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  • Obama photo op at Wal-Mart goes sideways [View news story]
    At first I did not get it but indeed Walmart kills little stores. When you save you make up for it in taxes because taxpayers subsidize Walmart's labor force. Sam Walton would not have been onboard with their current policies. The little guys down the street pay their taxes and pay wages too and consequently cannot compete. So Walmart needs to do both. Go solar and raise wages.
    May 9, 2014. 09:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Lowe's (LOW): Unlike competitor Home Depot (HD), the company misses on the top and bottom line as sales fall 0.5% Y/Y and comps decrease 0.7%. Exterior categories were impacted by cool temperatures and "greater precipitation" which "delayed [the] spring selling season." March's performance was "particularly soft." FY13 outlook: sales growth of ~4%, comps growth of ~3.5%, EPS of $2.05 against consensus of $2.08. Shares -4% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    Why can't they get it together?
    Whoever is running the company needs to restructure and be more aggressive in marketing.
    May 22, 2013. 07:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New versions of iOS and Mac OS X will be unveiled at Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) June 10-14 WWDC conference, the company announces. Meanwhile, with shares near $400, the sell-side is much more cautious in its post-earnings comments than it was at higher levels. "These Apples won't harvest before fall," writes Deutsche's Chris Whitmore, disappointed at earnings call remarks suggesting major product launches won't arrive until autumn. "Apple needs to introduce a 5-inch iPhone, a new 5S, and a low cost iPhone." Jim Cramer wasn't pleased with the call either. "This is the kind of conference call that was a revolt against management ... management is in complete denial." (previous[View news story]
    They are making Macs here in the USA
    Apr 27, 2013. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New versions of iOS and Mac OS X will be unveiled at Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) June 10-14 WWDC conference, the company announces. Meanwhile, with shares near $400, the sell-side is much more cautious in its post-earnings comments than it was at higher levels. "These Apples won't harvest before fall," writes Deutsche's Chris Whitmore, disappointed at earnings call remarks suggesting major product launches won't arrive until autumn. "Apple needs to introduce a 5-inch iPhone, a new 5S, and a low cost iPhone." Jim Cramer wasn't pleased with the call either. "This is the kind of conference call that was a revolt against management ... management is in complete denial." (previous[View news story]
    My BBRY's broke every 6 months. I was owned by Verizon. In the end the BBRY server would not forward my e-mail and when I was living at Verizon for days and on the phone to RIM they finally admitted it was the RIM server. Beyond that I wanted to use a specific data base that my blackberry just could not handle and it was supposed to. A phone that works is a blessing and a time saver and I phone does offer that and a lot more. I love my I phone. Many others love theirs too and will not change again.
    Apr 27, 2013. 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New versions of iOS and Mac OS X will be unveiled at Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) June 10-14 WWDC conference, the company announces. Meanwhile, with shares near $400, the sell-side is much more cautious in its post-earnings comments than it was at higher levels. "These Apples won't harvest before fall," writes Deutsche's Chris Whitmore, disappointed at earnings call remarks suggesting major product launches won't arrive until autumn. "Apple needs to introduce a 5-inch iPhone, a new 5S, and a low cost iPhone." Jim Cramer wasn't pleased with the call either. "This is the kind of conference call that was a revolt against management ... management is in complete denial." (previous[View news story]
    Most people I know will be buying I phones when the contracts expire this summer. Hard to believe they all have I phone 4's but they do.
    No Samsungs are considered. I do not think I would want to own the stock of a company that did what the pundits of wall street tell them to do.
    Apr 24, 2013. 03:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macquarie thinks valuation on Coach (COH) looks attractive with the retailer's growth set to take off again. The take falls in line with other fresh analysis pinning Coach as a more attractive option than Michael Kors in the battle between the two handbag makers. [View news story]
    Coach is known for quality is KORS? At the moment from the consumer's view am liking Cole Hahn.
    Mar 12, 2013. 07:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sears Holdings (SHLD) Chairman Eddie Lampert's letter to shareholders pitches the case as to why the company's retail strategy is ahead of the curve. The exec notes Sears doesn't suffer the operating losses of money-losing stores and isn't penalized by the rating agencies for the accompanying lease expenses tied to store upgrades. He also says that unlike many peers the company is able to generate significant cash from the net inventory invested in the stores. [View news story]
    Unload KMart the big error
    Mar 1, 2013. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate hearings on the JPMorgan (JPM) "London Whale" loss may be coming soon, according to the WSJ, which says Sen. Carl Levin is weighing the idea. Jamie Dimon was already subject to a public grilling over the matter shortly after its disclosure last May. [View news story]
    Ditto
    Feb 19, 2013. 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail shakeup: Could the potential closure of a third of all of Barnes & Noble's retail stores over the next ten years give a boost to Starbucks (SBUX)? It's a question which will be closely watched as analysts dissect Starbucks' retail strategy in the U.S. with saturation issues still cropping up in some markets. [View news story]
    A lot of Starbucks are going to close I imagine.
    Jan 29, 2013. 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Coach's (COH) FQ2: Sales in North America disappointed, only rising 1% to $1.07B with comparable store sales in the region slipping 2% for the period. Strong sales in China paced a double-digit rate of growth in International sales. COH -11.5% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    Kors I would think would include all the clothing while COH is primarily shoes and handbags. I like KORS because of the clothing but the COH bag is a still a classic bag.
    Jan 23, 2013. 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman has been selling Apple (AAPL) but buying battered Freeport McMoRan (FCX), he tells CNBC. Cooperman holds FCX founder Jim Bob Moffett in high regard despite coming under fire from shareholders, but he's not keen on AAPL's reluctance to return cash to investors and warns the iPhone’s uniqueness may be diminishing. [View news story]
    I can hardly watch CNBC anymore and actually Bloomberg puts on more news. CNBC in the morning seems more like a Fox news channel pushing the GOP views. What happened to business??
    Not much Appl left and am keeping the faith but that too is getting tougher to do.
    Jan 4, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airgas (ARG) acquires the assets and operations of two industrial gas and welding supply distributors, Metroplex Service Welding Supply and Excel Welding & Industrial Supplies, with combined annual revenues of more than $30M. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed. [View news story]
    What a turn this one took!
    Jan 3, 2013. 08:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman has been selling Apple (AAPL) but buying battered Freeport McMoRan (FCX), he tells CNBC. Cooperman holds FCX founder Jim Bob Moffett in high regard despite coming under fire from shareholders, but he's not keen on AAPL's reluctance to return cash to investors and warns the iPhone’s uniqueness may be diminishing. [View news story]
    true enough but they may make one in solid gold
    Jan 2, 2013. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • After selling off yesterday along with other retail names, Michael Kors (KORS -3.3%) is lower today thanks to a critical note from Citi. Analyst Oliver Chen says checks indicate discounts for Kors handbags are greater than those seen on Black Friday, and in some cases amount to 30%-50% below their retail price. He's lowering his estimates and slashing his PT to $60 from $68, albeit while maintaining a Buy. [View news story]
    Should be a great season for Kors They are not too expensive and not cheap at the same time and very god quality.
    Possibly too much wit the MK logo.
    Good sales but it has GREAt possibilities because it fils a void price wise.
    Dec 27, 2012. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) reportedly plans to deny health insurance to new employees who work fewer than 30 hours/week. The policy change will use an Obamacare loophole to shift the costs of health insurance to the government. [View news story]
    Walmart is going to find that Costco is what is happening in the consumer world. Ever so slowly people will shop more at Costco and not at Walmart.
    It is called bad PR for Walmart.
    Dec 1, 2012. 04:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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