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Can Apparel Retailers Sustain the Holiday Season Run in '18?

2018-01-19 zacks
The holiday season breathed a new life into retailers, raising hopes for a spectacular 2018. Improved economic scenario with a low unemployment rate resulted in sturdy holiday sales growth since the end of the Great Recession. Per National Retail Federation, retail sales during the November/December period increased 5.5% to $691.9 billion. Moreover, online shopping sales this holiday season increased 14. (21-0)

Under Armour: 3 Strikes Are Not An Out

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
Under Armour (UA, UAA) was absolutely hammered over the last week or so as analyst after analyst struck down any bullish thesis on the stock. Unlike baseball, three strikes aren't a reason to get out of a stock. (6-0)

10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy | InvestorPlace

2018-01-18 investorplace
We don’t hear as much about baby boomer stocks to buy these days since the conversation has turned to millennials, the new topic du jour. However, with bond yields moving higher and more experts suggesting the secular bull market in bonds is over, it’s time baby boomers nearing retirement reconsider how much they de-risk their portfolios. (145-2)

Key Updates in the Consumer Sector: January 8–12

For 2018, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index (6.5%) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index (4.2%) and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index (loss of 0.5%) on a year-to-date basis. (8-0)

Lululemon (LULU) Stock Moving Up the Charts: Time to Hold?

2018-01-16 zacks
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU - Free Report) has been benefiting from progress on its strategy for 2020 and focus on ivivva’s remodeling. Moreover, solid third-quarter results and recent strong holiday season sales have raised the company’s expectations for 2018 and beyond. These factors have driven the company’s shares, outperforming the industry lately. (36-0)

Lululemon Lifts Guidance on Strong Holiday Sales

Retailers had a great holiday season in 2017 with a 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) jump in holiday sales (excluding automobiles) between November 1 and December 24, 2017, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse. (1-0)

Was the Holiday Season a Blissful One for Retailers?

2018-01-10 zacks
Holiday season and retail are synonymous, and with festive season almost over, it’s time to analyze the retailers’ performance. Notably, retailers stay on their toes during this busiest part of the year, flooding the market with offers and promotions. They sweep buyers off their feet with early-hour store openings, huge discounts, promotional strategies, and free shipping on online purchases. Since the season accounts for a sizeable chunk of yearly revenues and profits, retailers grab every opportunity to drive footfall. (25-0)

US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher as healthcare, bank stocks gain

2018-01-09 reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes edged higher on Tuesday as healthcare and bank stocks gained in the run up to the quarterly earnings season that is set to start later this week. (692-0)

Lululemon Athletica inc. Stock Is a Great Company at the Wrong Price

2018-01-09 investorplace
Retailers are starting to report 2017 holiday sales numbers, and they are indeed quite good. But the stock price reaction to the actual numbers has not be consistent among retail stocks. Some stocks are rallying big alongside strong holiday numbers, but others  like Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), are falling after reporting strong holiday numbers and revising guidance upward. It’s time to abandon LULU stock. (1-0)

Stock Market News For Jan 9, 2018

2018-01-09 zacks
Markets finished mostly higher on Monday even as safe haven stocks such as utilities and real estate gained traction. Further, the optimism from a strong market rally that began with 2018 continued to push the benchmarks higher. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted record closes. However, the Dow declined due to a fall in bank shares and snapped its winning run. (179-0)

Wall Street hits new record at open on healthcare, bank gains

2018-01-09 themalaymailonline
Seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, led by a 0.9 per cent gain in financial stocks. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Jan 9 — Wall Street rose to fresh high at open today, with gains for healthcare and bank stocks extending the new year rally that is powered by expectations of strong quarterly earnings. (692-0)

Wall Street edges higher as healthcare, bank stocks gain

2018-01-09 in.reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes edged higher on Tuesday as healthcare and bank stocks gained in the run up to the quarterly earnings season that is set to start later this week. (692-0)

Forget Hanesbrands (HBI), Buy These 3 Apparel Stocks Instead

2018-01-08 zacks
A prudent investment strategy not only means buying promising stocks, but also selling the ones that can dent your portfolio. Unfortunately, Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI - Free Report) has been facing multiple challenges from rising competition and evolving trends in the apparel space and is a risky bet. (22-0)

Lululemon Athletica inc (LULU) Shares Pop on Strong Holiday Sales, Outlook

2018-01-08 investorplace
Lululemon Athletica inc (NASDAQ:LULU) shares were higher as the company unveiled strong holiday sales and updated its outlook fourth-quarter expectations. (2-0)

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