Retail

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Costco Dividend and Buyback Scorecard

Along with earnings season in January and April, there are hundreds of large companies which take the opportunity to yet again raise their dividends and/or announce big share buybacks. News ...
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Target Site Collapses: Anxiety for Other E-Commerce Sites

Demand for Lilly Pulitzer clothing knocked Target.com offline early on the morning of April 19. The Wall Street Journal quoted a Target spokesperson who said, “When the traffic got heavier, ...
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J.C. Penney Turnaround Still Unlikely

Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) traded down about 2% early Tuesday morning, following the inadvertent release of the company’s report on first-quarter same-store sales. Its first quarter ...
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Is Under Armour Becoming the Apple of Apparel?

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is perhaps acting like the perfect company, in the perfect industry, at the perfect time. Everything seems to be going right for the company. If ...
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Sears Dips Further Into REIT Waters

Monday morning’s announcement that Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) and Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) have created a joint venture (JV) to hold 10 Sears properties located at Simon ...
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The 10 Biggest Milestones in Wal-Mart History

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), struggling with revenue growth and its image as a company that pays its employees as little as possible, is still one of the great success stories in ...
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Walton Family Sells Walmart Shares

Last Friday the Walton family, heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) founder Sam Walton, announced that the family business, Walton Enterprises LLC, would would distribute about 6% of its ...
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Stein Mart’s March Same-Store Sales Surge

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.1% year-over-year. In March of 2014, retail same-store sales rose 5%. If ...
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How Much Help Does Walgreens Get From Its International Footprint?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) reported fiscal second-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The drugstore chain reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.18 on revenues ...
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Why a Big Earnings Drop Is Good Enough for Pier 1

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) released its fiscal fourth-quarter financial report Wednesday after the market closed. The company had $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) on $543.6 million in ...
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What to Expect From Pier 1 Earnings

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) is set to report its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results on Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates that call for $0.36 ...
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Rite Aid Earnings Boosted by Tax Break, but Solid Turnaround Continues

As one of the nation’s largest leading drugstores Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) is one of the companies to watch when earnings season comes around. Many on Wall Street see ...
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Family Dollar Earnings Take Back Seat to Pending Merger With Dollar Tree

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The discount retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 on revenues of ...
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Analyst Concerned That Retail Sales Hit the Doldrums in March

March could be a poor month for retail chains, according to analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott. Cool weather during the month slowed the start of the spring selling season. Promotional ...
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Party City Magically Values Company at $2 billion

Party City Holdco Inc. has just issued the pricing for its initial public offering (IPO) in a regulatory filing. The filing is for 21.88 million shares to be priced at ...
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