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  1. Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry ...

    October 14, 2014
    Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry Outlook
  2. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  3. A Bet Against The Crowd Could Double Your Money With This Apparel ...

    August 18, 2014
    Sometimes the most profitable investments are made by going against the grain -- selling when everyone else is buying and ...
  4. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  5. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  6. Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  7. The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    April 9, 2014
    Sometimes even experienced investors and traders get so bogged down by top-down growth trends that they miss the grassroots ...
  8. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  9. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  10. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    January 31, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  11. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  12. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  13. Taper Hurdle for Santa Clause Rally - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 12, 2013
    It may be premature to write-off the market's seasonal bounce this year, but renewed Taper fears have emerged as a potent ...
  14. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  15. 5 New ETFs Hit The Streets: RIGS, NFRA, CHNA, NOBL, ULST

    October 11, 2013
    Wall Street was in for some volatile sessions this week as the U.S. government shutdown weighed heavily on U.S. equities. ...
  16. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  17. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  18. Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    August 12, 2013
    Slightly underwhelming organic growth has created an opportunity in Nestle shares for long-term investors
  19. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    August 7, 2013
    In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily ...
  20. Lululemon Faces Second Lawsuit: Should Investors Be Worried?

    July 5, 2013
    A class-action lawsuit was filed July 2 by Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd, LLP, on behalf of individual investor Houssam ...
  21. Nike Stretches Its Lead

    June 28, 2013
    Nike continues to be Nike, matching strong growth with excellent execution
  22. New CEO at Ulta - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon recently appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer.
  23. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    June 12, 2013
    Conservative investors prefer debt instruments not only because they safeguard the capital invested but also for the regular ...
  24. As One Problem Fades at lululemon athletica, Another One Emerges

    June 11, 2013
    More unsettling news from lululemon sends the shares down hard.
  25. MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    June 10, 2013
    Traders have had bigger fish to fry over the past few days, but a potentially noteworthy news event is slated for the after-market ...
  26. Hormel Transforming, But Valuation Already Ahead Of It

    May 23, 2013
    Hormel is very well-run and has above-average growth prospects, but investors have already bid the shares up accordingly
  27. Given Procter & Gamble's Performance, Should The Weak Volumes ...

    April 25, 2013
    P&G looks like an increasingly expensive margin improvement play in consumer staples.
  28. Is Lululemon's Chief Product Officer to Blame For Sheer Debacle?

    April 5, 2013
    Lululemon announced April 3 that Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson was leaving the company as of April 15. Assigning ...
  29. Nike Continues To Just Do It

    March 22, 2013
    Nike seems nearly immune to thinner consumer wallets.
  30. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  31. Fifth & Pacific's Bill McComb Looks To Kate Spade For Ultimate ...

    February 15, 2013
    Recent rumors suggest that FNP will sell Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand Jeans. The company's best hope lies in its Kate Spade ...
  32. P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    January 30, 2013
    Procter & Gamble is delivering on its promises for better performances.
  33. ETFs For Top Currency Trends In 2013

    January 21, 2013
    With equity markets starting off the new year with a bang, investors are now looking to see which corners of the market are ...
  34. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  35. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    January 2, 2013
    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and ...
  36. Yahoo! Finance Names Gap Company Of The Year

    December 28, 2012
    In its first ever "Company of the Year" award, Gap wins fot its remodel.
  37. China's Sluggish, But Nike's Growing Well Everywhere Else

    December 28, 2012
    China is a drag, but Nike's busienss is doing well on the whole.
  38. Accenture, Unilever in a BPO Deal - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Ace technical and management solutions provider Accenture plc (ACN) recently clinched a business process outsourcing (BPO) ...
  39. Retail Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 21, 2012
    Here's a list of retail stocks to watch for 2013.
  40. Unilever PLC - Momentum

    December 17, 2012
    Shares of Unilever PLC (UL) have been rising since this consumer products giant posted healthy third-quarter results, including ...
  41. Foreign-Owned American Companies

    December 10, 2012
    Buying American, or investing in American companies, is not as easy as it once was, especially when American companies aren't ...
  42. Lululemon Continues To Deliver High-Priced Performance

    December 7, 2012
    Lululemon is making the right moves, but growth investors are a demanding bunch.
  43. If You're Going To Overpay For A Food Stock, Why Not Heinz?

