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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Why TJX Companies Failed to Impress Investors in Fiscal 3Q18

TJX Companies (TJX) disappointed investors with lower-than-expected sales in fiscal 3Q18.

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Advance Auto Parts Stock Accelerated on 3Q17 Earnings Beat

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) released its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on November 14. AAP’s fiscal 3Q17 adjusted earnings per share stood at $1.43, ~17.3% lower than in fiscal 3Q16.

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A Look at Nordstrom after Its Fiscal 3Q17 Results

Nordstrom’s (JWN) valuation multiple rose 2.4% on November 10, 2017, in reaction to its fiscal 3Q17 results that were announced after the close of the financial markets on November 9, 2017.

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How Macy’s Fared in Fiscal 3Q17

Macy’s (M) stock surged about 11% on November 9 in reaction to its fiscal 3Q17 results. However, the company’s stock continues to be in the red on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

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What to Expect from Lowe’s 3Q17 Earnings

Lowe’s Companies (LOW) is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings before the market opens on November 21. As of November 13, the company was trading at $77.53.

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These Auto Stocks Lost Their Shine Last Week

Last week, Ford (F), Toyota (TM), and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) underperformed the broader market, falling 2.8%, 4.8%, and 0.9%, respectively.

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Consumer Sector Recap: Week of November 6–10, 2017

As of November 10, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (15.3%) has outperformed the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index (13.5%) and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index (5%) YTD.

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Toyota’s 2Q18 Results: Solid Earnings and Raised Guidance

Toyota Motor (TM) released its 2Q18 earnings on November 7, 2017. Its adjusted EPS was 152.87 Japanese yen, or ~$1.35. That was 19% higher than 2Q17.

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Why Investors Are Optimistic about Home Depot's 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD), the largest home improvement retailer in the world, is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings before the market opens on November 14, 2017.

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What You Need to Know about Michael Kors's Fiscal 2Q18 Results

KORS did better than the Wall Street expectations. EPS (earnings per share) stood at $1.33—50 cents more than the estimate—and revenues rose 5.4% YoY.

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Key Investor Takeaways from Tapestry’s 1Q18 Earnings

The New York–based Tapestry (TPR) reported its results for the first quarter of 2018 before the market opened on November 7. The results relate to the three-month period ended September 30.

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US Auto Sales in October 2017: Solid Growth for Ford and Toyota

In this series, we’ll explore key auto companies’ October 2017 US sales figures.

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What to Expect from TJX Companies' Fiscal 3Q18 Results

TJX Companies (TJX) is scheduled to announce its results for fiscal 3Q18 on November 14, 2017. The leading off-price retailer’s stock has fallen 9.5% YTD as of November 8, 2017.

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What Analysts Expect from Advance Auto Parts’ 3Q17 Earnings

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) is set to release its 3Q17 earnings on November 14. On November 7, AAP stock traded at $79.38 with a -20% return in 4Q17 quarter-to-date.

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How Starbucks Performed in Fiscal 4Q17

Starbucks (SBUX) announced fiscal 4Q17 earnings after the market closed on November 2, 2017. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.55 on revenues of $5.7 billion.

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How Auto Stocks Are Trading during the 3Q17 Earnings Season

During the week ended November 3, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, and Ford rose 5.8%, 6.3%, and 2.5%, respectively. In contrast, General Motors and Tesla ended the week with losses of ~5.2% and 4.6%, respectively.

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How Did Ralph Lauren Perform in 2Q18?

Ralph Lauren reported its results for 2Q18 on November 2, 2017, for the period ending September 30, 2017. It beat analysts’ top and bottom-line estimates.

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What JCPenney’s Investors Can Expect from Its Fiscal 3Q17 Results

JCPenney (JCP) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q17 results on November 10. Analysts expect JCP’s sales to fall ~3.2% to $2.8 billion.

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Shake Shack's 3Q17 Earnings Fail to Impress Investors

Shake Shack (SHAK), which posted its 3Q17 earnings results after the market closed on November 1, 2017, had adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.17.

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Nordstrom to Post Fiscal 3Q17 Results This Week: What to Expect

Nordstrom (JWN) is slated to announce its fiscal 3Q17 results after the markets close on November 9, 2017. JWN stock has fallen 14.3% since the company announced its fiscal 2Q17 results.

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