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  1. J. C. Penney Upgraded to Strong Buy on Robust Holiday Sales - ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  2. Target Up to Strong Buy on Closing Canada Business - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Target Corporation (TGT) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  3. Nordstrom Expands Store Base, Plans 3 New Rack Outlets - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    In another move to expand its store base, Nordstrom (JWN) announced the opening of three new Rack outlets.
  4. Companhia Brasileira Hits 52-Week Low on Weak Q4 Comps - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $33.62 on Jan 20 after the company reported ...
  5. Will January Retail Sales Pick Up After a Dull December? - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Baffled by the inability of cheap gasoline and more jobs to perk up purchases in December, the retail gurus are now seeking ...
  6. Will Companhia Brasileira (CBD) Continue to Face Soft Comps? ...

    January 19, 2015
    Last week, Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) reported its fourth quarter and full year 2014 sales results, which ...
  7. Nordstrom to Open New Rack Stores in New York and Colorado - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Taking its store-expansion strategy to the next level, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) has announced its plans to introduce two new ...
  8. 2014 Holiday Season: Did Retailers Hear the Jingle of Cash? - ...

    January 14, 2015
    The retail battle is at its peak during the holiday season with offers and promotions flooding the markets.
  9. Tiffany Slumps 14% on Weak Holiday Sales, Trims Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Shares of Tiffany & Co. (TIF) lost much of their sheen, falling 14% yesterday, after the company reported disappointing ...
  10. Buckle Ends 2014 on a High Note, December Comps Up 2.5% - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    The Buckle, Inc (BKE) reported 2.5% increase in its comparable-store sales (comps) for the five-week period ended Jan 3, ...
  11. Aeropostale Lifts Outlook in Spite of Soft Holiday Sales - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Buoyed by improved margins and effective cost management, Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) now anticipates narrower-than-expected ...
  12. Urban Outfitters Up on Strong Holiday Season Performance - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Urban Outfitters stated that sales for the months of November and December surged 10% to $785 million.
  13. JC Penney to Shutter Forty Stores; Plans Major Layoffs - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    In an attempt to recoup and give itself a major facelift, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) announced the closure of 40 stores ...
  14. Signet Holiday Comps Up 3.6% on Strong Segmental Sales - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) delivered solid holiday sales numbers driven by improved comparable-store sales (comps) across ...
  15. Cato's December Comps Impress on Strong Holiday Sales - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Cato Corporation (CATO), posted splendid sales results for the month ended Jan 3, 2015 driven by robust holiday sales. Results ...
  16. American Eagle Down 4.7% on Comps Dip, Ups Q4 EPS View - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    American Eagle (AEO) fell 4.7% on the index as it posted a 2% decline in its consolidated comparable sales (comps) for the ...
  17. Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) Rallies as December Comps Grow 9% - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    Shares of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (PSUN) rallied 21% on the index yesterday after the company strong comparable ...
  18. Macy's Announces Extensive Restructuring, Store Closures - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    Shares of Macy's, Inc.'s (M) fell 3.2% in yesterday's after market trading session following the company's announcement of ...
  19. Stock Market News for January 08, 2015 - Market News

    January 8, 2015
    Benchmarks added significant gains yesterday banking on a rebound in oil prices and better-than-expected private sector jobs ...
  20. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 8, 2015
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  21. J.C. Penney (JCP) Shares Rally on Robust Holiday Comps - Analyst ...

    January 7, 2015
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) witnessed a bull ride yesterday, with the stock surging as much as 17.5% in the after-market ...
  22. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  23. How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook

    November 12, 2014
    How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook
  24. Don't Miss Out On The Short Sellers' Bull Market

    October 30, 2014
  25. This Left-For-Dead Stock Could Have A Huge Turnaround In 2015

    September 16, 2014
    It's hard to watch when one of America's great 20th century success stories falls on hard times. It's even harder ...
  26. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    September 9, 2014
    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  27. 5 Stocks To Watch During Back-To-School Season

    September 2, 2014
    Back-to-school season, which begins in July and hits a peak in mid-September, is an important time for retailers. It gives ...
  28. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  29. Stocks Still in a Sour Mood? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 16, 2014
    It increasingly appears that the growth rebound will likely be less robust relative to some of the more optimistic estimates.
  30. J.C. Penney Earnings Preview: Is The Turnaround On Track?

    May 15, 2014
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) will report its first quarter 2014 results on Thursday morning. Analysts are expecting the retailer ...
  31. No Legwork Wednesday – J.C. Penney And The 'No Sale' Debacle

    April 19, 2014
    When it comes to retailing, a company’s success depends as much on properly positioning its products as it does on the actual ...
  32. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  33. Is This The Next Retail Stock To Die?

