Retail

Holiday Season Shoppers Set to Spend More This Year

With plentiful jobs, (slightly) higher pay and consumer willingness to spend, analysts at Deloitte project that the 2018 holiday shopping season will see a 5.0% to 5.6% year-over-year increase in ...
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McDonald’s Delivers on Yet Another Dividend Hike and Longer-Term Guidance

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is living up to its reputation as a dividend hiker yet again. On Thursday evening, McDonald's announced that it will raise its quarterly dividend for its ...
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How Much Will Tariffs Hurt Walmart’s Profits?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) management has warned that tariffs will hit a number of goods it sells in the United States. The world's largest retailer imports much of its inventory ...
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Did Amazon Just Target All Dollar-Store Shoppers?

The endless wave of changes in retail just never seems to end. In the 1990s it was Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that killed thousands of retailers. Now it is ...
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Does AutoZone Deserve More From Its Q4 Report?

When AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) released its most recent quarterly report before the markets opened on Tuesday, the retailer said that it had $18.54 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Meet the New Macy’s Facebook Collaboration: Just in Time for the Holidays

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) announced that it would be partnering with Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) in an effort to expand its e-commerce customer experience. The retail chain also will add ...
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Plenty of Americans Willing to Bank With Amazon

Here's the money question: "If Amazon launched a free online bank account that offered 2% cash back on all Amazon.com purchases, would you sign up to try it?" You might ...
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How Amazon Is Breaking Into Small Business

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares dipped on Monday after it was announced that the e-commerce empire was opening a new store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and ...
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Double Upgrades in One Day for Auto Parts

The endless growth of the auto parts retailers in prior years has been countered by threats from the likes of Amazon and other online retailers nibbling away at the market ...
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Holiday Season Sales Projected to Rise 4%, E-Commerce Sales Up by Double Digits

The holiday shopping season of 2017 posted a 5.5% jump compared to the prior year total. That's a tough comparison to beat, but Coresight Research is forecasting a gain of ...
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Sears Shocks in Q2 Despite Massive Loss

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. In a surprising reaction to these results, investors sent shares higher even though ...
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Why Tailored Brands Is Thursday’s Big Earnings Winner

Tailored Brands Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $1.07 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Were Kroger’s Earnings Really That Bad?

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) reported fiscal second-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Thursday. The supermarket giant posted adjusted diluted net earnings per share (EPS) of $0.41 on total revenues of ...
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5 Companies May See Massive Sales Due to Hurricane Florence

It is a story we have covered countless times over the years. Monster hurricanes hit the United States and cause horrific wind and rain damage, and both before and after ...
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What to Expect When Kroger Reports

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $0.37 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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