A round of upbeat reports from TJX, Home Depot and Wal-Mart show that several retailers managed to generate growth in a tough quarter.
Off-price retailer TJX has another category in its crosshairs: home decor.
Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, CNBC conducted a study to find out which retailers tend to fare best after Wal-Mart tops earnings expectations.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as traders focused on a host of earnings reports.
The "Fast Money" traders shop around the retail sector for the best stocks to trade.
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Simeon Siegel, Nomura Instinet, forecasts what border tax could mean for the retail space.
CNBC's Dominic Chu with the help of data partner Kensho reports on which stocks in the S&P 500 perform well at this time of year.
Another retailer jumps into the fray.
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Shares of Nordstrom initially fell after President Donald Trump said his daughter, Ivanka Trump, had been treated unfairly by the company.
Trump's tweet pulls him back into a debate over whether he did enough to distance himself from his family's businesses.
According to the New York Times, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have decided to not "feature" Ivanka Trump's clothing brand, but are not pulling the brand entirely. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.
The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer discuss the trade on Under Armour, which is down 28 percent since January 31.
As Macy's closes up shop at more than 60 U.S. locations, one off-price chain stands to gain the most from its contraction.
The beaten-down retail names could see further downside ahead.
The widespread deterioration from last year's dismal results underscores the challenges facing legacy retailers.
Last week, The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index hit 113.7 in December, its highest level since August 2001.
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When retailers' sales reports trickle out in the new year, they'll be hard-pressed to find an excuse if their results fall short.