The company reports Thursday, and analysts think earnings will drop from 81 cents a share a year ago.
The focus is on the consumer with quarterly summaries due from Best Buy, Home Depot and Target.
Big investors are concerned that US inequality may hurt the economy's ability to expand.
Wall Street will pay close attention to reports from Wal-Mart, Macy's and Kohl's as the holiday shopping season gets underway.
When it comes to clothing, Americans want nice threads for little money. As the big-box wholesaler steps up its fashion lines, it could start outstripping the competition.
Two stocks serve as prime examples of exactly what retail growth investors want.
The high-end retail company is looking to expand by adding new locations. Is now the time to buy?
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