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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JCPenney: Insight into Its Roller Coaster Journey

    This series on JCPenney will provide insight into the company’s business and its turnaround strategy, key growth initiatives, stock price movement, and valuation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Nordstrom’s operating margins feel the squeeze from expansion

    In fiscal 2014, Nordstrom’s operating margins declined by another 9.8% on the heels of a 10.8% decline in fiscal 2013.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Key Department Store Stocks Underperform in the Market

    As of September 4, department store stocks for Macy’s fell by 11.1% since the start of 2015. Despite 1H15 sales growth, Nordstrom’s stock also fell by 7%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    What Impacted JCPenney’s Fiscal 4Q16 Sales?

    JCPenney (JCP) expects its same-store sales growth in fiscal 2017 to range from -1.0% to 1.0%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Flat Consumer Spending May Cast a Shadow over Department Stores

    According to the BEA, consumer spending remained essentially unchanged despite a 0.3% rise in real disposable income stemming from a higher savings rate.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Most Analysts Have ‘Hold’ Ratings on Nordstrom

    On August 2, 2016, Nordstrom’s (JWN) stock price had fallen by 18.7% to $40.74 on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Kohl’s Margins Have Fared in Recent Quarters

    With continued pressure on sales, several department stores like Kohl’s (KSS) are trying to mitigate the impact of weak top-line figures through increased productivity.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Kohl’s Stock Fell 18.8% on News of Weak Fiscal 4Q15 Sales

    As of February 4, 2016, 14 of the 24 analysts covering Kohl’s have a “hold” recommendation for the stock, eight analysts have a “buy” recommendation, and two analysts gave a “sell” recommendation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Macy’s and Its Peers Rejoice This Holiday Season?

    According to data released by the NRF (National Retail Federation) on December 14, 2016, retail sales rose 5.0% on a year-over-year basis in November.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Nordstrom May End the Year with Subdued Revenue Growth

    Nordstrom’s (JWN) overall revenue, including credit card revenue, rose 1.1%, -1.4%, and 6.4%, respectively, in 1Q16, 2Q16, and 3Q16.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Department Stores on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend

    Most department stores, including JCPenney (JCP), Macy’s (M), Nordstrom (JWN), and Kohl’s (KSS), have consensus “hold” ratings for their respective stocks.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Analyzing JCPenney’s Margins in Fiscal 2Q17

    JCPenney’s (JCP) gross margin fell by 200 basis points to 35.1% in fiscal 2Q17—compared to 37.1% in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Johnson Redbook Index Reflects Sluggish US Same-Store Sales

    Subdued US same-store sales are not a favorable indicator for department stores. In 1Q15, which ended May 2, 2015, Macy’s (M) reported a 0.7% fall in same-store sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Stock: Why Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Hold’

    Today at 7:09 AM ET, Macy’s (NYSE:M) stock rose 8% to $6.65 in the pre-market session. The shares rose due to positive developments.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    How Macy’s Plans to Boost Its Future Sales

    Sales under pressure As discussed earlier in this series, Macy’s sales continued to fall for the seventh straight quarter in 3Q16. In 3Q16, which ended on October 29, 2016, Macy’s same-store sales fell 3.3% on an owned basis. The company’s same-store sales fell 2.7% in the quarter on an owned plus licensed basis. Macy’s is […]

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Comparing Macy’s Valuations to Its Peers’

    In this article, we’ll use the 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio to assess Macy’s current valuation and compare it with its peers’.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Morgan Stanley Rated Carter’s as ‘Overweight’

    On January 25, 2017, Morgan Stanley initiated the coverage of Carter’s with “overweight” rating. It set the stock’s price target at $103.0 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    An Insight into Nordstrom’s Fiscal 2016 Store Growth Plans

    In fiscal 2016, Nordstrom plans to open three new full-line stores and 20 new Nordstrom Rack stores. The company also plans to relocate one full-line store and two Nordstrom Rack stores in fiscal 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s, JCPenney Slide amid Weak Holiday Sales

    Kohl’s stock plunged 9.5% while JCPenney was down 11% today at 1:01 PM ET. These department store chains announced dismal holiday sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Kohl’s Q1 Results Reflect Its Plight amid COVID-19?

