71.41 -0.67 (-0.93%)
Pre-Market: 8:46AM EDT
|Bid||71.40 x 900|
|Ask||71.60 x 800|
|Day's Range||71.10 - 72.32|
|52 Week Range||60.15 - 90.39|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.07|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.56 (3.31%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
More than 170 footwear companies signed a letter sent to President Trump urging him to not go ahead with extra tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods. The letter was signed by footwear industry heavyweights such as Nike, Adidas, Crocs, and Under Armour, among others.
On the heels of a better-than-expected holiday quarter, Target Corp. will release its first-quarter results Wednesday. Here are some factors that could shape the retailer's fortunes.
Investors will be looking next to its first-quarter financial results, which will be released Wednesday before the market’s open. Target stock (ticker: TGT) is up about 9% 2019 through Monday’s close at $72.08, trailing the S&P 500. • In March, management told investors to expect GAAP earnings—using standard accounting methods—and adjusted earnings between $1.32 and $1.52 a share on same-store sales growth in the low- to mid-single digits.
Let's see what to expect from Lowe's (LOW), Best Buy (BBY) & Ross Stores' (ROST) quarterly earnings results amid an extremely busy week for the retail industry.
A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labelled "100% Egyptian Cotton" or "100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" despite being suspicious of their origin. Monday's decision by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York, addressed claims that consumers nationwide overpaid for mislabelled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd. Egyptian cotton often commands a premium price because of its prestige, and because its long fibres yield a finer, lighter, softer and more durable fabric.
A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labeled "100% Egyptian Cotton" or "100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" despite being suspicious of their origin. Monday's decision by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York, addressed claims that consumers nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd. Egyptian cotton often commands a premium price because of its prestige, and because its long fibers yield a finer, lighter, softer and more durable fabric.
Amazon.com's disclosure that it’s working to upgrade two-day delivery for Prime customers to one-day delivery is causing online retailers to consider joining the race in getting goods to customers as quickly as possible. At least one analyst has raised the question of whether Wayfair (NYSE: W) should also be in that race.
Supply-chain initiatives, enhancement of digital capabilities and the Best Buy 2020 plan bode well for Best Buy's (BBY) Q1 results.
Target (TGT) is chalking out strategies to adapt to the fast-changing retail landscape. These are likely to favorably impact first-quarter results.
Analyst Simeon Gutman also reiterated his $67 price target for the Minneapolis-based company. Target is scheduled to report earnings on Wednesday. Shares of Target were up slightly to $71.29 in premarket trading.
Abercrombie (ANF) witnesses strength on the back of multiple endeavors that include planned capital investments and cost-saving efforts as well as loyalty and marketing programs.
Let's see if investors should consider buying TJX stock before its Q1 earnings results after retail bellwethers Walmart (WMT) and Macy's (M) showed positive same-store sales growth and continued e-commerce expansion.
Dismal Turkey market and rising input costs are likely to weigh on Hormel Foods (HRL) in Q2. However, robust food service performance may provide some support to the stock.
Editor's note: InvestorPlace's Earnings Reports to Watch is updated weekly. Please check back next week for our latest earnings picks.The earnings calendar shifts to retail next week at a very interesting time. With trade tensions rising, earnings reports in the sector need to be watched closely.Industry leader Walmart (NYSE:WMT) reported this week, posting strong results in its fiscal first quarter. But in the wake of potential 25% tariffs on Chinese goods, the retail giant announced it would raise prices. That commentary appears to have dampened a rally in WMT stock, which gained just 1.4% despite handily beating earnings estimates.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe response to Walmart earnings sets up several interesting earnings reports last week as other retail leaders disclose their own fiscal Q1 numbers. Given a strong economy and high consumer confidence, more earnings beats seem likely. But with the trade war an obvious near-term concern, it may be that next week, too, it's forward-looking commentary, rather than backward-looking numbers, that capture investor attention.And given the companies reporting next week, that could drive trading as earnings season winds down. Key auto parts retailers Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) and AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) will try and reverse recent declines while facing significant potential tariff exposure. Walmart's key brick-and-mortar retailer may detail its own challenges and its plan to respond. The two housing leaders report. And the off-price channel sees a pair of key earnings reports. * 10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy Next week would have been big for the retail sector regardless. With recent developments, it might be huge for the entire market. Home Depot (HD)Source: Shutterstock Earnings Report Date: Tuesday, May 21, before market openThere might not be a better stock than Home Depot (NYSE:HD) to give a read on the current market. Home Depot's exposure to housing has been a drag on the stock of late: HD stock actually has been flat since the beginning of last year. Even with housing stocks recovering nicely this year, HD has weakened in recent weeks. Earnings from Home Depot should give a read on how the market is performing … and also reflect consumer sentiment in the key repair and remodel category.Home Depot also has direct exposure to the new tariffs and indirect exposure to the potential economic harm they could cause. And so the commentary from Home Depot management and the reaction in HD stock on Tuesday both should be watched closely. Do Home Depot executives believe the economy is strong enough to withstand more tariffs? And will investors believe them?Home Depot also has the nagging problem of a potential revival at competitor Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW). Lowe's reports on Wednesday morning, adding another data point regarding strength in the sector … and another potential mover for HD stock. TJX Companies (TJX)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrEarnings Report Date: Tuesday, May 21, before market openOff-price retailers, including industry leader TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), have largely escaped the worries about competition from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other retailers. TJX stock took a hit in the Q4 market selloff, but recently challenged 2018 highs before pulling back of late.Here, too, tariffs likely will be a key part of the post-earnings discussion. Like Home Depot, TJX sees a rival report next week: Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) is scheduled to release Q1 earnings after the close on Thursday. * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far These two earnings reports likely won't have the same potentially market-moving impact as those from Home Depot and Lowe's. But for a sector whose valuations have returned to the past level, and which remains surprisingly immune to e-commerce, the key will be stability. TJX needs to show that growth is continuing … and that its moat remains intact. With so many uncertainties already in this market, investors don't want to deal with anymore. Target (TGT)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Earnings Report Date: Wednesday, May 22, before market openTarget Corporation (NYSE:TGT) heads into its Q1 earnings report in need of good news. The rollout of one-day shipping from Amazon in late April sent TGT shares tumbling, and they haven't recovered yet. Tariff concerns likely are weighing on TGT stock as well, given the company doesn't have quite the same scale as WMT and that Target already is spending heavily on its omnichannel initiatives.That spend is a key reason why I've remained skeptical toward TGT stock … and it leaves the company with little room for error on Wednesday morning. If Walmart, which is relentless in its focus, is raising prices, Target may have to do the same.But those higher prices may push consumers away, hitting the traffic growth the company needs to leverage its rising operating expenses. It makes Target somewhat of a microcosm for the fears about tariff impacts more generally. And it makes the reaction to Target earnings a potential sign of what might be to come for U.S. stocks.As of this writing, Vince Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post 3 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Target Corp. is expanding its Goodfellow & Co. line of menswear into grooming with products like beard oils and tattoo salves, as the retailer looks to both increase its appeal among men and get more mileage out of its existing in-store brands.