Buying a stock on an online trading platform is a bit different than paying for a gallon of milk at the store. Traders who expect to click and forget when placing orders with their broker could see surprising execution prices, unfilled or partially-filled orders or long delays before their order is executed.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported better-than-expected earnings, revenue and same-store sales on Wednesday afternoon and raised its full-year earnings guidance. However, shares of the discount retailer plummeted more than 7 percent on Thursday morning as investors get increasingly picky about retail performance.
The market cooled to H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) stock on Wednesday after the company reported its fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings. H&R Block stock plummeted more than 8 percent following the report, and Wall Street analysts believe investors’ expectations may simply be too high at the moment.
After days of speculation, former Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been confirmed as Uber’s new CEO. Khosrowshahi beat out former General Electric Co. (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt and current Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) CEO Meg Whitman, who were both reportedly finalists for the position.
South Texas and Louisiana residents got no respite from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, as torrential downpours added to record flooding in Houston and other areas in the region. Harvey’s impact on the local economy has been close to a worst-case scenario, and energy investors are rightfully concerned about the storm’s long-term impact on oil and gas…
With the summer blockbuster movie season coming to an end, movie theater investors are well aware that a seasonal slowdown in ticket sales is inevitable. However, this past weekend’s numbers were the lowest on record for the U.S. movie industry since 2001, and analysts believe Labor Day weekend will offer little relief.
Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has been a standout stock in an otherwise horrendous year for U.S. retailers in 2017.
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) investors are eagerly anticipating the upcoming 10-year anniversary iPhone 8 due out in September. But Apple will also be launching another device by the end of 2017 that could drive meaningful upside for the stock for years to come.
Ulta Beauty (ULTA) stock plummeted more than 8 percent on Friday morning after the company reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that topped consensus analyst expectations. Ulta also raised its full-year guidance, but investors were hoping for something more than a modest beat from the cosmetics retailer.
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) and General Motors Co. (GM) investors hoping that August would bring some relief for a stalling U.S. auto industry may be disappointed. According to a new report from Buckingham Research Group, U.S. light vehicle retail sales declined 4.4 percent year-over-year through the first 17 selling days of August.