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  1. Family Dollar's Comparable Sales Grow 1.2% in December - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    After a hiatus of a few days since receiving shareholders' nod in favor of a merger with Dollar Tree, Family Dollar (FDO) ...
  2. Wal-Mart's (WMT) Sam's Club Expands Further to Cape Coral - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Sam's Club, a subsidiary of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), is gaining significance gradually.
  3. Family Dollar-Dollar Tree Union Promises a Bright Future - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) have voted in favor of merger with Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) in spite of Dollar ...
  4. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  5. Wal-Mart to Open 11 Canada Units, Complete Expansion - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced that it will open 11 supercenters by Jan 29 across Canada.
  6. Meredith Raises Allrecipes Magazine Rate Base to 1.1M - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Meredith Corporation (MDP) has boosted the rate base of its Allrecipes Magazine by about 120% to 1.1 million, driven by outstanding ...
  7. Wal-Mart (WMT) to Offer Cash Tax Refunds at Stores - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has launched a new service called Walmart Direct2Cash, which will allow customers to pick up their ...
  8. Starboard Insists Staples Merge with Office Depot - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2015
    Activist hedge fund, Starboard Value LP, in an official letter to Staples, Inc. (SPLS), has urged the latter's management ...
  9. Office Depot Looks Good on Strategic Growth Initiatives - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) remains focused on increasing return on investment through increased merger synergies, enhancement ...
  10. Target to Close Canadian Operations with $5.4B in Losses - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Target Corp. (TGT) has decided to wind up its unprofitable Canadian operations less than 24 months after its foray in the ...
  11. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth the Primary Driver - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco Wholesale (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club ...
  12. The Momentum, And Methods, Behind Walmart's Model

    January 18, 2015
    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  13. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  14. RadioShack May Plan Bankruptcy Filing; Difficult Times Ahead ...

    January 15, 2015
    As reported by The Wall Street Journal, beleaguered electronic and mobile products retailer, RadioShack Corp. (RSH), may ...
  15. Federal Realty Buys San Antonio Shopping Center for $62M - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Federal Realty (FRT) announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in San Antonio Shopping Center for a total value ...
  16. Family Dollar Focused on Dollar Tree Buyout, Seeks Votes - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    A little over a week remains for the final call on the fate of the pending deal between Family Dollar (FDO) and Dollar Tree ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. SolarCity to Fund over $350M Solar Projects with JP Morgan - ...

    January 8, 2015
    SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) announced that it has entered into a deal with JP Morgan Chase to finance over $350 million in solar ...
  19. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    January 2, 2015
    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  20. Wal-Mart's (WMT) Sam's Club Offers Membership Gift Cards - Analyst ...

    January 2, 2015
    Sam's Club, a subsidiary of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), is offering $20 gift cards to all its members who join ...
  21. Rite Aid (RAD) Looks Promising; Have You Invested in It Yet? ...

    December 31, 2014
    Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) is scoring high on the favorability radar, backed by a splendid stock performance all through 2014, ...
  22. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Launches New Furniture Collection - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    Sam's Club, a subsidiary of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), has introduced an exclusive furniture collection called ...
  23. Safeway Up on Sale of Property Development Centers' Assets - ...

    December 26, 2014
    With this sellout, Safeway (SWY) shareholders for PDC will receive a total cash payment of $2.45 per share, of which $2.38 ...
  24. Amira Soars 30% on Raised FY15 Revenue & EBITDA Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 26, 2014
    Shares of Amira Nature Foods Ltd. (ANFI) surged more than 30% on Wednesday as the Dubai-based provider of packaged Indian ...
  25. Wal-Mart (WMT) to Raise Minimum Wages of Workers in 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 26, 2014
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is about to hike wages of its workers in 2015, according to an internal memo examined by Reuters ...
  26. Wal-Mart (WMT) Continues to Expect Sluggish Sales Ahead - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    On Dec 19, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT). The retail giant reported third-quarter ...
  27. 3 Stocks for a Brighter Christmas - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2014
    As we head into the last shopping weekend before the year ends, let's examine some of the key factors which will continue ...
  28. Wal-Mart Shuffles Management in Mexico Amid Bribery Charges - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has always remained under media scrutiny due to food scandals, labor disputes, regulatory violations ...
  29. Meredith Announces Completion of WALA-TV Buyout for $86M - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Meredith (MDP), one of the leading media and marketing companies in the U.S., recently announced the completion of the buyout ...
  30. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  31. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 18, 2014
    Wal-Mart's third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $1.15 came in line with estimates, which show that the second half of the ...
  32. Pitney Bowes Selects Neo4j to Develop Graph-based MDM - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) recently collaborated with Neo Technology for constructing a novel Spectrum Master Data Management ...
  33. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth Its Primary Driver - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club industry. ...
  34. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    December 12, 2014
    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  35. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  36. The Amazon Enigma

