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Kohl's Corporation (KSS)

  • Nov. 7, 2012, 5:30 PM
    | Nov. 7, 2012, 5:30 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 7, 2012, 1:33 PM
    Morningstar's Paul Swinand picks Kohl's (KSS -1.2%) as his top retail sector pick with the firm's promising real estate potential and private label advantages a big consideration. The comments were made at Morningstar's Management Behind the Moat Conference where tidbits on leading consumer goods companies should filter out over the next two days.
    | Nov. 7, 2012, 1:33 PM | Comment!
  • Nov. 2, 2012, 7:56 AM
    The recent mix of economic news and retail sales reports sets the table for a holiday retail season that will come in better than original forecasts, according to IHS Global Insight. What to watch: While Hurricane Sandy is only an "interruption" to retailers on a strong growth track and an "excuse" for underperformers, two potential drags on Q4 retail sales could be a fiscal cliff that doesn't get resolved or a national election that is in dispute.
    | Nov. 2, 2012, 7:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 1, 2012, 8:57 AM
    Kohl's (KSS) cites the Midwest region and Children's line of business as two drivers of October sales gains. Despite the solid month, 2012 YTD comparable sales is still running below the pace set last year. The retailer also says it will throw in the towel on monthly reporting beginning in FY13. KSS +2.8% premarket.
    | Nov. 1, 2012, 8:57 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 1, 2012, 8:39 AM
    Kohl (KSS) Oct same-store sales: +3.3%. Total sales +4.6% to $1.39B. Shares +3.2% premarket. (PR)
    | Nov. 1, 2012, 8:39 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:04 AM
    Mall-based retailers and department stores are holding up relatively well in early trading after the effect of Hurricane Sandy was lined up as a major Q4 headwind. The trick now is to figure out which retail firms can recover lost sales. Two notables exceptions to the subdued trading pattern - J.C. Penney (JCP -4.8%) and Sears (SHLD -6.5%) - had a slightly higher percentage of stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy than the average in the sector.
    | Oct. 31, 2012, 10:04 AM | 12 Comments
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 10:02 AM
    Forecasts on the effect of Hurricane Sandy on retail sales still vary greatly, although the general consensus is that a short-term boost of emergency items will lift sales for select companies while the prolonged cleanup could dampen overall holiday sales. Analysts see the list of losers much longer than the list of winners as home repairs take up a great deal of discretionary spending. In a nutshell: Every retailer has a different Sandy-related thesis, with product and geographic mix essential to estimating Q4 numbers.
    | Oct. 30, 2012, 10:02 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2012, 11:10 AM
    Though consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in five years, don't look for retailers to start adjusting guidance anytime soon. In an interview with CNBC yesterday, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson gave a somewhat frank assessment of how many execs are looking toward Q4 by noting the fiscal cliff could create a standstill to spending over the last ten days of the year as the automatic cuts slated for January 1 loom larger. Even if a late deal is struck, Q4 sales could take a blow. (video)
    | Oct. 26, 2012, 11:10 AM | 7 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 1:14 PM
    Retailers want to edge into the holiday shopping season as early as possible this year with most forecasts calling for steady - but not spectacular - spending numbers. Trends to watch: 1) Increased online couponing and promotional activity from fringe players. 2) Managing inventory should be easier with the season starting early and big data initiatives firing up which could help margins. 3) The calendar comes through for retailers with a lush 32-day window between Thanksgiving and Christmas extending the crucial part of the season.
    | Oct. 22, 2012, 1:14 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:26 AM
    September retail winners and losers: With J.C. Penney and Sears Holdings bleeding customers it was Gap (GPS), Limited Brands (LTD -0.1%), and TJX Companies (TJX +0.9%) showing positive trends and possibly picking up some shopping refugees from the embattled department store chains. Target (TGT +0.8%) and Costco (COST +0.9%) only held serve for the month, while Kohl's (KSS -1.8%) appears to have misfired with its strategies. Alarming results continue at Wet Seal (WTSLA -0.6%) and Fred's (FRED +0.3%). (Retail sales roundup)
    | Oct. 4, 2012, 11:26 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:18 AM
    Retail analyst Rob Wilson delivers a sharp blow to execs at Kohl's (KSS) after the retailer reported sluggish sales in September, suggesting a change in management could be on the way. Though total sales fell off 1.4% Y/Y for the month, the firm did back its Q3 guidance. KSS -3.7% premarket.
    | Oct. 4, 2012, 9:18 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:40 AM
    Kohl (KSS) Sep same-store sales: -2.7% misses consensus of -0.2%. Total sales -1.4% to $1.61B. Shares -2.8% premarket. (PR)
    | Oct. 4, 2012, 8:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:57 AM
    The vibe flowing out of September sales reports from retailers is largely positive with big names such as Costo and Limited Brands showing brisk sales, while teen seller Zumiez (ZUMZ) knocked it out of the park with 18.6% growth. Although back-to-school season numbers look to be beating expectations, the best gift for retail investors may be when Q3 reports roll in with companies showing improved margins as clearance sales were avoided and inventory controls clicked.
    | Oct. 4, 2012, 7:57 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 6:45 AM
    The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to rise 4.1% to $586.1B this year. Though the mark would rep the slowest pace of growth since 2009, the forecast is still higher than the average growth of 3.5% realized over the last ten years for the November to December period. Online retail is still a bright spot, with holiday sales expected to rise 12% this year to $96B.
    | Oct. 2, 2012, 6:45 AM | 9 Comments
  • Oct. 1, 2012, 1:46 PM
    Citigroup analyst Deborah Weinswig advises retailers to keep a sharp focus on online initiatives despite the staggering growth numbers bandied about for mobile and social networking sales. Estimates from Forrester Research indicate online retail sales will surge to $327B by 2016 - a mark that is estimated to be 10X greater than what smartphone sales will generate. A roadmap for retailers: Adopt a clever omnichannel strategy that produces synergistic benefits to complement online and brick-and-mortar businesses instead of poaching sales with hyper-aggressive mobile promotions.
    | Oct. 1, 2012, 1:46 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 12:44 PM
    Young shoppers are the force behind the rapid growth of showrooming with their grasp on how to use mobile devices to find the best deals, according to research by AlixPartners. Naturally, Amazon (AMZN +2.2%) appears to be a beneficiary of the trend, but brick-and-mortar retailers could have a secret weapon. A retail brief published by Aimia suggests that the very same savvy young shoppers who make showrooming a force of habit are also the most loyal reward program participants. The end game: A loyalty program with soft benefits could steal Amazon's thunder.
    | Sep. 27, 2012, 12:44 PM | 2 Comments
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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