Retail giants from around the world are gathered at a global retailing conference in Arizona. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera spoke with Frank Blake, Home Depot chairman & CEO.
Their advances may not always be welcomed by targeted companies, but activist investors share the same goal with management of generating value for shareholders. The differences between the two sides tend to lie in what strategy is used to achieve that goal. Sometimes those differences are ironed out behind closed doors, other times via proxy fights at shareholder meetings, but the clout of an activist investor is something corporate America can no longer afford to ignore.
The Bernanke put: Last week, stocks sold off on concerns the Federal Reserve was in no hurry to implement a third round of quantitative easing or, possibly, extend "Operation Twist." Today, stocks will be sold at the open because...job growth is weaker than expected...and QE3 is more likely?
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Analysts lowered their rating for eBay to “outperform” from “strong buy” with a $39 price target. Its stock opened at $35.54 on Thursday.
March retail sales strong: March same-store sales up 3.9 percent, well above estimates of 3.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics. Now for the bad news...
Retail sales for warm-weather products are expected to be stronger than normal in March, the big question looms: are the early sales — combined with an earlier Easter — just pulling demand forward, stealing from April to give to March?
Stocks kicked off the first trading day of the month and quarter with a modest gain, after better-than-expected manufacturing reports from U.S. and China helped calm renewed concerns over a recession in the euro zone.
Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:
Because of the warmer-than-normal winter, many Home Depot customers have already begun painting and spackling, prompting the home improvement retailer to move up an important springtime promotion.
Take a look at some of Wednesday’s morning movers:
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on a very important time for Home Depot as it unveils it's Spring Black Friday promotion.
The housing market continues to struggle, but home remodeling is on the rise, and that helps Home Depot and Lowe's, Cannacord Genuity retail analyst Laura Champine told CNBC.
Laura Champine, analyst at Canaccord Genuity compares several home improvement stocks like Lowe's and Home Depot.
As the wider economy begins to strengthen, and Americans start to feel better about their current and future finances, they are dipping their toes back into the housing waters, in the form of remodeling.
Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill reached 37 new record highs so far this year, the most in the S&P 500.
If you have a sense that retail investing is making a comeback, you’re not alone.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a lackluster session Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected existing home sales report and as investors were reluctant to jump in following the recent market rally.
Stocks eased off their best levels in the final minutes of trading Monday but still managed to eke out a small gain, following a sharp rally from the previous week.
One way to get into commercial real estate is via real estate investment trusts, Green Street Advisors’ Mike Kirby said Tuesday.