BBY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  2. Bear of the Day: Best Buy (BBY) - Bear of the Day

    February 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Best Buy (BBY) - Bear of the Day
  3. Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day

    January 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day
  4. Can 2013's Market Laggards Become 2014's Leaders?

    December 31, 2013
    By: Joel Elconin As trading comes to a close for 2013, many of the best performers for the year, were some of the worst ...
  5. The 3-D Printers Are Just Getting Started

    December 13, 2013
    3-D printing could be one of the most game changing technological advanced in a long time. For early investors, that could ...
  6. Food for Thought on Record Highs, Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 22, 2013
    Will this trend continue even after the Fed is no longer in the bond-buying business?
  7. Best Buy Earnings Preview: Is The Turnaround Real?

    November 16, 2013
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), which is looking for a boost this holiday shopping season from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and ...
  8. e-Commerce Stock Update - Nov 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    November 7, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - Nov 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  9. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  10. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  11. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  12. Urban Outfitters Steps Up Its Game

    August 21, 2013
    tail's been an iffy proposition when it comes to second quarter earnings reports. One company doing well in this cautious ...
  13. Short Interest in SUPERVALU and Rite Aid Falls (JCP, RAD, SVU)

    August 11, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the final weeks of July. J.C. Penney ...
  14. Short Sellers Load Up on Pacific Sunwear, Unload SUPERVALU (PSUN, ...

    July 27, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the first weeks of July. Pacific Sunwear ...
  15. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 19, 2013
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  16. Prices Slashed for BlackBerry Z10 - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Research in Motion Limited's future looks grim as the company's latest Z10 smartphone based on new BB10 platform failed to ...
  17. Short Sellers Retreat from GameStop, Rite Aid (AVP, GME, RAD)

    July 14, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of June. Avon Products ...
  18. RadioShack Slips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We downgrade our recommendation on RadioShack to Underperform ahead of its second-quarter 2013 financial results.
  19. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  20. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  21. Target Strengthens Canadian Base - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Target plans to open 20 new additional stores in Canada.
  22. Capital One to Repurchase Shares - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    On Tuesday, McLean-based Capital One Finl Corp announced a repurchase authorization of up to $1.0 billion shares by its board ...
  23. Target Solidifies Store Base - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Target announced plans to open yet another store in Spokane, Wash.
  24. Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day

    July 2, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day
  25. Market Wrap for Monday, July 1: Stocks Rise, But Finish Off Session ...

    July 1, 2013
    The U.S. stock market continued its near-term rally on Monday as the major averages look to make back losses from two weeks ...
  26. Target Plans More California Stores - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    After announcing its plans of opening 2 new stores in California, one each in Fresno and Rocklin, Target laid out plans to ...
  27. Target Expands into California - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    Target announced it plans to open 2 new stores in California, one each in Fresno and Rocklin.
  28. Consumer Confidence Up: A Sign of Growth? - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    A recent report by Conference Board data suggested that Consumer Confidence Index improved to 81.4 in Jun 2013 from a revised ...
  29. GameStop Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on GameStop.
  30. Retailing - New Game, New Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Modern retailing, interestingly enough, is a new game with new rules.
  31. Microsoft Partners Best Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Microsoft Corp. recently announced a partnership with Best Buy to roll out Windows Stores across the its 500 outlets in the ...
  32. Home Depot Continues To Rack Up Impressive Numbers

    May 21, 2013
    Top-notch execution is letting Home Depot thrive
  33. Google Buys Channel Intelligence - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Google Inc. (GOOG) recently announced that it has acquired an online marketing service Channel Intelligence (CI), a consolidated ...
  34. Are LBO's making a comeback? - Investment Ideas

    January 28, 2013
    Are LBO's coming back when the broader market is about to hit new all-time highs? Leveraged buyouts (LBO's) occur ...
  35. Best Buy Upped to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    On Jan 16, we upgraded consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy Company Inc. (BBY) to Neutral from Underperform based on its ...
  36. Target's Strategic Initiatives - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, announced a ...
  37. Target's Price Matching Policy - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Target Corporation (TGT) announced its year-round price matching policy with the aim of offering its patrons the facility ...
  38. Rush for Dividend or Miss the Bus - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    The impact of the "Fiscal Cliff" or $600 billion in spending cuts and increase in tax rate on dividend income and capital ...
  39. This Holiday Expect More - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    This holiday, customers can expect more from retailers as they take their final lap before Christmas. Shoppers are offered ...
  40. Holiday Season Lifts Consumer Index - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    While the economy is still struggling to fully recover, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday came as a relief for ...
  41. How Hot Is Cyber Monday? - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Going by the estimates recently announced by ComScore, "Cyber Monday" is pretty hot. ComScore sees a 20% increase in Cyber ...
  42. Will Big Retail or Fiscal Cliff Dominate? - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Holiday sales are off to a solid start. But with 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiations getting into high gear as Congress gets back ...
  43. Ahead of Wall Street - November 26, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2012
    Monday, November 26, 2012 Holiday sales are off to a solid start. But with 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiations getting into high ...
  44. Positive Sentiment for Short Trading Day - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Positive looking news out of China and Europe adds to favorable market sentiment in today's abbreviated trading session as ...
  45. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2012
    As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic ...
  46. Stock Market News for November 21, 2012 - Market News

    November 21, 2012
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's statement that the central bank does not have tools to combat the impending "fiscal ...
  47. Sears Among Services' Biggest Movers on November 16, 2012

    November 16, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has declined 1%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.6%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  48. and Other Big Movers In Services on November 7, 2 ...

    November 7, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 2.7%, the S&P 500 has declined 2.6% and the Dow has slipped 2.5% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  49. Retailers Gearing Up for Holidays - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    Retailers have pulled up their socks and are coming up with numerous strategic measures as they take the final lap before ...
  50. 9 Slumping Retailers to Sell Before the Holidays

    October 19, 2012
    It's only mid-October, and though the holidays still are over two months away, it's not too early to begin thinking about ...
  51. The Double-Digit Dividend Increases And Decreases Of The Past ...

    October 18, 2012
    Dividend growth can be one of the best ways for investors to grow wealth over the long term. However, finding those firms ...
  52. Amazon Devices Out of Walmart Stores - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The world's largest Internet retailer, Inc.'s (AMZN) Kindle tablets and e-readers will no more be sold at Wal-Mart ...
  53. hhgregg Stores Add Workforce - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Leading specialty retailer of premium video products, branded appliances, audio products and accessories, hhgregg, Inc. (HGG) ...
  54. Home Depot Chooses Profits Over Empire Building

    September 18, 2012
    Home Depot closes up its big box shops in China.
  55. Is Apple's Retail Empire On The Rocks?

    August 30, 2012
    Recent news reports suggest Apple CEO's thirst for profits is getting in the way of the customer experience.
  56. Services Stocks, Including Tiffany, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 27, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.3%; and the Dow has climbed ...
  57. 3 Destinations Retailers Expanding Store Counts - Investment ...

    August 23, 2012
    3 Destination Retailer Increasing Store Counts I came across a few tweets last night about what Steve Mandel looks for ...
  58. Upcoming Technology Events You Should Know This Week

    August 21, 2012
    A few technology giants will weigh in with their most recent quarterly results this week. Find out what to expect.
  59. Telefonica Brasil SA Among Services' Biggest Movers on August ...

