Retail

Short Sellers Lighten Up on JC Penney

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is often tagged as a candidate for reorganization early next year, if its sales go as badly as expected. Its share price is down ...
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Will ‘Big and Tall’ Save JC Penney?

Bombfell is trying to do for men what Stitch Fix Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX) pioneered for women and led to November initial public offering for the women's clothing subscription service that ...
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How Can Dollar General Afford to Open 900 Stores?

In 2017, large brand name retailers have closed hundreds of stores, primarily because they have been overcome by a crowded field and the surge in e-commerce. However, Dollar General Corp. ...
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How Dollar General Earnings Are Pushing the Stock to New Highs

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. While shares have pulled back since, they briefly hit a 52-week high — ...
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Holiday Online Shopping Totals Over $65 Billion Since November 1

Through Tuesday, online retail sales have generated more than $1 billion each day since November 1. For the 35 days, sales now total $65.15 billion, well on the way to ...
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Name Change: Wal-Mart Becomes Walmart on February 1

Saying that now that the giant retailer's customers represent more than just those millions who walk through a store's doors, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is dropping the hyphen, the ...
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Home Depot Sets $15 Billion Buyback Plan, Confirms 2017 Guidance

Home improvement giant Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) on Wednesday announced a fresh stock buyback program of $15 billion to replace its existing program, confirmed its already announced fiscal year ...
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4 Top Retailers With Nothing to Fear From Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is probably the most incredible U.S. corporate success story of the past 25 years — maybe even the last 100 years. Some on Wall Street have predicted ...
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American Eagle Missed Earnings Outweighed by Guidance

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company posted $0.37 in earnings per share (EPS) and $960.4 million ...
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How AutoZone Won Big With Q1 Earnings

AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The company said that it had $9.96 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.59 ...
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How Kroger Is Starting to Fight Back Against Amazon

The fight against Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is growing every day. The e-commerce empire has pushed its delivery services to the next level, through controlling the last mile of shipping. ...
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GNC Enlists Goldman Sachs to Pursue Strategic Alternatives

GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) saw its shares dip early on Monday after the firm announced that it would be exploring strategic alternatives, just three months after it took on ...
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Judge Says Starbucks Cannot Close Many Teavana Stores

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) told its investors as it released its fourth-quarter results that it did not want to be in the tea store business any more. Management said it ...
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Macy’s Adds Tiny Number of Additional Workers for Holidays

The strength of retail sales in the fourth quarter of each year is a benchmark for how well the U.S. consumer economy is doing. This is especially important with the ...
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Ulta Beauty Q3 Results Not Good Enough?

When Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) released its most recent quarterly results late on Thursday, the company posted $1.70 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.34 billion in revenue. Consensus ...
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