Retail and wholesale sector performance

FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $714 million. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 20, 2019 - 8:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in stores, on technology and on new brands. The company raised its expectations for the year and shares rose more than 10% before the...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $714 million. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 20, 2019 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with very strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in stores and new brands. The company raised its expectations for the year and shares rose more than 8% to what would be an all-time...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $714 million. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 20, 2019 - 7:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is getting into the holiday spirit early with very strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in stores and new brands. Shares rose more than 10% to an all-time high before the opening bell Wednesday. The Minneapolis retailer’s...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is getting into the holiday spirit early with very strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in stores and new brands. Shares rose more than 10% to an all-time high before the opening bell Wednesday. The Minneapolis retailer’s...
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November 20, 2019 - 6:49 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is reporting another quarter of strong sales and profits and raising its outlook as it pushes faster delivery and new store brands. The discounter said Thursday that third-quarter comparable sales, which also include online sales, rose 4.5%. That reflects a 2.8% growth in...
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In this Nov. 6, 2019, photo, people shop at Books & Books, a locally owned business, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. On Friday, Nov. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 15, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy’s growth. Still, the details of the report were weaker than expected, economists said, and several analysts reduced their forecasts for...
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In this Nov. 6, 2019, photo, people shop at Books & Books, a locally owned business, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. On Friday, Nov. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 15, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy’s growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3% in October, rebounding from a 0.3% drop the previous month...
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In this Nov. 6, 2019, photo, people shop at Books & Books, a locally owned business, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. On Friday, Nov. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 15, 2019 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy’s growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3% in October, rebounding from a 0.3% drop the previous month...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at televisions at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2019 - 8:27 am
Walmart raised its annual profit expectations after reporting strong third-quarter results helped by its grocery business. The results, announced Thursday, offer encouraging news as it heads into the holiday shopping season and offer the latest evidence that Walmart is closing the gap between...
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November 06, 2019 - 4:42 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Global retailer Ahold Delhaize says soaring online sales and a strong performance in the United States have driven up revenue, while net profit edged lower in the third quarter. Ahold Delhaize, which owns the Stop & Shop, Food Lion and Hannaford stores in the...
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