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    1. December 11, 2014

      Broker’s upgrade boosts Eli Lilly shares

      Eli Lilly shares were buoyed by a brokerage upgrade on Thursday as Morgan Stanley analysts gained confidence over the...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Urban Outfitters slips as it struggles in apparel retailing

      Urban Outfitters was one of the worst-performing stock on the S&P 500 after third-quarter earnings missed expectations The...

    1. November 17, 2014

      Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

      One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Honeywell rewarded after strong earnings

      Industrial giant Honeywell was rewarded by investors after the company beat earnings expectations on the back of “relative”...

    3. September 5, 2014

      US utilities shine as investors go defensive

      Utility stocks shone on a lacklustre trading day on Friday, as investors turned defensive following weaker than expected US...

    4. August 28, 2014

      Retailers hurt as Williams-Sonoma disappoints

      Retailers weighed on the broader US equity market on Thursday as guidance from three influential merchants fell short of...

    5. July 10, 2014

      United soars on airline optimism lift-off

      A turbulent month for the US airline sector, marked by pockets of pessimism from Europe’s two largest carriers, came to an...

    6. July 8, 2014

      The right capital structure for bricks and mortar retail?

      Lex recently wrote about the hurly-burly around PetSmart, the pet supply chain. An activist or two is keen for the company...

    7. May 27, 2014

      Urban Outfitters faces shareholder rebellion over diversity

      Urban Outfitters, the clothing retailer, has faced sharp criticism from large pension funds over a paucity of female...

    8. May 20, 2014

      Retailers drag Wall Street lower

      US retailers lagged behind the broader market as results from some of the industry’s most watched companies fell short of...

    9. May 14, 2014

      US retail: waiting for a discount

      Well, that was not the number we were looking for. US retail sales did not grow at all in April, the Census Bureau said this...

    10. April 11, 2014

      US retailers fall after Gap reports sales slide

      Shares in US retailers were under pressure on Friday after one of the country’s largest apparel chains reported difficult...

    11. April 2, 2014

      Ameriprise buoyed by hopes of higher rates

      Ameriprise Financial climbed on Wednesday after analysts at Morgan Stanley lifted their rating on the firm to ‘overweight’...

    12. March 14, 2014

      US teen retail takes hit as sales fall

      Aéropostale, the struggling US teen retailer, lost more than a tenth of its value on Friday as the company reported mounting...

    13. March 11, 2014

      Weak sales dog teen-focused Urban Outfitters

      Shares in retailers slumped on Tuesday as two of the largest teen outlets, American Eagle Outfitters and Urban Outfitters,...

    14. February 24, 2014

      US retailers smarten up the shopping experience

      As you jostle through US department store crowds in search of a pair of shoes, a buzzing smartphone alerts you to potential...

    15. January 2, 2014

      Apple slips on Wells Fargo rating cut

      Apple was the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indices on the first day of trading in 2014. Shares of the...

    16. December 20, 2013

      Retailers cut prices deeply to beat Christmas chill

      Retailers on both sides of the Atlantic are frantically discounting to save Christmas, but for some store groups it may...

    17. September 10, 2013

      Netflix takes a starring role

      US indices were poised for a fifth consecutive day of gains, helped by Netflix, which broke through the $300 level to reach...

    18. August 22, 2013

      US clothing retail: mall rats

      There is trouble at the mall. Abercrombie & Fitch reported a 10 per cent drop in comparable sales on Thursday. Next door at...

    19. August 20, 2013

      Retailers put S&P 500 on steadier ground

      Retailers led the S&P 500 higher on Tuesday as a series of positive results and analyst upgrades provided investors with the...

    20. May 21, 2013

      US stocks close at fresh high

      Home Depot led US stocks to a new record high as the home improvement company said its most recent quarterly performance was...

    21. April 2, 2013

      US health insurers lifted by Medicare deal

      Health insurers were in focus on Tuesday after the US government announced that it would not cut a key Medicare payment...

    22. February 28, 2013

      US retail: shutters are poised

      Is the US retail industry going to pieces? One might think so, given the goings on at once-healthy store chains from JC...

    23. January 11, 2013

      Wells Fargo drags on US financials

      Wall Street climbed to its highest level in five years for a second consecutive week, despite marginal weekly gains as US...

    24. January 10, 2013

      Tiffany adds to US retail gloom

      The post-Christmas gloom in parts of the US retail sector deepened on Thursday as Tiffany & Co, the jeweller, and...

    25. January 10, 2013

      Financials lead US stocks to 5-year high

      US stocks climbed to a five-year high on Thursday as the financial sector came into focus with investors preparing for Wells...

    26. December 26, 2012

      Holiday retail sales fears damp US mood

      Equities gave up their positive start to the post-Christmas trading session, as fears for disappointing retail sales...

    27. December 11, 2012

      AIG climbs on sale of government stake

      AIG shares led strong gains on Wall Street as the US Treasury prepared to sell its remaining stake in the insurance group,...

    28. The World

      October 24, 2012

      Fidel is alive, but Che may be dying

      (JUAN CARLOS BORJAS/AFP/Getty Images) And so it was, again. After persistent rumours he was dead, it turned out this week...

    29. September 21, 2012

      Vintage performers

      Does that parka on the catwalk look familiar? Is that military jacket a dead ringer for the one in Bridge Over the River...

    30. September 7, 2012

      Lululemon – breathe easy

      Company “value statements” recall the “artists’ statements” that appear in gallery leaflets. The characteristic feature of...

    31. August 3, 2012

      The women in white

      What? The Little White Dress really is the new LBD this season. Ice cool, as refreshing as mouth-tingling ice-cream, and...

    32. July 19, 2012

      JC Penney aims to get rid of checkouts

      JC Penney, the department store in the midst of wrenching reforms, is aiming to eliminate traditional checkout registers by...

    33. April 3, 2012

      Wall Street slips as Fed minutes disappoint

      Wall Street turned away from post-financial crisis highs on Tuesday as technology stocks dominated the markets attention...

    34. March 13, 2012

      Financials drive S&P 500 rally

      Financial stocks surged on Tuesday to carry the S&P 500 to its highest post-crisis close on a day that saw all three major...

    35. February 15, 2012

      Abercrombie & Fitch: not so hot

      Hormone-addled teens often end up grounded. So it is with Abercrombie & Fitch, whose naughty behaviour has earned it harsh...

    36. February 14, 2012

      Hermes takes reins at three Westfield malls

      Hermes Real Estate, one of the UK’s largest property fund managers, with net assets of £5bn, has taken control of three...

    37. January 13, 2012

      Banks sour Wall Street’s good week

      US markets retreated on Friday as JPMorgan’s quarterly earnings disappointed and Standard & Poor’s downgraded eurozone...

    38. January 11, 2012

      Urban Outfitters shares plunge after chief resigns

      The sudden resignation of Urban Outfitters’ chief executive sent shares in the youth fashion retailer falling sharply as...

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