Walmart Inc. stock was on the rise in early morning trading after the retailer beat Wall Street estimates for first quarter results. While overall profits dropped 30 percent because of the impact of Walmart’s investment in JD.com, profits of $1.14 a share on revenue of $122.7 billion beat Wall Street’s estimate of $1.12 a share on $120.5 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent. This was enough for investors, who sent the shares up 1.94 percent to $86.13 in early morning trading. The retail giant recorded $1 in profit on revenue of $117.5 billion in the same period last year.
Walmart U.S. same-store sales increased 2.1 percent; comparable traffic rose 0.8 percent, while Sam’s Club’s comps increased 3.8 percent, and net sales at Walmart International of $30.3 billion gained 11.7 percent, with eight of the eleven markets posting positive comps, including the retailer’s four largest markets.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018