    March 3, 2014
    My great-grandfather owned a small department store in the Pacific Northwest. With the help of my great -grandmother (who, ...
  34. After a Massive Short Squeeze, Is This Stock Headed Even Higher?

    February 28, 2014
    After the market closed for trading on Wednesday, Feb. 26, short sellers quickly scanned the latest short interest data (which ...
  35. Bargain Stocks Even Graham And Dodd Would Love

    February 20, 2014
    More than seven decades ago, in their investing bible "Security Analysis," the famed value investors Benjamin Graham ...
  36. The One Department Store Stock You Can Trust

    January 27, 2014
    Now that the busy holiday shopping season is behind us, it's time to look at which department store retailers are set ...
  37. Protect Your MLP Profits From The Tax Man -- Here's How

    January 27, 2014
    Over the past decade, we've spent a considerable amount of time researching master limited partnerships (MLPs). They've ...
  38. 2014 - One Trading Day at a Time - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2014
    Time to start slowly, and ratchet in our focus.
  39. The Best Ways To Profit From Bankruptcies

    December 9, 2013
    With the U.S. economy a half-decade removed from its last recession, there are relatively few bankruptcies these days. But ...
  40. Barron's Recap: Underestimating Sirius XM

    November 23, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: a look at Sirius XM, the prospects for retailers this holiday shopping season, a small ...
  41. Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel For J.C. Penney?

    November 21, 2013
    Shares of the beleaguered retailer soared Wednesday after it told Wall Street that its holiday season would be its best in ...
  42. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  43. Five Questions Investors Should Ask When A CEO Returns

    October 18, 2013
    One of an investor’s most challenging decisions is how to handle the news that a former chief executive officer returns to ...
  44. The Weakest and Strongest S&P Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    While the overall S&P 500 uptrend remains intact, there are warning signs present. During uncertainty, trading the strongest ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Why Wal-Mart’s Hiring Plans May Be Good News For Investors

    September 25, 2013
    Stung by complaints of bare shelves and poor customer service, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), is hiring 70,000 part-time ...
  47. 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, ...
  48. Sears' Losses Widen In Q1 - Time To Merge With JC Penney?

    May 27, 2013
    Sears Holdings delivered another brutal quarter May 23. CEO and majority owner Edward Lampert has his hands full trying to ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  51. Kohl's Could Work For A Trade, But It's In A Brutal Business

    May 16, 2013
    Kohl's did okay by the analysts, but core operating trends here certainly aren't strong.
  52. Walmart's Cupboard Lies Bare

    March 28, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article March 26 suggesting Walmart is losing market share due to disorganized stores. Specifically, it ...
  53. The Most Volatile Stocks With Volume For Short-Term Traders

    February 6, 2013
    Looking for big daily moves with volume that makes it easy to get in and out. Here are four of the most consistently volatile ...
  54. Morocco OFPPT Picks Microsoft Suite - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Morocco's Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has chosen the world's largest software maker Microsoft ...
  55. Herbalife Is Merely A Pawn In This Hedge Fund Battle Royal

    January 18, 2013
    Managers of some of the largest hedge funds are taking sides in the battle over Herbalife, arguing whether or not it's a ...
  56. Bill Ackman's New Target? Herbalife

    January 3, 2013
    Herbalife vows to answer to Bill Ackman's charges, but if we are to pick a winner of round one of this fight, it's Ackman.
  57. This Could be the Major Investment Theme of 2013

    January 2, 2013
    As investors stepped away from their computers during the holidays, they may have failed to notice an absolutely stunning ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. J. C. Penney Company (JCP) - Bear of the Day

    October 4, 2012
    J. C. Penney Company (JCP) posted a second-quarter 2012 loss of $0.37 per share that fared worse than the earnings of $0.19 ...
  61. Bed Bath & Beyond and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    September 20, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.3% and the Dow has declined 0.1%. ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Are Investors Being Rational About J.C. Penney?

