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As Americans splurge on dressing up again, retailers like Macy’s and Ulta benefit

Nordstrom staff fix the floral dress to a mannequin at one of its department stores. Ben Nelms | Bloomberg | Getty Images In with the sweatpants and in with lipsticks and blazers. Americans are spending more money on accessories, clothing and makeup as they go out and return to work. Analysts and executives at companies […]

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Earnings reports are causing big moves for stocks. Here’s a way to play them with options

According to Goldman Sachs, although volatility is ending, investors still have opportunities to profit from big earnings-driven moves. Big hits have been recorded for retailers, including Target and Walmart experiencing the largest one-day drop records. Toll Brothers’ shares rose almost 8% Wednesday, after it beat expectations and preserved its guidance. The 30 points premium to […]

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Dollar General, Dollar Tree boost outlook as consumers grapple with inflation

Dollar General and Dollar Tree outlets Getty Images Shares Dollar General Dollar TreeOn Thursday, the market exploded as discounters beat Wall Street’s quarterly earnings forecasts. This raised the outlook for next year and suggested that consumers will flock to lower prices in times of inflation. Midday on Thursday saw Dollar General shares rise by approximately […]

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How Costco became a staple of Asian America

Durian at a Costco Wholesale location in Woodland Hills, California. April 24, 2022. Wendy Leung Wendy Leung hardly ever noticed durian in grocery shops rising up in Los Angeles, however the 45-year-old nonprofit employee discovered the fruit at her native Costco Wholesale in San Fernando Valley this April. Durian is utilized in Southeast Asian cuisines […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

1. Wall Street’s losing streaks are causing stock futures to rise, boosting stocks Traders in New York City work on the New York Stock Exchange floor on May 18, 20,22. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The morning following the publication of the key earnings report by semiconductor giant, U.S. stock options rose Thursday Nvidia. The […]

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Why inflation may be about to wane — just as fear of it peaks

Target’s April quarter dismal results last week were partly due to the bloated inventories of big box retailers. This week, specialty retailers such as Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods have continued to feel the pinch. However, the good news is that those goods piles across the country may be a sign of inflation receding […]

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Macy’s (M) reports Q1 2022 earnings beat, raises forecast

One person strolls past the Hyattsville Macys store on February 22, 2022. AFP – Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images Macy’sOn Thursday, the fiscal first quarter profits and sales were higher than analysts expected. This was despite decades of high inflation, which threatened to curb consumption. Bloomingdale’s and the department store chain that owns it, […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) Q1 2022 earnings top estimates, outlook cut

A Dick’s Sporting Goods store stands in Staten Island on March 09, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Dick’s Sporting GoodsWall Street was pleasantly surprised Wednesday by the results of its fiscal first quarter. Shoppers spent more money on sports apparel, such as golf clubs and soccer equipment, than expected. NikeAdidas. […]

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‘Cheap’ stocks to buy to beat rising prices, slowing growth: Strategists

Inflation is rising and global growth slowing. CNBC Pro reviews recent research documents to determine the best stocks for strategists in such a difficult market. For the first time since 2003, the U.S. Federal Reserve increased rates by 50basis points in March. This is the beginning of what many anticipate to be an aggressive rate-hike […]

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Nordstrom (JWN) reports Q1 2022 losses

Two cyclists and a pedestrian are seen wearing facemasks at Nordstrom Santa Monica branch on May 11, 2020. Frederic J. Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images NordstromOn Tuesday, the company reported that fiscal quarter sales were higher than analysts expected and raised its full year outlook. This was due to momentum as customers visited department […]