Doug McMillon, an insider who has been with the company for decades, will only bring more of the same.
Shares of 1 retailer, Family Dollar Stores, retreated almost 3% on a weak outlook and sluggish sales. CEO notes 'challenging' environment.
Alcoa may have lost some luster now that it's out of the Dow. This week, investors may also want to watch Yum Brands, Wells Fargo, Costco and Family Dollar.
Use a combined earnings and price-based analysis.
The retail giant is suffering from empty shelves and high inventory, and shoppers looking for bargains are going elsewhere.
The lowest-price retailers' business model requires keeping labor costs so lean that fast-food workers seem to have it good.
Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'neutral,' and 3D Systems is initiated with a 'buy.'
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