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Top Retail and Apparel Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANF, ARO, AEO, GPS, GNC, GRPN, HBI, LTD, ROST, UA, URBN)

This week should bring a lot of news from same-store sales for the retail and apparel sector. That makes it interesting that there are so many analyst calls in the ...
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February Retail Sales Softer Than Expected

Retailers are announcing February same-store sales figures today. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year, compared with a 5.1% gain in January and a 4.2% gain ...
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Bull and Bear figures

24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — February 28, 2013: Markets Climb Before Late Day Slide (EBAY, RHT, SKS, FSLR, VMW, CECO, CLR, GRPN, GTAT, JCP, LTD, MNST, RGR, PANL, BKS, CVC, KSS, SHLD, BODY, CTIC, CLNE, DECK, GPS, MCP, PANW, SD, BBY, GRPN, JCP, BSFT)

U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning as the federal budget sequester appears to be set to go into effect tomorrow. Global data releases were also mixed. In Europe, the ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — February 27, 2013: Markets Climb on Mixed Data, News (LNKD, GOOG, VRSN, GTI, NOK, AWK, EIX, PCLN, FSLR, RRC, WFT, DLTR, JOY, SWC, TGT, CECO, CLR, GRPN, GTAT, JCP, LTD, MNST, RGR, PANL, BKS, CVC, KSS, SHLD, FSLR, ZNGA, AH)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following markets in Europe and Asia, most of which were also pointed higher. In Asia, equities were mostly higher following yesterday’s buoyant session ...
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First Solar Fallout Deals Crushing Blow to Speculative Solar Sector

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is leading shares lower this morning. The company has taken at least two severe analyst downgrades this morning. That is on the heels of a ...
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Hopes Dimming for Solar Shares

Following today’s dismal report from Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL), the entire solar sector is experiencing a sell-off. The only question investors need to ask themselves is whether or not ...
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Eight Companies That Love Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $18.6 billion this year.  On average, Americans are expected to spend $130.97 this holiday, up only slightly from $126.03 last year, according to ...
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January Retail Sales: Some Winners, Some Stragglers (COST, WTSLA, LTD, TGT, BKE, SMRT, M, GPS)

Retailers are announcing January same-store sales figures today. Research firm Retail Metrics projects an overall gain of 2.8% year-over-year, compared with a 4.8% gain in December and a 2.9% gain ...
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December Retail Sales: A Smaller Bag (COST, WTSLA, LTD, TGT, BKE, SMRT, M, GPS)

Retailers are announcing December same-store sales figures today and, to tell the truth, expectations are pretty low. Research firm Retail Metrics projects an overall gain of just 1.9% year-over-year, sharply ...
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Retail Sales Are Soft in December

The holiday shopping season got off to a fast start, but concluded with a whimper and not the anticipated bang. It appears that the booming start pulled sales forward and ...
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Customer Satisfaction with E-commerce Unchanged

Customer satisfaction research firm ForeSee released its Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index for this year, and the overall score for online retailers was 78 on a 100-point scale, identical with last ...
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Same-Store Sales Hit by Hurricane Sandy (COST, WTSLA, LTD, TGT, BKE, SMRT, M, GPS)

Several retailers are announcing November same-store sales today, and the reports are generally good. Research firm Retail Metrics projects an overall gain of 3.5% for the month, excluding the impact ...
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Many Big Share Buyback Plans in November (BP, GME, LTD, MNST, NTAP, ORLY, OSK, PG, SBUX, XRX, VRX, YUM)

In the most recent trading days, we have seen more companies turn to new or expanded share buyback plans. If the dividend tax rates rise too much, corporations may ditch ...
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Projected Retail Q3 Earnings Up Sharply, Q4 Looks Even Better

As third quarter earnings results continue to pour in, overall earnings have been decidedly weaker. According to research firm Retail Metrics, the blended S&P 500 earnings growth rate for the ...
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Retail Sales Pointed Higher (COST, WTSLA, LTD, BKE, JWN, GPS, ZUMZ)

Several retailers are announcing October same-store sales today, and the reports are generally good. Research firm Retail Metrics projects an overall gain of 4.6% for the month, excluding the impact ...
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