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  • Should you Buy Into the Bizarro World of Retail?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, BONT

    Retail has just turned Bizarro with Macy’s (NYSE: M) disappointing Q2 earnings report and August same store sales may be up at J.C. Penney. Has the world gone mad?! If anyone doubted Macy’s is a tell for the health of the US middle class consumer, the market’s reaction after the call should make them a believer. Intraday the Dow was down triple digits on Macy’s more »

  • Which Department Stores Are Worth a Look?

    By Matthew Frankel - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M, JWN, SHLD

    Most companies that fall into the “mall department store” category have made lousy investments recently. For instance, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) with its headline-grabbing corporate drama is actually trading below its 2009 financial crisis lows. Despite what the headlines might lead you to believe, there are some bright spots in the sector. I’d like to take a look at five of the most well known mall-based department store more »

  • 4 Department Stores for Your Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, TJX, WMT

    Department stores appear to be good investments as we approach their earnings release dates. Several are achieving comparable-store sales gains, while others are growing their location counts at solid profitability. Moreover, the companies tend to return cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and repurchases, to a greater extent than in other industries. Lastly, the stocks look appealing at their current valuations.

    Global giant still a good bet

    Wal-Mart more »

  • Investing in High-End Retail

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, JWN

    Department stores have long been a go-to for one-stop shopping. Question is; can investors make money in the high-end department retailers? The higher-end market held up much better throughout the financial crisis when compared to the discounters. The higher-end department stores include Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), which caters to the top-end of consumers, Macy's (NYSE: M) and Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) at the low high-end.

    Breaking down the high-end

    Founded more »

  • Brands in the Modern Era

    By Vanina Egea - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, KSS, JWN

    Brands are very important in the department stores world. The US Department Stores sector has been experiencing a fierce competition in a market we see is dominated by larger peers such as Macy's. Several factors like value, quality and marketing mix impact this industry in a significant way and the online channel segment is gaining importance.

    Working In The Website

    Dillard´s (NYSE: DDS) operates as an apparel and more »

  • This Upscale Retailer Has a Balanced Growth Strategy

    By Eshna De - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, JWN

    When you are dealing with the rich and the famous, you need to put your best foot forward. That is why for the nation’s largest luxury department-store chain, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), customer satisfaction is the mantra. And over time it has proved that with the right assortment of merchandise, exclusive brands, and convenience of Internet shopping, it can remain a preferred choice of its customers.

    The company is all more »

  • 4 Stocks to Put You in the Lap of Luxury

    By Erin McBride - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, JWN, SKS

    What do the rich know that you don't?

    Where they shop is helping to grow their investments.

    The high-end, luxury department stores are on the rise, with profits growing higher and higher. But not all stores are created equal, and some stand out for good reasons, some for bad.

    Dillard's

    Standing out for all of the right reasons, Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) reported the highest increase in net more »

  • Are Any Retailers Worth a Buy?

    By Austin Higgins - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M

    Traditional department stores have been under a lot of pressure the past few quarters. The recent holiday season did not produce the high revenue it usually does as many consumers turned to online shopping at the end last fiscal year. Earnings reports for the first quarter of this year are just now coming in. Here is what investors need to know about the health of these department stores. 

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  • A Profitable and Consistently Growing Fashion Retailer

    By Anh HOANG - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JWN, SKS

    Recently, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) reported sluggish first-quarter earnings results. However, its shares have been on the rise, gaining more than 13% since the beginning of the year. Interestingly, Nordstrom is currently in the portfolio of several famous investors including Chuck Royce and Joel Greenblatt. Should investors buy Nordstrom after its disappointing first-quarter earnings results? Let’s find out.

    Profitable and consistent growth

    Nordstrom has a long history dating back to more »

  • Why These Department Stores Belong in Your Portfolio

    By Hunter Hillman - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, JWN

    Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) finished 2012 up about 85% on the year by going after customers who are looking for a price point somewhere between Macy’s (NYSE: M) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN). It has moved upscale over the last few years and managed to distinguish itself from peers like Kohl’s and J. C. Penney.

