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Ahead of the Tape



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Companies Are Finally Splashing the Cash

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:54:48 EDT

Friday’s durable-goods report should show business investment remains on an upswing.



GameStop's Weak Holiday Season Might Just Be the Beginning

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:24:18 EDT

Videogame retailer’s difficult holiday season likely isn’t an anomaly, which should keep pressuring its stock price



Why Winnebago Can Keep Riding the RV Boom

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:15:41 EDT

Americans are buying motor homes at a record pace, making Winnebago one of the big beneficiaries of this recent surge. The favorable conditions and a reasonable price/earnings multiple heading into Wednesday’s quarterly results suggest the good times should roll on.



Nike Faces a Tougher Bracket

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:08:40 EDT

Nike’s dominant yet reduced exposure at the NCAA Tournament represents the quandary it faces on a global scale. The sportswear company and its affiliated Jordan Brand outfit 40 of the 68 teams in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, making them by far the most visible logos on shoes and jerseys. But that number is down from 41 last year and 48 in 2015.



Surprise: Good Economic News Isn't Always Great News for Investors

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:12:22 EDT

Good news keeps coming for the U.S. economy. For contrarian investors, this isn’t exactly great news.



Tiffany Sparkles but Not for Long

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:23:44 EDT

The luxury retailer’s shares are up 12% since the departure of its chief executive was announced, but the rebound doesn’t look like it will last.



First Snap, Now Canada Goose: Warning Signs for Trendy IPOs

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:18:26 EDT

An IPO’s performance is dictated as much by fundamentals as it is by the overall market cycle.



How Did Retail Sales Fare in February? Watch Tax Refunds

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:57:18 EDT

Retail sales are expected to have taken a short-term hit last month due to a delay in tax refunds.



Inflation: The Price Is Finally Right for the Fed

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:56:26 EDT

Rising inflation expectations bode well for the central bank ahead of this week’s policy meeting.



Wall Street's Rare Feat: The Fed and Markets Are on the Same Page

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:57:08 EDT

Central bankers and investors are expecting multiple interest-rate increases this year, starting this week.



Jobs Report: Wages Will Set the Tone for Fed

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:09:21 EST

Friday’s jobs report shouldn’t prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates at next week’s meeting.



Americans Are Richer Than Ever, But They Don't Feel That Way

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:36:57 EST

U.S. household net worth is expected to hit another record, but that won’t mean much to most people.



Why the Bull Market May Die Under Trump

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:24:46 EST

As the bull market hits its eighth anniversary, the Trump administration might regret celebrating the rally too soon.



What a Catch: Dick's Sporting Goods Is Set to Break Out of Its Stock Slump

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:09:55 EST

Wall Street is undervaluing the sporting-goods retailer, which is positioned to continue stealing market share from weaker competitors.



As Bull Market Ages, It's Time for Short Sellers to Shine

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:37:16 EST

Even in the stock market’s relentless rally, there is still hope for those who traffic in bearish bets.



Skeptical Wall Street Strategists Undone by Market Rally

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:35:29 EST

The S&P 500 has already surged above Wall Street strategists’ original year-end target.



Why Costco Bucks the Retail Malaise

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:47:35 EST

In this challenged retail environment, Costco has been a surprise postelection winner.



Shake Shack Isn't Delicious Enough at This Price

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:46:49 EST

Shake Shack sells tasty burgers, but its rich valuation still isn’t appetizing for investors.



Two Retailers, One Big Worry

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:45:40 EST

Target and Best Buy are moving in opposite directions, but they both have reason to fear a border tax.



Priceline Is Ready for an Upgrade

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:02:56 EST

Sticker shock aside, Priceline Group shares have more room to go assuming the travel industry stays strong.



Surprise: Earnings Actually Drive Stocks

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:34:27 EST

One of the reasons behind the market’s big rally is a surprisingly good earnings season.



Politics Aside, Nordstrom Faces Tough Reality

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:57:50 EST

Nordstrom isn’t immune to the increasingly difficult environment hurting most department-store chains.



The Great Mystery Behind Tesla's Rally

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:51:30 EST

Tesla investors are ignoring significant risks ahead of Wednesday’s earnings report, the first to reflect results from SolarCity.



Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:24:28 EST

From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings.



Washington's Chaos Is Far From Wall Street

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:22:07 EST

The market’s postelection rally isn’t as irrational as it might seem.



A Harsh Reality Is Hitting the Housing Market

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:01:16 EST

Rising interest rates are taking a toll on a number of housing indicators at the start of the year.



PepsiCo Stock Loses Its Fizz

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:19:35 EST

PepsiCo stock’s best days might be behind it after its recent rally stalled



Time Is Running Out for Fossil

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07:41 EST

Warnings from other retailers don’t bode well for Fossil ahead of Tuesday’s earnings report.



Investors Have Second Thoughts About Trump Trade

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:10:34 EST

Inflation expectations have stalled heading into a slew of data and Janet Yellen’s semiannual testimony before lawmakers.



J.P. Morgan's James Dimon: Make It a Double

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:08:32 EST

J.P. Morgan CEO James Dimon’s big stock buy a year ago shows the benefit of buying the dip.



Even Donald Trump Can't Save Twitter

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:12:54 EST

If Twitter can’t materially benefit from a phenomenon like Trump, it probably won’t from anything else either.



Whole Foods Leaves a Sour Taste

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:13:52 EST

Whole Foods earnings will likely continue to be hindered by falling prices and declining store traffic.



Time to Hop Off Disney's Thrill Ride

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:41:00 EST

Just like a ride on Space Mountain, Walt Disney investors have found themselves gyrating in the dark recently. Volatility has picked up substantially for Disney ever since it warned about trouble at ESPN. Tuesday’s earnings report may not mark the end.



Hasbro: The Force Is Strong With This One

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:15:03 EST

Hasbro’s earnings shouldn’t mirror Mattel’s disappointing results from last month.



Pay Attention to the Other Jobs Report

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:35:36 EST

ADP’s track record of foretelling the Labor Department’s jobs data has improved in recent years. ADP changed its methodology again late last year and the early results have mostly been good.



Yet Another Reason to Worry About Chipotle

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:24:14 EST

The Trump administration’s proposed 20% import tax on goods from Mexico adds another concern for burrito chain Chipotle.



Facebook's Next Big Bet Has to Pay Off

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:17:01 EST

From desktop to mobile to video, Facebook’s latest strategic shift bears watching ahead of Wednesday’s earnings report.



Apple's Secret, but Very Large, Profit Center

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:02:47 EST

Apple’s services unit bears watching in Tuesday’s earnings report as the tech giant looks for new ways to boost margins and maintain growth.



Under Armour Is Under the Gun

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:01:24 EST

After a long streak of beating analyst estimates, athletic-gear maker Under Armour is running out of ways to send its shares higher.



Trump's 4% Growth Target Is Easier Said Than Done

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:06:31 EST

Making the economy great again is no simple task. Friday’s GDP report will highlight just how difficult—if not impossible—it will be for U.S. economic growth to rebound to President Trump’s target. A continued improvement in consumer spending and better business investment in equipment and intellectual property are key areas to watch.



No Turnaround in Sight for Starbucks

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:53:01 EST

Starbucks is facing slowing growth, a management shake-up and a​weak stock price ahead of Thursday’s earnings report.



EBay's Single Life Has Its Ups and Downs

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:53:31 EST

EBay shares have gotten much more volatile after its earnings reports, ever since it split from PayPal. The stock has had double-digit percentage swings after four of its previous five earnings reports, rallying twice and plunging twice.



Big Telecoms Keep Investors on Hold

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:02:51 EST

A saturated wireless market has hindered giants Verizon Communications and AT&T even as competition from smaller rivals exerts a drag on subscriber and revenue growth. The carriers’ earnings reports this week are unlikely to offer much encouragement.



Alibaba Needs Great Results, Not Just Good Ones

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:21:21 EST

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a high bar to clear when it releases its quarterly report on Tuesday.



GE's Stock Rally Needs More Power

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:18:18 EST

Fourth-quarter earnings will put the industrial giant’s stock rally to the test.



IBM: Paying Now for Work in Progress

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:02:57 EST

IBM’s stock has risen sharply in the past year, raising the stakes for a continuing transition.