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December 23rd, 2016 – The post-election rally for the markets has eased as we head into the holidays. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.12 percent to close at 19,918.88, while the S&P 500 Index declined 0.19 percent to close at 2,260.96. The Dow Jones is up approximately 4.11 percent in December, in comparison the Dow fell 1.66 percent in December 2015. The index is on track to post its largest December gain since 2010, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.2 percent. The S&P 500 Index has gained 10.61 percent in 2016, which has beat the 8 percent gain strategist predicted before the start of the year in a Reuters’ poll.
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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY)
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Bed Bath & Beyond’s shares declined 9.17 percent to close at $41.38 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $40.90 and $44.29 on volume of 13.85 million shares traded. Comparable sales declined 1.4 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, up from a decline of 0.4 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The company reported net sales were approximately 2.955 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of just 0.1 percent when compared to a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected sales of $3.05 billion. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond have fallen approximately 14.2 percent year-to-date and are down roughly 9.5 percent in the past month.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD)
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Rite Aid’s shares declined 0.35 percent to close at $8.44 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $8.35 and $8.47 on volume of 18.79 million shares traded. The company reported revenues were $8.09 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, a decrease of 0.8 percent year-over-year and short of expectations of $8.23 billion, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Same store sales for the quarter fell 3.4 percent year-over-year. “Reimbursement rates remain our largest challenge and we expect that to continue for the remainder of the fiscal year.” Said Chairman and CEO John Standley in the company’s earning’s release. Shares of Rite Aid have gained approximately 7.7 percent year-to-date and are up roughly 10.3 percent in the past month.
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