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Kohl's Corporation (KSS)

  • Aug. 30, 2012, 10:14 AM
    Shares of Kohl's (KSS +2.8%) trade higher after the retailer reports a better-than-expected increase in same-store sales. CEO Kevin Mansell says better merchandise and new marketing strategies contributed to the boost.
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  • Aug. 30, 2012, 8:47 AM
    Kohl (KSS) same-store sales: +3.4%. Total sales +5.3% to $1.48B. (PR)
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  • Aug. 14, 2012, 5:23 PM
    Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine Capital takes up new positions: Cooper Cos. (COO), Walt Disney (DIS), eBay (EBAY), Google (GOOG), HCA Holdings (HCA), Kohls (KSS), Liberty Global (LBTYA), Monsanto (MON), News Corp, (NWSA), Qualcomm (QCOM).
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:12 AM
    More on Kohl's (KSS): Inventories up 13% compared to planned sales growth of 1%-3%, cause for concern? Execs say sales improved "considerably" in July. An anticipated bounce from disgruntled J.C. Penney shoppers and new higher-end lines didn't make up for the retailer's broad price cuts. Shares of KSS -1.2% premarket.
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:10 AM
    More on Kohl's (KSS): Gross margin as a percentage of sales fell 170 bps to 39.0%. Sees full-year EPS of $4.50-$4.65, lower than prior guidance of $4.75. (PR)
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:09 AM
    Kohl's (KSS) declares $0.32/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.46%. For shareholders of record Sep 05. Payable Sep 26. Ex-div date Sep 03. (PR)
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:02 AM
    Kohl's (KSS): Q2 EPS of $1.00 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $4.2B (-1% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: AAP, AG, AXAS, CNQ, EAT, FUN, GOLD, JRCC, KITD, KRO, KSS, MFC, MHR, MKL, MPW, NOG, NVO, RGLD, SNSS, SSRI, THI, TNK, VPHM, WEN, WIN
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  • Aug. 8, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: AAP, AG, AXAS, CNQ, EAT, FUN, GOLD, JRCC, KITD, KRO, KSS, MFC, MHR, MKL, MPW, NOG, NVO, RGLD, SLE, SNSS, SSRI, THI, TNK, VPHM, WEN, WIN
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  • Aug. 7, 2012, 2:45 PM
    Kohl's (KSS +0.2%) keeps its foot on the gas as it plans to open 10 new stores this fall in an environment that sees other retail chains slicing and dicing. The company plans to stick with a format of locating stores in small retail centers to avoid direct competition against Macy's and J.C. Penney in malls.
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  • Aug. 2, 2012, 10:27 AM
    The sweet spot for retail appears to be mid-priced stores such as Saks (SKS -0.5%), Gap (GPS +8.4%), Nordstrom (JWN +0.9%), Macy's (M +4.5%), and Kohl's (KSS +2.0%) as July numbers indicate that some consumers passed on by luxury stores, bargain stores, and specialty names. If the trend continues into the stronger back-to-school months of August and September, Q3 numbers could surprise for the sub-sector.
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  • Aug. 2, 2012, 10:04 AM
    Shares of Kohl's (KSS +3.1%) rally after the company reports better-than-expected same-store sales for July. Sales momentum for the retailer was back-end weighted, boding well for August numbers.
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  • Aug. 2, 2012, 8:37 AM
    Kohl (KSS) same-store sales: +1.7% beats consensus of +0.0%. Total sales +3.4% to $1.16B. Shares +0.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jul. 17, 2012, 10:47 AM
    Citi has a lot to say about retail today (previous: JCP) with analyst Deborah Weinswig tipping off that early checks show July same-store sales are weak for major retailers and margin pressure could be in store as inventories rise. Rating revisions: Target (TGT -0.8%) to Neutral from Buy; Macy's (M +0.2%) price target clipped by a buck to $37 and EPS estimates dropped; Kohl's (KSS +2.2%) sales and earnings estimates dropped.
  • Jul. 12, 2012, 8:22 AM
    Stifel Nicolaus tips Buy-rated Kohl's (KSS) to see improved performance with margins improving over the course of the year. This month's same-store sales report from the retailer will be closely watched to see if an improving trend from the end of June is sustained.
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  • Jul. 9, 2012, 8:59 AM
    Fitch comments on the brewing war between department stores, noting that industry players are under increasing pressure to protect market share with the overall size of the pie declining. Analysts with the ratings agency tip Kohl's (KSS), Nordstrom (JWN), and Macy's (M) as likely candidates to gain market share, while it pegs Sears (SHLD) as the most likely to see further declines.
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Company Description
Kohl's Corp operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. Itswebsite includes merchandise available in stores, and merchandise available only on-line.
Sector: Services
Country: United States