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  1. Under Armour Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (UA)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about a handful of important sporting goods retailers purchasing and selling Under Armour products in the United States ...
  2. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  3. J.C. Penney Needs a Customer Experience Turnaround

    March 17, 2016
    When you're barely performing better than Wal-Mart in customer service, all the financial wizardry that brought you back ...
  4. 5 Retailers Set to Close More Stores in 2016 (FINL, GPS)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover retail stores that have already announced plans to close stores in 2016. Some expect a new economic downturn, which ...
  5. Macy's Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (M)

    March 11, 2016
    Macy's will make a cash payment of 36 cents a share on April 1 to shareholders who own the stock as of March 15.
  6. Analyzing J.C Penney's Return on Equity (ROE) (JCP, M)

    February 29, 2016
    Understand how sagging net income and razor-thin margins have been a drag on J.C. Penney's return on equity (ROE) in the ...
  7. The Activist Report: Starboard's Plans for Macy's Inc. (M)

    February 26, 2016
    Find out what shareholder activist Jeff Smith is up to with his plan to have Macy's divest itself of its $21 billion real ...
  8. Macy's Shares Soar On Earnings Beat (M)

    February 24, 2016
    Macy's is still a long way away from demonstrating it can grow revenue and earn profits on a consistent basis.
  9. What Nordstrom’s Results Say About Consumers (JWN)

    February 22, 2016
    Here's what Nordstrom's recent results say about the middle to high-end consumer and the retail sector as a whole.
  10. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  11. Would An Apple REIT Spin-Off Make Sense?

    January 28, 2016
    The following is an exclusive thought piece from . A REIT that includes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) retail stores seems like ...
  12. 4 Value Plays in the Retail Sector for H1 2016 (BBBY, WMT)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover four value stocks of companies operating in the retail sector that can prove valuable investments for the second ...
  13. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  14. A Mixed Bag for Retailers This Holiday Season

    January 7, 2016
    Which retailers won or lost this holiday season?
  15. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    December 30, 2015
    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  16. Bed Bath & Beyond Sued for Bamboozling Consumers (AMZN, BBBY)

    December 11, 2015
    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but if you're selling fabric made of rayon, you'd best not call it bamboo ...
  17. What Do Consumers Buy On Black Friday?

    November 25, 2015
    This article was written by Shawn Cruz, Trader Content Specialist, TD Ameritrade. ’Tis The Season It’s the time of year ...
  18. How Macy's Will Refresh its Brand

    November 18, 2015
    Macy's is heading in the wrong direction, but what's the potential for a turnaround?
  19. Is It Time To Short Macy's?

    November 11, 2015
    Macy's reported depressing earnings yesterday despite improved economic conditions. Is it time to short the retailer?
  20. Will You Even Recognize Kohl's Next Year? (KSS, M)

    October 29, 2015
    As Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) efforts at engineering a turnaround seemingly falter -- its stock has lost more than a third of its ...
  21. Axe Falling at J.C. Penney Is Only the Beginning (JCP, KSS)

    October 26, 2015
    The announcement from J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) that it would be laying off 300 of the 3,400 people at its corporate headquarters ...
  22. Wal-Mart Scrubs "Made in USA" Logos From Website (WMT, M)

    October 22, 2015
    The American flag has been lowered to half staff at Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) these days. It has removed all of its "Made in ...
  23. Major Companies That Lose Money On Shipping (AMZN)

    October 12, 2015
    We look at some of the big companies in the home delivery business that have high shipping costs and how they mitigate this.
  24. Are Macy's Store Closings Good or Bad News?

    September 17, 2015
    Macy's is making some wise moves, but will those moves impact its stock price for the better?
  25. Why Traditional Retailers Keep Struggling

    September 16, 2015
    Here are some core reasons that the traditional retail industry is struggling today
  26. Macy's Closing 35 to 40 Stores -- Digital Is Key

    September 10, 2015
    Macy's (NYSE: M) has decided to close 35 to 40 underperforming stores representing about 1% of its total sales in early ...
  27. Best Buy to Open Departments in Macy's Stores (BBY, M)

    September 9, 2015
    Clothes, shoes, accessories, and ... cell phones? That might just be the future product mix at Macy's (NYSE: M) stores. ...
  28. J.C. Penney Hopes to Tackle Menswear Growth (JCP, KSS)

    September 8, 2015
    As one of the most popular players on the New York Giants football team, Michael Strahan has developed into an even bigger ...
  29. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    August 18, 2015
    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  30. J.C. Penney Trounces Wall Street ... Again (JCP, KSS)

    August 17, 2015
    Bucking the trend of recent retailer reports, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported second quarter earnings that trounced analyst ...
  31. Nordstrom's Comps Crush Its Industry Peers in Q2 (JWN, DDS)

