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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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Top 6 Earnings for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major companies that will be reporting their quarterly earnings in the coming week. We have included the consensus ...
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Costco Named Best Specialty Retailer

In the new American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) study about retailers, most of the attention went to big-box stores and e-commerce companies. Buried in the research was the section about "specialty ...
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Why Is Costco Winning but Wal-Mart Losing?

From the beginning of 2015 to the end, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) lost more than 36% of its market cap. Across the same period, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) ...
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Why Wal-Mart Is Still Among the Best 2016 Dow Stocks Despite Earnings Miss

Since bottoming in mid-November at $56.30 a share, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) shares have gained over 17% and was the best performing Dow 30 stock in 2016 until Thursday’s ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks for 2016

Warren Buffett has now released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) as of December 31, 2016. That makes this the official Buffett stocks for 2016, but ...
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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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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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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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Costco Sold 58,000 GM Cars During Holiday Promotion

Beginning October 2 and ending January 4, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sponsored a promotion for Costco members who wanted to purchase a new ...
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The Cheapest Places to Buy Gasoline

A short-lived price war in Houghton Lake, Mich., last week resulted in gasoline prices way below $1 a gallon, and while such events may occur again, most U.S. drivers won't ...
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Can Whole Foods Look Forward to a Brighter 2016?

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs said Monday that Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) had agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that its stores in New ...
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