Costco Plans Special Cash Dividend

Costco will pay a special dividend of $7 a share next month in order to spare its shareholders potentially higher dividend income taxes next year. More 

2 Options Trades for Black Friday Bets

On the biggest U.S. shopping day of the year, make sure your portfolio has some big hitting options. More 

3 Retailers That Should Be Thankful They’re Still in Business

Competition and a lack of agility have left these three retail stocks bruised, battered and unlikely to make it to Thanksgiving 2013. More 

JCPenney Is Toast: Wal-Mart Wins Among Retailers

Walmart may take a little bit of time to compete with Amazon in the online retail space, but without shipping costs associated with a sale, prices may be better More 

More Haircuts for Wall Street — Thursday’s IP Market Recap

A mixed bag of earnings reports, more worries about the looming fiscal cliff and another poor day for Apple weighed on the broader indices Thursday. More 

Stocks at New Highs, New Lows for 11/8

Get the scoop on today's big moves. Learn about one stock hitting a new 52-week high, and one finding a new 52-week low on Thursday, Nov. 8. More 

5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

For the week, Leisure Goods, Diversified Retail, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Infrastructure are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database. More