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?
What could it be that’s causing such heavy put volume in TJX today? With minutes left in the trading day, over 2,800 of the July 37.5-strike puts have traded hands, making it the second most active of all the TJX options.
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A lot of retailers are going to profit as J.C. Penney continues its turnaround, Morgan Stanley analyst Michelle Clark told CNBC Thursday.
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Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February, as rising consumer confidence is helping consumers to feel more comfortable spending again.
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.
High-end department store Nordstrom is funneling its returned and worn shoes to its Nordstrom Rack outlet stores. A look at what this practice means for the Nordstrom brand. Is there a fine line between being an outlet store and a thrift store?
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.
With record cash in their coffers and investors eager to make up for a lost year in 2011, dividend stocks are paying out even more cash this month. TheStreet.com look at seven of the stocks that hiked payouts in the last week.
“We just came out of the holiday season with a very, very competitive mindset among retailers, and consumers really waited for those best deals,” said Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly Greenberger. “The message from consumers is, ‘If you don’t have a great deal we’re not coming to your store.’ So we see 2012 as a year that will continue that theme.”
If chart patterns are any indication, the pullback so many investors are looking for is right around the corner, at least in some areas of the market.
This year’s ready-to-wear fall fashion collections are being unveiled at New York Fashion Week. "Fast Money" traders look at how to work the sector.
Retailers reported mixed sales results in January, offering a signal that American consumers remain cautious amid a weak economic recovery.
No matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, one fact remains: President Obama will be in office at least for the next year. Read on for Cramer’s “Obama-resistant” investment strategies.
Historically, dividend payments have accounted for more than 40 percent of the S&P 500’s total returns. Here are the top companies with 15 years or more of consecutive dividend increases.
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With some leading stocks advancing 50% or more over a period of only 1 year, investors are starting to wonder how much upside can possibly be left.
The stock market is on edge ahead of the first debt sales of 2012, as Spanish and Italian bonds auctions are scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday.