GPS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  3. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  4. Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    August 29, 2013
    Often-volatile Guess is back on the way up with an encouraging second quarter report.
  5. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 19, 2013
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Limited Brands Posts Flat Comps - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Limited Brands posted flat comparable-store sales for the five-week period ended Jul 6, 2013.
  7. V.F. Corp. Soars to a New High - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Shares of V.F. Corporation touched a new 52-week high of $200.55 on Friday, Jul 12, 2013.
  8. BBBY Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. touched a new 52-week high of $76.94 on Friday, Jul 12, 2013.
  9. Gap's June Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Gap reported comparable-store sales increase of 7% for the 5 weeks ended Jul 6, 2013.
  10. Costco Upbeat over Strong June Comps - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Costco delivered comparable-store sales growth of 6% in June.
  11. PVH Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Shares of PVH Corporation attained a new 52-week high of $130.95 yesterday.
  12. Bet on GameStop as it Hits New High - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Shares of GameStop Corporation surged to attain a new 52-week high of $43.01 on Jul 5, 2013, before closing at $42.99.
  13. Wet Seal Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    On Jul 2, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Wet Seal Inc. to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  14. Lululemon Faces Second Lawsuit: Should Investors Be Worried?

    July 5, 2013
    A class-action lawsuit was filed July 2 by Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd, LLP, on behalf of individual investor Houssam ...
  15. Aeropostale Forays into Mexico - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Aeropostale announced its plans to expand in Mexico.
  16. Zumiez Sticks to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Zumiez Inc. remains on our Neutral list with a target price of $28.
  17. American Eagle Retains Neutral Stance - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    American Eagle Outfitters Inc., the leading teen apparel retailer, remains on our Neutral list with a target price of $2 ...
  18. Men's Wearhouse Fires Its Chairman - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    The board of directors of Men's Wearhouse has abruptly terminated the company's founder and executive chairman George Zimmer. ...
  19. Gap Soars to a New High - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Shares of Gap Inc. soared to a new 52-week high of $42.45 on Wednesday, Jun 19, after it reported strong comparable-store ...
  20. Nordstrom to Close Long Beach Store - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Nordstrom Inc. has decided to shutter its 33,000 square feet Rack store at Long Beach City Place in Long Beach, Calif.
  21. Dawn Lepore Now on the TJX Board - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    The leading off-price retailer, The TJX Companies (TJX), is expanding its board and has welcomed Dawn Lepore to its team ...
  22. Healthy Sales Trend at Urban Outfitters - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Urban Outfitters stated that so far in the second quarter it has been witnessing high single-digit growth.
  23. Buckle Reports Healthy May Sales - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Buckle witnessed a 4.1% increase in comps.
  24. Limited Brands' Comps Up 3% - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Amid such a positive scenario L Brands, Inc. (LTD) posted comparable-store sales growth of 3% for the four-week period ended ...
  25. Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Up 35%: Buy or Sell?

    May 24, 2013
    Ralph Lauren announced Q4 earnings that were 35% ahead of last year. Unfortunately, it also was very cautious on its 2014 ...
  26. Zumiez Does Better Than Expected

    April 12, 2013
    Zumiez's stock jumped more than 13% April 10 on news its March same-store sales increased 2.1%. Analysts were expecting a ...
  27. Is Lululemon's Chief Product Officer to Blame For Sheer Debacle?

    April 5, 2013
    Lululemon announced April 3 that Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson was leaving the company as of April 15. Assigning ...
  28. Have See-Through Pants Created An Opportunity In Lululemon Shares?

    March 21, 2013
    Even with a significant recall, lululemon's valuation demands high growth.
  29. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  30. 4Q Comps Decline at Kirkland's - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Nashville, Tennessee-based specialty retailer of home décor, Kirkland's Inc. (KIRK) reported sales figures for the fourteen ...
  31. TJX Posts Strong Sales, Ups Guidance - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Consolidated same-store sales at The TJX Companies Inc. (TJX), an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions, climbed ...
  32. Ross' January Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) - one of the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain retailers in the U.S. - reported better-than-expected ...
  33. Nordstrom's January Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    January comparable store sales (comps) for leading fashion retailer, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN), surpassed analyst projections ...
  34. Hot Topic's 4Q Comps Up - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) posted positive sales and comparable-store sales (comps) results in the fourth quarter ended Feb 2, ...
  35. How a Group of 13-Year-Olds Beat the Brightest Minds on Wall ...

