Why Francesca’s Is Tuesday’s Top Retailer

Francesca’s may not be a household name like Walmart, Target or other major retailers. However, shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) were absolutely beating every other retailer in the market on Tuesday, after it announced second-quarter earnings before the opening bell. The firm said that it had $0.72 in earnings per share (EPS) and $106.0 in revenue, which compared […]

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Rep. Doug Collins on retail stores banning open carry: 'Just because it feels good, doesn’t mean it heals you'

Rep. Doug Collins fears companies that ask customers not to openly carry firearms could make situation worse Walgreens, CVS and Wegmans join Walmart and Kroger in asking their customers not to openly carry firearms in stores; reaction from Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. After Walmart and Kroger requested that their customers not openly carry firearms […]

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Amazon stock a rare gainer after price target boosted to Street-high $2,600

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. were a rare gainer Tuesday, after RBC Capital boosted its target on the e-commerce and cloud giant’s stock to a Wall Street-high $2,600, citing a “win, win, win” view of Amazon’s One-Day Prime shipping initiative. Amazon’s stockAMZN, +1.20% jumped 0.9% in morning trading, to buck the selloff in the broader stock market. It was one of the […]

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Why Ulta’s Q2 Isn’t Looking Good

After Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, shares dropped by a roughly quarter early Friday. While this was a cult stock in the past, this move seems to reaffirm the notion. Short interest definitely has a part to play in this as well. It’s worth pointing out that the […]

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Walmart’s lawsuit over solar panel fires is the latest ‘tarnish’ on Tesla, analyst says

Walmart Inc.’s lawsuit against Tesla Inc. over several roof fires that the retailer blames on solar panels is “yet another blow to the already tarnished” solar business at Tesla TSLA, -2.16% , analysts at ISI Evercore said in a note Wednesday. Walmart WMT, +0.13%is suing for breach of contract, alleging “gross negligence” on Tesla’s part for the fires, which it says started […]

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Did Lowe’s Just Win the Home Improvement War in Q2?

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The home improvement retailer said that it had $2.15 in earnings per share (EPS) and $21.0 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates that called for $2.00 in EPS and $20.94 billion in revenue. In the same period of last year, it said […]

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