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April Same-Store Sales Lag Estimates

Retailers are announcing April U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning. Research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of 1.3% for the month. That's a significant improvement from an ...
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April Same-Store Sales Forecast to Rise 1.3%

Several chain stores that still report monthly same-stores sales results will be announcing April numbers after markets close Wednesday and before they open Thursday. Analysts at Retail Metrics are projecting ...
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Wal-Mart Is Nation’s Worst Grocery Store

When it comes to grocery shopping, brand loyalty carries a lot of weight. A recent survey of grocery shoppers showed that 87% were somewhat or extremely satisfied with their most ...
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March Same-Store Sales Growth Muted

Retailers announced March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning. Research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of just 0.1% for the month. That's not much, but it is ...
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March Same-Store Sales Forecast to Rise Just 0.1%

Several chain stores that still report monthly same-stores sales results will be announcing March numbers after markets close Wednesday and before they open Thursday. Analysts at Retail Metrics are projecting ...
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Barclays Issues Controversial Retail Coverage on Top Retailers

If you ever want to know what happens when you see an analyst issue new coverage that goes against the grain and goes against what is popular, look no further ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Best Buy, Fitbit, Home Depot, Lululemon, Micron and More

Stocks were indicated marginally higher on the last day of the quarter, with the Dow coming into Thursday up about 300 points year to date. With stocks positive in 2016, ...
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Insiders Sell Restaurant and Retail Stocks: Darden Restaurants, Costco and More

It’s pretty obvious that the end of the quarter is upon us, as is the first-quarter earnings season. The insider trading on both sides is slowing as many corporate windows ...
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Should Wal-Mart Pay Workers as Much as Costco?

The push for a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food and some retail workers has been gathering steam for a few years now. The two chief targets have been ...
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How Will Costco Make Up for Disappointing Earnings?

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reported fiscal second-quarter 2016 results after markets closed on Wednesday. The big-box club store posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 on revenue ...
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Little Upside Seen in February Retail Sales

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning, and research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of just 0.1% for the month. That's not much, but ...
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Costco Posts Mediocre Results

The last quarter and first half of Costco Wholesale Corp.'s (NASDAQ: COST) earnings were not particularly impressive. The big-box retailer, once viewed as a better version of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ...
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Where Do People Spend More: Wal-Mart, Costco or Whole Foods?

The joke that Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) should actually be called Whole Paycheck reflects the fact that the organic grocer's prices are on the high side. But how, ...
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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $1.28 in ...
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Q4 Retail Sales Sag on Poor Showing From Wal-Mart; February Sales Up Slightly

The best that can be said for February same-store sales is that they won't be as bad as January's sales, which were down 1.3%. Among the small group of stores ...
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