    May 18, 2012
    J.C. Penney disappointed the Street, but expectations may be too high anyway.
  66. S&P 500's Most Oversold Stocks

    March 21, 2012
    Several prominent S&P 500 stocks haven’t been bid up to technically overbought conditions in the recent rally, potentially ...
  67. Hanesbrands Still A Good Fit

    February 21, 2012
    The long-term appeal of Hanesbrands' business is still there, provided management delivers on its promise to reduce debt.
  68. Ackman's Target Canadian Pacific Gets Moving

    January 30, 2012
    Canadian Pacific is the latest activist target of Pershing Square's Bill Ackman.
  69. 3 Reasons Saks Makes Sense

    January 17, 2012
    Sak's stock is priced to move.
  70. Sears Continues To Struggle

    December 29, 2011
    Sears is struggling this holiday season, but there is some hope for the company in the form of majority investor Eddie Lampert.
  71. This Week's Activist Filings

    December 29, 2011
    Despite Europe's economic woes creating uncertainty going into 2012, activist investors can be a boon to certain stocks.
  72. 2011 Retail Roundup

    December 26, 2011
    We go over the winners and losers in retail for 2001.
  73. Maidenform Pulled Out Of Shape

    November 14, 2011
    Maidenform has made a tough market worse with inventory mismanagement.
  74. Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    October 17, 2011
    Liz Claiborne has to sell some crown jewels to stay in the game. It could be an improved company and rebuild it's name, but ...
  75. Sears' Big Move

    October 5, 2011
    Sears' stocks jumped with the news that the retailer is planning to capitalize on its large amount of real estate.
  76. DSW Is Well-Heeled

    September 5, 2011
    Discount shoe retailer DSW posted an impressive second quarter as it continues to produce solid earnings and outstanding ...
  77. JC Penney In A Flat Spot

    August 16, 2011
    Department store JC Penney had a tough second quarter, as its middle-income customer base was pressed by the latest wave ...
  78. Glenn Murphy: Here's How You Fix The Gap

    June 29, 2011
    Gap CEO, Glenn Murphy, is on the right track, but we have a few suggestions on how to fix Gap Inc.
  79. Sears Still Doesn't Get It Right

    May 25, 2011
    Sears shows no signs of emerging from its self-made morass.
  80. Kohl's Meets Ben Graham's Most Important Rules

    April 26, 2011
    Find out how Kohl's meets two of the most important factors in Ben Graham's criteria for choosing stock.
  81. Ross Stores Pack Away Profits

    March 23, 2011
    Ross Stores continued its strong performance with an impressive fourth quarter and full year of sales and earnings. Can the ...
  82. Can Chico's Be Chic Again?

    February 28, 2011
    Chico's won't impress anybody with trailing same-store sales growth of 1%, but the future looks brighter.
  83. Dollar General Forges Ahead

    January 6, 2011
    Dollar General reported a record quarter last month, but the market focused on its slowing growth and punished the stock.
  84. Men's Wearhouse Gets A Sharp Markdown

    December 10, 2010
    Poor fourth quarter guidance isn't the problem investors should be worried about.
  85. Retail Customer Service Excellence Pays

    December 9, 2010
    A look at the top 10 retailers ranked in customer service to see if it translates into stock performance.
  86. 3 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Momentum

    November 26, 2010
    These three dividend-paying stocks have been performing above expectations as of late, and show great promise in the near ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. No Recession In High-End Goods

    October 15, 2010
    For high-end retailers, business is as rich as ever.
  89. Ackman's Big Stake In JCPenney

    October 13, 2010
    Hedge fund manager William Ackman has bought a large stake in retailer JC Penney.
  90. Special Dividends Trump Share Repurchases Every Time

    October 11, 2010
    Let's look at share repurchases to demonstrate why special dividends are far superior to buybacks.
  91. When Share Repurchases Don't Pay Off

    October 4, 2010
    Stock buybacks haven't turned out that great for Sears or its nearest competitors.
  92. Is Gap A Value Or Value Trap?

    September 8, 2010
    Lots of cash and no long-term debt means shares of Gap may be undervalued.
  93. BJ's Wholesale Headwinds

    August 23, 2010
    BJ's posted an unimpressive second quarter earnings report and indicated increasing headwinds.
  94. Profit From Nordstrom's Return To Form

    August 16, 2010
    Nordstrom's stock swoon has put its forward P/E into very reasonable territory.
  95. Department Stores Winning The Retail Battle

    July 16, 2010
    Retail sales for July just came out as the second consecutive month of declines. One bright spot is department stores.
  96. Macy's Moves Ahead

    May 17, 2010
    Macy's has implemented changes which have helped bring it through the recession.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Quiksilver And Liz Claiborne: Strangely Similar

    March 10, 2010
    Quiksilver is very similar in many ways with Liz Claiborne - except when it comes to stock price.
  99. 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.
  100. Is Kohl’s A Buy?

    January 29, 2010
    Kohl's recent run up and strong fundamentals make it attractive to all types of investors.
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