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Source: ThinkstockThis 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 space ahead of...
Source: ThinkstockRetailers 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...
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 consumer price index...
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...
Source: thinkstockFirst 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 poor sales...
Source: ThinkstockFollowing 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...
Source: courtesy Tiffany & Co.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...
Source: ThinkstockRetailers 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...
Source: ThinkstockRetailers 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...
Source: ThinkstockThe 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 retailers...
Source: ThinkstockCustomer 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,...
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...
Source: ThinkstockIn 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 the endless...
Source: thinkstockAs 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...
Source: courtesy of TargetSeveral 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...