Wed, Jul. 6, 11:22 AM
- Shares of Kohl's (KSS +0.5%) have moved higher on a volume spike off some chatter on the company considering a go-private deal.
- Kohl's is up 2% from its low earlier in the day.
- Earlier this year, Fortune's Gene Marcial detailed why a leveraged buyout could make sense for Kohl's. His observations came with the stock 20% higher than where it stands today.
Fri, May 13, 11:25 AM
- Some beat-up mall stocks have overcome a sputtering start to move solidly higher. The names seemed to have reacted to a red-hot read on consumer sentiment from the Reuters/UofM survey.
- Recovery modef: Kohl's (KSS +7.9%), Macy's (M +3%), Dillard's (DDS +2.5%), Gap (GPS +2%), JC Penney (JCP +1.8%), Ascena Retail (ASNA +3.1%), and Christopher & Banks (CBK +2.5%).
- Previously: Retail sales: Consumers spending, just not where they used to (May 13)
- Previously: Retail sales dazzle, retail stocks not so much (May 13)
Thu, May 12, 10:39 AM
- Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) is now down 9.5% after saving some of its bad news for the post-earnings conference call.
- Management cited a weak back half of the quarter with April sales deteriorating even further. Transactions per store fell 4.1% in Q1.
- Looking ahead, significant wage pressure in stores and store associate termination packages over relocation are cited as headwinds.
- The plan to reduce expenses to meet full-year EPS guidance rings a bit hollow.
- The headliner of the call may be the concession that consumers aren't buying apparel as they plow money into restaurants and "experiences" instead.
- Kohl's earnings call webcast and Reuters summary.
- Previously: Kohl's misses by $0.06, misses on revenue (May 12)
- Previously: Operating margin shrinks at Kohl's (May 12)
Thu, May 12, 9:19 AM
Wed, May 11, 8:32 AM
- The department store sector is on watch for volatility after Macy's issues an alarming warning on sales trends.
- "We are seeing continued weakness in consumer spending levels for apparel and related categories," reads the pinpoint assessment from Macy's.
- Investors in the department store sector are already scrambling with Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) down 3.62% in premarket trading, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) off 3.64%, and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) 2.17% lower. The damage doesn't end there with Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) losing 2.6% and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) off by 1%. Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) haven't opened yet.
Tue, Feb. 23, 9:42 AM
- Home Depot (HD +2.7%) and Lowe's (LOW +0.3%) are both higher in early trading after warm weather across the U.S. in Q4 appears to have extended fall product buying from consumers past the normal time period.
- Home Depot's 9% gain in Q4 comparable-store sales blasted past the consensus estimate for a 5% rise. That mark bodes well for Lowe's which reports tomorrow.
- A bigger trend is also in play. The home improvement chains are benefiting from a general willingness by consumers to spend on house projects and accessories over apparel. The department store sector (JCP, KSS, JWN, M, SHLD) in particular is being hard hit by the pronounced shift in consumer preferences as comparable-store sales growth continues to retreat despite some store weaning.
- Previously: Home Depot beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (Feb. 23 2016)
- Previously: Home Depot +2.6% post record Q4 results (Feb. 23 2016)
Thu, Feb. 4, 12:48 PM
Thu, Feb. 4, 9:19 AM
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- Losers: PPP -16%. KSS -15%. GPRO -15%. IMPV -13%. CS -13%. PACB -13%. RL -9%. AZN -7%.
Tue, Jan. 26, 1:18 PM
- Mall stocks are solidly ahead of broad market averages as investors key off today's strong read on consumer confidence. A decent report from Redbook on chain store sales is also in the mix.
- Gap (GPS +4.7%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +4.8%), Tilly's (TLYS +5.8%), Children's Place (PLCE +4.5%), Buckle (BKE +5.3%), and Urban Outfitters (URBN +3.7%) are all taking back ground lost earlier this year.
- The gains are slightly less for department store chains J.C. Penney (JCP +2.4%), Kohl's (KSS +2.6%), and Macy's (M +2.7%).
- Best Buy (BBY +3.5%) and Target (TGT +2.3%) are also trying to break out.
- Previously: Consumer confidence improves 1.8 points in January (Jan. 26)
- Previously: Weather plays a mixed role (Jan. 26)
Mon, Jan. 11, 1:44 PM
- Investors have significant upside potential with Kohl's (KSS +4.5%) if it goes down the go-private path, according to Stifel Nicolaus.
- The firm thinks a takeout price as high as $95 could be worked out
- Bloomberg Gadfly is far more skeptical that a P-E firm or consortium of buyers would reach that high due to Kohl's elevated level of debt and underwhelming real estate portfolio.
