JWN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Nordstrom and Peers Fall on Bleak Analyst Comments

    December 19, 2016
    Shares of Nordstrom plunged nearly 9% on Friday after JPMorgan downgraded the stock from neutral to underweight with a price ...
  2. Nordstrom Updates the Pet Rock, and It Sells Out

    December 12, 2016
    Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, because America is already great again. What else can explain Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) ...
  3. Retail Executives Upbeat About Holiday Sales (M, KSS)

    November 14, 2016
    Many retail executives are optimistic about 2016 retail holiday sales.
  4. JP Penney Likely to Head Higher After Earnings

    November 9, 2016
    JC Penney is mired in a multiyear downtrend but oversold weekly technicals predict a buy the news reaction to this week's ...
  5. Luxury Handbag Retailers Retrench (KATE, JWN)

    November 1, 2016
    Weak store sales and millenials' move away from purses have forced luxury handbag retailers to cut the number of their lines
  6. Macy's Turning to Food and Drink to Boost Sales

    September 13, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) is apparently desperate enough to reverse falling sales that it will begin selling alcohol to customers ...
  7. How the TJ Maxx Credit Cards Work: Benefits & Rewards (TJX)

    August 29, 2016
    Learn about the benefits and rewards of T.J. Maxx credit cards, and discover if there are better alternatives.
  8. How the Nordstrom Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (JWN)

    August 17, 2016
    Learn about the Nordstrom credit or debit card, complete with who should use it, what the rewards are and details about the ...
  9. Is Nordstrom Back on Track? (JWN)

    August 17, 2016
    Nordstrom has rallied recently. Will this trend continue?
  10. How the Gap Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 17, 2016
    The Gap credit card offers numerous perks and rewards for frequent customers, but there are some downsides and caveats of ...
  11. 2 Reasons to Think Traditional Retail's Recovering

    August 16, 2016
    The traditional retail sector, it seems, might not be in as dire shape as some observers have thought. JC Penney (NYSE: ...
  12. Department Stores Set to Resume Downtrends

    August 3, 2016
    Beaten down mall anchors have reversed at intermediate resistance levels and are setting up low-risk short sale entries.
  13. Time To Reload Bearish Retail Bets (M, JWN)

    July 5, 2016
    Department stores have failed several tests at resistance, raising odds for critical tests at 2016 downtrend lows.
  14. Barnes & Noble Going Into the Restaurant Business

    June 24, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has stores located on prime real estate all round the United States. The chain generally ...
  15. Macy's CEO to Step Down in 2017; Successor Named

    June 23, 2016
    The succession picture at struggling retailer Macy's (NYSE: M) has suddenly become much brighter. The company announced ...
  16. 5 Stocks With Short Squeeze Potential (GME,RIG)

    June 20, 2016
    These five stocks have high short interest and short squeeze potential.
  17. Tesla to Hawk Model X in Nordstrom (TSLA, JWN)

    June 16, 2016
    Tesla Motors wants to sell 500,000 cars by 2018, and a new deal with Nordstrom may help. On Saturday, it starts hawking its ...
  18. Amazon vs. Big Retail—Investor Optimism is Changing

    June 13, 2016
    Investopedia columnists Richard Peterson and Tate Hayes on the enduring importance of a "smile" in retail.
  19. Michael Kors Has a Coach Problem

    May 26, 2016
    Fashion designer Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) continues to rip pages from the playbook rival handbag maker Coach (NYSE: COH) ...
  20. Top 10 Highest-Paying Retail Jobs

    May 24, 2016
    Find out where to find the top 10 highest-paying retail jobs in the country, and what the top retailers are paying their ...
  21. Wal-Mart Levels to Watch After Earnings (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Thursday's high volume rally signals the start of a second test at major resistance above 70.
  22. Twitter Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (TWTR)

    May 19, 2016
    Find out how Twitter came to dominate social media and how the company promotes business for five of its key customers in ...
  23. TJX Bucks the Retail Trend With a Strong Quarter

