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March Retail Sales Weaker on Weather and Late Easter

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 1.4% in March of 2013, excluding ...
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UBS Says Only Five Retail Stocks Are Worth Buying

Investors who own consumer discretionary stocks have been battered this year. The sector is down 4.53% and is the worst overall performer in the S&P. After being a market leader ...
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Huge Retailers Offer Black Friday for Spring

It’s not really Black Friday, but Black Friday Lite. Some of the country’s biggest retailers have chosen this weekend, just a day after the first day of Spring, to promote ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, NetApp, Plug Power, Teva and More

Stocks have started pulling back, and investors want two things: upside in the market after the dust settles and not to get caught in stocks that will suffer handily if ...
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Home Depot Raises Dividend After Mixed Results

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Tuesday. The home improvement retailer posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.73 and $17.7 ...
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Weather Crushed Retailers, but Deutsche Bank Has Five Stocks to Buy Now

It is not hard for most investors to realize the damage the severe winter weather has inflicted on the economy. From car sales to cancelled airline flights to empty stores, ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Seven Big Consumer Stocks to Buy for 2014

Over the years, Wall Street always has at least one indefatigable equity strategist. Technical and market guru Ralph Acampora held that post for years, and rode the 1990s bull market ...
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Spring Is Coming: Home Depot and Lowe’s Ready Hiring Plans

Winter may still be causing havoc across large swaths of the country, but spring is coming, and home-improvement retailers are starting to prepare. That cold weather simply cannot last forever. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AOL, Echelon, Fairway Group, LinkedIn, Lululemon, More

February is turning out to be volatile after a down January, and now investors and analysts are positioning themselves for the year ahead. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of Wall ...
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The Top Brands in America

Branding has always been critical for companies around the world. Consumers relate to certain brands. Advertising and marketing departments spend endless hours on research and focus groups trying to determine ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Home Depot in 2014, Lowe’s Too

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) managed to outperform the market in 2013. It gained 35%, versus gains of more than 29% for the S&P 500 and over 26% for the ...
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November Home Price Gains Barely Noticeable

Home prices rose 11.8% in November, compared with the same month a year ago, for a 21st consecutive monthly year-over-year gain, according to research firm CoreLogic. Home prices rose 0.1% ...
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October Home Price Gains Show Expected Slowdown

Home prices rose 11% in October, compared with the same month a year ago, for a 20th consecutive monthly year-over-year gain, according to research firm CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE: CLGX). Home ...
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After Earnings, Home Depot Stock More Expensive Than Lowe’s

The country's two largest home improvement stores, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), have now reported results for the previous quarter, and one company put ...
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Lowe’s Outlook Casts a Shadow on Q3 Earnings, Revenues

Before markets opened on Wednesday, Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), the country's second largest home improvement store chain, reported third-quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47, up from $0.35 ...
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