The Thomson Reuters Same Store Sales Index, which tracks the companies that will report monthly sales late Wednesday and early Thursday, is expected to rise 4.8 percent in February. That's on top of last February's 4.0 percent gain.
Good results or bad — It won’t be long before retailers have to rip off the monthly same-store sales Band-Aid when the report comes out Thursday.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed in another lackluster session Friday as investors hesitated to remain long ahead of the weekend, but the major indexes still posted gains for the week with the S&P logging its best finish since June 2008.
It will take at least a year before J.C. Penney reports earnings improvement resulting from its new “store within a store” strategy, Piper Jaffrey retail analyst Jeff Klinefelter told CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher Friday, looking to extend the previous session's gains, as investors waited for a handful of economic reports later this morning.
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Shares of the following companies are showing unusual moves in Thursday's trading session.
Retailers reported mixed sales results in January, offering a signal that American consumers remain cautious amid a weak economic recovery.
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Most U.S. retailers turned in solid finish to the holiday season, despite bargain-hungry consumers who put off their holiday shopping until the last-minute in order to snag the very best deals, and mild temperatures, which dampened demand for winter apparel.
Retailers are expected to report healthy sales gains in December, as a last-minute flurry of shoppers scooped up marked-down merchandise.
Stocks finished flat in a thin, lackluster session Tuesday as investors took a breather following a strong rally in the previous week.
In both New York and London, retailers are slashing prices this holiday season. The steep markdowns are being driven by the need to attract a more cautious consumer and unseasonably warm weather.
Small, independent retailers, many of them mom-and-pops selling off-beat items, are increasingly popping up in shopping malls that have historically been filled by big brand-name retailers such as Gap and Victoria's Secret.
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.”
The Saturday before Christmas is too crucial to retailers to be left in the hands of procrastinating shoppers, so many stores are having “Super Saturday” this weekend, the New York Times reports.
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