    August 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3% and the Dow has risen 0.2% so far today. These are the biggest ...
  60. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  61. Earnings Preview: RadioShack Corp - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    RadioShack Corp. (RSH) is slated to release its second quarter 2012 results on July 25, before the market opens. The current ...
  62. Whirlpool Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    We are downgrading our long-term recommendation on Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) to Neutral. The company might face significant ...
  63. hhgregg's Struggles Suggest Best Buy Could Be In Big Trouble

    July 11, 2012
    hhgreg's service-oriented business model may just not be practical in the current retail world, which also suggests that ...
  64. Oracle Set to Buy Involver - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    Oracle Corp (ORCL) is on an acquisition spree in order to expand its social media offerings. The database application vendor ...
  65. Biggest Services Sector Movers for July 2, 2012

    July 2, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has declined 0.2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2%; ...
  66. GameStop to Start Tablet Trade - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    GameStop Corporation (GME), a video game and entertainment software retailer, has undertaken a series of initiatives to boost ...
  67. 4 Ways To Play Electronic Retailers

    June 26, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  68. Best Buy Aims at College Students - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Best Buy Company Inc. (BBY), a multinational specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment ...
  69. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple's Growth Plays Are Drying Up

    June 18, 2012
    Read the bearish stance on whether or not Apple is a worthy investment at today's price.
  70. RadioShack Eyes Asian Expansion - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    In a bid to tap the growing Asian market, RadioShack Corp. (RSH) recently entered into an agreement with Asian retailer Cybermart ...
  71. Retailing Ruckus

    June 4, 2012
    Following a bad April and a worse May for U.S. stocks, it can be said that some sectors that held up relatively well during ...
  72. HP Has A Major Challenge Building From This Quarter

    May 25, 2012
    HP took a small step forward, but there's still a long road ahead
  73. GameStop Is In Decline, But The Rate Is Still Up For Debate

    May 24, 2012
    GameStop is putting up a fair fight against the inevitable.
  74. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  75. Hot Topic's 1Q Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Hot Topic's 1Q Comps Rise - Analyst Blog
  76. 3 Undervalued Tech-Sector Gems

    April 27, 2012
    Following are a trio of stocks that have yet to claw their way back to their perches before the global economic maelstrom ...
  77. The Future the Market Sees

    April 14, 2012
    Investors are betting most heavily and consistently on a US housing and consumer spending recovery, writes ...
  78. Conn's Impressive Comeback

    April 10, 2012
    There is no denying Conn’s surprising comeback.
  79. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    March 30, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  80. Swap Income For Growth With Cato Corp.

    March 23, 2012
    Cato's doesn't grow rapidly but its stock does offer an appealing dividend yield.
  81. Balancing Skepticism And Opportunity On GameStop

    March 1, 2012
    GameStop is still struggling, but the company is fighting back through its used Apple device market.
  82. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    February 28, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  83. Skullcandy: Don't Sell It Short

    February 16, 2012
    Skullcandy's short interest is extremely high. Investors shouldn't sell the headphone manufacturer short.
  84. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    January 10, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  85. Four S&P Stocks With A 10 P/E Ratio

    December 28, 2011
    There are still quality blue chip-like names that offer decent valuations and, in some cases, excellent yields.
  86. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    December 15, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  87. Dolby Deserves To Be Heard

    November 30, 2011
    Dolby Labs looks to be adapting successfully to the latest technology shift to media streaming and downloading.
  88. Who Won The Black Friday Sales Race?

    November 29, 2011
    What can we glean from the preleminary results of this year's holiday shoppping season?
  89. Don't Fall For Retailers Because Of Black Friday

    November 25, 2011
    Retailing is a tough business to invest in, and a few strong weeks at the end of the year don't make that much of a difference.
  90. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    November 18, 2011
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  91. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  92. Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    October 27, 2011
    Amazon disappointed with guidance, but the performance is still impressive.
  93. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  94. Kroger More Than Ordinary

    September 14, 2011
    Kroger can be counted on for an appealing mix of mid-single-digit sales and profit growth.
  95. Conn's Coming Back To Life

    September 13, 2011
    Conn’s appears to have weathered the worst of the storm that has hit its core consumer base.
  96. Earnings Preview: Best Buy, Cracker Barrel, R G Barry

    September 12, 2011
    Here are three companies that will be releasing their earnings on September 13.
  97. 4 Stocks To Watch Next Week

    September 8, 2011
    Next week a handful of prominent companies will report their quarterly results in an otherwise quiet period for corporate ...
  98. One Old, One New, Both Buys

