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The pitter-patter of little feet and the high-pitched cries of infants may seem louder lately, but it's music to the ears of many companies that cater to infants and children.
David Strasser of Banc of America Securities says there's value for the investor who shops where consumers are already shopping.
Stocks opened lower, clipped by a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss. But a better-than-expected report on home sales helped shave a few points off the decline.
Early July sales results from retailers have been disappointing, with many falling short of analyst estimates. It also appears that the benefit from tax rebate checks is beginning to wane.
Today’s consumer credit report is expected to show that the economic slowdown caused consumers to borrow less readily in June, but David Malpass, president of Encima Global, disagreed.
Stock futures fell further after a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week. Futures had already been pointing lower as oil rose nearly $3 a barrel, Wal-Mart missed sales estimates and Dow component AIG posted a wider-than-expected loss.
Futures are down nearly 10 points, not surprising given AIG, a strange but generally disappointing retail sales report, and jobless claims higher than expected.
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Investors will get a glimpse of how much cash-strapped consumers are willing to spend in the key back-to-school shopping season when major U.S. retail chains release July sales results Thursday.
U.S. sales of clothes and shoes fell in July as cash-strapped consumers cut back spending further to pay for nondiscretionary purchases such as food and gasoline, MasterCard Advisors said in a report Wednesday.
Dylan Ratigan says the oil plunge is helping consumer stocks.
Stocks were lackluster Monday despite a massive move downward for oil, as worries persisted over inflation and the nation's beaten-up housing and mortgage markets.
So Exxon Mobil has just broken its own record again, reporting a mind-boggling $11.6 billion profit on $138 billion in sales. Windfall? Nope: Microsoft is three times more profitable than Exxon.
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Amid the gloom of higher gas prices and a slumping housing market there appears to be a ray of hope.
Barry James is looking to some well-known large-cap names to see him through the bear market.
Wall Street may not think so, but Cramer does. Here's why.
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Costco Wholesale, the No. 1 U.S. warehouse club operator, warned on Wednesday that quarterly profit would miss current Wall Street targets because of soaring energy costs and other inflationary pressures, sending its shares down more than 8 percent.