    Kohl’s will likely report its first-quarter results on May 19. The mid-tier department store chain temporarily closed its stores starting on March 19.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Preliminary Q1 Results: Good and Bad

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) stock rose 4.0% as of 10:00 AM ET on June 9. The company said that it has experienced better-than-expected sales at reopened stores.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Downgrade Macy’s Stock on Weak Outlook

    Bank of America Merill Lynch downgraded Macy’s stock to an “underperform” after the department store reported weak holiday sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fall in Jobless Claims Might Benefit Department Stores

    Initial jobless claims for the week ending June 13 came in at 267,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis—better than consensus economists’ estimate of 275,000.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sears Has a Shot at Survival Only if Lampert’s Bid Gets Approval

    Sears Holdings (SHLDQ) has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Kohl’s Opportunities and Threats after 3Q15

    Kohl’s can look for growth opportunities in off-price retailing. It opened its first Off-Aisle by Kohl’s store in 2015, with a slightly different concept.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    JCPenney’s Bottom Line Continued to Improve in 2Q16

    JCPenney’s strategic initiatives helped improve its bottom line in all of the quarters in fiscal 2015 and in 1Q16. IJJ has 0.4% exposure to JCPenney.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JCPenney Gets Sporty, Partners with Fanatics

    On June 7, JCPenney (JCP) announced its partnership with Fanatics—a leading licensed sports merchandise retailer.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Nordstrom Stock Fell on July 10

    Nordstrom (JWN) stock fell 2.7% on July 10 following a rating downgrade by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “sector weight” from “overweight.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    JCPenney’s Stock Up by 42% in 2016 as Analysts See More Upside

    Of the 26 analysts covering JCPenney’s stock, 11 analysts have a “buy” recommendation and 11 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. Four analysts have issued a “sell” rating.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Why JCPenney Stock Rallied in the First Half of 2015

    The rise in JCPenney stock is influenced by its improved financials and renewed expectations about growth prospects. In fiscal 2014, JCPenney reported same-store sales growth of 4.4%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Macy’s Valuation Falls in Reaction to Its 1Q17 Results

    Macy’s (M) 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings multiple) fell 15.1% to 7.2x on May 11, 2017, in reaction to its disappointing 1Q17 performance.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    JCPenney: Why Most Analysts Rate the Stock a ‘Buy’

    As we mentioned in Part 1 of this series, JCPenney’s (JCP) stock has risen 24.7% since the start of the year to $8.69 as of June 28.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETFs with holdings in Macy’s: How should I invest?

    Some ETFs with holdings in Macy’s include one of the most popular ETFs in this category, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY).

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Stock: Why Most Analysts Have a ‘Hold’ Rating

    On August 10, 2017, Gordon Haskett upgraded Kohl’s stock from “reduce” to “hold” with a target price of $37.00—up from the previous target of $36.00.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETFs with holdings in Nordstrom

    This article discusses ETFs with holdings in Nordstrom.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Valuation Surges after Fiscal 2Q16 Results

    As of August 15, Kohl’s was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 11.7x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    JCPenney’s Sales Fall in 1Q16: How Did It Trim Its Losses?

    JCPenney (JCP) was able to trim its losses in 1Q16 ended April 30, 2016, despite lower sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Is Analyst Pessimism for Kohl’s Stock Increasing?

    Kohl’s stock has been seeing increased pessimism among analysts lately. Jefferies downgraded its rating for the stock yesterday, followed by Cowen today.

    By Shreerag Menon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kohl’s Stock Fell 4.8% in the Last Trading Session

    Kohl’s (KSS) stock fell 4.8% on January 10. Investors were disappointed with the sales growth deceleration during the holiday season.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Cannabis

    Get Real: Running the Gauntlet

    In this morning’s Get Real market newsletter, we saw that Disney+ is running the gauntlet while Apple and Microsoft take the Dow to new heights.

