Editor’s Note: J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) For JC Penney, the Right Direction May Be … Reverse (Time) J.C. Show More Summary
As huge American brands such as The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) hit all time highs, bears will once again begin to chime in, wailing that the market is over valued. Those people are incorrectly bidding up some of these huge brands. Well, I might not feel [...]
When a $226 billion a year business is about to change, it makes sense for investors to pay close attention to the potential winners and losers. This is exactly what’s happening with Internet sales and the potential behind the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” If passed, this act would require sales tax collection from any online retailer [...]
Socially responsible investing has gained a lot of attention over the last couple of years, and for good reason. Some companies allow shareholders to sleep better at night by knowing they are investing in businesses with a positive impact to society as a whole, and they can also be outstandingly profitable from a purely economic [...]
Editor’s note: This was originally published yesterday, post market close. Stocks treaded water most of the day before dipping late in the session on remarks from the Fed about cutting its stimulus program. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 42 points, or 0.3%. San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said the central bank could [...]
Wall Street considered almost all the news from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) earings as bad. U.S. comp sales declined 1.4% in the 13-week period from Jan. 26 to April 26, 2013, something that has not happened in years. Revenue was higher by only 1% to $114.2 billion. However, buried in the earnings release was good news about e-commerce. Show More Summary
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cooler than usual weather and belt-tightening by shoppers still struggling with higher payroll taxes and stubborn unemployment dampened sales last quarter at chains from Macy's Inc to Wal-Mart Stores Inc...
Blue-chip stocks are flat this afternoon despite downbeat news about employment and a housing report that some are interpreting as negative. With roughly an hour remaining in the trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off by 14 points, or 0.09%. The Department of Labor released figures this morning suggesting that the recovery in [...]
E-commerce sales have exploded in recent years and have grown exponentially with consumers’ widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets. Online shopping is a 24/7 global enterprise and has become easier with the increased usage of mobile and mobile shopping apps with convenient digital payment systems such as PayPal enhancing the consumer experience. eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) [...]
U.S. stocks achieved another record high yesterday, but between a larger-than expected fall in April housing starts and the highest number of jobless claims in six weeks, investors have their pick of reasons to knock stocks down from those heights. The and the narrower, price-weighted are down 0.24% and 0.17%, respectively, as of 10:05 a.m. [...]
As promised at the end of Part I of this two-part article, in Part II, I am presenting three more selections that will help investors round out a well-diversified, income-producing portion of their investment portfolios that will provide them with a safe, growing stream of dependable dividends to supplement their overall investment strategy. In Part [...]
Although homebuilder confidence is rising in May, the number of housing starts in April fell to a five-month low. While most economists were expecting a decline, they only estimated it would fall to 970,000 units, but it actually fell to 853,000, or 16.5%. This report is disappointing and an indication that the housing market is [...]
E-commerce has grown more than 400% in the past decade. The reasons are obvious: Shopping in your underwear and getting a great price is better than driving to the store and ducking behind aisles to avoid acquaintances But there is still much more growth possible in e-commerce, and you might be surprised by the next market [...]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported slight upticks in revenue and profit in its first quarter, but the retail behemoth still missed Wall Street’s expectations and watched its stock suffer in morning trading.
Recent disasters in garment factories have drawn attention to a recurring problem with clothing companies. On April 24, an 8-story building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing about 1,100 people and injuring many more. The BBC reports that in 2005, a similar incident occurred in the same city leaving 64 workers dead. Last November, a fire in the [...]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened this morning. The retailing giant posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.14 on revenues of $114.2 billion. In the same period a year ago, Walmart reported EPS of $1.09 on revenues of $113 billion. Show More Summary
Walmart reports a 4.6 percent increase for Q1 EPS of $1.14; U.S. businesses forecast positive comp sales for Q2 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) reported first quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.14, a 4.6 percent increase compared to last year's first quarter EPS of $1.09. Walmart U.S. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc posted a higher quarterly profit on Thursday even as sales fell 1.4 percent at its Walmart U.S. stores open at least a year because of a delay in income tax refund checks, cool weather, less grocery inflation than expect...
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is without a doubt the biggest retailer in the world and a stable long-term investment. Having said that, it always helps to have some international exposure beyond the international markets that Wal-Mart serves. With that in mind it got me wondering, would investors benefit from investing in the world’s second biggest [...]
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc stepped up Bangladesh factory inspections while U.S. and European retailers pursued separate accords to try to prevent another disaster in a garment industry where more than 1,200 workers have died in the past six months...