Though the prospect of faster-than-expected rates hikes and rising bond yields have diminished the appeal of dividend stocks, applying some smart beta strategies to the dividend investing world could fetch higher returns in a rising rate environment.
In particular, stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth are usually of high quality and deliver....More>>>
Many investors believe the popular narrative that Amazonis crushing brick-and-mortar retailers. The e-commerce titan certainly humbled plenty of them, but some retailers continue to expand by opening new stores.
The top three dollar store chains in America, for example, opened more than 1,800 stores last year. Dollar General (NYSE:DG) led the pack, followed by Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) and....More>>>
The recently published 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for retail stores and websites shows that customer satisfaction is down slightly overall from a record high posted in 2016. The retail sector slipped 0.3% overall from an index score of 78.4 to 78.1.
Department stores and specialty retailers lost the most ground, likely due to continuing satisfaction from shopping online.....More>>>
Large cap dollar store stock Dollar General Corp (NYSE: DG), abarometer for the spending behavior of low-income consumers, reported Q2 2017 earnings before the market opened Thursday with a better-than-expected increase in quarterly comparable sales as more shoppers visited its stores and spent more on average. Net sales increased 8.1% to $5.83 billionas same-store sales increased 2.6%....More>>>
24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of a few major companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this coming week. The broad markets have pulled back handily from their all-time highs over the past two weeks. However, strong earnings showing from these stocks could help the markets return to their highs.
We have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson....More>>>