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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. The Amazon Enigma

    December 4, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: by 2016. Amazon’s revenue and share price highlights the past decade's growth.   Where Are The ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

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

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  9. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  12. 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 ...
  13. Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    November 13, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook

    November 4, 2014
    Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook
  17. 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween

    October 21, 2014
    The upcoming holiday offers something to look forward to for candy and snack food makers such as Hershey Co (NYSE: FOXA). ...
  18. Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends

    August 28, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends
  19. 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, ...
  20. 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. ...
  21. Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends

    August 20, 2014
    Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends
  22. 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: ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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
  29. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  30. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  31. 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
  32. 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 ...
  33. Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 14, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  34. 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?
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    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. ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    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 ...
  41. Wal-Mart was founded by a 44-year-old merchant who looked at the business model shared by the foremost retailers of the day – Woolworth, Sears – and found inefficiencies to exploit.

    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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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. ...
  47. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. #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 ...
  54. Amazon share's surged on better-than-expected earnings.

    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 ...
  55. Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well and it might be time to take a closer look at Safeway.

    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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Wal-Mart CEO pledges to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.

    Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  58. If consumers feel financial stress, they will find Wal-Mart’s low prices attractive.

    Why Wal-Mart’s Hiring Plans May Be Good News For Investors

    September 25, 2013
    Stung by complaints of bare shelves and poor customer service, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), is hiring 70,000 part-time ...
  59. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  62. Canadian Dilution And Sluggish U.S. Shopping Bring Target A Little ...

    August 21, 2013
    Target is seeing significant dilution from its expansion into Canada, as well as a tough U.S. retailling environment.
  63. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  64. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  65. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  66. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    The Indian Rupee hit a new record low against the dollar this Monday.
  69. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  70. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  71. Walmart Installs Solar Panels in 10 Stores - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Walmart has completed solar installations at 8 Walmart stores and 2 Sam's Clubs stores in Maryland.
  72. GameStop Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on GameStop.
  73. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  74. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
  75. Costco's Third Quarter Is A Mixed Assortment

    May 30, 2013
    Although Costco's earnings in the third quarter were up 20%, its revenues missed analyst expectations. The warehouse club ...
  76. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  77. After A Big Recovery Rally, It's Up To Renew Blue For Best Buy

    May 22, 2013
    Investors have bought Best Buy's story, but this quarter shows that a lot of work remains to be done
  78. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  79. Flowers Foods Beats On Revenue and Earnings--Should You Buy?

    May 16, 2013
    Delivering earnings that were three cents better than analyst expectations along with revenue that was $40 million higher ...
  80. Claire's: Should You Accessorize With Its IPO?

    May 13, 2013
    Apollo Global Management is taking accessories retailer Claire's public. Should you get in on this IPO? I'll take a look.
  81. Zumiez Does Better Than Expected

    April 12, 2013
    Zumiez's stock jumped more than 13% April 10 on news its March same-store sales increased 2.1%. Analysts were expecting a ...
  82. Walmart's Cupboard Lies Bare

    March 28, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article March 26 suggesting Walmart is losing market share due to disorganized stores. Specifically, it ...
  83. Amazon Seems Due For A Breather

    January 31, 2013
    Amazon beat the bears in the fourth quarter, but the stock isn't very cheap.
  84. Flowers Foods Looks To Add Some Wonder

    January 16, 2013
    Flowers Foods announced January 11 that it was the stalking horse bid for six of Hostess' bread brands, offering $390 million. ...
  85. Target's Strategic Initiatives - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, announced a ...
  86. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  87. BBBY Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on specialty retailer, Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), that also retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). ...
  88. Why SPY Has No Love For Buffett And Berkshire

    January 7, 2013
    In addition to being one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 also serves as the basis for the ...
  89. Risk Reward Balances Target - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. economy is still grappling with an uneven recovery, and companies are striving to shield themselves from the financial ...
  90. The 8 Most Important Facts To Know About A Company Before You ...

    December 21, 2012
    Investing in a stock isn't throwing your money into a poker pot and betting you'll magically become rich overnight.  When ...
  91. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  92. Avoid High-Cost Broker Commissions With This Investment Plan

    December 14, 2012
    Online brokers undoubtedly have made investing more affordable and accessible than ever before. Gone are the days when you ...
  93. Bull Vs. Bear - Special Dividends Are A Good Thing

    December 7, 2012
    Maximizing capital returns to shareholders is the entire point of public corporations.
  94. If You Can't Beat The Taxman, Outrun Him!

    December 4, 2012
    Oracle accelerates multiple dividend payments to avoid higher taxes.
  95. Wal-Mart Bullish Engulfing Formed

    December 1, 2012
    New York, November 29th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ended the trading session higher ...
  96. Fred Posts Weak Comp Sales in Nov - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    Recently, Fred's Inc.'s (FRED) reported total sales and comparable sales for November 2012. Both total sales and comparable ...
  97. Costco Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  98. Earnings Preview: Kroger - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR), one of the largest grocery retailers and an S&P 500 company, is slated to report its first-quarter ...
  99. 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.
  100. Walmart's "Meh" Quarter Doesn't Excite Investors

    November 16, 2012
    Wal-Mart's quarter doesn't thrill an overly optimstic Wall Street.
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