Author: Sonya Bells

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Skechers (SKX) plans to report its Q3 2018 results on October 18. Wall Street expects to see a 14% YoY decline in Skechers’ EPS to $0.51.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 results on October 11. It beat analysts' earnings expectations.

On October 10, the US Department of Justice gave preliminary approval to the $69 billion deal between CVS Health (CVS) and Aetna (AET).

Most of the apparel sector stocks were deep in the red on October 10. LVMH-Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has a cautious view on China.

Deutsche Bank downgraded grocery chain Kroger (KR) to a “sell” rating on October 8 after having set it at a “hold” for more than a year.

RBC Capital Markets raised the price target for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) from $68 to $82 (or ~20%) on Monday, October 8.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is slated to release its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 on October 11.

HSBC downgraded Nike (NKE) to a “hold” rating on October 3 after giving it at a “buy” rating for the past six months.

Michael Kors (KORS) stock has risen on October 3 after bullish input from Citigroup.

On October 2, Skechers shares fell ~2% after Citigroup downgraded the stock to "neutral" from "buy" due to the limited near-term upside.