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Why Wall Street Wants More From Best Buy

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) announced on Thursday its revenue results for the holiday season, and gave its outlook for the coming fiscal year. Despite positive news from this ...
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Target Dumps Canadian Stores, Finally

The only surprising thing about Target Corp.’s (NYSE: TGT) announcement Thursday morning that it will close its Canadian stores is that it took the company so long to make the ...
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RadioShack Stock Moves Toward Zero

Some investors bought shares of RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) at a 52-week high of $2.79. Others bought shares at $4.14 in May 2013. All those investors, and almost any others ...
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Holiday Retail Sales Offer Encouragement for 2015

To say that Wednesday’s report on retail sales from the U.S. Department of Commerce was disappointing is something of an understatement. With gasoline prices plunging, most observers and analysts were ...
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Is the Whole Foods Turnaround Now Fully Priced In?

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has made a huge turnaround from where it was about eight months ago. To prove just how much the recovery has moved: Whole Foods ...
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Lululemon Turnaround No Longer in Downward Dog

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) updated its guidance for its fourth quarter and the 2014 fiscal year. Stronger sales over the quarter were the primary driver for the increase in ...
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Is the Dollar Really Why Tiffany Lowered Earnings Expectations?

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported lower-than-expected sales results for the two-month holiday period ended December 31. The sales results were considered disappointing by executives due to headwinds from a ...
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Analysts Temper Bed Bath & Beyond Expectations

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) reported its third-quarter results Thursday after the market close and analysts have already begun to weigh in. The company reported $1.23 in earnings ...
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Five Below Sales Go Under in the Fourth Quarter

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) announced increased sales from last year, but the total was less than previously guided for the nine weeks ended January 3. Overall, sales for the fourth quarter ...
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Bed Bath & Beyond Back to Mixed Earnings Trouble

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) reported its third-quarter earnings Thursday after the market close as $1.23 in earnings per share and $2.94 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Home Depot in 2015

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) closed out the 2014 at $104.97, for a gain of 30.2%, including its dividend adjustments. The 2014 trading range was $73.96 to $106.02, and ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for McDonald’s in 2015

The bull market is a couple of months shy of six years old, and the 2014 gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7.5%, while the S&P 500 Index ...
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December Retail Sales Gains Signal Good Holiday Quarter

Retailers are announcing December U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.8% year-over-year. In December of 2013, retail same-store sales rose 3.5%. Although ...
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Family Dollar Earnings Tumble as Merger Vote Looms

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The discount retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.44 on revenues of ...
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Costco Same-Store Sales Up 5% in December

Proving once again that it is the champion of big-box retail, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) announced U.S. same-store sales in the important month of December rose 5%. Demonstrating that ...
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