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  • Fri, May 13, 8:54 AM
    • Tongues are wagging over this mornings's fast April retail sales report, which comes amid a steady flow of weak earnings and lowered guidance from retailers like Macy's (NYSE:M), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), to name just three. So what's up?
    • It turns out consumers are spending plenty, just not at traditional department stores, where sales are lower by 3% Y/Y through the year's first four months. In the meantime, sales at nonstore retailers are higher by 8.1%.
    • Other areas of strength are building supplies up 9.7%, sporting goods up 7.4%, furniture up 5.6%, auto vehicle and parts up 4.5%, food services & bars up 7.4% (Shake Shack is ahead 5% this morning after strong results).
    • Ten-year Treasury prices have given up their gains, with the yield now flat on the session at 1.745%.
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    | Fri, May 13, 8:54 AM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 10:47 AM
    • Department store stocks slump after Kohl's (KSS -11.2%) cites broad concerns over consumer spending to go along with a disappointing report on Q1 sales.
    • The frank assessment from Kohl's included the stinger during the earnings call that "consumer aren't buying apparel" as spending goes toward restaurants and experiences.
    • Damage in the sector includes losses for Sears Holdings (SHLD -4.9%), J.C. Penney (JCP -2.3%), Macy's (M -2.2%), Nordstrom (JWN -1.8%), and Dillard's (DDS -3.2%). Most of those names were already down sharply for the week,
    • Previously: Operating margin shrinks at Kohl's (May 12)
    • Previously: Consumer aren't buying apparel - Kohl's epipheny (May 12)
    | Thu, May 12, 10:47 AM | 10 Comments
  • 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, 10:39 AM | 21 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 9:19 AM
    | Thu, May 12, 9:19 AM | 13 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 7:17 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) declares $0.50/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.17%
    • Payable June 22; for shareholders of record June 8; ex-div June 6.
    | Thu, May 12, 7:17 AM | 6 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 7:14 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) reports comparable-store sales fell 3.9% in Q1. Total sales were down 3.7% on a store count up three from a year ago to 1,167.
    • Management said it took the necessary markdowns to clear inventory. Kohl's gross margin rate fell 140 bps to 35.5% of sales. Operating income as a percentage of sales plummeted to 2.7% from 6.8% a year ago.
    • Kohl's ended the quarter with merchandise inventory of $4.084B vs. $4.165B a year ago.
    • KSS -5.04% premarket to $36.75 Shares were already down 13% in the five sessions before today on growing investor anxiety over retail chain stocks.
    • Previously: Kohl's misses by $0.06, misses on revenue (May 12)
    | Thu, May 12, 7:14 AM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 7:02 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS): Q1 EPS of $0.31 misses by $0.06.
    • Revenue of $3.97B (-3.6% Y/Y) misses by $160M.
    | Thu, May 12, 7:02 AM | 2 Comments
  • Wed, May 11, 5:30 PM
    | Wed, May 11, 5:30 PM | 3 Comments
  • 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.
    | Wed, May 11, 8:32 AM | 24 Comments
  • Wed, May 4, 9:15 AM
    | Wed, May 4, 9:15 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Apr. 25, 9:34 AM
    • Green Street Advisors estimates that the department store sector would have to close another 800 stores to match the level of sales per square foot it generated back in 2006.
    • The closings number includes the hundreds of stores already shuttered by major players. Macy's is on the low end with only a 9% store reduction needed to meet the sales metric, while Sears is on the other end with a 43% slashing required to hit the mark.
    • The full report on the department store sector is available from Green Street's website.
    • Related stocks: JCP, KSS, SHLD, M, DDS, OTC:HBAYF, GMAN, BONT.
    • Now read Macy's Expecting Continued Pressure In 2016
    | Mon, Apr. 25, 9:34 AM | 5 Comments
  • Fri, Mar. 11, 8:10 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) is making a significant push to modernize its Sonoma label, according to Women's Wear Daily.
    • The brand, which is the biggest money-maker for the department store chain, will see a top to bottom reimagining, according to execs.
    • A formal announcement from the company is expected on Monday.
    | Fri, Mar. 11, 8:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Feb. 25, 10:59 AM
    • Target (TGT +0.3%) outperformed Wal-Mart during Q4 and took some important ground from Amazon in what most retail watchers are calling an impressive quarter.
    • Store traffic was up 1.3% to almost double Wal-Mart's (WMT +1%) pace, while digital sales rose at a faster rate than what the e-commerce beast from Seattle posted. Even with promotions dialed up and the higher e-commerce mix, margins held up better at Target than some analysts expected.
    • Target's results were strong enough to induce Cowen and Company to boost its price target to $86 and back its Outperform rating.
    • What to watch: Target may have set a road map for other retail chains (BBY, JCP, KSS, SPLS, JWN, DDS, M) to follow in their bid to compete with Amazon by fulfilling 30% of all online orders directly from their stores in an efficiency play.
    • The Amazon vs. the brick-and-mortar world question is part of today's Seeking Alpha Market Challenge
    | Thu, Feb. 25, 10:59 AM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, Feb. 25, 8:45 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) declares $0.50/share quarterly dividend, 11.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.45.
    • Forward yield 4.4%
    • Payable March 23; for shareholders of record March 9; ex-div March 7.
    | Thu, Feb. 25, 8:45 AM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, Feb. 25, 7:38 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) reports comparable-store sales rose 0.4% in Q4. The company says the comp was much stronger for the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but dipped in January due in part to warm weather.
    • SG&A expenses rose 4.7% to $1.332B during the quarter.
    • Kohl's says it will buy back up to $600M of its own shares at an average price of $50 per share.
    • The company sees sales increasing -0.5% to +0.5% this year and sets FY16 EPS guidance at $4.05-$4.25 vs. $4.24 consensus.
    • Previously: Kohl's beats by $0.02, revenue in-line (Feb. 25 2016)
    | Thu, Feb. 25, 7:38 AM
  • Thu, Feb. 25, 7:18 AM
    • Kohl's (NYSE:KSS): Q4 EPS of $1.58 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $6.39B (+0.8% Y/Y) in-line.
    | Thu, Feb. 25, 7:18 AM