    By Sybil Prowse
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    Earnings Report

    Sears Holdings’ Revenue Fell, Income Rose in Fiscal 3Q15

    Sears has a market cap of $2.0 billion. Its YTD price movement both rose and fell in fiscal 2015. After it released its fiscal 3Q15 report, SHLD fell by 6.9%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Miscellaneous

    Macy’s Stock: Why Do Most Analysts Rate It a ‘Hold’?

    On February 2, 2017, 19 out of 22 analysts covering Macy’s (M) stock had “hold” recommendations, and three analysts had “buy” recommendations.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How Wall Street Analysts View JCPenney before Its Fiscal 2Q17 Results

    On August 4, JCPenney (JCP) stock was rated “hold” by 14 of 23 analysts. JCP stock is rated “buy” by seven analysts and “sell” by two analysts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Macy’s International Growth: Bloomingdale’s to Open in Kuwait

    Macy’s (M) is gearing up for further international expansion with its plan to open its first Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weak Sales: Specific to Macy’s or Other Department Stores, Too?

    Macy’s (M) has missed consensus Wall Street sales estimates in each of the first three quarters of fiscal 2015, which will end January 30, 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    VFC Reported 2.6% Rise in Revenue in 3Q15 over 3Q14

    VFC reported 3Q15 total revenue of $3.6 billion, a rise of 2.6% when compared to net sales of $3.5 billion in 3Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Kohl’s New CEO Improve Its Performance?

    On September 26, Kohl’s (KSS) announced that Kevin Mansell, its chairman, CEO, and president, will retire in May 2018. Michelle Gass will be the next CEO.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Nordstrom Stock

    The majority of the analysts have a “hold” rating for Nordstrom stock.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Kohl’s Doing to Improve Its Margins?

    Kohl’s (KSS) is trying to improve its margins through strong expense management. In fiscal 1Q17, Kohl’s gross margin grew by 83 basis points to 36.4%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Does JCPenney Plan to Seek Sales Growth in Fiscal 2017?

    JCPenney opened 61 new Sephora locations and operated 577 Sephora stores within JCPenney locations by the end of fiscal 2016. The company plans to open 70 new Sephora stores in fiscal 2017.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Will Growing Competition Impact TJX Companies’ 3Q16 Sales?

    The success of off-price retailers such as TJX Companies and Ross Stores (ROST) has been attracting many players to this space. In September 2015, Macy’s opened three off-price Macy’s Backstage stores in New York.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    UBS Downgrades Macy’s and Kohl’s amid COVID-19 Storm

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) stocks were down 6.0% and 6.3% as of 12:45 PM ET today following a rating downgrade.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Stock Rose 9% after Bank of America Upgraded Rating

    Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) stock rose 9% on Wednesday. Bank of America upgraded its rating for the mid-tier department store chain.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Sees up to $1.11 Billion Q1 Loss, COVID-19 Hurts Sales

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) preliminary first-quarter results were announced today. The results reflected the impact of COVID-19 on retailers.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Q1 Results: Doom for Retailers amid COVID-19

    Kohl’s first-quarter net sales declined 43.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.16 billion. The company lagged analysts’ estimate of $2.18 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Dillard’s Stock Posted Weak Q1 Results, Still Rose 9%

    Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) stock gained around 9% in after-hours trading on Thursday following its lower-than-expected first-quarter results.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    JCPenney: Is Bankruptcy the Only Option Left?

    Mid-tier department store chain JCPenney (NYSE:JCP) might file for bankruptcy. The news dragged the stock down by 26% as of 9:56 AM ET today.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Technology & Communications

    Amazon Stock Broke Out: Should You Buy Now?

