By Alex Cho: Rumors are circulating of a Windows 9 preview that is set to be launched in the next couple months. This is pretty important because it communicates to investors how well Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) can navigate the consumer side of its business. Show More Summary
By Shock Exchange: Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) is expected to announce Q2 earnings after-hours on Tuesday August 5. The company runs online marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at discounted prices. Show More Summary
Man, ‘POP’ is you’re new favorite book and you don’t even know it. It’s an impressive first issue that is packed with satire, cultural criticism, and masterful art. It’ll change the way you look at consuming culture, and it’ll push you to think more critically about the things you put on pedestals. And as if […]
We expect the improving trends in consumer sentiment and rising disposable income levels to drive MasterCard's performance for the second quarter.
By Bidness Etc: Kimberly-Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) is an American personal care corporation that mainly produces paper-based consumer products. It manufactures products in 37 countries and sells them in over 175 countries worldwide. TheShow More Summary
By Bill Maurer: Tuesday afternoon, all eyes will be on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as it reports fiscal third quarter results. This June ending quarter always seems to be a transitional one for the company, as investors and consumers eagerly anticipate the next series of amazing products. Show More Summary
Consumers who arrive at Apple's iTunes Store via the web-based iTunes Preview service will now notice a much slicker transition from their browser to iTunes, as Apple has done away with the old interstitial page in favor of a new in-place method.
Search giant Google on Thursday previewed its latest play for consumers' living rooms with Android TV, a new platform for connected televisions and set-top boxes that brings streaming audio and video alongside custom apps and games.
Tuesday June 24th, US consumer confidence expected to rise (to 83.5 from 83) Although confidence is expected to pick up, it should come as no surprise that US consumers are still less chirpy than they were before the crash of 2008 (see below). Show More Summary
By Robert Weinstein: Background: Walgreen Co., (WAG) together with its subsidiaries, is a $70 billion market cap operating a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Show More Summary
Gap Inc gained significant momentum towards the end of the quarter with 9% rise in comparable sales in April. It appears that improving consumer confidence and successful spring campaign helped the retailer generate better sales than the prior two months.
By Trefis: Best Buy (BBY), the largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S., will report its Q1 2015 earnings on May 22. After witnessing a significant decline in its top line in fiscal 2013, the company saw its growth re-accelerate in fiscal 2014 as it benefited from its restructuring initiative. Show More Summary
After flourishing for several years, American Eagle Outfitters‘ growth stalled in 2013 as it was unable to drive sufficient store traffic due to missed fashion calls, weak consumer confidence and fierce competition from fast fashion brands. Show More Summary
Urban Outfitters is one of the few apparel retailers in the U.S., who performed very well last year despite the edgy retail environment. With its strong brands and a preppy product range, the retailer was able to drive sufficient store traffic even when U.S. Show More Summary
There's a ton of economic data coming. Here's a quick preview via BI's Monday Scouting Report newsletter: Consumer Price Index (Thurs) : Economists estimate CPI climbed 0.3% month-over-month in April and 2.0% year-over-year. Excluding food and energy, core CPI is estimated to have increased by 0.1% and 1.7% respectively. Show More Summary
By Trefis: Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is scheduled to announce its Q3 FY 2014 earnings on April 30. The hard disk manufacturer witnessed 4% year-over-year (y-o-y) growth in its revenues in the second fiscal quarter due to increased product sales of its enterprise and consumer electronic units. Show More Summary
ByJustin Giles: Yelp Inc. (YELP), a company that connects consumers with great local businesses, will report its first-quarter earnings results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the close of the U.S markets. Following the results, a conference call will take place at 4:30 p.m. Show More Summary
By Trefis: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will release its Q1 2014 earnings on April 24. We expect the secular trend of continued consumers' shift to Internet for shopping, Amazon’s superior delivery service and strong market position in cloud services to drive its first quarter results. Show More Summary
The Beijing auto show opens this week, giving consumers in the world's largest auto market a preview of major auto makers’ new designs and technologies. WSJ Global Auto Editor Joe White looks at five cars at the show that highlight important trends in the Chinese market.
I have been tasting today. I spent a good portion of the afternoon at two tastings of Italian wines: the first, the Armit tasting; the second, a preview of the Lay & Wheeler consumer Piemonte tasting. I have got to the stage with tastings where I am happy not to taste everything. Even though there are [...]