SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT)

China Tariff Delay Comes to Market’s Rescue

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrials are turning it around after a two-day losing streak. This comes on the heels of news that the United States has removed some ...
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Michael Kors Closes Versace Deal, Changes Name to Capri

Luxury brand Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) announced Monday morning that it has closed its acquisition of fashion brand Versace and will change its name to Capri Holdings effective ...
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How Wall Street Is Looking at Q3 Earnings Season, Sector by Sector

The week of October 15 to October 19 is when third-quarter earnings will fly into hyper-drive. Endless numbers of America's biggest and smallest companies communicating the most recent quarter and ...
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4 ETFs Gutted by Wal-Mart Earnings Warning

The stock market just found a new foe for earnings season. That would be Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Interestingly enough, and despite it issuing a severe earnings warning, Wal-Mart ...
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Credit Suisse Built an ETF Portfolio Made for Rising Interest Rates

While the Federal Reserve most likely will not taper its bond-buying program known as quantitative easing this fall, and perhaps not this year, the fact that interest rates are going ...
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Order Cutting by Walmart Ahead of Holidays, More Retail Sector Woes — Updated

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is the king of retailing, with the largest presence of all retailers with more than 2 million workers and with what may be as much ...
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April Same-store Sales Headed for a Fall (WAG, KSS, SKS, JCP, TJX, XRT)

US retailers will report April same-store sales results this week and the outlook calls for a substantial drop from March’s gain of 3.9% to an April rise of just 1.4%. ...
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Seasonal Retail Jobs Likely Softer (TGT, M, KSS, JCP, BBY, SHLD, TJX, XRT)

U.S. retailers hired more than 627,000 seasonal workers during the October-December 2010 holiday season, a welcome boost from the mere 231,000 seasonal workers put on in 2008. Prospects for 2011 ...
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Retail Round-Up: Back-to-School Creates Winners & Losers (COST, TGT, M,SKS, JWN, JCP, KSS, GPS, WTSLA, BKE, ZUMZ, XRT, RTH)

Retail sales in August put up solid gains that were slowed somewhat by the effects of Hurricane Irene along the eastern seaboard. Among the stores reporting sales numbers today are ...
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Dollar & Clearance Stores Set For More Growth (BIG, NDN, TUES, DG, DLTR, WMT, TGT, XRT)

Deep discount retailers could be preparing for a comeback after slowing down somewhat since the beginning of the year.  This includes dollar stores, but also includes the clearance and deep ...
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Target’s Earnings Secret: Wealthier Customers (TGT, WMT, COST, HD, LOW, XRT, VCR)

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) reported earnings this morning and the second quarter results were solid if not spectacular. Target posted EPS of $1.03 vs. expectations of $0.97. Net profit rose ...
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Funds Watch: Are There Opportunities in Retail ETFs? (XRT, VCR, FXD, RPV, M)

Yesterday's retail sales reports lit a fire under some of the retail stocks and a few ETFs that focus on the consumer discretionary sector.  We looked at three ETFs in ...
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Screening Retailers for High Dividends With More Upside Ahead (HD, FL, WMT, SPLS, TGT, SWY, GPS, LOW, JWN, RTH, XRT)

Investors need to consider one thing about investing in retail.  This is quite likely to be the next bastion of dividend growth for investors seeking income to buffer market volatility ...
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