When Ronald Goodstein was checking out Black Friday promotions almost a week before the proverbial day of deals, he noticed something strange: Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) was already selling certain items at its Black Friday prices. A Samsung 65-inch curved smart TV, for instance, was scheduled to start selling for $998 on Nov. 23, both online and in-stores. As of Monday, Nov. 20, however, customers have access to that price online.
As the rapper Nas once mused, "I thought Jordans and a gold chain was living it up." Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) was certainly living it up Friday, Nov. 17, with shares hiked nearly 24% after its earnings beat. Better yet, the shoe retailer's better-than-expected performance was at least in part driven by stronger sales of Nike Inc.'s (NKE) Jordan Retros, Air Force 1s and various running models. Adidas AG (ADS) , on the other hand, isn't doing so well, according to Foot Locker executives.
Target Corp. (TGT) is finally on the path for recovery but shares dropped in premarket trading after the retailer holiday forecast underwhelmed. The big box retailer beat Wall Street expectations in its third quarter earnings, reporting 91 cents per share and total sales revenue of $16.67 billion, versus analyst predictions of 86 cents and $16.61 billion. Target saw its comp sales grow by 0.9%, higher than the Street's forecast of 0.4%. E-commerce saw even greater growth at 24%.
this @Kohls in mars, PA is bumpin’! already lost my parents twice. seems like the most popular categories are electronics and home appliances. here’s dad with an $8 coffeemaker! $KSS@TheStreethttps://t.co/Bwiq5GwSaL
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".