    December 4, 2014
  37. Who are Amazon's (AMZN) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Learn about companies such as Google, Alibaba Group, Walmart and Target that Amazon competes with in each of its different ...
  38. Review: The Walmart Credit Card

    December 2, 2014
    A high-interest card with no annual fee and some good rewards, the Walmart Credit Card is worth a look, especially if you ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  41. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    November 25, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  42. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  43. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  44. 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 ...
  45. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  46. How Do Tech Companies Measure ROA And ROE?

    November 13, 2014
    The return on Assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) are often used metrics to measure the returns generated by a company.
  47. Taking Stock of Q3 Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 13, 2014
    Keep in mind that the stock market's sharp rebound hasn't been concentrated in sectors that we would typically associate ...
  48. Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    November 13, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook

    November 4, 2014
    Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook
  52. Understanding Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  53. 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween

    October 21, 2014
  54. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and ...

    October 2, 2014
    See how the Dow Jones Industrial Average and TSX Composite move according to factors in their respective countries and from ...
  55. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    September 30, 2014
    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how ...
  56. Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends

    August 28, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends
  57. This Food Stock Is Primed For A 30% Spike

    August 25, 2014
    As a player for the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Eddie Stanky earned his stripes as a baseball great. His manager, Leo Durocher, ...
  58. My 3-Part Strategy For Collecting $65,000 In Dividend Checks

    August 25, 2014
    If you're a regular reader of Dividend Opportunities, you know I love getting -- and reinvesting -- dividend paychecks. ...
  59. Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends

    August 20, 2014
    Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends
  60. 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: ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day

    August 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    August 7, 2014
    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make ...
  67. 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
  68. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    June 10, 2014
    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  69. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  70. Break Up or Break Down? Four Stocks At Critical Levels

    June 9, 2014
    Four big name companies are creating either a topping pattern or setting up a move to new highs.
  71. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  72. Bear of the Day: GNC Holdings (GNC) - Bear of the Day

    May 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: GNC Holdings (GNC) - Bear of the Day
  73. 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 ...
  74. Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 14, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  75. 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?
  76. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    May 9, 2014
    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  77. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  78. Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    May 2, 2014
    Catering to the rich won’t make you rich; there just aren’t enough of them to go around. But become popular with the regular ...
  79. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  80. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    April 28, 2014
    Wal-Mart's slow but steady push into the financial services sector could help jumpstart the chain's moribund U.S. sales.
  81. 3 Stocks The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  82. The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying These 3 Stocks

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  83. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    April 22, 2014
    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for instance, can package loans in only so many ...
  84. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    April 17, 2014
    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  85. How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  86. Wal-Mart Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Buy?

    March 12, 2014
    Toiling in the shadows of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and many other tech stars in California's Silicon ...
  87. 3 Steps For Finding The Best Dividend Stocks To Hold Forever

    March 12, 2014
    There is no question that one of the safest and surest ways to build long-term wealth in the stock market is through dividend ...
  88. A Long Wait for Clean Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 6, 2014
    We will likely have to wait till May or even longer to get data that is undistorted by weather.
  89. How Can Stocks Build on This? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 26, 2014
    The market simply doesn't seem to have the fuel to push stocks higher.
  90. Can the Gains Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 24, 2014
    The absence of answers to economic questions at least through April will limit the market's ability to build on recent gains. ...
  91. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  92. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  93. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel For J.C. Penney?

    November 21, 2013
    Shares of the beleaguered retailer soared Wednesday after it told Wall Street that its holiday season would be its best in ...
  97. Bernanke's Forward Guidance Emphasis - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2013
    Bernanke and other Fed officials are trying to sell the 'tapering-is-not-tightening' theme.
  98. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  99. Amazon’s Profitless Triumph

    October 25, 2013
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) shares are trading near an all-time high even though the company hasn’t earned big profits since ...
  100. It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
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