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  1. Nordstrom to Open Relocated Ala Moana Center Store in 2016 - ...

    January 21, 2015
    As recently revealed by a market source, apparel store chain Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) is now set to relocate to its newly renovated ...
  2. Is Macy's Restructuring Heading in the Right Direction? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Macy's, Inc. (M) has adopted extensive restructuring activities, including store closures and layoffs, to enhance its sales ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Macy's, Inc. (M): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 19, 2015
    Macy's is adopting extensive restructuring involving store closures and layoffs, which will result in $140 million in annual ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. Ascena Holiday Comps Up 2%, Shares Drop on Lowered View - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Ascena (ASNA) posted sales data for the holiday period.
  8. Bebe Narrows Loss Guidance on Solid Q2 Comps, Shares Up - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Shares of Bebe (BEBE) surged 18.6% in the after-hours trading session yesterday, after the company announced solid preliminary ...
  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. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. What Do Macy's Latest Moves Mean For Retail & REIT Investors?

    January 12, 2015
  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. Gap's Holiday Sales Ride on Old Navy, December Comps Up 1% - ...

    January 9, 2015
    The Gap Inc. (GPS) reported a 3% comps increase for the holiday season this year compared with last year.
  20. 3 Retail Stocks That Outperformed Wal-Mart in 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    The retail sector had a roller coaster ride in 2014. Most of the retailers got off to a weak start in 2014 due to a harsh ...
  21. Holiday Mood Spurs Retail Stocks, 2 Picks for the Cart - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    All the Christmas ho ho and the fun and frolic to welcome 2015 reflected in the market run of many retailers yesterday.
  22. Amazon Break-Up Hype Continues, But Analysts Don't Buy It

    December 18, 2014
  23. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  24. Europe Takes a Positive Step - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 2, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to reverse course in today's session following a positive market action in Europe ahead of the ECB ...
  25. The Final Black Friday? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 28, 2014
    The reason? Because that pent-up excitement in retail has already been engaged -- on Thanksgiving Day and even the night ...
  26. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    November 25, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  27. Retail Earnings Beating Low Expectations - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2014
    There is no doubt we see some improvement in the results from these industry players, but the magnitude of positive reactions ...
  28. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  29. Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    November 13, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  30. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  31. Market to Take a Breather - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 12, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session in the red after back-to-back record finishes the last few days.
  32. 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
  33. Q4 Guiding Steeply Lower - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 10, 2014
    With the beleaguered retail sector getting the limelight in the coming days, the trend over lowered Q4 guidance is likely ...
  34. Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook

    November 4, 2014
    Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook
  35. Trading Stocks At Strong Support Or Resistance

    September 10, 2014
    Whether it's buying or selling near support or resistance, or waiting for a breakout, these four stocks present a near-term ...
  36. Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends

    August 28, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends
  37. Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends

    August 20, 2014
    Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends
  38. Wal-Mart's Woes In Attracting Clients No Different From Luxury ...

    August 19, 2014
    When asked to comment on how the retailer's core customer is adapting to the challenging economy, Wal-Mart's (NYSE: ...
  39. Q2 Earnings Success - Will It Stick Around? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 15, 2014
    No reason to think that the positive follow-through can't continue, given the favorable momentum in the U.S. economy and ...
  40. Eurozone, Retail Earnings Continue to Deflate - Ahead of Wall ...

    August 14, 2014
    The weak GDP report out of Europe and more soft retail sector earnings reports are today's major developments. But stocks ...
  41. Data Informs Retail Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 13, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to open in the positive, bucking the overwhelmingly negative tone of this morning's data -- ranging ...
  42. Entering the August Dial-Down - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 12, 2014
    Q2 earnings season is almost over, with results from 91% of the S&P 500 members already. The Retail sector is the only ...
  43. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  44. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  45. Soft in Europe, Stronger at Home - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 15, 2014
    Aside from earnings reports from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO), the U.S. picture looks brighter than the Eurozone does ...
  46. Can Margins Remain Strong? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 14, 2014
    Margins have historically tended to revert to the mean and expecting them to continue expanding may not be reasonable.
  47. A Tale of Two Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 12, 2014
    Can the large-cap stock indexes remain immune from the ongoing sell-off in the small-cap space?
  48. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  49. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  50. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 2014 - One Trading Day at a Time - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2014
    Time to start slowly, and ratchet in our focus.
  54. Warning: That Share Buyback Might Be Hiding This Strategy

    December 3, 2013
    This is a great time to be running a public company.​The surging stock market has created billions in wealth for the leading ...
  55. Forget Wal-Mart: This Is The Only Clothing Retailer I'd Own Right ...

