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Merrill Lynch Sees Kroger Multiple Expansion Over Walmart and Target

Making new Buy rating calls at brokerage firms has to be a bit of a challenge when the market is effectively at all-time highs. So, what would make Kroger Co. ...
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Where Are Walmart’s Customers Going?

An improving job market has not helped Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) sales. Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart U.S., made that observation to Reuters. What he did not say is ...
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Target Bans Firearms in Its Stores

In a post on the company's official blog site, Target Inc. (NYSE: TGT) said that beginning July 2 the stores will "respectfully request that guests not bring firearms into Target ...
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Four Retail Stocks to Sell and Avoid

Morgan Stanley has restarted its coverage of the retail sector, with a very mixed fanfare among the key retailers in America. What is interesting is how some of the stocks ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Best Buy, Costco, PetSmart, Target and More

It is Tuesday and stocks are trying to find direction after hitting highs last week. Investors and traders now keep hearing that the five-year old bull market has become a ...
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Four Problematic Dividend Hikes: Target, Best Buy, FedEx, Caterpillar

Investors still love dividends and stock buybacks. On top of these corporate governance and return of capital strategies in general, investors really love when they are holding a stock where the ...
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Target Aims to Become King of Dividends in Retail Sector

When companies raise their dividends, it is usually a message from the company's management that the underlying business fundamentals can carry the company's cash flows at the same or sufficient ...
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Few Americans Trust Online Data Safety

After a series of data breaches, the most famous of which was a hack of millions of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) customer accounts, it should not be a shock that ...
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Hacking Anxiety Grows as U.S. Hit in South Korea

If anyone wants to know how skilled hackers are, both in terms of stealing personal data and corporate secrets, they only need to look at the cyberattack on the U.S. ...
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Why J.C. Penney Is Down 50% in the Past Year

Following an initial rush of enthusiasm after the company reported fourth-quarter results in late February, shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) have traded in a band between about ...
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Is Target’s E-book Club a Shot at Amazon?

The company that let sensitive data for millions of customers be ripped out of its computer systems last year now wants to be a supplier of an online book buying, ...
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Facebook Is the Ultimate Hack

Hackers have effectively attacked and hurt the business prospects of companies from Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) to eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY). This week, eBay asked all of its customers to ...
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Target Earnings Overshadowed by Top Management Firings

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The big-box retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.70 and $16.7 billion in revenues. In ...
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Target Housecleaning Continues, Canadian President Replaced

It is no secret that the expansion of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) into Canada has been less than a rousing success. The company lost nearly $1 billion in its first ...
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Customers Are Sticking With Target

A recent Bloomberg poll suggests that most Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) customers are willing to forgive the massive data breach that came to light over this past holiday season, perhaps ...
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