    November 22, 2012
    Heinz continues to deliver better growth than its peers.
  44. TreeHouse Foods Falls Back To Earth

    November 7, 2012
    TreeHouse stumbles, but the valuation still isn't compelling.
  45. Helen Of Troy Wilting Into The Fall

    October 25, 2012
    Weak organic growth and scant margin leverage are causes for concern today, but Helen of Troy could recover in 2013.
  46. McDonald's and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1% and the Dow has declined 1.1% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  47. China Still A Pebble In Nike's Shoe

    October 1, 2012
    China remains a stumbling block for Nike.
  48. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Might Short Lululemon

    September 25, 2012
    Lululemon stock dropped on rumors David Eihhorn was shorting the yoga retailer. Here are three reasons why he'd want to. ...
  49. Stocks with Increasing Sales and Profit Margins - Screen of the ...

    September 11, 2012
    This week I want to focus on Sales Growth and Profit Margins. While everybody understands sales, margins might bring up a ...
  50. Bonkers Expectations May Still Be lululemon athletica's Biggest ...

    September 10, 2012
    Performance at lululemon is great, but the expectations are insane.
  51. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Lululemon Athletica, Making Big Moves ...

    September 7, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little this morning. The recent surge ...
  52. What's Up With Ann?

    August 22, 2012
    Ann Inc. jumped more than 20% Friday on strong Q2 sales. Out of nowhere, the women's retailer has blasted through its 52-week ...
  53. Las Vegas Sands and More Big Movers in Services on August 20, ...

    August 20, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3% and the Dow has declined 0.2%. The ...
  54. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Worth Shareholders' Money

    July 24, 2012
    The Olympic games is a great time to buy into major Olympic sponsors, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
  55. Lululemon Bearish Signs

    June 22, 2012
    New York, June 22nd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) ended the trading session lower ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 3 Brand Staples That Pay

    June 1, 2012
    These companies sell their wares through good times and bad. Investing in staples can give you some peace of mind.
  58. Campbell Soup Still Well Below Simmer

    May 24, 2012
    While it's hard to ignore a company with high teens return on invested capital, famous brands and a solid dividend, Campbell's ...
  59. Consumer Staples That Yield High Dividends

    May 16, 2012
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  60. NASDAQ's Top YTD Performers, Ex-Apple

    May 10, 2012
    The past week has been none too kind to the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ), also known as the NASDAQ 100 tracking ETF. QQQ ...
  61. Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    April 30, 2012
    Helen Of Troy needs to show better leverage for the growth-by-acquisition strategy to add value.
  62. How a Top Trader Uses Moving Average Crossovers

    April 28, 2012
    In Part Two of our interview with Jim Rohrbach of Investment Models, the longtime trader describes his strategy for using ...
  63. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  64. Potential Short Squeeze Candidates

    April 9, 2012
    There are a large number of stocks that trade with high short positions even as the market is at highs. Here are four stocks ...
  65. Take A Pass On H.B. Fuller

    April 4, 2012
    Prospective investors might want to wait for a pullback before getting more interested in H.B. Fuller.
  66. 5 Myths About Dividend Growth Investing

    March 22, 2012
    Like most investing, you’re not protected from market meltdowns…and there’s always the risk of missing out on a non-dividend-paying ...
  67. Iconix Brand Group Goes Global

    March 12, 2012
    Iconix continues its profitable growth and international expansion leads the way.
  68. The Toughest Big Value Funds Out There

    March 1, 2012
    If you're looking for safety as well as growth from your value funds, there are several criteria you need to keep in mind, ...
  69. Skullcandy: Don't Sell It Short

    February 16, 2012
    Skullcandy's short interest is extremely high. Investors shouldn't sell the headphone manufacturer short.
  70. Why Payout Ratios Could Rise Soon

    February 14, 2012
    Dividends depend on the industry, the company’s stage of growth, and what investors demand, but the current proportion of ...
  71. Value And Value Traps

