Ulta Punished for Modest Earnings Beat

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.

Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) Stock Soars After Clearing Low Earnings Bar

The market cheered the second quarter earnings report from Sears Holdings Corp (Nasdaq: SHLD) on Thursday, but the initial 10 percent jump in SHLD stock may be the result of Sears’ extremely heavy short interest and investors’ extremely low expectations. Although company management touted the viability of their turnaround plan, additional store closings and slumping sales paint an…

Lowe’s (LOW) Is Still Chasing Home Depot (HD)

Lowe’s Cos. (NYSE: LOW) stock dipped more than 5 percent Wednesday morning after the company disappointed the market with its second quarter earnings report and lowered its full-year guidance. So far in 2017, Lowe’s has benefited from a boom in the home improvement industry, but the company’s latest numbers confirm that its business performance is still not on-par…