    February 7, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened... As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  36. American Eagle Steps into Mexico - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    In keeping with its strategic plan to strengthen its North American presence, leading teen retailer, American Eagle Outfitters ...
  37. Gap's Strategies Paying Off - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    With its relentless endeavors on turnaround strategies, Gap Inc. (GPS) is once again coming back on the growth track. We ...
  38. Hot Topic Appoints Interim CFO - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Mall and web-based specialty retailer, Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT), has put forward the name of George Wehlitz for the position ...
  39. Urban Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Strong holiday sales results facilitated Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) to attain a new 52-week high of $43.46 on Friday, before ...
  40. Abercrombie Kept Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) on the back of robust third-quarter 2012 results and an upbeat ...
  41. Stock Market News for January 16, 2013 - Market News

    January 16, 2013
    The Dow Jones and S&P 500 finished in the green on Tuesday following better-than-expected retail sales numbers which negated ...
  42. Urban's Holiday Sales Shine - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) came up with strong sales results for the key holiday season. The company stated that net sales ...
  43. Gap Back on Growth Trajectory - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Gap Inc. (GPS) witnessed considerable recovery in its comparable sales and total sales performance, driven by its relentless ...
  44. Stock Market News for December 27, 2012 - Market News

    December 27, 2012
    A slump in U.S retail stocks and investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff dragged the benchmarks lower on Wednesday. ...
  45. Retail Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 21, 2012
    Here's a list of retail stocks to watch for 2013.
  46. Gap to Foray into Brazil - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    After gaining recognition among Brazilian customers by offering its products via duty-free channels, Gap Inc. (GPS) is now ...
  47. Services Stocks, Including Priceline.com, Making Big Moves on ...

    December 10, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has risen 0.6%; the S&P 500 has climbed 0.2%; and the Dow has moved up ...
  48. Lululemon Continues To Deliver High-Priced Performance

    December 7, 2012
    Lululemon is making the right moves, but growth investors are a demanding bunch.
  49. Ahead of Wall Street - December 6, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 6, 2012
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 We have another reassuring read on the nation's labor market through a material drop in the ...
  50. Gap and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on December 4, ...

    December 4, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.5%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow is unchanged. The Services ...
  51. Nordstrom Held at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    The long-term recommendation on the leading fashion retailer, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN), is retained at 'Neutral' given the company's ...
  52. Econ Data Gives Market Good Feeling - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Stocks have recovered most of the post-election losses on hopes of a 'Fiscal Cliff' resolution. But the positive market momentum ...
  53. Ahead of Wall Street - November 29, 2011 - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2012
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 Stocks have recovered most of the post-election losses on hopes of a 'Fiscal Cliff' resolution. ...
  54. SPG Adds Brands, Moves up Opening - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Indianapolis, Indiana-based real estate investment trust (REIT), Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG), recently announced it had ...
  55. Will Holiday Season Reward Retailers? - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    On the verge of completing another year, the overall economic situation is moderately improving. The economic recovery in ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Urban Outfitters Misses by a Penny - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) showed a moderate decline of 1.1% to $36.65 during after-market trading hours on Monday, ...
  58. Earnings Preview: Urban Outfitters - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), the retailer of apparel, footwear and accessories, and an S&P 500 company, is scheduled to ...
  59. Has Abercrombie & Fitch Turned The Corner?

    November 16, 2012
    It might be too soon to say that Abercrombie & Fitch is back on track.
  60. A&F Reports Outstanding 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Casual apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) reported an outstanding financial result for the third quarter of fiscal ...
  61. Earnings Preview: Limited Brands - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD), a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, ...
  62. Apple Sends Execs Packing: Is This Good Or Bad News?

    October 31, 2012
    Apple fired its head of retail and head of software October 29 in a shake-up that suggests Tim Cook is managing his way.
  63. V.F. Corp's 3Q Beats on Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    V.F. Corporation (VFC) reported third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $3.52 per share, speeding ahead of the prior-year ...
  64. Earnings Preview: V. F. Corp - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, V. F. Corporation (VFC), one of the world's largest apparel companies, is scheduled ...
  65. LTD Upholds Neutral Rating - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on Columbus, Ohio based Limited Brands Inc. (LTD) - a specialty ...
  66. Urban Outfitters Expands in Japan - Analyst Blog

    October 9, 2012
    Retailer of apparel, footwear and accessories, Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), announced its entry into a multi-year agreement ...
  67. Stock Market News for October 5, 2012 - Market News

    October 5, 2012
    A lower-than-expected increase in initial claims coupled with encouraging same store sale numbers from bellwether retailers ...
  68. Fifth And Pacific Lays Another Egg

    October 4, 2012
    Fifth & Pacific, cut its profit outlook for fiscal 2012, due to Juicy Couture's poor performance. How many more chances are ...
  69. Wet Seal's Sept Comp Sales Slip - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    Same-store sales at Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA), a specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items, ...
  70. Nordstrom Relocates in Honolulu - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    Nordstrom Inc. (JWN), a leading Seattle-based fashion specialty retailer, has decided to move to a larger space within the ...
  71. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Might Short Lululemon

    September 25, 2012
    Lululemon stock dropped on rumors David Eihhorn was shorting the yoga retailer. Here are three reasons why he'd want to.
  72. Gap Upgraded on Strong 2Q - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    Based on better-than-expected quarterly performance and increased outlook for fiscal 2012, we have upgraded our long-term ...
  73. Stock Market News for August 31, 2012 - Market News

    August 31, 2012
    Encouraging consumer spending data and strong sales figures from major retailers failed to avoid benchmarks' fall yesterday ...
  74. Services Stocks, Including Gap, Making Big Moves on August 3 ...

    August 30, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 0.9%; the S&P 500 is down 0.7%; and the Dow is trading down ...
  75. Econ Data Clouds Crystal Ball - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    A mix of inline domestic and weak international data provides the backdrop for Chairman Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech on ...
  76. Limited Brands' Balancing Strategy - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD) is persistently striving to rebound from a lackluster economy, by adopting optimum inventory strategy, ...
  77. Earnings Scorecard: Urban Outfitters - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), the retailer of apparel, footwear and accessories, posted its second-quarter 2013 results on ...
  78. Nordstrom's Risk-Reward Balanced - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    The risk reward equation of the leading fashion retailer Nordstrom Inc. (JWN), remains balanced, following the company's ...
  79. Gap's Strategies Drive Comps - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Gap Inc. (GPS) witnessed considerable recovery in its comparable sales and total sales performance, driven by its relentless ...
  80. Earnings Scorecard: Limited Brands - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD), a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, ...
  81. Wet Seal Suffers Loss on Lower Sales - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA) reported second quarter fiscal 2012 loss of 7 cents per share compared to year-ago quarter's earnings ...
  82. Urban Outfitters Tops Estimate - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), took a huge leap of 17.5% to $36.74 during after-market trading hours on Monday, ...
  83. Gap and Other Big Movers In Services on August 17, 2012

    August 17, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.2%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow has fallen 0.2% so far today. The biggest movers ...
  84. An Illuminating Week - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    It's been a pretty busy week, considering we're in mid-August. What have we learned? For starters, watchers of the Retail ...
  85. Ahead of Wall Street - August 17, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 17, 2012
    August 17, 2012 This is Mark Vickery, again covering for Sheraz Mian while he is away this week. It's been a pretty ...
  86. Gap Beats, Ups Guidance - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    Driven by increased sales along with improved margins and a lower share count, Gap Inc.'s (GPS) earnings of 49 cents per ...
  87. Abercrombie & Fitch Beats on EPS - Analyst Blog

    August 15, 2012
    Casual apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) reported earnings of 19 cents per share for the second quarter of fiscal ...
  88. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Ross Comps Gain 7%, Forecasts Up - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Ross Stores Inc. (ROST), one of the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain retailers in the U.S., came up with ...
  91. Limited Brands' Robust July Sales - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD), a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, ...
  92. Abercrombie Updates 2Q Performance - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) recently updated its preliminary results for the second quarter 2012. Driven by robust sales ...
  93. Services Sector's Biggest Movers: Gap and More

    August 2, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has declined 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.8% and the Dow has fallen 0.8%. The Services ...
  94. Abercrombie Looks To Buyback In Earnest

    July 13, 2012
    ANF is going to increase its share repurchase program substantially while simultaneously scaling back European expansion.
  95. Limited Brands' Solid June Sales - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD), a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, ...
  96. Frugal Shoppers, Unhurried Sales - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Retail stocks started the year on a strong note as the S&P Retail index outperformed the Dow and S&P 500 and jumped over ...
  97. Limited Brands Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Limited Brands Inc. (LTD) is persistently trying every means to navigate through this sluggish economic environment by adopting ...
  98. Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News

    May 4, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News
  99. Retail Stocks: Many Retailers Have A Marketing Problem

    March 15, 2012
    Retailers who market towards a young, hip, customer base may have noticed their revenues tanking; probably because customers ...
  100. Wait For Carter's To Dip

    March 5, 2012
    History suggests that it may be a good idea to pick up shares of Carter's during the next economic downturn.
  101. Skullcandy: Don't Sell It Short

    February 16, 2012
    Skullcandy's short interest is extremely high. Investors shouldn't sell the headphone manufacturer short.
  102. Lululemon Slips During Its Highwire Act

    December 2, 2011
    Lululemon's small stumble means a big tumble.
  103. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  104. Limited Brands' Growth Is Unlimited

    August 31, 2011
    Limited is performing very well right now and despite being near historic highs, it's ready to go to the next level, Find ...
  105. Can Retailers Pass The Back-To-School Test?

    August 23, 2011
    Back-to-school shopping isn't looking like boom times for retailers.
  106. Earnings Preview for August 18 (ARO, GME, GPS, HPQ)

    August 17, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on August 18.
  107. Nordstrom Remains In Fashion

    August 16, 2011
    Nordstrom shares trade at a decent valuation level for prospective investors.
  108. Lululemon's Growth Moots The Valuation

    June 13, 2011
    Can Lululemon keep growing fast enough to satisfy the momentum crowd?
  109. American Eagle's Down But Not Out

    May 31, 2011
    American Eagle is struggling, but this stock is still worth a gamble. Find out why.
  110. Earnings Preview for May 19

    May 18, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on May 19.
  111. Dividend Stocks Are The New Bonds

    April 4, 2011
    Investors looking for good income from their portfolios are beginning to take a hard look at dividends once again.
  112. How Far Can Lululemon Stretch?

    March 21, 2011
    Lululemon is an exceptional retailer with a great stock price, but the risk for LULU is that the bigger they are they harder ...
  113. Buckle Remains Durably Fashionable

    March 15, 2011
    Buckle has been at the forefront of offering denim and private label apparel, both of which have boosted sales and profits ...
  114. A Temporary Setback At Urban Outfitters

    March 11, 2011
    If Urban Outfitter can deliver on its growth goals and log a bottom-line increase, then the shares are a steal at 16-times ...
  115. Urban Warfare

    March 11, 2011
    A stumble in merchandising does not mean Urban's long-term growth story is over.
  116. Carter’s Is Growing Up Quickly

    March 4, 2011
    A low valuation and solid track record make Carter's stock worth a closer look.
  117. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 24

    February 23, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 24 to check out.
  118. Jewelers Shine Bright

    January 18, 2011
    The holiday season of 2010 could be a major turning point for retail jewelers, as they hope to continue achieving this sales ...
  119. Holiday Season's Retail Winners And Losers

    January 11, 2011
    Same store sales for the holiday season were in positive territory for as a whole, but many retailers didn't share in the ...
  120. Shortcuts To The Z-Score

    November 29, 2010
    The Z-Score can successfully determine a company's volatility by using five distinct calculations, and these three are the ...
  121. Rising Prices In The Underwear Aisle

    November 24, 2010
    By hedging our food and energy consumption with commodities positions, investors can protect against inflationary pressures.
  122. Google Gets Fashion

    November 23, 2010
    Google released the beta version of Boutiques.com this week. We'll look at what it means for the leader in search and the ...
  123. Abercrombie & Fitch Back On Track

    November 18, 2010
    ANF seems to be back on its normal growth path.
  124. Urban Off To The Races

    November 17, 2010
    Despite its share price rally, Urban Outfitters could still be worth a look given management's ambitious growth plans.
  125. Kohl's Keeps It Simple

    November 16, 2010
    Kohl's isn't bursting with growth, but it seems to be building a moat around its business. Is it enough to protect their ...
  126. The Vikings Are Coming - With Fashion

    October 1, 2010
    H&M isn't very popular in the U.S. just yet, but it should be.
  127. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  128. Pair Trades To Hedge Yourself

    September 1, 2010
    In these uncertain times, pair trades can provide some decent insulation for some portfolios.
  129. Invest In These Smart Spenders

    August 18, 2010
    Here are several retail companies that use their capital to create shareholder value.
  130. 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.
  131. Retail: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    July 15, 2010
    Same store retail sales reports for June 2010 indicated positive growth, but sales are still slower than they were earlier ...
  132. Retailers Heavily Invested In Canada

    July 14, 2010
    We'll look at some retailers placed big bets on Canada that have paid off over the years.
  133. Insiders Are Selling, Should You?

