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Ulta Salon Shares Fall After Bad Earnings Forecast

Shares of Ulta Salon are tumbling after the company issued a disappointing earnings forecast for the current quarter. The stock lost as much as 14 percent of its value this morning, falling to its lowest level in more than a year.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Making the Analysts Look Silly

It's common to see a company beat analyst targets. It's another thing entirely to watch a company completely obliterate Wall Street's forecasts. Medical imaging and aviation security technology specialist Analogic blew past the prognosticators by a wide margin.

Inside Wall Street: Goldman's New Pro-Cyclical Stock Picks

Leading the new pack of bulls who forecast a big leap in the U.S. economy and the stock market are the economists and analysts at Goldman Sachs. And they've a compiled a large batch of their "best-idea" stocks that they're convinced will outperform the market in 2011.

Ford Earnings Likely to Weaken in 2011 on Higher Costs

Ford earnings are expected to be weaker next year due to higher costs for pensions and materials, according to a research note released Wednesday by Credit Suisse Securities. Forecasts call for pretax income from Ford's North America operations to fall to $4.2 billion in 2011 from $4.8 billion this year.

Retail Earnings: Summer Slowdown Will Roll Into Fall

After a stronger-than-expected spring, the doldrums have hit summer harder than usual. Merchants' second-quarter reports were shot through with disappointment over the slow economic recovery and a sense that retailers will have to work hard to boost sales the rest of 2010.