Author: Mark Jonker

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The Consumer Confidence Index of the United States is published by the Conference Board, a global research association. The monthly index started in 1985.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday mark the beginning of the holiday season for retailers. The consumer discretionary sector fell on November 30, 2015.

Kate Spade (KATE) released it 4Q15 earnings for the quarter ended January 31, 2016, on March 1, 2016.

Wall Street is expecting Dick's Sporting Goods' adjusted EPS (earnings per share) to be around $1.16, which would be 11.0% less than EPS in 4Q14.

Dollar General (DG) is expected to release its earnings for fiscal 4Q15 on March 10, 2016. The quarter ended January 29, 2016. Wall Street expects adjusted EPS to be $1.26.

Office Depot (ODP) released its earnings for Q4 2015. It reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.07, but Wall Street was expecting much better performance of $0.11.

Gap's 4Q15 earnings were impacted by a decrease in comparable sales and the negative effect of foreign exchange rates.

The Dollar Tree (DLTR) is expected to release its earnings for 4Q15 on February 24, 2015.

Fossil Group (FOSL) reported its earnings for 4Q15, surprising Wall Street when it reported its adjusted EPS as 20.7% higher than the consensus estimate.

Ralph Lauren's (RL) adjusted EPS (earnings per share) came in around $2.27, which was a decline when compared to $2.41 in 3Q15.