    So far, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock hasn’t been impacted negatively by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The stock has outpaced the broader markets.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    Nordstrom Faces Rating Downgrade after Q4 Earnings

    Department store investors faced another setback. Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) stock fell by 1.7% on Wednesday as Barclays downgraded it to “underweight.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Hikes Dividend, Exceeds Q4 Earnings Estimates

    Kohl (NYSE:KSS) stock rose 4.1% in pre-market hours trading today. However, the stock fell 2.2% as of 12:31 PM ET amid volatile market conditions.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Will Close 125 Stores amid Online Shopping Demand

    Macy’s has decided to close 125 stores over the next three years. The company will also reduce 10% of its staff, which is around 2,000 corporate jobs.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Gets a Downgrade after Dismal Holiday Sales

    This week has been quite a nightmare for Kohl’s investors. Three companies lowered their ratings for the mid-tier department store chain.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will JCPenney Recover or Sink Further in 2020?

    JCPenney (JCP) stock rose 9.6% this year. Investors were relieved when the store announced better-than-expected third-quarter results in November.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Should Investors Consider Macy’s for Its Dividend Yield?

    Based on its closing price of $15.48 on November 27, Macy’s stock has an attractive dividend yield of 9.8%. Here’s what investors should know about Macy’s.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Could Kohl’s Stock Continue to Fall?

    Kohl’s stock has dropped 24.9% so far this year. Its peers Macy’s and Nordstrom have declined 47.5% and 16.6%, respectively, YTD.

    By Shreerag Menon
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Stock: Why Goldman Sachs Sees More Downside

    On Monday, Goldman Sachs downgraded Macy’s (M) rating to “sell” from “neutral.” Goldman Sachs analyst Alexandra Walvis also lowered the target price.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Macy’s Holiday Season Renew Investor Optimism?

    The holidays contribute a significant share to the sales of department stores such as Macy’s. However, its recent performance has crushed investors’ hopes.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Did Nordstrom Turn the Tide with Its Q3 Earnings?

    Nordstrom’s third-quarter earnings drove a 10.6% rise in its stock on November 22. The company announced its earnings after the market close on November 21.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Porter’s 5 Forces: Analyzing Target’s Competitive Positioning

    It’s relatively easy to open a competing business like Target’s, though it’s harder to do it on the scale that the retailer presently enjoys.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Target’s Strengths and Weaknesses Are Balanced

    Target’s business model has been tested over several economic cycles. Even during the recession in 2008–2009, it managed to raise its dividend per share.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Stock Falls after Earnings on Weak Outlook

    Macy’s (M) earnings for the third quarter yet again reflected the struggle that’s facing department stores in this highly competitive retail market.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Macy’s Q3 Earnings Add to Investors’ Worries?

    Yesterday, Macy’s (M) stock fell 10.9% after department store peer Kohl’s (KSS) announced weak third-quarter results and shared a gloomy outlook.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    TJX Companies’ Q3 Earnings Impress Investors

    TJX Companies (TJX) reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended on November 2.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Tanks on Weak Q3 Results, Cuts Outlook

    Kohl’s (KSS) stock was down 17.6% as of 11:48 AM today after the company declared weak results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Kohl’s Q3 Sales Exceed Expectations?

    Kohl’s is scheduled to announce its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings results on November 19. It lagged sales estimates in the second quarter.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    JCPenney Stock Soars on Lower-than-Expected Q3 Loss

    Mid-tier department store chain JCPenney (JCP) impressed investors by reporting a lower-than-anticipated loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Stock Fell More after Rating Downgrade

    Macy’s (M) stock fell 4.2% on October 18 after Credit Suisse downgraded its rating. Credit Suisse downgraded the rating to “underperform” from “neutral.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How US Retail Sales Changed in Two Decades

    The retail sales for 2018 were $4.3 trillion. From January to July 2019, the retail sales in this category rose 3.5% over the comparable period in 2018.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Stock: No Takers despite High Dividend Yield

    Macy’s (M) stock offers a stellar dividend yield of 9.8%. However, the company’s dividend yield is high due to the sharp decline in its stock price.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Nordstrom Reports Strong Q2 Earnings, Stock Surges

