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  1. A Much-Needed Gift For Retailers

    April 16, 2014
    The consumer is back. With March retail sales hitting multiyear highs, spending is back in style.
  2. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. 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.
  4. #PreMarket Primer for November 27: Some US Retailers Fight To ...

    November 27, 2013
    With several large retail chains planning to begin their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving, some retailers are holding ...
  5. The Mixed Retail Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2013
    The divergent results from Tiffany and Signet today reconfirm the trend highlighted earlier by Wal-Mart and Macy's earlier. ...
  6. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 19, 2013
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Starwood Sheraton in Costa Rica - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Starwood unveiled a Sheraton-branded property in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  8. Tiffany Earnings Preview: Revenue Growth, EPS Decline Expected

    May 25, 2013
    Luxury spending bellwether Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), which recently announced its 12th dividend increase in the past ...
  9. Coach Winning In China

    April 25, 2013
    Coach's third quarter results were solid if not spectacular. Its Chinese business, however, continues to provide hope for ...
  10. Claims Reassure Ahead of Friday's Report - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    We have another reassuring read on the nation's labor market through a material drop in the weekly Jobless Claims data, which ...
  11. Ahead of Wall Street - December 6, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 6, 2012
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 We have another reassuring read on the nation's labor market through a material drop in the ...
  12. Genesco Gets Hit By Sandy

    December 5, 2012
    Genesco delivered good earnings Nov. 30 but warned on Q4 because of Hurricane Sandy. The stock dropped almost 9% on the news.
  13. Early Research Calls

    November 30, 2012
    New York, November 30th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Brown-Forman ...
  14. NYSE Stocks, Including Kohl's, Making Big Moves on November 29, ...

    November 29, 2012
    The market is on the rise so far this morning. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5%; and the Dow ...
  15. Kohl's Among Services' Biggest Movers on November 29, 2012

    November 29, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has climbed 0.5%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.5%; and the Dow is up 0.4%. ...
  16. 5 Moves Every Investor Should Make to Prepare for the Fiscal ...

    November 14, 2012
    The presidential election is over, but another day of reckoning approaches. A "fiscal cliff" consisting of major tax increases ...
  17. Problems In The Luxury Market?

    October 4, 2012
    Investors know that the luxury goods market is a cyclical industry, but this time may be different.
  18. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Among Services' Biggest Movers on ...

    September 4, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has declined ...
  19. Buy or Sell? Today's Winners: AAPL, CAR, NOK, TIF

    August 27, 2012
    Among the biggest winners in Monday's early trading are Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Avis Budget (NYSE: CAR) ...
  20. China Life Insurance Company Ltd and Other Big Movers on the ...

    August 27, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.3%; and the Dow has moved ...
  21. Services Stocks, Including Tiffany, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 27, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.3%; and the Dow has climbed ...
  22. Don't Count These Discounters Out

    June 5, 2012
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  23. Earnings Preview: BBY, LOW, COST, DELL

    May 21, 2012
    The summer doldrums aren't quite here yet and it's become more apparent with each passing day that global equity markets ...
  24. Jobs Report Plagues The Usual Suspects

    May 8, 2012
    A gloomy jobs report usually means plenty of gloomy action for U.S. stocks and that was certainly the case on Friday as the ...
  25. 3 Reasons To Own Signet Jewelers

    March 15, 2012
    Signet's stock traded above $50 just once in 2007. I'll look at three reasons why it will do so again in 2012.
  26. Nordstrom's Is A Perfect Early Christmas Present

    November 7, 2011
    Nordstrom's October same-store sales were up, making any drop in price the perfect opportunity.
  27. Today Not A Typical Williams-Sonoma Market

    August 23, 2011
    Williams-Sonoma faces a stretched and stressed consumer and rampant value-priced competition.
  28. Saks Urges Caution For Fall Season

    August 18, 2011
    Luxury retailer Saks urges caution for the fall retailing season.
  29. 7 Growth Stocks with Upside Potential

    July 20, 2011
    These are treacherous waters for individuals and institutions to navigate, says Andrew Horowitz, who tells MoneyShow.com’s ...
  30. S&P 500 Winners - Q2 2011

    July 4, 2011
    Learn more about four of the best performing stocks in the Standard and Poor's 500 index during the second quarter of 2011.
  31. Luxury Retailers Holding Strong

    June 17, 2011
    The luxury retailers continue to hold up even as the U.S. consumer is slowing.
  32. Big Lots Sees Smaller Year Ahead

    June 2, 2011
    Big Lots struggled in its recent quarter, as margins were pressured and sales and net income were off. The company sees this ...
  33. Coach Still Flying First Class

    May 2, 2011
    Coach continues to do what it always does - deliver at a high level.
  34. Remember The Discounters

    March 9, 2011
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  35. Family Dollar Says No To Trian Buyout

    March 8, 2011
    Family Dollar rejected Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund buyout offer and enacted a poison pill provision.
  36. 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.
  37. Luxury For Everyone