    November 29, 2013
    For investors looking to buy stock in a clothing retailer, it would normally be a no-brainer to consider stalwarts like Wal-Mart ...
  56. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    August 23, 2013
    The business of retailing is quite simple. You have a large base of fixed costs tied up in real estate, inventory and personnel, ...
  60. Nordstrom Shows That Even The Best Can Struggle A Bit

    August 19, 2013
    Are disappointing comps at Nordstrom the start of a downturn, or just a bump on the road?
  61. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  62. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  63. Express Rides Fashion Star To Online Success

    May 31, 2013
    Specialty retailer Express announced first quarter earnings May 30 that beat the consensus estimate. Not only that but it ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. P&G Appoints New Board of Director - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Consumer giant The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently announced the appointment of Terry Lundgren to its board of directors. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  69. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice ...
  70. Profiting From Fibonacci Entries and Exits

    September 7, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray often uses Fibonacci analysis to determine likely entry points and profit targets for his Charts ...
  71. Macy's' Second Quarter Earnings Report

    August 8, 2012
    Macy's (NYSE:M) announced its results for the second quarter on August 8, 2012. Macy's is a retailer that sells apparel and ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  74. The Upside On Shipping UPS

    June 29, 2012
    UPS has interesting prospects that are worth talking about.
  75. Nordstrom On The Sales Rack

    June 15, 2012
    Nordstrom remains on track to continue to leverage high single digit annual sales growth into double digit annual profit ...
  76. Vera Bradley Worth Trying On

    June 6, 2012
    Investors are valuing the stock as if Vera Bradley is a mature retailer with minimal growth prospects. If the company achieves ...
  77. Are Investors Being Rational About J.C. Penney?

    May 18, 2012
    J.C. Penney disappointed the Street, but expectations may be too high anyway.
  78. Macy's Inc. - Value

    May 15, 2012
    Can the department stores keep up their recent momentum? Macy's, Inc. M) has been on a roll since the Great Recession and ...
  79. Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News

    May 4, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News
  80. Stocks In Strong Rising Trend Channels

    April 18, 2012
    These four stocks are all moving higher within strong trend channels, presenting risk-controlled trades with further upside ...
  81. Vera Bradley Looking Affordable

    March 26, 2012
    A share price swoon in Vera Bradley could present a buying opportunity.
  82. 3 Reasons Saks Makes Sense

    January 17, 2012
    Sak's stock is priced to move.
  83. Stocks Ignoring The Selling

    November 30, 2011
    Despite the recent weakness, some stocks remain in a good position.
  84. Will Retail See A Green Friday?

    November 25, 2011
    By shorting the sector and going long on some of the better retailers, investors can profit from whatever the season may ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. Dividend Yields That Just Got Juicer

    August 18, 2011
    For those companies that pay dividends, the inverse relationship between stock price and dividend yield has created some ...
  88. Nordstrom Remains In Fashion

    August 16, 2011
    Nordstrom shares trade at a decent valuation level for prospective investors.
  89. 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 ...
  90. Retail Will Benefit From Healed Balance Sheets

    July 18, 2011
    With total household debt dropping and some spending pressures beginning to ease, many analysts are predicting a revived ...
  91. Waiting For A Clearance Sale On Ulta

    June 8, 2011
    Ulta is a great growth concept, but investors need to maintain price discipline.
  92. Sears Still Doesn't Get It Right

    May 25, 2011
    Sears shows no signs of emerging from its self-made morass.
  93. Value Always Pays At TJ Maxx

    May 18, 2011
    The market is not giving TJX enough credit for its consistent results throughout nearly any economic environment.
  94. 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.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Destination Maternity Delivers Growth

    March 8, 2011
    Destination Maternity's expanded relationship with Macy's is paving the way for growth.
  98. 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.
  99. Men's Wearhouse Gets A Sharp Markdown

    December 10, 2010
    Poor fourth quarter guidance isn't the problem investors should be worried about.
  100. 3 Reasons To Avoid Private Equity IPOs

    December 9, 2010
    Sometimes, when a private equity firm takes a private business public, the IPO investors pay the price.
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