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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | September 3, 1992
Retail stocks have turned up sharply in the past two days, and at least one stock market analyst thinks that could be a sign that the economy is poised for a rally.Otto Grote, a veteran retail analyst with Derby Securities in New York, said strong gains yesterday and Tuesday among the nation's retailers broke a six-month downtrend in the retail sector.His firm's Derby General Index of 56 retail stocks, which fell to 1441.63 at the end of August, from 1620.65 at the end of February, rose more than 25 points in the past two days.
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By ANDREW LECKEY and ANDREW LECKEY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | November 20, 2005
Shoppers are going to be out in force Friday. But at many of the nation's retailers, the holiday season started weeks ago. Promotions and sales have been running full bore as nervous companies try to get an early start in putting consumers into a holiday buying mood. The fear for retailers was that waiting until the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the year's busiest shopping day, would be too late. The portion of household income spent on holiday gifts has been edging lower for years, while family debt is at an all-time high.
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December 6, 1996
Forget the tired old pajamas or the wool socks. Consumer stock analysts at Alex. Brown Inc. think they've found the perfect holiday gift for that special someone.Their choice? Retail stocks that they think have plenty of upside potential.Their favorites include:Borders Group Inc., the Michigan-based leader in book and music superstores. Shares closed yesterday at $36.875, down 12.5 cents.PETsMART Inc., the Phoenix-based operator of more than 300 stores that sell pet food and pet supplies.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 22, 2001
WILKESBORO, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s fiscal first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, more than expected, as the second-largest home-improvement retailer controlled costs and increased sales. Shares of Lowe's rose $4.10 yesterday to close at $72.50. The stock has risen 63 percent this year. Net income rose to $225.3 million, or 58 cents a share, from $187.1 million, or 49 cents, a year earlier, Lowe's said. Sales in the quarter that ended May 4 rose 18 percent to $5.28 billion, helped by new stores and an extra week in the quarter.
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By Steven Syre and Charles Stein and Steven Syre and Charles Stein,BOSTON GLOBE | March 7, 1999
Jeff Stone is courting an entirely new crowd of well-heeled customers these days. All sales should be this easy.Stone, the president of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group of Canton, Mass., knows all about pitching customers on high-end consumer electronics.Now Tweeter itself is a darling to institutional investors with huge sums to invest and a powerful appetite for retail stocks. Their interest has helped Tweeter stock to more than triple in five months. Mutual fund managers and other big investors began buying retail stocks in volume two years ago, starting with large, well-known names such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Dayton Hudson Corp.
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By Bloomberg Business News | June 23, 1993
NEW YORK -- Stocks lost ground yesterday after Kmart Corp. said its earnings would not meet investor expectations in the second quarter and the year.The warning from the nation's second-largest retailer caused a rout in retail stocks and raised fresh doubts about the strength of the economic recovery."
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By ANDREW LECKEY and ANDREW LECKEY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | November 20, 2005
Shoppers are going to be out in force Friday. But at many of the nation's retailers, the holiday season started weeks ago. Promotions and sales have been running full bore as nervous companies try to get an early start in putting consumers into a holiday buying mood. The fear for retailers was that waiting until the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the year's busiest shopping day, would be too late. The portion of household income spent on holiday gifts has been edging lower for years, while family debt is at an all-time high.
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By Bloomberg Business News | January 13, 1993
NEW YORK -- Stocks, led by telephone and retail issues, recovered late in the session yesterday to close mixed.The market ended on an upswing for the second straight session, as index funds bought stocks to take advantage of a decline in the Standard & Poor's 500 average.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 1.89, to 3,264.64, after having slid to a session low of 3,239.52, as computer-driven sell orders clipped 17 points from the Dow.Among broader averages, the Standard & Poor's 500 inched up 0.09, to 431.04.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | February 8, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose to records for a third day yesterday as the prospect of lower interest rates lifted banks, retailers and utilities.A six-day rally in computer and semiconductor issues faltered, tempering the advance.Unexpectedly strong earnings from Sears, Roebuck & Co. helped boost the Dow Jones industrial average to its 10th record this year. The 30-stock average rose 32.51 to 5,492.12. Much of the gain came in the last hour of trading. Computer-guided "buy" orders drove up the Dow 52 points during the day.The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 3.60 to a record 649.93 as telephone, beverage, drug and retail stocks gained.
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By Bloomberg Business News | July 9, 1993
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rallied yesterday as strong sales reports from retail chains such as Sears, Roebuck & Co. combined with fading inflation concern to push the market higher."