    February 18, 2011
    While many consumers have not returned to their free-spending ways, consumption on aspirational and accessible luxury goods ...
  38. Jewelers Shine Bright

    January 18, 2011
    The holiday season of 2010 could be a major turning point for retail jewelers, as they hope to continue achieving this sales ...
  39. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    November 30, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  40. Investing In The MENA

    November 30, 2010
    While most investors focus their attentions towards BRIC, an underappreciated emerging market is the Middle East.
  41. 5 Investment Ideas Heating Up Right Now

    November 1, 2010
    With investors back out of their bunkers and looking to put money to work, Wall Street and Main Street have been working ...
  42. No Recession In High-End Goods

    October 15, 2010
    For high-end retailers, business is as rich as ever.
  43. No Zing In Bling

    September 30, 2010
    Jewelry retailers are still challenged by the ongoing weakness in jewelry demand.
  44. Retail: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    July 15, 2010
    Same store retail sales reports for June 2010 indicated positive growth, but sales are still slower than they were earlier ...
  45. Follow The Money

    June 14, 2010
    Dividend increases are a sure sign that a company's fortunes are improving.
  46. Zale Is No Diamond In The Rough

    May 31, 2010
    Turnaround prospects remain dim despite recent improvement in performance.
  47. Analysts Vs. Media: Who's Dumber?

    May 27, 2010
    A recent headline about Gap's quarterly results showed the uselessness of analyst estimates and why the media is guilty for ...
  48. "Special Occasion" Stocks

    May 4, 2010
    Companies that depend on special occasions to meet profit goals are subject to consumers' tastes and spending power.
  49. 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.
  50. Williams Sonoma Defies Skeptics

    March 24, 2010
    Williams Sonoma management has done a superb job of navigating the company during the economic storm.
  51. Don't Forget The Discounters

    March 16, 2010
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  52. Dividend Boosters On The Rise

    March 2, 2010
    If management knows best, these companies could be headed substantially higher.
  53. Diamonds Still In The Rough

    February 25, 2010
    Bling is not on struggling consumers' wish lists, pushing jewelers to the brink.
  54. Gap May Outlive Its Competition

    January 5, 2010
    The recent downgrade of Gap stock by Jefferies may be a blessing in disguise.
  55. Dubai May Be Bust, But Middle East Has Opportunity

    December 10, 2009
    Dubai's debt problems have opened up some opportunities for long-term investors in the Gulf region.
  56. Surprise - Luxury And Excess Are Back

    December 3, 2009
    Don't assume value-priced gift retailers are going to dominate the Christmas shopping season.
  57. Whole Foods Not A Wholesome Stock

    August 10, 2009
    Despite its status as a premium grocer, Whole Foods doesn't deserve its premium trailing P/E multiple of 44.
  58. How Target Benefits From This Economy

    May 22, 2009
    Retailing is a very tough business, often characterized by low margins and lots of competition. However, Target finds itself ...
  59. Low P/E Stocks For February 25

    February 25, 2009
    Companies that sport a low P/E ratio aren't necessarily a bargain. However, such companies can be a starting point for further ...
  60. Buying When Love Is In The Air

    February 18, 2009
    Non-traditional Valentine's gifts can give investors an insight into where the consumer spending trend is evolving.
  61. Zale Is No Diamond In The Rough

    November 28, 2008
    Zale lost $1.43 per share in its latest quarter, and there is little reason to believe a rebound is coming.
  62. These Diamonds Are Forever

    September 18, 2008
    Aber Diamond Corporation became Harry Winston Diamond Corporation in November 2007, reflecting its foray from diamond miner ...
  63. Sotheby's: Beauty Is In Eye Of Beholder

    September 10, 2008
    Sotheby's has had a rough 2008 so far. Shares are down 40% in the past 52 weeks. Can they make a comeback? I'll take a look.
  64. Jewelers Go From Posh To Pixels

    August 8, 2008
    The slowdown has been a boon for several online jewelry sellers. Learn why Bidz.com is the industry's diamond in the rough.
  65. Knock-Off Stigma Stifles Ebay

    July 2, 2008
    Louis Vuitton maker LVMH won a French court battle with Ebay over fake goods. The ruling should force Ebay to tighten security.
  66. Investing The 'Sex and the City' Way

    June 4, 2008
    Can Carrie, Samantha and Big guide you to great portfolio returns? We create an index based on product placements from the ...
  67. Boring Is Beautiful (WMT)

    January 24, 2008
    There's plenty of heart-stopping excitement in the market these days, but sometimes safe is better, and Wal-Mart delivers ...
  68. Cadbury Closing In On Sweet Deal (CSG)

    July 20, 2007
    If Cadbury sells its U.S. beverage business, it will become a tempting takeover target - great news for investors.
  69. Valentine's Day Spend

    February 15, 2006
    A look at the companies which benefit from Valentine’s Day spending.
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