- Previously: Kohl's on watch amid go-private report (Jan. 11)
Mon, Jan. 11, 6:52 AM
- Shares of Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) are on watch after The Wall Street Journal reports that the department store chain is mulling over going private or breaking into pieces.
- The company is expected to evaluate options during internal meetings this week.
- Shares of Kohl's are up 2.6% in very early premarket action.
Thu, Jan. 7, 10:14 AM
- A large number of retail stocks are defying the global market sell-off to put in strong gains.
- The unexpected strength follows a few store chains reporting solid holiday sales growth, headlined by L Brands with a stellar 8% comp. The underlying story behind the good read may be that $2 gas prices are helping to feed consumer spending at U.S. store chains.
- Gasbuddy.com forecasts gas prices will stay low in the U.S. for all of 2016.
- Notable gainers include Wal-Mart (WMT +2%), Target (TGT +1%), Gap (GPS +2.3%), Fred's (FRED +1.2%), Express (EXPR +1.1%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +1.6%), Tilly's (TLYS +2.3%), Urban Outfitters (URBN +4%), TJX Companies (TJX +0.6%), Ross Stores (ROST +1.6%), Kohl's (KSS +2%), Stein Mart (SMRT +4.4%), Citi Trends (CTRN +1.7%), Buckle (BKE +4.8%).
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Nov. 30, 2015, 10:31 AM
- Department stores stocks are down across the board after reports of weak Black Friday traffic and pricing work turn sentiment sour.
- Sears Canada (SRSC -1.5%), Sears Holdings (SHLD -3.3%), Dillard's (DDS -3.2%), J.C. Penney (JCP -2.4%), Macy's (M -1.2%), Nordstrom (JWN -1.2%), and Kohl's (KSS -0.9%) are all lower.
- The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is down 1.27%, although the damage could be worse if the underlying index didn't hold four internet retailers (Netflix, Amazon, Shutterfly, TripAdvisor) as top ten positions.
Nov. 13, 2015, 8:31 AM
- J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) reported a lighter than expected Q3 loss, better than expected sales growth and raised profit estimates for the year, but shares nevertheless are -3.3% premarket as other mall-based retailers have warned about weak consumer spending.
- JCP says its Q3 comparable sales at locations open for at least a year rose 6.4% Y/Y, beating expectations, but does not raise its forecast for full-year sales, reaffirming 2015 guidance for comp store sales to increase 4%-5%.
- JCP says all merchandise divisions had positive comp sales gains over last year, with men's, home, footwear, handbags and Sephora among the top performing divisions.
- Q3 gross margin rose to 37.3% from 36.6% a year earlier, helped by improvements in clearance and promotions.
- JCP says it now expects adjusted EBITDA of $645M, up from its August estimate of $620M.
- In premarket trading among peers, JWN -20.2%, TJX -4%, M -1.3%, TGT -1.5%, KSS -2%.
Nov. 12, 2015, 5:17 PM
- Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) -19.8% AH after missing Q3 earnings estimates by a wide margin and cutting its annual forecast.
- JWN says Q3 results were below its expectations, reflecting softer sales trends that generally were consistent across channels and merchandise categories.
- JWN lowers its guidance for FY 2016 EPS to $3.40-$3.50 from its prior outlook for $3.70-$3.80 and below the $3.77 analyst consensus estimate, and lowers its revenue view to a 7.5%-8% gain and $14.1B-$14.16B vs. $14.34B consensus.
- For Q4, JWN sees EPS of $3.30-$3.40 with sales rising 7.5%-8%, down from its previous guidance for EPS of $3.85-$3.95 on a 8.5%-9.5% sales increase.
- Q3 revenue, which includes revenue from its credit cards, gained 6% Y/Y to $3.33B, while sales at established stores rose 0.9%; inventory rose 8% Y/Y.
- JWN follows Macy’s in reporting disappointing results, underscoring a broader slowdown for department stores as consumers spend less of their money on apparel and accessories; after hours, M -1.6%, TGT -1.9%, JCP -1.4%, TJX -4%, BURL -5.3%, KSS -1.3%.
Nov. 12, 2015, 11:31 AM
- Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) is up 6.5% after reporting some success with strategic initiatives.
- Despite a year-over-year drop in Q3 profit, on a sequential basis the recent results looked stronger.
- J.C. Penney (JCP +3.4%), Nordstrom (JWN +2.3%), and Dillard's (DDS +3.5%) are all solidly higher after selling off earlier in the week. The trio have a higher U.S. concentration than Macy's.
- Previously: Kohl's breaks out after earnings beat (Nov. 12 2015)
Kohl's Corp. owns and operates family-oriented department stores. It offers exclusive brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home & beauty products through its department stores. The company's stores offer apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products, such as... More
Industry: Department Stores
Country: United States
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