    After showing robust growth in 2012, Dillard’s has gotten off to a strong more »

  • This Discount Department Store Chain Could Pay Off

    By Matthew Frankel - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, KSS, ROST

    One of the largest department store chains in the United States, Kohl’s Corp (NYSE: KSS) has over 1,100 locations.  However, even with the tremendous rally in stocks this year, Kohl’s is still about 15% below its 52-week high, and even further below the $80-level where it was trading before the financial crisis.  With a dividend yield of almost 3%, very solid and consistent revenue growth, and cheap more »

  • Time To Buy This Retailer?

    By Mike Thiessen - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, GMAN, SSI

    Gordmans Stores (NASDAQ: GMAN) stock has sold off by 20% since their fourth quarter earnings report. The Street obviously did not like either the numbers or what management had to say about the outlook going forward. The current consensus forecast is for a decline in EPS from $1.21 per share in FY13, to $0.92 in FY14 and then rising to $1.28 in FY15. The cuts were dramatic more »

  • J.C. Penney Can Go Higher

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, KSS

    I think the biggest boost of confidence that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) shareholders could have gotten, besides Ron Johnson leaving, is George Soros' buying the stock. Soros is the ultimate contrarian investor who sees things ordinary investors miss (check out Soros' other high upside picks).
     
    Shareholders in J.C. Penney got another lifeline last week when reports surfaced that Goldman Sachs has lined up $1.75 billion for the more »
  • Can Investors Still Make Money in Retail Stocks?

    By Nauman Aly - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, KSS

    The world of retail-department stores has changed drastically over the past several years, due in large part to the convenience of online shopping. Gone are the days when the family would pile into the car and spend the day at the shopping mall. In fact today, many once-thriving mall locations are sitting idle and empty and awaiting the wrecking ball.

    Is retail shopping as we know it a dying industry more »

  • Celebrating Its Success With a Big Buyback

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M

    Mid-market department store operator Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) recently announced that it would initiate a significant program of share buybacks that could be worth up to $250 million in the aggregate. Although this is not the first buyback program that the company has authorized in recent years, it has served to bolster investors' confidence in a firm that faces tremendous secular headwinds.

    Despite these challenges, Dillard's has enjoyed excellent more »

  • Celebrating Its Success With a Big Buyback

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M

    Mid-market department store operator Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) recently announced that it would initiate a significant program of share buybacks that could be worth up to $250 million in the aggregate. Although this is not the first buyback program that the company has authorized in recent years, it has served to bolster investors' confidence in a firm that faces tremendous secular headwinds.

    Despite these challenges, Dillard's has enjoyed excellent more »

  • Celebrating Its Success With A Big Buyback

    By Mike Thiessen - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M

    Mid-market department store operator Dillard's (NYSE: DDS) recently announced that it would initiate a significant program of share buybacks that could be worth up to $250 million in the aggregate. Although this is not the first buyback program that the company has authorized in recent years, it has served to bolster investors' confidence in a firm that faces tremendous secular headwinds.

    Despite these challenges, Dillard's has enjoyed excellent more »

  • Four Reasons to Buy Macy's, Dillard's, and Sell J.C. Penney

    By John Macris - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, JCP, M

    The shake-up in traditional retail continues, with the latest chapter unfolding that former Apple executive Ron Johnson has been removed from the top position at J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP). The anticipated departure comes after a failed strategy to wean J.C. Penney’s customer away from a track record of heavy promotions and discounting. Johnson wanted the listed price to be the final price, consistent with Apple’s strategy more »

  • 3 Department Store Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, TJX

    There could be material upside to the shares of certain department store operators. Retail has been one of the most underperforming sectors of late, leaving some fundamentally solid companies priced at low valuations. These companies are growing their sales and profits, partly driven by e-commerce strategies. While browsing through stocks within the industry, I noticed a few that jumped out, including these three:

    Macy's (NYSE: M)

    The owner of more »

  • Department Store Stocks I Like

    By Damon Churchwell - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: DDS, M, TJX

    There could be material upside to the shares of certain department store operators. Retail has been one of the most underperforming sectors of late, leaving some fundamentally solid companies priced at low valuations. These companies are growing their sales and profits, partly behind e-commerce strategies. Moreover, they are indiciating belief in their outlooks through the repurchase of their own equity. Browsing through stocks within the industry, I noticed a few more »

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