How Walmart’s Sam’s Club is trying to take on Costco’s Kirkland

Stuck at home during the Covid pandemic, Megan Crozier needed a way to keep her two young children entertained. She bought an inflatable pool from Sam’s Club. The pool began leaking air after just a few uses. For Crozier, chief merchant of the Walmart-owned membership club, that trashed pool — and the disappointment that came … Read more

Blistering AI demand drives a beat and raise

Broadcom shares surged more than 14% in extended trading Wednesday after the chip and software maker delivered better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by strong artificial intelligence and VMware demand. Broadcom also raised its full-year outlook and announced a 10-for-1 stock split. Revenue in the Club name’s fiscal 2024 second quarter ended May 5 increased 43% year … Read more

Costco (COST) shares dip despite earnings beat. We see no cause for concern

Costco Wholesale ‘s third-quarter earnings topped Wall Street expectations on Thursday, driven by higher sales and lower-than-expected operating expenses. Even with a recent C-Suite transition, Costco delivered a business-as-usual quarter, as members flocked to its warehouses in search of quality merchandise at value prices. Total revenue in its fiscal 2024 third quarter increased 9.1% year … Read more

The stock market gets nailed by the Fed, again. Plus, Starbucks’ quiet comeback

Every weekday, the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer releases the Homestretch — an actionable afternoon update, just in time for the last hour of trading on Wall Street. (We’re no longer recording the audio, so we can get this new written feature to members as quickly as possible.) Fed foils stocks : The market … Read more

NRF rejects Shein membership as retailer pursues U.S. IPO

A sign hangs outside the Shein warehouse in Whitestown, Indiana, on Nov. 29, 2023. Scott Olson | Getty Images Chinese-founded fast fashion behemoth Shein isn’t just working to win over lawmakers in Washington, D.C., as it gears up for a potential U.S. IPO, it’s also trying to win over the broader U.S. retail industry. It’ll … Read more

Top Wall Street analysts like these 3 stocks for their growth prospects

A hotter-than-expected consumer inflation reading spooked investors last week, but investors may want to adopt a long-term mindset as they seek buying opportunities. Top Wall Street analysts are calling out their favorite stocks with a focus on their long-term growth prospects. To that end, here are three stocks favored by the Street’s top pros, according … Read more

BJ’s Wholesale, Costco and Sam’s rival, will open clubs in Southeast

A BJ’s Wholesale Club is shown in Falls Church, Virginia, May 23, 2023. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images BJ’s Wholesale Club said Wednesday that it will open four clubs in the Southeast and one in the Midwest this year, as it tries to expand and attract members in other parts of the country in a … Read more

Top Wall Street analysts prefer these three stocks for the long haul

In this photo illustration, the CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. logo is displayed on a smartphone screen.  Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Investors’ worries about the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates have made a comeback, pulling the major averages lower this past week. Even as markets seem turbulent for now, it’s key … Read more