Corporate Performance

Apple Stock Surges Nearly 10% This Year

After a jump of about 85% last year, shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continue to move higher. They closed this week up 8.54% to $318.73, though they traded above ...
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Gap Is Still Falling Apart

The market rewarded news that Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) will not spin out its Old Navy brand, which has done better than the company's other divisions. The decision could not ...
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Ford, Chrysler 2019 European Sales Falter

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) on Thursday reported new vehicle registration totals in the European Union for the month of December and for all of 2018. Registrations (the EU's ...
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New York Times Can’t Save Newspaper Industry

In the past few days, two important things of note happened in the newspaper industry. The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) chief executive officer said the paper had reached ...
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Target Stock Hammered on Holiday Season Report

When Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) reported third-quarter results back in November, the company forecast comparable sales growth of 3% to 4% for the fourth. In an announcement Wednesday morning, the ...
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Are Amazon and FedEx Really Ready to Be Friends Again?

While the S&P 500 rose nearly 29% in 2019, in a market of stocks not all stocks beat the average. Some even severely lag the broader stock market gains. After ...
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Are Five Below Holiday Sales Signaling a New Trend in Retail?

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) shares were crushed on Monday after the company announced net sales results for its holiday period. This continues the trend of retailers being outfoxed by ...
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Will JC Penney Stock Pick a Direction This Year?

While the S&P 500 posted a share price gain of around 29% last year, shares of department store retailer J.C. Penney & Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) rose by 1.75%. By ...
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JC Penney About to Be Penny Stock Again

The price of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) shares has dropped to $1. It was a penny stock a few months ago. It looks like it will become one ...
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Can Tesla Sell More Cars Than Ford?

Is it realistically imaginable that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) could ever sell more vehicles worldwide than Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) does? It's a stretch, but winning that race may ...
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Apple Leads Dow Higher Again This Year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares are up 5.68% so far this year to $310.33. That means it is the best-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock, as it was for all ...
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Will Altria Stock Be Hammered by Tobacco Products Falloff?

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) has its roots in a business that is over a century old. Tobacco and cigarettes may not have the market they used to, but there’s ...
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BMW Is the World’s Largest Premier Car Company, Maybe

BMW Group has announced that it is the world's largest luxury car company, based on 2019 sales. The company owns the BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini brands. Overall sales reached ...
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Boeing Should Spin Off Defense Operations as 737 Max Troubles Explode

A Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) employee, in a comment about the troubled 737 Max, commented: "This airplane is designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys." As Boeing ...
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What JC Penney Holiday Sales Are Saying

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) shares dipped on Thursday after the company announced its holiday sales results. These holiday results track the nine-week period ending on January 4, 2020. ...
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