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  1. Dollar Tree A Retail Growth Star

    November 23, 2010
    Dollar Tree had another sizzling quarter, as it continues to find post-recession prosperity.
  2. 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 ...
  3. Ackman's Big Stake In JCPenney

    October 13, 2010
    Hedge fund manager William Ackman has bought a large stake in retailer JC Penney.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Profit From Nordstrom's Return To Form

    August 16, 2010
    Nordstrom's stock swoon has put its forward P/E into very reasonable territory.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Dollar Tree Is In A Sweet Spot

    May 24, 2010
    Dollar Tree had good earnings during the recession and continues this trend into the recovery. Regardless of which way the ...
  11. Macy's Moves Ahead

    May 17, 2010
    Macy's has implemented changes which have helped bring it through the recession.
  12. Retail Returns Spell Disaster For Investors

    April 26, 2010
    Retailers can do a terrible job handling returns and exchanges. We look at how this can affect investors.
  13. Jewelers' Futures Still Muddy

    April 13, 2010
    Though the jewellery industry is gaining slightly, it may take some time before returing to its previous lustre.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. Is Kohl’s A Buy?

    January 29, 2010
    Kohl's recent run up and strong fundamentals make it attractive to all types of investors.
  17. Wal-Mart Outmuscles Target

    January 26, 2010
    Wal-Mart is a much more prodigious cash generator than archrival Target.
  18. Does Tiffany Really Sparkle?

    January 15, 2010
    Although higher-end retailers may see some volatile results in the near term, Tiffany has been getting the job done, and ...
  19. A Look Back At The Department Stores

    December 24, 2009
    Improved performances in this sector in 2009 signal positive things to come in the new year.
  20. Time To Bag Coach?

    December 9, 2009
    Is Coach worth getting into before the company's upcoming Q2 earnings announcement?
  21. Stocks Showing The Importance Of Free Cash Flow

    December 2, 2009
    We look at why five-star mutual fund manager Bruce Berkowitz loves using free cash flow yields as a great barometer for buying ...
  22. JCPenney And Competitors Still Sluggish

    November 18, 2009
    JCPenney had another rough quarter, but sees a cautiously improved outlook for the rest of this year.
  23. "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.
  24. Don't Ride Coach Just Yet

    October 22, 2009
    Despite Q1 results indicating that the cheaper Poppy line was well-received, it introduces the possibility of brand confusion ...
  25. Kohl's Strong Among Weak Retailers

    September 24, 2009
    Despite ongoing weak sales for most retailers, Kohl's has shown strength in sales and is set up to do well as the recession ...
  26. Five Reasons To Love Jos. A Banks

    September 10, 2009
    Menswear retailer Jos. A Banks announced Q2 earnings were up 40%. Here are some of the reasons to love this stock.
  27. Coach Q4 Earnings

    July 31, 2009
    Coach's Q4 earnings are not enough to make now a good time to enter. But long-term, Coach is looking stylish.
  28. Department Store Winners and Losers

    May 13, 2009
    Stabilizing sales and increases in EPS guidance could mean it's time to buy department store stocks.
  29. Companies With Inside Ownership Over 10%

    March 17, 2009
    Learn about companies with insiders who collectively own 10% or more of the stock.
  30. Five Dividend Darlings

    March 9, 2009
    Although dividends are never guaranteed, five companies with a high forward annual dividend yield may be worth further research.
  31. Gymboree Masters Jungle Gym Of Dour Economy

    February 13, 2009
    A low P/E ratio doesn't guarantee the investment worthiness of a company, but Gymboree is a shining star of the metric.
  32. Gymboree Deserves A Spot On The Radar Screen

    January 8, 2009
    An update on the children's retailer and why investors should keep a close eye on it.
  33. Retail Sector Hits Resistance

    December 10, 2008
    Overbought technical indicators suggest that the retail sector could see another move lower.
  34. TJX Companies An Unlikely Oil Inflation Hedge

    July 29, 2008
    Back-to-school shopping is around the corner, and consumers have more cash thanks to a break in oil prices. Discount king ...
  35. Coach: Luxury Carpetbags For China

    July 3, 2008
    With consumer spending stalled in the U.S., luxury handbag maker Coach is focusing on a new crop of fashion fanatics in China ...
  36. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, ...
  37. Build-A-Bear Mauled (BBW)

    June 22, 2007
    The plush-toy seller offered weak earnings guidance for the remainder of 2007, and things could be getting worse.
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