    August 17, 2015
    Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) recently reported solid second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  32. Kohl's Becomes Second Retailer to Miss Big (KSS, JCP)

    August 14, 2015
    It is beginning to shape up as a bad time for retail after Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported earnings that fell short of analyst ...
  33. What Does Macy's Miss Mean for the Rest of Retail? (JCP, KSS)

    August 12, 2015
    Macy's (NYSE: M) swung and missed its second quarter sales and earnings this morning, causing its stock to slump 5% for ...
  34. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  35. 3 Stocks Channeling Higher and In the Buy Zone

    August 12, 2015
    Trending higher overall, and trading near support following a pullback, these stocks are in the buy zone.
  36. J.C. Penney Finally Earning Wall Street's Respect (JCP, HD)

    August 10, 2015
    It took awhile, but Wall Street is finally coming around to the notion that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) just might make good ...
  37. Target Discovers the Power of Free Shipping (TGT, AMZN)

    August 10, 2015
    What may have been obvious to you and me is apparently a revelation to Target (NYSE: TGT): Give consumers something for ...
  38. Macy's Using Same-Day Delivery to Fend Off Rivals

    August 7, 2015
    Is same-day delivery going to be enough for Macy's (NYSE: M) to blunt the impact the Internet is having on its business? ...
  39. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex (AXP, KSS)

    July 31, 2015
    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  40. Macy's: To REIT Or Not To REIT?

    July 21, 2015
    On Monday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) analyst Lorraine Hutchinson published a research note, "To REIT or Not To ...
  41. Is Macy's Next to Monetize Its Real Estate?

    July 16, 2015
    Real estate investment trusts are quickly becoming an exceptionally popular strategy for activist investors to "unlock shareholder ...
  42. Yet Another Upscale Retailer Goes Down Market (COH, M)

    July 15, 2015
    Yet another upscale retailer is going down market. In a bid to revive flagging sales, privately held retailer J. Crew plans ...
  43. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  44. Who are Nordstrom's (JWN) main competitors?

    May 22, 2015
    Learn more about Nordstrom (JWN) and its competitors in the retail industry. Find out how Nordstrom competes with other companies ...
  45. The Future Of Retail Will Be Won Or Lost In 'Digical'

    May 12, 2015
    Disrupt to survive. That was one of the shared underlying themes at the 2015 Global Retailing Conference at University of ...
  46. Will J.C. Penney Ever Make Money Again? (JCP, M)

    April 15, 2015
    The recovery in the U.S. economy has helped hundreds of companies come back from the hits they took during the recession ...
  47. What Do Macy's Latest Moves Mean For Retail & REIT Investors?

    January 12, 2015
  48. Amazon Break-Up Hype Continues, But Analysts Don't Buy It

    December 18, 2014
  49. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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: ...
  52. #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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  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. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. The Upside On Shipping UPS

    June 29, 2012
    UPS has interesting prospects that are worth talking about.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Are Investors Being Rational About J.C. Penney?

    May 18, 2012
    J.C. Penney disappointed the Street, but expectations may be too high anyway.
  74. 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 ...
  75. Vera Bradley Looking Affordable

    March 26, 2012
    A share price swoon in Vera Bradley could present a buying opportunity.
  76. 3 Reasons Saks Makes Sense

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

    November 30, 2011
    Despite the recent weakness, some stocks remain in a good position.
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. Nordstrom Remains In Fashion

    August 16, 2011
    Nordstrom shares trade at a decent valuation level for prospective investors.
  84. 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 ...
  85. Waiting For A Clearance Sale On Ulta

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

    May 25, 2011
    Sears shows no signs of emerging from its self-made morass.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. Destination Maternity Delivers Growth

    March 8, 2011
    Destination Maternity's expanded relationship with Macy's is paving the way for growth.
  92. 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.
  93. Men's Wearhouse Gets A Sharp Markdown

    December 10, 2010
    Poor fourth quarter guidance isn't the problem investors should be worried about.
  94. 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.
  95. Dollar Tree A Retail Growth Star

    November 23, 2010
    Dollar Tree had another sizzling quarter, as it continues to find post-recession prosperity.
  96. 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 ...
  97. Ackman's Big Stake In JCPenney

    October 13, 2010
    Hedge fund manager William Ackman has bought a large stake in retailer JC Penney.
  98. 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.
  99. Is Aeropostale A Bargain?

    September 8, 2010
    Aeropostale has found a way to stand out to fickle teenagers and a growing base of even younger youth.
  100. VF Corp Could Return To Acquisition Mode

    September 1, 2010
    Management could likely pick up the pace on acquisitions, such as for True Religion or Joe's Jeans, to further augment organic ...
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