Can Groupon Turn Itself Around With Earnings?

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is set to report its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for no earnings and $845.9 ...
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Amazon Offers Promotional Prices on Tablets, Kindle Readers

On Wednesday, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) replaced a $2 billion share buyback program the company instituted in 2010 and replaced it with a new $5 billion program. The old program ...
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Whole Foods Wins on Earnings for Once

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed Wednesday. This organic and natural foods seller had $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Public Company Unicorn: Groupon

On November 4, 2011, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) began trading, after pricing its initial public offering at $20. The stock opened at $28 and moved as high as $31 that ...
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Home Depot Adds 6,000 Canadian Workers for Spring Season

The spring gardening and home fix-up season mirrors for home improvement stores the December holiday season for most other retailers. To underline the importance of the spring season, Home Depot ...
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Did Analysts Miss the Boat on Michael Kors?

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. This stock had been battered and bruised, and it disappointed on earnings ...
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Alphabet, Amazon, Wal-Mart, eBay: Who Might Buy Groupon?

Five years ago, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) turned down a $6 billion buyout offer from Google, now Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). Less than a year later, the company staged an ...
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Kohl’s Falls Flat on Holiday Quarter Update

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) slumped in Thursday’s session following a financial update for its current fiscal year. The numbers fell well below what analysts had expected. The company reported that ...
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January Retail Sales Look to Be on the Soft Side

Retailers were announcing January U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning, and research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of just 0.3% for the month. For the fourth-quarter, Retail ...
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Lowe’s Using Acquisition to Expand in Canada

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is finally headed for the altar with Canada's Rona. Lowe's is paying about $2.3 billion in an all-cash transaction for ...
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Deutsche Bank Has 3 Consumer Favorite Top Pick Retail Stocks for 2016

Despite the fact that some on Wall Street discount the effect that lower gasoline prices have on the U.S. consumer, the bottom line is we are experiencing one of the ...
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Best Buy Launches President’s Day Appliance Bargains

There's nothing very romantic about a new microwave or refrigerator, so Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has skipped the Valentine's Day holiday and pushed right on ahead a week, ...
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How Michael Kors Knocked Earnings out of the Park

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The company had $1.59 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.40 billion ...
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January Retail Sales Growth Estimate a Meager 0.2%

Same-store sales for the month of January were weak, but still a couple of ticks higher than January 2015. But fourth-quarter earnings look to be far worse — down 1.4%. ...
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Amazon Offers Super Bowl Deals on Prime Now Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has joined the army of retailers that have launched special sales as part of the lead up to Super Bowl 50. The e-commerce giant's management decided ...
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