    September 1, 2011
    These two companies have entered the consciousness of not only most Americans, but most people in the world, and their stocks ...
  99. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Bought Aeropostale Shares

    August 31, 2011
    David Einhorn bought 3.4 million shares of the hurting retailer in the second quarter. I'll hypothesize why.
  100. Circuit City 2.0: RadioShack

    August 26, 2011
    RadioShack is sending signals of being the next Circuit City.
  101. Waiting For Applied Materials To Wash Out

    August 26, 2011
    Applied Materials lowers order guidance again, but is the bottom yet in sight?
  102. Digital May Not Solve GameStop's Biggest Problem

    August 24, 2011
    Digital isn't the dream that GameStop bulls hope it is.
  103. Can Retailers Pass The Back-To-School Test?

    August 23, 2011
    Back-to-school shopping isn't looking like boom times for retailers.
  104. Lowe's Glacial Recovery Pace

    August 17, 2011
    At Lowe's current stock price, a couple of big-box peers look more interesting in terms of investment appeal.
  105. Harman Continues Its Tune-Up

    August 8, 2011
    Audio pioneer Harman International slowly digs itself out of big financial mess. The question is whether it will continue ...
  106. PHEVs And REITs Finally Say Hello

    August 5, 2011
    With energy prices continuing their long-term climb, the outlook for electric vehicles is glowing. The recent introduction ...
  107. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    July 29, 2011
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  108. Can An Apple Cure What Ails J.C. Penney?

    June 15, 2011
    J.C. Penney makes an excellent hire.
  109. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    June 14, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  110. HHGregg Looks For Success Where Most Find Failure

    May 30, 2011
    Can hhgregg's business model find success in an already saturated consumer electronics market?
  111. Electronic Arts: From Growth To Turnaround - To Value?

    May 10, 2011
    Electronic Arts seems to be turning around the business, but the growth of yesteryear won't return.
  112. Four S&P Stocks With A 10 P/E Ratio

    April 12, 2011
    There are still quality blue chip-like names that offer decent valuations and, in some cases, excellent yields.
  113. Four Reasons To Own HH Gregg

    April 4, 2011
    Electronics retailer HH Gregg is sitting at its 52-week low. Learn why you should own this small cap.
  114. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    February 10, 2011
    Learn how to invest in this multibillion dollar industry!
  115. The Green Light In Green Vehicles

    February 4, 2011
    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight.
  116. EV Tech Moves Ahead

    January 11, 2011
    Ford unveiled its new fully-electric Focus. Will the new EV have much impact on the auto industry?
  117. December’s Best And Worst Performing S&P500 Stocks

    January 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from December 2010.
  118. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    December 20, 2010
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  119. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space.
  120. A Green Friday For Retailers

    November 29, 2010
    With Black Friday sales figures beginning to come in and analysts predicting a jolly Christmas shopping season, investors ...
  121. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    October 20, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  122. 3 Holiday Shopping Stock Picks

    October 15, 2010
    Find out where the hot spots are going to be this holiday shopping season.
  123. September's Best Performers

    October 5, 2010
    September's biggest stock winners merit closer attention from investors looking for strength.
  124. Three Ways To View Value Retail

    September 1, 2010
    These three methods will help us determine which is the best value in retail.
  125. Opportunity Cost Too High At Staples

    August 20, 2010
    There are more appealing investments than Staples in the retailing industry.
  126. Disregard For Wal-Mart's Dominance

    August 20, 2010
    Some day Wal-Mart will get credit for its consistency, but for now its shares trade with little regard for its retail dominance.
  127. 5 Stocks With Low P/Es

    August 12, 2010
    Stocks with low P/E ratios tend to, on average, outperform the market average. Here are five low P/E stocks worth a look.
  128. Retail Acquisitions Make The World Go Round

    August 5, 2010
    We'll look at some transformative deals in retail and how they affected the stock price.
  129. June's Worst Large Cap Stocks

