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Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

...Wal-Mart plans to open 270 to 300 smaller outlets designed to offer more convenience.Brian Sozzi, the CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors, said because the Dollar Tree deal will allow the company to lower expenses by merging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-28/dollar-tree-buys-family-do
Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month

...rise of 7.4 percent."That said, investors should be feeling good about Dow 17,000," Scott Wren, a senior equity strategist with Wells Fargo Advisors, wrote in a note to investors. "The stock market has more than recovered from levels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/dow-tops-17000-first-time-
Market's sluggish start might bode ill, but investors not worried yet

...be much more worried if it hadn't rallied in the last couple of weeks in December," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Fund Management. "The basic fundamentals are still OK."Investors will get a key insight into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-08/markets-sluggish-start-mig
Wal-Mart Stores CEO and President Duke stepping down from posts; McMillon named as successor

...in Wal-Mart's latest fiscal year."This is a very natural progression," said Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors. "Wal-Mart's engine of growth has been international."McMillon and Duke were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-25/wal-mart-stores-ceo-and-pr
Money managers warning that stocks are due for a dip

...believe that this market can go much higher from here without some corporate earnings growth," said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management.Profit margins are already at record highs, and corporations spent most of 2013 increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/money-managers-warning-sto
Rising interest rates hurt stock prices

...the most fundamental is that higher interest payments can cut into a company's earnings.Sam Stovall, the chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, analyzed how the Standard & Poor's 500 index has performed since the yield on the 10-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-12/rising-interest-rates-hurt
Third quarter earnings not as bad as expected

...midweek, it appeared that S&P 500 earnings will increase 1.1 percent from last year, said Sam Stovall, the chief equity strategist with S&P Capital IQ. Before earnings season started, his firm predicted a 2 percent decline.At first, corporate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-28/third-quarter-earnings-not
Stocks climb on Wall Street amid wait for presidential winner

...a closely fought U.S. presidential election."We're on pins and needles," said Phil Orlando, the chief equity strategist at Federated Investors, a money management firm. Orlando, who backs Republican Mitt Romney, said he thought the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-06/stocks-climb-wall-street-a
Dow ekes out eighth straight day of gains

...percentage point away from its record close of 1,565.15 set in October 2007.David Bianco, the chief U.S. equity strategist at Deutsche Bank, said the S&P 500 index will likely surpass its all-time high. Strong first-quarter corporate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-12/dow-ekes-out-eighth-straig
Standard & Poor's 500 edges above previous record high

...closing high of 1,593.36, reached April 11."The market has had a terrific run," said Philip Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors, noting that the S&P 500 is up 12 percent since the start of 2013. "At the beginning of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-29/standard-poors-500-edges-a