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Are Olive Garden's Discount Prices Starving Darden Restaurants?

Minyanville | Equities.com |

Back in the early to mid 1990s, Olive Garden was a fast-growing restaurant concept. It was priced at the low end of casual dining concepts, perhaps above the bar and grille sub-segment, which is


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Closes Lower

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Existing Home Sales fell 0.9% in February to an annual rate of 4.59 million homes, weaker than expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded between 13,158.11 and 13,190.02 in the opening


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Pare Gains to Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded between the narrow range of 12920 and 12976; ending the day above the 21- day simple moving average at 12920, which shifts the daily cycle to positive. The


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Finally Closes Above 13,000 on DJIA

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Durable Goods Orders dropped 4% last month, the biggest decline since January 2009. Economists were expecting a drop of just 1%. Excluding Transportations orders were down 3.2% instead of the


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Recover From Early Losses to Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The National Association of Realtors reported that contracts for pending sales of previously-owned homes jumped 2% in January, the highest level since April 2010. Keep in mind that this housing


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Hit Multi-Year Highs

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey came in slightly stronger than expected at 75.3. New Home Sales declined 0.9% to an annual rate of 321,000 in January. The price of a new home


Equities Sector Coverage: Late Surge Helps Wall Street Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Retail Sales rose by a less than expected 0.4% in January. Ex-autos the gain was 0.7%. Import Prices rose 0.3% in January. Business Inventories rose by 0.4% in December. The Dow Jones Industrial


2011: The Year of Consumer Staples

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

A number of intriguing stories developed over the course of 2011 in the Consumer Staples sector, and the sector as a whole had a good year. It stands to reason that in a volatile, harrowing


Equities Sector Coverage: Santa Claus Rally on the Way to Wall Street?

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Housing Starts data showed a better-than-expected rise of 9.3% in November to an annual rate of 685,000 units. Permits rose by 5.7% to a 681,000 unit rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged


Grocers Rise on Strong Expectations

Brittney Barrett | Equities.com |

The results for retail of many varieties have repeatedly bucked the trends of the broader economy. The upcoming quarterly results of both Whole Foods and Kraft are expected to be consistent with


Blockchain in Fintech - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Financial Market Infrastructure