    July 5, 2010
    As the market correction continues, many large cap stocks were hammered much worse than the indexes.
  130. Money Is Made In Down Markets

    July 2, 2010
    Buying low and selling high is the oldest adage in the investing lexicon. The best way to ensure buying low is to buy the ...
  131. GameStop And Pier 1: A Tale Of Two Retailers

    June 10, 2010
    Pier 1 is back from the dead, but GameStop may be walking into its own trial by fire.
  132. Big News In Consumer Electronics

    June 3, 2010
    Radio Shack is doing well, but there are M&A rumblings in the consumer electronics market.
  133. Invest In The Magazine Portfolio

    May 6, 2010
    Just for fun, I went through advertisers in Canadian House and Home. Despite being a Canadian magazine, well-known names ...
  134. The Best Large Cap Stocks In March 2010

    April 7, 2010
    The best performing large capitalization stocks in March 2010 were a varied lot, find out who made the list.
  135. Is There Any Value Left In Retail?

    March 30, 2010
    With more than half of the retail companies in the S&P trading right around their 52-week highs, is there any value left ...
  136. Companies With Targets On Their Backs

    March 30, 2010
    For various reasons, interest in acquiring these companies has arisen lately.
  137. Forward Motion In Tech

    March 10, 2010
    Research in Motion's recent upgrade highlights some solid opportunities in tech stocks.
  138. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  139. Little To Complain About At Wal-Mart

    February 25, 2010
    Investors won't get rich off Wal-Mart, but they can rely on moderate growth and income.
  140. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    February 3, 2010
    The retail electronics space is looking increasingly attractive. I'll outline why and discuss a player that deserves some ...
  141. 4 Reasons To Buy Audiovox

    January 27, 2010
    If investors hope to meet their high expectations, micro caps will need to be part of the equation.
  142. Costco Needs A Boost

    December 14, 2009
    There is little indication that sales or profits will accelerate considerably over the next few years at Costco.
  143. Earnings Reveal The Consumer Pulse

    December 10, 2009
    The earnings these companies report next week should provide a sense of how the consumer is feeling heading into the holiday ...
  144. The Candle's Out at Blylth

    December 8, 2009
    It shouldn't come as a surprise that a designer and marketer of "decroative accessoriers" may find it a bit difficult to ...
  145. Surprise - Luxury And Excess Are Back

    December 3, 2009
    Don't assume value-priced gift retailers are going to dominate the Christmas shopping season.
  146. Corning Highlights Consumer Tech Strength

    October 29, 2009
    Corning's recent earnings show that the company has been doing well during the recession, and stands to do even better.
  147. Radio Shack Shows Up The Naysayers

    October 29, 2009
    Radio Shack surpassed expectations and gave investors hope that they will have a profitable holiday season.
  148. Whirpool Can Go Higher From Here

    October 28, 2009
    Whirlpool's earnings release shows that the company can do well even during a recession. Is it time for investors to get ...
  149. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  150. Costco Needs A Discount

    October 9, 2009
    Compared to its competitors, Costco's earnings multiple is just too high.
  151. Signs Of An Improving Economy Multiply

    September 16, 2009
    There are growing signs of an economic recovery in the U.S., despite all the noise in the market place from bulls and bears.
  152. Will The Real Conn's Please Stand Up

    September 11, 2009
    Conn's has been praised by some investors - but is the company really allotting its resources to its best ability?
  153. Tech Earnings Around the Corner

    September 10, 2009
    The tech industry has been surprisingly popular this quarter - at least, it would appear that way.
  154. Companies Making Money With Declining Sales

    August 13, 2009
    Companies can continue to make big profits with declining sales - but for how long?
  155. Concerns Over hhgregg’s Aggression

    August 11, 2009
    hhgregg may be getting too aggressive with its expansion plans.
  156. Time To Tune Into Radio Shack

    July 22, 2009
    Radio Shack's sharp rebound and proven record of beating expectations should make investors pay attention.
  157. Advent International Loves Retail