    Nordstrom (JWN) stock was up 16% as of 11:50 AM today after it reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s Stock Plunges after Mixed Q2 Results

    Kohl’s (KSS) stock was down 6.3% as of 12:35 PM ET today as the company lagged analysts’ sales forecast for the second quarter.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Key Insights from Macy’s Q2 Results

    Macy’s (M) weak fiscal 2019 second-quarter results pulled down its stock by 13.2% yesterday. Peer stocks, struggling due to online players, also fell.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla the Most Profitable Short Bet, Bears Rejoice

    Tesla bears had made a whopping $2.75 billion in mark-to-market gains this year as of August 9, making it the most profitable US short bet year-to-date.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Dragged Down the Consumer Sector Last Week

    Earnings season has almost wrapped up, with ~97% of S&P 500 companies having reported their Q1 2019 earnings so far.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Dragged Kohl’s Sales Down in the First Quarter?

    After six consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, Kohl’s (KSS) disappointed investors by reporting a 3.4% decline in its same-store sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended on May 4.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    US-China Trade Tensions: Why the Consumer Sector Took a Hit

    After the recent trade dispute with the United States and China’s retaliation, the consumer sector took a hit.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why KeyBanc Upgraded Nordstrom Stock

    Nordstrom (JWN) stock rose 1.7% on April 10 after KeyBanc upgraded its rating to an “overweight” from a “sector weight.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Do Analysts Expect JCPenney’s Revenue to Improve in 2019?

    Currently, analysts expect JCPenney’s revenue to decline in fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Key Takeaways from Macy’s Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results

    Macy’s (M) stock rose 1.5% on February 26, the day the company announced its results for fiscal 2018 and the fourth quarter (ended February 2).

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    What’s Expected for Macy’s Fourth-Quarter Results

    Department store chain Macy’s (M) is set to announce its fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter results on February 26.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why JCPenney Is Pulling Appliances from Its Stores

    JCPenney (JCP) will stop selling major appliances at its stores starting at the end of February.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How Kohl’s PE Multiple Compares with Peers’

    On January 16, Kohl’s (KSS) 12-month forward PE ratio was 12.1x. Meanwhile, Nordstrom (JWN), Macy’s (M), and Dillard’s (DDS) have PE ratios of 12.1x, 7.3x, and 11.2x, respectively.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    JCPenney Appoints New CEO, Stock Up 9.6% in After-Market Hours

    JCPenney stock rose 9.6% in after-hours trading on October 2 following the announcement that Jill Soltau will be the company’s new CEO.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Comparing Nordstrom’s Top-Line Growth with Peers’

    Nordstrom’s (JWN) revenue grew 6.7% to $7.6 billion in the first half of fiscal 2018. In the second quarter, which ended on August 4, the company’s revenue grew 7.2% on a year-over-year basis to $4.1 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How Analysts Reacted to Macy’s Fiscal Q2 2018 Results

    Macy’s (M) reported its Q2 results on August 15, beating expectations. Macy’s stock fell 15.9% on August 15 but rose 1.9% on August 16.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Can Investors Expect JCPenney Stock to Recover?

    On June 27, JCPenney (JCP) stock fell 23.7% year-to-date. JCP stock has declined 21.5% since announcing its fiscal Q1 2018 results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mattel: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on May 15

    Mattel, which is an American multinational toy manufacturing company, was the S&P 500’s top gainer on May 15.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Kohl’s Other Growth Strategies?

    Under its Greatness Agenda strategy, Kohl’s is revamping its merchandise offerings, emphasizing the omnichannel experience, and optimizing its marketing spending.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Sears Stock Falls on Mixed Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Sears Holdings’ stock price fell 6.6% on March 15, 2018, following the announcement of its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 14.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Target’s Holiday Sales Exceeded Expectations

    Target’s (TGT) sales for the key holiday season exceeded expectations.

    By Amit Singh
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