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  1. Bear of the Day: Chicos FAS (CHS) - Bear of the Day

    September 10, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Chicos FAS (CHS) - Bear of the Day
  2. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 19, 2013
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Buckle Reports Healthy May Sales - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Buckle witnessed a 4.1% increase in comps.
  4. NYSE Stocks, Including China Telecom Corporation Limited, Making ...

    January 3, 2013
    The Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow have moved little so far on a quiet day for the market. Today, more than half of all NYSE trades ...
  5. Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January 3, 2 ...

    January 3, 2013
    The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively ...
  6. 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. ...
  7. Limited Brands Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on December 18, ...

    December 18, 2012
    This morning has been good for the market, with the Nasdaq up 1.1%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.8% and the Dow moving up 0.6%. ...
  8. Services Stocks, Including Amazon.com, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.8%; and the Dow has risen 0.6%. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Services Stocks, Including Amazon.com, Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 19, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has moved up 1.3%. ...
  11. Nordstrom Profits Miss - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    Upscale department store operator, Nordstrom Inc's (JWN) third quarter fiscal 2012 earnings of 71 cents per share, missed ...
  12. Nordstrom's Sales Trend Year to Date - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Amid this unstable retail environment, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) has been able to maintain decent sales run so far in fiscal 2 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Deutsche and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves on August 21, ...

    August 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3% and the Dow has risen 0.2% so far today. Today, more than half of ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Biggest NYSE Movers for July 5, 2012

    July 5, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2% and the Dow is down 0.1% so far today. Also known as the "Big ...
  19. Services Stocks Making Big Moves on July 5, 2012

    July 5, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has risen 0.3%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow is trading down 0.1%. The biggest movers in ...
  20. lululemon Chooses "Jam Tomorrow"

    June 11, 2012
    lululemon's decision to focus on innovation at the cost of sales may be a decision that compromises near-term growth, but ...
  21. 7 Hot Retail Stocks To Rev Up Your Portfolio

    April 26, 2012
    Benzinga highlights 7 names that met the criteria and could rev up investors' portfolios heading into the second half of ...
  22. Lululemon Slips During Its Highwire Act

    December 2, 2011
    Lululemon's small stumble means a big tumble.
  23. Little Reason To Try On Gap

    November 25, 2011
    Gap has had a rough decade and recent trends are far from encouraging.
  24. Chico's Continues To Grow

    November 9, 2011
    Chico's acquired Boston Proper in September. Growth is on its way and its stock is ready to follow.
  25. Solid Gains For August Retail Sales

    September 7, 2011
    August retail sales showed gains despite the hard economy and its recent negative news.
  26. Revisiting The "Brand" Name Portfolio

    June 22, 2011
    With Internet Brands being acquired, it's time to update the progress of the nine stocks that make up our "brand" name portfolio.
  27. April's Top 5 S&P Stocks

    May 3, 2011
    The best performing stocks in the S&P 500 in April 2011 came from the technology, retail and biotechnology sectors.
  28. April's S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    May 2, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from April 2011.
  29. Gap Needs More International

    March 1, 2011
    International could bring sales out of the doldrums, but it isn't likely to make a meaningful impact on the overall company ...
  30. Hitting The Mall For Dividends

    February 28, 2011
    There are several large-cap companies in your local mall that pay shareholders to hold their stock.
  31. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 23

    February 22, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 23 to check out.
  32. 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.
  33. Lululemon's Q3 Karma: Can It Last?

    December 17, 2010
    Lululemon's Q3 results were a big eye-opener for retail analysts and investors alike, but can the company maintain its momentum?
  34. Aeropostale Vs. Dress Barn: Which Is The Better Stock?

    November 23, 2010
    Both companies are expanding their businesses, but their stocks are far from identical.
  35. Invest In The Lip Balm Portfolio

    October 5, 2010
    Themed portfolios can often exceed established ones in performance - and the lip balm portfolio is just one example.
  36. Retailers Buying Back Stock

    September 22, 2010
    American companies have announced $258 billion in share repurchase plans so far this year. Find out which retail companies ...
  37. Invest In These Smart Spenders

    August 18, 2010
    Here are several retail companies that use their capital to create shareholder value.
  38. Underwear Sales Indicate Economy Is Still Growing

    July 23, 2010
    When it comes to the economy, it's what's on the inside that counts.
  39. The "Brand Name" Portfolio Packs A Punch

    July 7, 2010
    The "Brand Name" portfolio has beaten the S&P 500 over the past two years. Find out what's in it and what the future may ...
  40. 401k And Stock Performance

    June 11, 2010
    There's a correlation between the net buying/selling of company stock in the 401(k) and the performance of its stock.
  41. March Retail Reality Check

    April 14, 2010
    Are retailers - and consumers - really as healthy as March's numbers say they are? Probably not.
  42. Deciphering Lululemon's Cross-Border Sales

    March 2, 2010
    Lululemon's stock is up 300% in the past year, and growth continues. But is it real? We look at why it may be misleading ...
  43. Kohl's Earnings Show Strength

    March 1, 2010
    Kohl's had another impressive quarter, even though its guidance for the coming year wasn't as strong as the street had hoped.
  44. The "Brand" Name Portfolio

    June 12, 2009
    This portfolio, created approximately one year ago, is revisited and analyzed.
  45. What's Your Return On Gift Card Investment?

    June 1, 2009
    Gift cards are a great way for businesses to spread goodwill while simultaneously improving cash flow.
  46. Tractor Supply Continues To Reap Rewards

    April 28, 2009
    Last July I wrote a glowing review of Tractor Supply. On April 23, it reported excellent Q1 sales and earnings. I foresee ...
  47. Time To Mind The Gap In Retail

    March 2, 2009
    Gap is proving it can remain profitable despite one of the worst periods for retailers in recent memory.
  48. Five Dividend Darlings With Low Payout Ratios

    December 17, 2008
    Five stocks with high dividend yields versus stock price and EPS with a focus on Harley Davidson and Oshkosh.
  49. Percentage Gainers And Losers For October 13

    October 13, 2008
    Learn which stocks are making the big moves and why. Today's entry includes Morgan Stanley, Limited Brands and Sovereign ...
  50. Bargain Retailers Are No Bargain

    September 9, 2008
    Value-oriented stocks like Costco and Target get the good press, but investors may want to look at the numbers a little more ...
  51. PEGY With A Value Twist

    July 2, 2008
    Add a margin of safety to your PEG calculations by using price/sales and dividend yield. We'll look at a ten-stock portfolio.
  52. Introducing The "Brand" Name Portfolio

    June 19, 2008
    The are 27 companies with the word "brand" in the name trading on the NYSE, Nasdaq and AMEX. We put together a portfolio ...
  53. Are Same Store Sales Overrated?

    June 11, 2008
    Fewer retailers are reporting monthly same store sales, arguing they put too much emphasis on the short term. Perhaps they're ...
  54. Go On, Take the Money and Run (FD)

    February 28, 2007
    Despite strength in its recent quarterly numbers, FD shares might not be such a hot item to own going forward.
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