Retail

Macy’s, Nordstrom and More Major Retailers Reporting This Week

The return of volatility has created a lot of confusion in the markets over the past few weeks. However, we’re now reaching a point in the earnings season when a ...
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If You Had Invested $1000 in Walmart at the Market Bottom, It Would Now Be Worth $2400

Timing the market is easily one of the most difficult parts of trading. In particular, calling the market bottom and knowing when to get in is usually something investors only ...
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Walmart Dives Into the Home Furniture Business

Fresh off a quarter in which its e-commerce sales slowed and its stock was pummeled, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced that it would move further into the home furnishing business, ...
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Where Are Macy’s Customers Going?

The travails of Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) are well known. The country's largest department store and the second-largest apparel retailer suffers from declining sales and dwindling market share. Most of ...
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Gap Executive Departure Shakes Confidence in Shares

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shuffled the deck of its executive leadership in an announcement early on Tuesday. Specifically, the retailer said that its president and chief executive of the Gap ...
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Why Home Depot Earnings Are So Good

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) released its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The company said that it had $1.69 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Why Walmart Earnings, Guidance Failed to Cheer Investors

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday. The retailing giant posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.33 on net ...
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In Another Challenge to Walmart, Amazon Offers Whole Foods Discounts

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods is a challenge to Walmart Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) huge grocery business and to standalone grocery companies like Kroger. Amazon ratcheted up its ...
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Amazon Apparel Sales Undressing Target

The battle for customers between Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is well-known and well-documented. In one retail sector, though, the battle is between Amazon and Target ...
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Even Sears Claims Tax Reform Benefits, Along With Declining Same-Store Sales and Revenues

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is one of those dying companies that just refuses to accept defeat. The company made a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ...
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Why January Retail Sales Were Lower Than Expected

U.S. consumer spending increased by 3.6% year over year to $492 billion in January but dipped by 0.3% month over month from a downwardly revised December total of $493.3 billion. ...
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Barnes & Noble Plans to Fire Staff, Maintain Customer Service at Same Time

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) had bad news for some of its workers, good news for investors and uncertain news for customers. They dying book retailer will cut its ...
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Once Major Competitors, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Each Lay Off Workers

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) started as an online bookstore in 1995. The largest company in the book retail business then was Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS). Over the intervening years, ...
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Walmart Shares Still Positive for the Year as Investors Become Optimistic About Plans

Even though it remains in a death battle with powerful Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is one of the few Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that is ...
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Amazon Plans for Whole Foods to Make Deliveries

While it may be another one of Jeff Bezos's ideas to gain market share while losing money, the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) grocery store business will start to make deliveries. ...
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