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A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping will likely help sales at U.S. retail chains in September, according to the latest analyst forecasts.
Retailers turned in surprisingly strong monthly sales reports in August, as sales-tax-free holidays and discounting coaxed shoppers to open their wallets and stock up on back-to-school items.
Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.
Ag stocks rallied following a pick-up in merger activity Tuesday, but is it enough to push the overall market higher?
Stocks ended higher Tuesday with the Dow gaining more than 100 points to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
Stocks advanced decisively Tuesday, with Dow on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
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Abercrombie, down 8 percent, beat estimates and posted a decent 5 percent increase in same store sales, but inventory levels, up 47 percent, were a shocker.
Stocks rose significantly Tuesday after days of losses, following a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot gains, Kraft slips.
This is going to be one nail-biter of a back to school season: It looks like the consumer is going to buy VERY LATE. And by the way, the largest pure-play potash producer in North America is not Potash, it's Intrepid Potash (IPI), which also traded up about 12 percent pre-open.
U.S. stock index futures are higher after the government released data on industriarl production, capacity utilization, housing starts and the July Producer Price Index. WalMart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected results.
Shoppers have been flocking to TJX's stores in this rough economy, and now the call buyers are coming along as well.
Inflation and housing data, and big retail earnings could be factors that help stir up a quiet summer market Tuesday.
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Retailers shouldn't worry about back-to-school spending, the shoppers will be there. It's what may come next that is the concern.
On Friday investors were shifting into and out of positions as evidence mounted that we may be looking at a jobless recovery.
Investors can’t wait to get their hands on the latest retail numbers to gauge the health of the consumer and by proxy the rally.
The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.