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- The Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) reports comparable-store sales decreased 1.3% in Q2.
- The company saw double-digit sales growth in eCommerce primarily due to a higher conversion rate and increased transaction size.
- Gross margin rate improved 24 bps to 36.8% as a result of reduced net markdowns.
- SG&A expense rate increased 44 bps to 38.7% due to decline in sales volume during the quarter.
- Store count -2 Y/Y to 270.
- FY2015 Guidance: Comparable-store sales: +1% to +1.5%; Gross margin rate: -10 bps to -30 bps; SG&A expense rate: -10 bps to -30 bps; Adjusted EBITDA: $145M to $155M; Diluted EPS: -$0.40 to -$0.90; Average diluted shares outstanding: 20M; Capex: not to exceed $75M.
Tue, Jun. 2, 1:17 PM
- Retail chain stocks are putting in some strong gains despite a soft read earlier in the day from Redbook on sales.
- PVH issued a strong report last night which helped push the sector in the right direction, but there also appears to be some speculative buying on some names in the sector after Macy's was reported to be under pressure to explore REIT options.
- Previously: Macy's hearing from hedge funds on real estate assets
- Gainers: Guess (NYSE:GES) +5.1%, Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) +4.4%, Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) +5.7%, Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) +1.6%, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) +2.9%, Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) +4.6%, Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT) +2.7%, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (NASDAQ:SHOS) +2.4%, Conn's (NASDAQ:CONN) +5.8%, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) +1.7%, hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) +2.8%.
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- Department store stocks are getting a good lift from the J.C. Penney holiday sales report.
- Advancers: Macy's (NYSE:M) +2.5%, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) +2.5%, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) +2.5%, Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) +3.0%, Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) +2.5%, Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) +1.6%.
- Previously: Sonic and J.C. Penney add to $2-gas lift in retail theory
Aug. 13, 2014, 10:26 AM
- Department store stocks are lower after Macy's misses estimates with its Q2 report and warns on consumer spending.
- Decliners: Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) -2.2%, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) -1.8%, Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) -2.7%, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) -2.1%, Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) -3.5%, Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) -2.2%.
- The downward comp sales revision from Macy's and the flat reading on U.S. retail sales growth appears to be impacting big-box retailers Target (TGT -1%) and Wal-Mart (WMT -0.9%) as well.
Apr. 28, 2014, 11:14 AM
- A number of beat-up department store stocks are showing surprising strength to start off the week.
- J.C. Penney (JCP +7.6%), Sears Holdings (SHLD +3.3%), Kohl's (KSS +1.9%), and Bon-ton Stores (BONT +2.2%) are making the strongest moves.
- Retail analysts attribute the rally to some positive channel checks in the sector, while recent positive comments from execs at V.F. Corp and Phillips-Van Heusen haven't hurt sentiment. (VFC cc transcript, PVH cc trancsript)
Feb. 25, 2014, 10:25 AM
- Investors are giving Macy's (M +3.9%) a pass after January sales came in soft and the company warned on a sluggish early start to the current quarter.
- The enthusiasm on the retailer appears to stem from its ability to hold up margins through its omnichannel approach to selling.
- Macy's also reiterated its guidance for the fiscal year despite the slow start.
- The department store sector is mounting a little comeback today after it was awash in red yesterday.
- Gainers: Kohl's (KSS) +1.8%, Nordstrom +0.8%, Dillard's (DDS) +4.6%, Sears Holdings (SHLD) +3.3%, Bon-Ton Stores (BONT) +2.6%.
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Sep. 17, 2012, 1:31 PMA profit warning from Swedish clothing seller Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) appears to have crossed the pond to taint select retail names in the U.S. Foreign exchange headaches and unseasonably warm weather contributed to a 4% decline in H&M's same-store sales after analysts had called for a gain, raising some questions on the sector only a week after Burberry's own warning rattled luxury names. Feeling the heat: NWY -2.7%, CBK -2.2%, BODY -1.6%, BONT -1.8%, SKS -2.5%. | Sep. 17, 2012, 1:31 PM | Comment!
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