Following the recent jump in Best Buy's stock price, Piper Jaffray upgraded the company's shares to "overweight" in a report that de-emphasized "showrooming" as a threat to the consumer electronics retailer.
As the courtroom battle between department stores Macy's and J.C. Penney continues, Martha Stewart will win no matter what, said the former chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
The business of "deal toys," tiny Lucite trophies of big Wall Street deals, took a huge hit during the recession but now it's starting to roar back.
After its latest earnings report, J.C. Penney is a story of sharp drops: from its 32-percent dive in same-store sales and 28-percent revenue decline to its 15-percent stock drop. Still, one analyst reiterated his "outperform" rating on the struggling retailer.
Home Depot's same-store sales growth has outpaced that of its similar rival Lowe's for the past 14 quarters, a gap that one analyst told CNBC is beginning to narrow.