Next week will be a bellwether for the upcoming earnings season

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said that next week will be a crucial moment for determining what the upcoming earnings season will look like. “It’s been ages since we’ve been on pre-announcement watch, where companies have to admit that things aren’t going well. Things like higher labor costs, supply chain woes and the Russia-Ukraine war. … Read more

Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning … Read more

Why Franchise Group wants to buy Kohl’s and what could happen next

Shoppers enter Kohl’s store in Peoria, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images A little-known conglomerate of companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, Pet Supplies Plus and a home furnishing chain called Buddy’s is suddenly the talk of the retail industry. Franchise Group, a publicly traded business with a market capitalization of about $1.6 billion, … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond stock jumps on report company received bids for Buybuy Baby unit

A view of the atmosphere during the Whitney Port & Bundle Organics #MomAsYouAre buybuyBABY product launch on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. Randy Shropshire | Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond’s shares have jumped on news that the company is considering offers to buy its BuyBuy Baby business. The news was reported by The … Read more

Delta, JPMorgan, BlackRock and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Delta Air Lines (DAL) – Delta rallied 6.6% in the premarket after reporting a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and predicting a current-quarter profit. The airline also said monthly revenue exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time in March. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) – The bank reported quarterly earnings … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Q4 2021 earnings

Bed Bath and Beyond on Wednesday reported a surprising holiday-quarter loss, as the company ran low on inventory and struggled to move merchandise out of congested ports and onto shelves. Shares of the company bounced around in premarket trading, as investors weighed the news. CEO Mark Tritton said out-of-stock merchandise caused the company to miss … Read more

Big banks’ earnings and a hot inflation report could sway markets in short holiday week

A trader on the NYSE, March 11, 2022. Source: NYSE Markets face what could be a hot inflation report in the week ahead and a batch of big bank earnings to start the earnings season. JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock kick off the financial industry’s first-quarter earnings releases Wednesday, with Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and … Read more

Own stocks that are cheap on a price to earnings basis

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday previewed next week’s roster of earnings and advised investors to stick to companies that are profitable yet affordable for investors to own. “In this environment, you need to own companies that make stuff and do things profitably, but let’s add, also, with stocks that remain cheap on a price to … Read more