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This basket consists of brick and mortar who have lost considerable market share to online competition.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has a dismal comps trend that persisted in third-quarter fiscal 2019. Also, the calendar shift for the Thanksgiving holiday, pricing and inventory issues hurt performance.
Helen of Troy (HELE) completes the acquisition of Drybar Products LLC for roughly $255 million. This is likely to strengthen its Beauty business.
Verizon (VZ) collaborates with financial services company, Synchrony, to offer exclusive credit card services to its customers, which are expected to be launched in the first half of 2020.
Retailers are making prudent investments to strengthen digital ecosystem and delivery capabilities. While these drive sales, they entail high costs. Margins remain a key area to watch this reporting cycle.
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The sector's prospects are closely tied to the purchasing power of consumers, who look pretty confident. With consumers feeling confident, retail sales are also improving.
Higher freight costs and any deleverage in SG&A rate are likely to get reflected in Tuesday Morning's (TUES) margins in second-quarter fiscal 2020.
TJX Companies' (TJX) efforts to boost store and e-commerce business bode well. Also, effective marketing initiatives and loyalty programs are driving growth.
Tractor Supply's (TSCO) fourth-quarter 2019 performance is likely to have benefited from ONETractor initiative, store growth efforts, inventory management and an improved loyalty program.
Sprouts Farmers (SFM) is witnessing higher expenses that are affecting the bottom line. However, initiatives like Fresh Item Management Technology and cost containment might aid performance.
Foot Locker's (FL) soft fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 view is hurting investors' sentiments. Nevertheless, its focus on expanding international and digital platforms might aid performance.
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Burlington Stores (BURL) intends to improve operating margin and lower the gap of the same compared to peers by augmenting sales, optimizing markdowns and effectively managing inventory.