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By Steven Syre and Charles Stein and Steven Syre and Charles Stein,BOSTON GLOBE | March 7, 1999
Jeff Stone is courting an entirely new crowd of well-heeled customers these days. All sales should be this easy.Stone, the president of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group of Canton, Mass., knows all about pitching customers on high-end consumer electronics.Now Tweeter itself is a darling to institutional investors with huge sums to invest and a powerful appetite for retail stocks. Their interest has helped Tweeter stock to more than triple in five months. Mutual fund managers and other big investors began buying retail stocks in volume two years ago, starting with large, well-known names such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Dayton Hudson Corp.
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December 6, 1996
Forget the tired old pajamas or the wool socks. Consumer stock analysts at Alex. Brown Inc. think they've found the perfect holiday gift for that special someone.Their choice? Retail stocks that they think have plenty of upside potential.Their favorites include:Borders Group Inc., the Michigan-based leader in book and music superstores. Shares closed yesterday at $36.875, down 12.5 cents.PETsMART Inc., the Phoenix-based operator of more than 300 stores that sell pet food and pet supplies.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1996
Prime Retail Inc. reported operational income yesterday of $9.4 million for the period ended Sept. 30, besting its previous third-quarter performance by more than one-third.The Baltimore-based real estate investment trust attributed the increase in funds from operations before allocations to preferred shareholders and minority interests to the debut of new and expanded retail outlet center projects, an exchange of preferred stock for common and a significant debt refinancing.Specifically, Prime Retail arranged a $260 million loan commitment from Nomura Asset Capital Corp.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | August 17, 1996
NEW YORK -- Stocks climbed yesterday for a third time this week, helped by lower Treasury bond yields and a broad rally in financial and retail issues.Bank stocks such as PNC Bank Corp., Comerica Inc. and Barnett Banks Inc., and brokerages including Merrill Lynch & Co. and Morgan Stanley Group Inc. paced the advance.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23.67 to 5,689.45, fueled most by Sears, Roebuck & Co., up $1.75 to $46.375. For the week, the 30-stock yardstick rose 8.14 points, or 0.14 percent.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | March 15, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday amid optimism that corporate earnings will expand this year as the economy grows.Oil, chemical and retail companies gained. Dayton Hudson Corp., one of the nation's biggest retailers, said earnings in the quarter ended Feb. 3 exceeded expectations, and its stock jumped $1.875 to $82.625.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 17.34 at 5,586.06, after giving up 43 points in the last hour of trading. Computer-guided "sell" orders contributed 13 points to the drop.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | February 8, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose to records for a third day yesterday as the prospect of lower interest rates lifted banks, retailers and utilities.A six-day rally in computer and semiconductor issues faltered, tempering the advance.Unexpectedly strong earnings from Sears, Roebuck & Co. helped boost the Dow Jones industrial average to its 10th record this year. The 30-stock average rose 32.51 to 5,492.12. Much of the gain came in the last hour of trading. Computer-guided "buy" orders drove up the Dow 52 points during the day.The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 3.60 to a record 649.93 as telephone, beverage, drug and retail stocks gained.
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By Herb Greenberg and Herb Greenberg,Chronicle Features 1990 | December 7, 1990
AT&T's offer to buy NCR, on the heels of Matsushita's offer to acquire MCA, sparked speculation about whether those deals will usher in a new wave of takeovers. Maybe -- and that's a weak maybe -- but don't expect a return to the hectic days of the 1980s. There are likely to be fewer deals and they'll be higher in quality, since they'll be done for strategic reasons. And the hostile offers will pose more of a threat, since the buyers -- such as AT&T -- are likely to have more money in the bank.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 1, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday, ending a two-day rally and wiping out an early 44.43-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average.Technology, bank, auto and retail stocks drove down major market indexes in the last hour of trading.The Dow industrials fell 1.09, to 4,755.48, as Boeing Co. and AlliedSignal Inc. each fell a point or more. In the broad market, the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, representing 74 percent of the value of all U.S. stocks, slipped 1.75, or 0.3 percent, to 581.50, after rising as much as 3.46.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 1, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday, ending a two-day rally and wiping out an early 44.43-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average.Technology, bank, auto and retail stocks drove down major market indexes in the last hour of trading.The Dow industrials fell 1.09, to 4,755.48, as Boeing Co. and AlliedSignal Inc. each fell a point or more. In the broad market, the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, representing 74 percent of the value of all U.S. stocks, slipped 1.75, or 0.3 percent, to 581.50, after rising as much as 3.46.
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By Bloomberg Business News | May 17, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed mixed yesterday as a rally in Microsoft Corp. and confidence that inflation is subdued helped offset slumps in telephone and retailing shares.The Nasdaq composite index did the best of the three major indexes, rising 5.19, to 868.25, its fourth record in a row.Microsoft led the way, soaring $3.56, to $84.875, on optimism about the software maker's alliance with General Electric Co.'s NBC television network.The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 2.42, to 4,435.
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