Pier 1 Imports ( PIR), the specialty retailer, is expected by analysts Thursday to report fiscal second-quarter earnings of 19 cents a share in the three months ended in August on revenue of $367.2 million.
Dole Food ( DOLE)is in advanced talks to sell its packaged foods and Asian fresh fruit and vegetable businesses to Japan's Itochu. A report from the Nikkei business daily reported that Itochu may pay as much as $1.7 billion. Dole shares rose almost 10% on Wednesday to $14.07.
Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF)has hired Goldman Sachs as it works to ward off pressure from investors because of its declining stock price, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
W.W. Grainger ( GWW), the tools and supplies retailer, is expected to report sales results for August. Leadership Lessons From Our Favorite Teachers
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