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Here Are Factors Influencing Skechers' (SKX) Q1 Earnings

2018-04-17 zacks
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX - Free Report) is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 19 after the market closes. In the trailing four quarters, it had outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by an average of 23.6%. In the preceding two quarters, it surpassed the consensus mark by 61.5% and 37.2%, respectively.

What Does the March Tick-up in Sales Mean for Retailers?

2018-04-17 zacks
Bargain hunters are back on the streets buying furniture and appliances, and dining out, as U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in the month of March, thus ending the streak of three straight declines. With strengthening labor market, tax reform and rising incomes Americans look much more confident now. Moreover, annual tax refunds are also likely to increase their propensity to consume. Clearly, consumer spending — one of the pivotal factors driving the economy — is likely to remain strong in the months ahead.

Gap (GPS) Embraces Growth Initiatives to Counter Competition

2018-04-17 zacks
It is unlikely to escape the roller-coaster ride that the U.S. market has undergone lately, thanks to the concerns regarding a trade-war with China, the outcomes of the recent attack on Syria and anticipation of rate hikes by the Fed. During this time, we find The Gap Inc. (GPS - Free Report) as a stock that has shown relative stability and is a safe haven supported by its long-term earnings growth rate of 8%.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Plunges on Soft FY18 Outlook

2018-04-16 zacks
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY - Free Report) is among the stocks that delivered solid top- and bottom-line performances in the near past. Notably, the company reported the second straight quarter of earnings and sales beat in fourth-quarter fiscal 2017. Results were driven by solid sales growth, owing to the progress on its transformation efforts and other customer-centric initiatives. (Read More: Bed Bath & Beyond Down Despite Earnings Beat in Q4).

Trade Fears Hurt Consumer Sentiment: Should Retailers Worry?

2018-04-16 zacks
The Wall Street is juggling with various macro and micro issues at the moment, including U.S.-China trade dispute, Facebook data breach, apprehensions about three or more rate hikes by the Fed this year and latest being the airstrike on Syria. All these events have kept the market on tenterhooks with investors scurrying for safe havens. A clear reflection of these factors were visible in the recent outcome of the Consumer Sentiment data that declined from its 14-year high.

Simon Says: 'The Cream Always Rises To The Top'

2018-04-16 seekingalpha
Simon's debt ratings are among the best unsecured debt ratings in the REIT industry, and this underscores the balance sheet strength.

Carter's: The Pullback Is A Buying Opportunity

2018-04-16 seekingalpha
Carter's doubled its revenue within 7 years, and the company still has many growth opportunities to expand the business.

When a Work Emergency Strikes, This Tool Will Get You Out of Bed - Bloomberg

2018-04-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Rite Aid (RAD) Reports Narrower-Than-Estimated Loss in Q4

2018-04-13 zacks
Rite Aid Corporation (RAD - Free Report) delivered better-than-expected bottom-line results for fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, marking a considerable improvement from its recent trend. However, the top line continued to disappoint, lagging the estimates and declining year over year. The company’s improved bottom-line results can be attributed to the stabilization of reimbursement rates, a decline in drug purchasing costs and a record number of immunizations that enhanced pharmacy margins for the quarter.

Zumiez (ZUMZ) Jumps on Solid Sales & Comps Results for March

2018-04-12 zacks
Zumiez Inc. has been riding high on a favorable comparable-store sales (comps) trend. The company continued this trend by reporting robust sales and comps numbers for March as well, marking the 13th straight month of comps growth. Consequently, shares of the company were up nearly 2% in after-hours trading on Apr 11. This mall-based specialty retailer recorded 12.6% comps growth for the five-week period ended Apr 7, 2018, compared with 1.

Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing hikes annual forecast 13% on growth in Asia

Fast Retailing Co. on Thursday raised its full-year profit forecast by 13 percent on the back of robust growth across Asia, as the owner of clothing chain Uniqlo continues to chase the top spot in global apparel sales.

Cramer Remix: The fundamental problem with FANG

2018-04-11 cnbc
Investors who want to understand why the market's top technology stocks are so misunderstood need only to watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress, CNBC's Jim Cramer said on Wednesday.

Gap CEO Art Peck: Big data gives us major advantages over competitors

2018-04-11 cnbc
As retailers turn their focus to reaching consumers in the most effective ways possible, big data is becoming a key tool for companies like The Gap, Inc., President and CEO Art Peck told CNBC.

Fastenal's (FAST) Q1 Earnings Meet Estimates, Margins Down

2018-04-11 zacks
Fastenal Company (FAST - Free Report) delivered strong results in the first quarter of 2018 owing to higher market demand, growth in industrial vending business and existing Onsite locations. Sales through vending devices consistently grew at a strong double-digit pace in the quarter, due to the increase in the installed base and higher revenue per device. Earnings & Sales Detail Fastenal’s adjusted earnings of 61 cents per share in the first quarter of 2018 were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

How Digital Commerce Has Changed the Face of Apparel Retail

2018-04-11 zacks
Taking a break from the hot U.S.-China friction headlines, here we bring for you an interesting observation on how apparel retailing has been adapting well to e-commerce and omni-channel techniques. Looking almost a year back and before, the apparel retail segment witnessed a setback due to the evolving trends in the retail industry as smart phones started becoming the primary avenue to make purchases.

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