    February 13, 2012
    Finding value in stocks comes in a variety of ways. The fine line is deciphering between value opportunity and value trap. ...
  72. Four Stocks The Insiders Are Buying

    February 2, 2012
    We tell you about four stocks with insider buying activity.
  73. Colgate-Palmolive Has Growth, But It'll Cost Ya

    January 30, 2012
    Colgate has great growth, but a valuation to match.
  74. 3 Reasons Saks Makes Sense

    January 17, 2012
    Sak's stock is priced to move.
  75. Rally Running Out of Steam? Why No News Is Good News

    January 13, 2012
    US stocks rose higher for a fourth day as borrowing costs at debt auctions in Europe dropped. In fact, the news overshadowed ...
  76. Lululemon: Large Cap In Waiting?

    January 13, 2012
    Lululemon raised fourth quarter guidance January 10 and its stock took off. The company is now $1.3 billion shy of reaching ...
  77. 4 Stocks To Analyze Before Thursday

    January 9, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 12th.
  78. Flavors & Fragrances Growing Stale

    January 5, 2012
    A foul wind is making shares of International Flavors & Fragrances hard to digest.
  79. The Home Run In HR Software

    December 20, 2011
    Cloud applications for human resources are a natural extension of the movement. For investors, adding exposure to the tech ...
  80. Solazyme May Pay Off On Green Dreams

    November 10, 2011
    Solazyme may have an early lead in the biofuel race.
  81. TreeHouse Foods – Store Brands At A Premium Price

    November 8, 2011
    TreeHouse is building value in off-brand products, but the stock is no bargain.
  82. Kellogg's Diet Crashes

    November 7, 2011
    Always dependable Kellogg has faltered, but the stock is not a buy yet.
  83. Paint Stocks Glossing Over Housing Mess

    October 3, 2011
    The housing market is keeping paint stocks in a bleak color pallet. When the market sorts itself out, things will be much ...
  84. Nike Asks, “What Slowdown?”

    September 28, 2011
    Nike defies a tough consumer market with a very strong performance in its last quarter.
  85. When Times Are Tough, Should Investors Go Swiss?

    September 15, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  86. Lululemon – Does Success Have To Make Sense?

    September 9, 2011
    Lululemon just continues to put up the numbers.
  87. Build a Winning Watch List

    September 1, 2011
    A good watch list of equities can help traders act quickly and decisively when a set-up is presented, while ensuring they ...
  88. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Bought Aeropostale Shares

    August 31, 2011
    David Einhorn bought 3.4 million shares of the hurting retailer in the second quarter. I'll hypothesize why.
  89. Can Skullcandy Marry Performance With Image?

    August 31, 2011
    Skullcandy has the hype, but there's real hope for the stock as well.
  90. Value To Be Had In Europe

    August 11, 2011
    The recent market rout has giving investors a chance to purchase quality European equities at cheaper prices.
  91. 6 Smart International Income ETFs

    August 11, 2011
    More than half of the real return provided by US stocks in the past century came from dividends…and in the international ...
  92. VCA Antech: Generous C-Suite Compensation Provides Opportunity

    August 9, 2011
    VCA Antech's four named executive officers stand to make as much as $30.2 million when they retire. Surprisingly, this payout ...
  93. Kimberly-Clark’s Conservative Bias

    July 29, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark investors should be able to count on double-digit total returns over the long haul.
  94. A Covered Call for You Athletic Types

    July 24, 2011
    Using Lululemon Athletica (LULU) as an example, see how a covered call option strategy allows the trader to profit from an ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Larger Rivals Outcompeting WD-40

    July 11, 2011
    Over the past five years, a number of larger rivals have grown faster than WD-40.
  98. The Fallacy of Earnings Estimates

    July 2, 2011
    When you're looking for growth, sometimes value can get in the way, notes Timothy Lutts of Cabot Wealth Advisory. Last week, ...
  99. Glenn Murphy: Here's How You Fix The Gap

    June 29, 2011
    Gap CEO, Glenn Murphy, is on the right track, but we have a few suggestions on how to fix Gap Inc.
  100. Nike Still Winning

    June 28, 2011
    Nike continues to exploit a dominant brand and new markets.
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