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April’s weak same-store sales may be due to several seasonal factors, but analysts warn the reports could be a wake-up call for investors to be more selective on the heels of the sector's recent rally.
With the early start of spring and Easter behind us, retail sales have slowed in April, with many retailers falling short of analysts' estimates.
European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."
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As teen retailer Urban Outfitters prepares to release its quarterly earnings on Monday after the closing bell, two analysts expressed their concerns about the space’s intense competition.
Stocks logged a gain for the second session Thursday as investors were optimistic Greece will likely clear a key hurdle with private creditors to avoid a disorderly default and ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday.
U.S. stock futures held their early gains Thursday, even after a gain in weekly jobless claims and as investors remained hopeful that Greece will complete its bond swap.
Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:
Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day drop this year, following a handful of better-than-expected economic news.
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I decided to seek out some excellent growth candidates by taking a look at small-cap stocks with market capitalization below $1 billion that were members of the Russell 3000 Index. I screened out stocks with price-earnings-to-growth, or PEG, ratios that were less than 1. In other words, these stocks are selling at a discount to their earnings growth and they carry zero debt.
Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:
S&P futures popped about 5 points as the ADP Employment Change for December came in much stronger than expected, at 325,000 jobs created, well above the consensus of 175,000. This bodes well for the December nonfarm payroll report, out tomorrow.
The euro is weaker, S&P futures are down, and European banks are still parking money with the European Central Bank. Spain weaker on reports it is seeking International Monetary Fund loans.
With just six days left before Christmas, the holiday shopping season isn’t over yet, says Thomas Filandro of Susquehanna Financial Group. “I think the opportunity exists for a big surge in business,” said Filandro. “This week, including Super Saturday, could represent just 35 percent of the business, and the week after, a total 50 percent so its not over yet.”
Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blase about bargains.
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