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  • Jan. 27, 2015, 3:42 PM
    • Apparel retailers and manufacturers could see lower costs this year as a strong dollar goes a long way toward lowering manufacturing and purchasing expenses overseas.
    • Companies which manufacture overseas or buy from global suppliers to sell largely in the U.S. are in the best position to boost their bottom lines.
    • Cotton prices have also moved in the right direction for the sector.
    • Another factor is the much cleaner inventory position many apparel retailers and department store chains find themselves in heading into the spring selling season.
    • Apparel stocks: KATE, ANN, LULU, PVH, VNCE, CRI, UA, HBI, VFC, COLM, GIL, SQBG, JCP, KSS, DDS, M, JWN, ARO, AEO, ANF, WTSL, TLYS, CACH, ZUMZ, PSUN, EXPR, BKE, GIII, SQBG, HBI, VRA, ICON, SHOO, BWS, PERY, DXLG, BONT, GES, URBN.
    | Jan. 27, 2015, 3:42 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 22, 2015, 10:57 AM
    • YouGov is out with its best brands of 2014 ranking.
    • The methodology from the firm is based on positive or negative consumer perception to a brand as tested throughout the year.
    • Top 5 Retail clothing brands: Victoria's Secret (NYSE:LB), Old Navy (NYSE:GPS), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), Macy's (NYSE:M), and Men's Warehouse (NYSE:MW).
    • Perhaps a surprise, but the two biggest positive movers on the list were Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) and Forever 21.
    | Jan. 22, 2015, 10:57 AM
  • Jan. 7, 2015, 9:48 AM
    | Jan. 7, 2015, 9:48 AM | 7 Comments
  • Jan. 6, 2015, 8:30 PM
    • Shares of J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) reached as high as $7.90 in AH trading after the company topped the holiday same-store sales estimates of analysts.
    • The stock hasn't traded over $8 since early December as short interest built up ahead of the holiday report.
    • Per the norm, bulls and bears are battling it out on JCP. Bulls are lauding management for turning the retailer solidly in the right direction, while bears such as Imperial Capital's Mary Ross Gilbert claim margin-crunching promotions drove the sales gain.
    • What to watch: JCP's free cash flow mark at the end of Q4 will be closely-analyzed.
    • Sector fallout: Belus Capital's Brian Sozzi thinks the JCP result indicates other department store chains (JWN, KSS, DDS, M) are also poised to best consensus holiday SSS estimates.
    • Previous on JCP: Sterne Agee warns, holiday sales report.
    | Jan. 6, 2015, 8:30 PM | 8 Comments
  • Jan. 6, 2015, 3:13 PM
    • Kohl's (KSS +0.5%) is taking a number of actions which indicate it might be considering going private, observes Prime Retailer.
    • The department store has increased its focus on gross margins and streamlined operations.
    • Shares of KSS trade at a forward P-E ratio below the sector average.
    | Jan. 6, 2015, 3:13 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 19, 2014, 9:29 AM
    • The Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union are far apart in their negotiations on a new labor contract, according to reports.
    • The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have seen a loss of productivity due to worker slowdown actions as the stalemate continues.
    • FedEx (NYSE:FDX) warned yesterday that deliveries to retailers have been delayed more than expected. Both FedEx and UPS (NYSE:UPS) face extra logistical costs due to the shipping delays and could see a slight dip in total volume.
    • Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) is one of the few retailers to put a number to the shipment backup, saying Q4 revenue would be impacted by $10M.
    • Other companies viewed as having some risk associated with the slowdown include Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Ann (NYSE:ANN), Macy's (NYSE:M), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), and Carter's (NYSE:CRI).
    | Dec. 19, 2014, 9:29 AM | 6 Comments
  • Dec. 18, 2014, 7:01 AM
    | Dec. 18, 2014, 7:01 AM | 10 Comments
  • Dec. 11, 2014, 9:30 AM
    • Retail sales struck their biggest gain since March on broad strength.
    • What's working: Strong growth was seen in auto parts (PBY, ORLY, AZO, AAP, MNRO) with the broad parts category showing year-over-year sale growth of over 8% in November. Sales were up 6.8% Y/Y for health and personal care stores (ULTA, SBH, CVS, WAG, RAD) during the month.
    • What's not working: Department stores (DDS, M, SSI, BONT, SHLD, JCP, KSS, JWN) went backwards with sales off 1.1% from a year ago. No surprise, but sales at gas stations (CASY, KR, PTRY) also fell off from a year ago.
    • Retail ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, IYC, FDIS, SCC, UCC, PMR, UGE, RCD, SZK.
    | Dec. 11, 2014, 9:30 AM | 7 Comments
  • Dec. 9, 2014, 2:22 PM
    • Kohl's (KSS) says it will keep stores open for over 100 straights hours between December 19 and December 24.
    • The department store chain is using the marathon stretch to allow shoppers to take advantage of its shop online and pick up in stores option.
    • Several retain chains have reported strong demand for the store pickup option.
    | Dec. 9, 2014, 2:22 PM
  • Dec. 4, 2014, 10:31 AM
    | Dec. 4, 2014, 10:31 AM | 11 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2014, 7:50 AM
    • Comscore estimates e-commerce spending rose 32% on Thanksgiving Day to $1.01B and 26% on Black Friday to $1.51B.
    • Most retail analysts are sticking with their forecast for 4.0%-4.5% growth for holiday sales this year, with early shopping and e-commerce making up for a dip in store traffic on Black Friday.
    • Apparel sellers in particular came out with a stronger online push this year.
    • Related stocks: OTCPK:AMZZ, EBAY, AEO, ANF, JCP, JNY, JWN, KSS, LB, M, URBN, PSUN, BKE, WTSL, GPS, FDX, UPS, DKS, BBY, LULU, KATE, VRA, SPLS.
    | Dec. 1, 2014, 7:50 AM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 14, 2014, 9:15 AM
    • Department store sales continue to lag overall retail sales on weak traffic trends.
    • The group saw a 0.3% M/M drop and 3.5% Y/Y decline in October.
    • Related stocks: DDS, M, SSI, BONT, SHLD, JCP, KSS, JWN.
    | Nov. 14, 2014, 9:15 AM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 13, 2014, 7:25 AM
    • Kohls (NYSE:KSS) declares $0.39/share quarterly dividend, in line with prior.
    • Forward yield 2.69%
    • Payable Dec. 24; for shareholders of record Dec. 10; ex-div Dec. 8.
    | Nov. 13, 2014, 7:25 AM
  • Nov. 13, 2014, 7:24 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) reports comparable-store sales fell 1.8% in Q3.
    • The retailer's gross margin rate fell 30 bps to 37.2%.
    • Operating income rate -130 bps to 6.9%.
    • Merchandise inventory flat at $4.97B.
    • Store count +5 Y/Y to 1,163.
    • KSS -1.6% premarket.
    | Nov. 13, 2014, 7:24 AM
  • Nov. 13, 2014, 7:05 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS): Q3 EPS of $0.70 misses by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $4.37B (-1.6% Y/Y) misses by $40M.
    | Nov. 13, 2014, 7:05 AM
  • Nov. 12, 2014, 5:30 PM
Company Description
Kohl's Corp operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. Its website includes merchandise available in stores, and merchandise available only on-line.
Sector: Services
Country: United States