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Good morning friends!
Futures are higher as traders digest the latest batch of positive retail earnings and assess the Fed’s plan for interest rates.
Let’s get right to it!
Gap Inc (GPS) shares are up 8.5% ahead of the open after reporting a surprise profit in the third quarter.
Here’s how the clothing retailer’s results compared to analysts’ expectations:
The company did not issue full-year guidance but said it expects overall net sales to be down mid-single digits yera-over-year in Q4.
Gap made progress in reducing extra inventory last quarter but the CFO said the company will “continue to take a prudent approach in light of the uncertain consumer and increasingly promotional environment as we look to the remainder of fiscal 2022.”
Inventories were up 12% year over year in Q3 vs 37% in Q2 and 34% in Q1.
Foot Locker (FL) shares are surging 14% ahead of the open after beating Q3 expectations and hiking its full-year outlook.
Here’s how the shoe retailer’s results compared to analysts’ estimates:
Foot Locker reduced excess inventory with merchandise inventory up 29.5% year over year in Q3 vs 52.1% in Q2.
The company forecast full-year adjusted EPS of $4.42 to $4.50 vs $4.25 to $4.45 previously.
Foot Locker expects net sales to fall 4% to 5% vs 6% to 7% previously and same-store sales are expected to be down 4% to 5% vs 8% to 9% previously.
Ross Stores (ROST) shares are soaring 16.3% ahead of the open after topping Q3 estimates and raising its full-year guidance.
Here’s how the discount retailer’s results compared to analysts’ expectations:
Ross now expects full-year EPS of $4.21 to $4.34 compared to the prior forecast of $3.84 to $4.12.
Same-store sales are expected to be flat to down 2% in Q4 with EPS of $1.13 to $1.26.
That topped analysts’ estimates for same-store sales to decline 4.6% and EPS of $1.13.
Tesla (TSLA) shares are up 1.1% in premarket trade despite the electric automaker recalling about 30,000 vehicles.
That recall was issued due to a problem that may cause the front passenger air bag to deploy incorrectly in nearly 30,000 Model X vehicles.
Tesla issued the recall voluntarily and said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or deaths related to the problem.
The issue will be fixed through an over-the-air software update.
The National Association of Realtors reports October existing home sales at 10:00 a.m. ET today.
That report is expected to show sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37 million units last month from 4.71 million in September.
The housing market has seen a steep decline in activity as mortgage rates surge.