Retail Stocks in for a Rude Awakening as Target, Lowe’s Report

by | Aug 17, 2022 | Market Outlook

The major indexes are down as the market digests key earnings reports and retail sales data — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) closed 4% higher Tuesday following rival Walmart Inc.’s (NYSE: WMT) earnings and revenue beat. But the retailer then gave up those gains, dropping 3% in premarket trading on an earnings miss that came in 45% below estimates.

Following up The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) earnings and revenue beat on Tuesday, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) beat on earnings estimates but reported a slight miss on revenue, citing lower demand for discretionary items and sales to do-it-yourself customers.

Meanwhile, retail sales data remains unchanged from the previous month on the surface, but excluding vehicles and gas, the number comes in at 0.7%.

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WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

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