009 according to Deloitte's just released annual report. Here are the top 10.
We’ve updated this post with even more trades from the Fast Money gang.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
While much of the market was focused on weakness in the Dow and S&P 500, the Fast traders were very impressed by gains in the semiconductor space.
Deborah Weinswig, a top retail analyst at Citigroup, reveals which stocks are worth looking at on this pullback.
Despite those strong sales gains, why aren’t their stocks moving much to the upside?