    July 15, 2009
    While you can't invest in Advent directly, you can invest in some of its current and previous investments.
  158. Q2 Large Cap Stocks We Wished We Didn’t Own

    July 8, 2009
    Although the overall market did well in the second quarter of 2009, this list of large cap names proves that stock picking ...
  159. Uncovering Conn's Potential

    June 11, 2009
    Extending credit to customers makes Conn's a lot like a business Warren Buffett would buy.
  160. Hhgregg Remains Small And Focused

    June 4, 2009
    hhgregg can happily coexist indefinitely with undisputed industry leader Best Buy.
  161. Evaluating The Movie Rental Battle

    April 9, 2009
    The movie rental race between Blockbuster and Netflix has been going for a while now. Read on for an assessment of each company, ...
  162. Rivals Pick Up Where Circuit City Leaves Off

    February 10, 2009
    Best Buy and Hhgregg have the most to gain from Circuit City's coming demise.
  163. Upside Earnings Surprises For January 23

    January 23, 2009
    There's good news: some companies actually beat recent earnings expectations. Find out which ones to watch.
  164. Intel Chips Away At Challenges

    January 19, 2009
    With the company's 4.3% dividend yield, investors are being paid to wait for a recovery.
  165. Unraveling Safeway's Brand Extensions

    December 9, 2008
    The Street is littered with companies who've tried and failed to extend their brands. We look at Safeway's push into gift ...
  166. The Pros Of Conn's

    December 1, 2008
    Conn's third quarter brought some bad weather - both literal and figurative - but this retailer is a survivor.
  167. Tivo's Growth Fading

    December 1, 2008
    A $105 million litigation award pushed Tivo's earnings into the stratosphere. Investors can expect a crash landing shortly.
  168. Profit Losses The Reel Deal For Lions Gate

    November 13, 2008
    Despite a decade of steady sales growth, profitability trends have been uneven, and 2009 will likely be a second-straight ...
  169. Costco Drives A Hard Bargain

    October 10, 2008
    A recap of the October 8 earnings announcement from Costco, which is proving to be relatively immune to North American economic ...
  170. Can Harman Reach The High Note?

    September 15, 2008
    Harman International's stock is down 70% in the past year and for good reason. Does the stock have any chance of recovering?
  171. GameStop's New COO Levels Up

    September 8, 2008
    J. Paul Raines has jumped from floundering Home Depot to a COO position at one of the best-performing retailers going.
  172. Let Retail REITs Surprise You

    August 25, 2008
    The retail sector is in the tank, but surprisingly National Retail Properties is thriving. Sometimes it pays to ignore common ...
  173. IPO Fog Lifts From Hhgregg

    August 12, 2008
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    Blockbuster made a bid for electronics retailer Circuit City. Is this aggression or desperation on Blockbuster's part?
  177. Can Wattles Recharge Circuit City?

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    Activist fund Wattles Capital Management has taken a big stake in Circuit City. Hope of a turnaround springs eternal.
  178. Dell's Retail Gamble Flops

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  179. RadioShack Will Bend As Rivals Break

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  184. Equites Roundup (MOT, KKD, WMT)

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  185. RadioShack On The Road To Relevance (RSH)

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  186. Garmin Heading South (GRMN)

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  187. August's Optimistic Insiders A Good Sign

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  188. Price Was Never Wal-Mart's Problem (WMT)

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  189. Best Buy Shrapnel Wounds RadioShack

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  190. Dell And Wal-Mart Join Forces (DELL, WMT)

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  191. Dell Shopping At The Radio Shack? (RSH)

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  192. Amazon: Fiction For Sale (AMZN)

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  193. Circuit City's Woes Continue (CC)

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  194. Sabre Provides Insight into What PE Firms Look For (TSG)

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  195. Stocks to Avoid Following the Sell-Off

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  196. Super Size Me (BBY)

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  197. Short Circuited (CC)

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  198. Wal-Mart Powers Down Electronics Margins (WMT)

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  200. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

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