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Stocks fluctuate on Friday afternoon in choppy trading as banks beat a retreat after days of gains.
Discount retailer Big Lots (BIG) broke from its usual conservative outlook by raising forecasts for the full year.
Shares of Big Lots were higher on Friday after raising its profit outlook for the year.
Stocks hold mixed on Friday after U.S. jobs gains in November solidify the chances of a December rate hike.
Stock futures hold lower on Friday after U.S. job gains in November come in around forecasts.
U.S. stock futures slip and oil prices decline ahead of the U.S. payrolls report for November; Starbucks falls after CEO Howard Schultz announces he will step down in April 2017.
On Friday, December 2, the November jobs report is released - the last labor market report before the Federal Reserve's all-important December meeting.
The discount retailer, with a big presence in furniture, has a solid history of beating expectations, only to see its stock slump.
For the week of November 28, the markets await the November jobs report and a slew of retail earnings.
The U.S. labor market is back in the spotlight in the coming week with the nonfarm payrolls report on tap for a Friday morning release.
Retail stocks are soaring in anticipation of a robust holiday season, but excessive optimism now makes the hottest retailers risky.
Every Black Friday is a battle for foot traffic for the nation's biggest retailers, according to a study by Foursquare.
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Big Lots, Inc. is the #92 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.
The retailer is starting to get a lot more attention, and for good reason.
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Stocks closed the week with losses after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made the case for a near-term hike.
The Federal Reserve's second rate hike since the Great Recession could come as soon as next month.
Stocks remain in the red on Friday after Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer raises the possibility of a September hike.
Shares of Big Lots were lower Friday after posting mixed quarterly results.
Stocks add to gains on Friday morning after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes the case for another rate hike.
Stock futures slip as investors await key rate-hike clues from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the morning.
Retailers continue to struggle this earnings season with Dollar Tree, Dollar General and GameStop all reporting disappointing comps.
Big Lots (BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for the 2016 second quarter and gave an upbeat full-year forecast before Friday's market open.