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October 22, 2013

Following third quarter results, Whirlpool is increasing its full-year diluted earnings per share guidance to $10.45 to $10.65 from the previous range of $10.05 to $10.55, and its full-year adjusted earnings per share to $9.90 to $10.10 from the previous range of $9.50 to $10.

September 25, 2013

Domestic same-store sales at AutoZone for the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31 increased 1% — below expectations. The company did have reason to ride high, however, because it also posted its 28th consecutive quarter of double digit growth in earnings per share.

September 5, 2013

Although JoS. A. Bank saw decreases across the board for its second quarter, president and CEO R. Neal Black focused on the momentum the company seems to have picked up during August.

August 16, 2013

JoS. A. Bank customers did not respond as favorably to some of the company's marketing campaigns as they did in the prior year leading to a total sales decline of approximately 11% in the second quarter ended Aug. 3.

May 2, 2013

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has announced that its board increased the company's quarterly cash dividend 30% to $0.26 per share of the company's common stock, up from the previous $0.20 per share.

March 20, 2013

DSW reported that its fourth quarter sales increased 15.7% to $594.3 million from $513.7 million for the same period last year. Comparable sales increased 3.6%.

March 7, 2013

PetSmart reported that its fourth quarter earnings were up 36% to $1.24.

February 28, 2013

Kohl’s Corporation reported fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.66 compared with $1.81 for the fourth quarter of 2011.

February 25, 2013

Lowe’s reported net earnings of $288 million and diluted earnings per share of 26 cents for the fourth quarter of 2012.

February 21, 2013

One of the largest dividend increases in Walmart’s history helped shareholders look past, temporarily at least, yesterday’s release of sales results that show a disturbing trend at U.S. stores.

February 21, 2013

Zale Corp. reported that revenues for its second quarter rose 1.1% to $7 million from $664 million last year.

November 28, 2012

Costco will pay a $7 a share special dividend before year end as it looks to return cash to shareholders in advance of what is expected to be a 2013 tax increase on dividend payments.

October 25, 2012

Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday a decrease in both first-quarter net sales and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, as core earnings per share rose 5%.

September 4, 2012

Collective Brands reported net earnings of $9.7 million, or 16 cents per share, for its second quarter compared with a loss of $35 million, or 58 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2011.

August 16, 2012

Limited Brands reportted that adjusted earnings per share for the second quarter were 50 cents compared with 48 cents for the same period last year.

August 8, 2012

Dillard's posted an impressive 97% increase in earnings per share for its second quarter ended July 28.

August 1, 2012

Publix sales grew $6.8 billion in the second quarter, a 3.2% increase from $6.6 billion for the same period last year. Same-store sales rose 1.9%.

July 31, 2012

Weis Markets reported that it's net income increased 12.7% to $23.2 million in net income while its earnings per share increased 11.7% to 86 cents per share, compared with 77 cents per share for the same period in 2011.

May 22, 2012

Best Buy reported GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $161 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter ended May 5, compared with net earnings from continuing operations of $255 million, or 64 cents per diluted share for the prior-year period.

May 17, 2012

Gap Inc. raised its full year guidance Thursday after reporting first quarter sales and earnings per share growth.

March 6, 2012

Safeway is projecting that 2012 will be a good year for the retailer.

February 21, 2012

Macy's continues to see improved financial performance, reporting fourth-quarter sales and earnings today that exceeded management’s expectations.

August 30, 2011

DSW's model of bringing designer goods to a budget-conscious consumer continues to pay off, as the company posted sales and earnings growth for its second quarter.

August 22, 2011

There is some debate as to whether paying dividends or buying back stock is a more desirable method of returning cash to shareholders.

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