    May 17, 2016
    The U.S. retail clothing sector has been struggling lately in the face of changing tastes and ever-intensifying competition ...
  24. IELG vs. IESM: Reviewing iShares U.S. Enhanced ETFs

    March 31, 2016
    Examine two actively managed equity ETF offerings from iShares, one focused on large-cap stocks and the other focused on ...
  25. What Nordstrom’s Results Say About Consumers (JWN)

    February 22, 2016
    Here's what Nordstrom's recent results say about the middle to high-end consumer and the retail sector as a whole.
  26. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  27. Bed Bath & Beyond Sued for Bamboozling Consumers (AMZN, BBBY)

    December 11, 2015
    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but if you're selling fabric made of rayon, you'd best not call it bamboo ...
  28. What Do Consumers Buy On Black Friday?

    November 25, 2015
    This article was written by Shawn Cruz, Trader Content Specialist, TD Ameritrade. ’Tis The Season It’s the time of year ...
  29. Nordstrom: Is it a Buy or Should You Avoid Now?

    November 17, 2015
    Consumer trends are going to change over the next year or so. How will this impact Nordstrom? Will it adjust in time?
  30. To Buy Or Not To Buy: A Nordstrom's Tale

    November 13, 2015
    Editor's note: This article was originally published before Nordstrom reported earnings yesterday. Sophia Prose is a young ...
  31. Major Companies That Lose Money On Shipping (AMZN)

    October 12, 2015
    We look at some of the big companies in the home delivery business that have high shipping costs and how they mitigate this.
  32. PayPal Buys Mobile Commerce Platform (PYPL, JWN)

    August 21, 2015
    Fresh off becoming an independent company, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has made its first acquisition. The company has purchased ...
  33. Nordstrom's Comps Crush Its Industry Peers in Q2 (JWN, DDS)

    August 17, 2015
    Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) recently reported solid second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  34. Nordstrom Extending Trunk Club Service to Women (JWN)

    July 27, 2015
    Trunk Club, a personal shopping service purchased by Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) in 2014, built its business catering to men. ...
  35. C-Suite Revolving Door at Vince Spins Faster (VNCE, JWN)

    July 16, 2015
    The brain drain at Vince Holdings (NYSE: VNCE) is picking up speed. Three weeks after its CFO resigned, the CEO is now following ...
  36. Top 5 Coding Camps To Launch Your Career

    July 2, 2015
    If you have been following the NASDAQ over the past few years then you know that the technology sector has been on fire. ...
  37. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    June 15, 2015
    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  38. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    June 10, 2015
    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  39. Who are Nordstrom's (JWN) main competitors?

    May 22, 2015
    Learn more about Nordstrom (JWN) and its competitors in the retail industry. Find out how Nordstrom competes with other companies ...
  40. The 10 Richest Women In Fashion

    May 21, 2015
    The top 10 richest women in fashion have many similarities as well as differences. From nationality to career trajectory, ...
  41. Is It A Breakout? See The Point-And-Figure Chart

    November 18, 2014
    These stocks have broken out of a triple top formation using point-and-figure charting, a bullish sign.
  42. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  43. For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  44. Nordstrom Shows That Even The Best Can Struggle A Bit

    August 19, 2013
    Are disappointing comps at Nordstrom the start of a downturn, or just a bump on the road?
  45. Sears' Losses Widen In Q1 - Time To Merge With JC Penney?

    May 27, 2013
    Sears Holdings delivered another brutal quarter May 23. CEO and majority owner Edward Lampert has his hands full trying to ...
  46. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  47. Sears Still Doesn't Get It Right

    May 25, 2011
    Sears shows no signs of emerging from its self-made morass.
  48. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 17, 2010
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  49. J&J: The Most Recession-Resistant Stock In The World?

    January 27, 2010
    This consumer products giant continues to demonstrate why it's top of its class.
  50. "Online Sales Ratio" Key To Retail Success

    November 18, 2009
    Some retailers are putting up some amazing numbers online, and it could point towards successful retail plays.