    June 10, 2010
    Is insider selling a signal to get out of the stock?
  134. 5 Reasons Lululemon's Stock Is Overstretched

    May 27, 2010
    Find out why Lululemon may have problems justifying its rich valuation.
  135. March Retail Reality Check

    April 14, 2010
    Are retailers - and consumers - really as healthy as March's numbers say they are? Probably not.
  136. Oversold Stocks Primed To Pop

    March 25, 2010
    These high flying stocks have been beat down far enough to make them potential value plays.
  137. Capturing The Retail Trifecta

    March 24, 2010
    With retail still on shaky ground, market share is up for grabs. Companies that have mastered the retail trifecta should ...
  138. Online Retail: Blogging For Profits

    March 18, 2010
    Only 44 out of the top 100 internet retailers maintain a blog. Here's why that's a mistake.
  139. The Buckle Remains Unloved

    March 15, 2010
    The Buckle continued its long stretch of sales and profit growth during its fourth quarter.
  140. Liz Claiborne's Numbers Don't Add Up

    February 26, 2010
    Liz Claiborne CEO Bill McComb was a rising star in 2004. Five years later, he's struggling to turn around his iconic fashion ...
  141. Play The 2011 Tax Game

    February 24, 2010
    The 15% dividend tax comes to an end in 2010. If Obama doesn't extend it, what are the implications and who'll do what to ...
  142. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark.
  143. Playing Copenhagen With Our Climate Leaders

    January 4, 2010
    With the outcome of the climate meeting uncertain, bet on companies that are already taking steps to reduce their emissions.
  144. Aeropostale Looks OK For Now

    December 7, 2009
    I have a hard time believing it will be easy sailing for many businesses next year, much less retailers. Buyers beware.
  145. Saks Divides The Retail Space

    November 23, 2009
    Folks shopping at Saks seem to have more disposable income than most in this recession.
  146. Take PacSun To The Fitting Room?

    November 19, 2009
    PacSun is suffering - like most retail outlets - with the threat of a double-dip recession.
  147. "Online Sales Ratio" Key To Retail Success

    November 18, 2009
    Some retailers are putting up some amazing numbers online, and it could point towards successful retail plays.
  148. Ann Taylor A Little Too Pricey

    November 16, 2009
    Ann Taylor releases Q3 earnings this week. Unfortunately, there's nothing to get excited about.
  149. Four Insiders You Can Count On

    October 8, 2009
    We look at four solid companies where insiders own 25% or more, and find some promising stock picks.
  150. A Tale Of Two Preppies: Abercrombie and Ralph Lauren

    September 29, 2009
    Abercrombie and Polo both have impressive clothing lines, but there is a clear winner between the two.
  151. Retail Survivors

    August 27, 2009
    A closer look at key retailers' numbers, and more.
  152. 3 Specialty Retailers You Should Know

    August 26, 2009
    We take a look at Buckle, Urban Outfitters and Aeropostale to see which is the best investment.
  153. Value To Prevail Among Apparel Retailers

    August 14, 2009
    These retail apparel stores may be worth a look in the upcoming months.
  154. Four Apparel Stocks showing a Topping Pattern

    July 13, 2009
    Four Apparel Stocks showing a Topping Pattern
  155. Retail Heads To The Desert

    June 5, 2009
    American Eagle announced a deal to open stores in the Middle East through franchisee M.H. Alshaya Company.
  156. Is It Time To Shop Sears Stock?

    May 26, 2009
    Though it has been an industry leader in the past, Sears' recent earnings aren't enough to sell the farm.
  157. Urban Outfitters Maintains Its Edge

    May 19, 2009
    Urban Outfitters is still looking good despite a sales decline. Find out why this might be a good retail play.
  158. Texas Pacific Group Made Money On J. Crew, Did You?

    May 8, 2009
    Private equity firm Texas Pacific Group recently sold off its last 2.8 million shares it held in J. Crew, and made a lot ...
  159. Green Companies Expected To Generate Green

    April 1, 2009
    Companies in the Dow Jones sustainability index might bring stability to your portfolio.
  160. Screening The Stock Screen

    March 18, 2009
    Investors would be wise to refrain from taking the results of this stock evaluation tool as gospel.
  161. Fickle A Foreign Concept To Urban Outfitters

    March 6, 2009
    This hip retailer has kept sales up by staying on top of trendy young shoppers' latest fashion sense.
  162. Hot Topic Rocks Quiet Retail Sector

    February 9, 2009
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