KSS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Target's Holiday Miss Could Trigger New Downtrend

    January 18, 2017
    Target is testing 2-year support in the mid 60s for the fifth time and could break down in coming weeks, entering a multiyear ...
  2. Mall Anchors Back in Virulent Downtrends (M, KSS)

    January 5, 2017
    Surprisingly weak Kohl's and Macy's holiday sales results reinstate steep brick and mortar downtrends that could last into ...
  3. Three Retailers To Buy For A Holiday Trade (KSS, BURL)

    November 29, 2016
    Strong Black Friday results could set the stage for healthy retail upside into year's end. These sector leaders should take ...
  4. Retail Executives Upbeat About Holiday Sales (M, KSS)

    November 14, 2016
    Many retail executives are optimistic about 2016 retail holiday sales.
  5. Dow Hits All-Time High in Wake of Election

    November 10, 2016
    Despite investor fears, the Dow has hit a record high just two days after the U.S. presidential election.
  6. Department Stores Telling a Binary Tale (M, DDS)

    October 14, 2016
    Department stores haven't broken their long downtrends yet, but a few components have attracted substantial buying interest ...
  7. Why Wells Fargo Upgraded Under Armour (UA)

    October 11, 2016
    Two key factors here, but one plays a bigger role than the other.
  8. Kohl's Takes Its Mobile Payment System Nationwide

    October 7, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) wants to go someplace previously reserved for much bigger retailers. The chain has introduced its own ...
  9. Strong Holiday Spending Could Benefit Stocks (AMZN, WMT)

    October 5, 2016
    Retail trade groups expect holiday spending will be robust this year, a development that could easily support consumer stocks. ...
  10. Technology Push by Brick-and-Mortars (KSS)

    October 5, 2016
    Retail stores are embracing technology as employee costs rise.
  11. Kohl's Hires More Workers (KSS)

    September 19, 2016
    Kohl's is hiring 69,000 people nationwide, the same number of seasonal hires as last year even though it has fewer stores.
  12. Kohl's to Offer an Expanded Holiday Toy Lineup

    September 9, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) plans to offer an expanded lineup of toys this holiday season. The retail chain, which stocks mostly ...
  13. Kohl's Boosts Confidence With Distribution Center (KSS)

    September 7, 2016
    Kohl's continues its plan to increase offline sales through a new distribution center in Indiana.
  14. Kohl's Copies J.C. Penney's Beauty Care Strategy

    August 29, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) looks like it's tearing another page out of J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) turnaround playbook. The mid-tier ...
  15. How the J. C. Penney Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 23, 2016
    The JCPenney credit card has some nice perks, especially for frequent buyers, but it carries a relatively high interest rate. ...
  16. How the Kohl's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (KSS)

    August 18, 2016
    Find out how the Kohl's charge card works and how shoppers can generate bigger savings throughout the year as a Kohl's cardholder.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ...
  19. Kohl's Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Monday (KSS)

    June 6, 2016
    Kohl's will send its dividend payment on June 22 to shareholders of record as of June 8.
  20. Brace for a Retail Stock Flop (TGT, M)

    May 27, 2016
    Leading U.S. retailers are reporting large unsold inventories. These are early signs that the retail sector's woes are far ...
  21. Not Even Chewbacca Can Pilot Kohl's Back to Growth

    May 24, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is getting some social media mileage out of the viral video of a woman in a Chewbacca mask, but it won't ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Nike Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NKE)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about a handful of the key international manufacturing companies that contract with Nike to manufacture its popular ...
  24. Kohl's Disappoints With Earnings, Increases Dividend (KSS)

    May 13, 2016
    Kohl's posted disappointing profit and revenue figures for 2016 Q1 but boosted the dividend from $0.45 to $0.50 per quarter.
  25. Kohl's, Macy's Weak Q1 Shows Where Retail's Going

    May 12, 2016
    Both Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) and Macy's (NYSE: M) posted disappointing first-quarter earnings reports, which raises questions ...
  26. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  27. Kohl's Expands Its Off/Aisle Discount Brand

    March 23, 2016
    Already known at least partly for its value pricing, Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) has launched more locations of its discount brand, ...
  28. J.C. Penney Needs a Customer Experience Turnaround

    March 17, 2016
    When you're barely performing better than Wal-Mart in customer service, all the financial wizardry that brought you back ...
  29. Analyzing J.C Penney's Return on Equity (ROE) (JCP, M)

    February 29, 2016
    Understand how sagging net income and razor-thin margins have been a drag on J.C. Penney's return on equity (ROE) in the ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. The Top 5 Mid Cap Retail Stocks for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Discover the top five mid-cap retail stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and potential price target for each ...
  32. Kohl's Launches a Christmas Shopping Marathon (KSS, WMT)

    December 16, 2015
    Is it a sign of desperation, or has Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) sensed a real opportunity? Like many retailers grasping for every ...
  33. Kohl's: Should You Stock Up or Sell? (KSS)

    November 18, 2015
    Many traders are bearish on Kohl's, but long-term investors might want to take a closer look for this simple reason.
  34. Will You Even Recognize Kohl's Next Year? (KSS, M)

    October 29, 2015
    As Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) efforts at engineering a turnaround seemingly falter -- its stock has lost more than a third of its ...
  35. Axe Falling at J.C. Penney Is Only the Beginning (JCP, KSS)

    October 26, 2015
    The announcement from J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) that it would be laying off 300 of the 3,400 people at its corporate headquarters ...
  36. J.C. Penney Hopes to Tackle Menswear Growth (JCP, KSS)

    September 8, 2015
    As one of the most popular players on the New York Giants football team, Michael Strahan has developed into an even bigger ...
  37. Abercrombie Poaching Competition to Shake Up Sales (ANF, CRI)

    August 25, 2015
    Suffering from sagging sales as fast fashion rivals lure away customers, teen retailer Abercombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) ...
  38. J.C. Penney Trounces Wall Street ... Again (JCP, KSS)

    August 17, 2015
    Bucking the trend of recent retailer reports, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported second quarter earnings that trounced analyst ...
  39. Kohl's Becomes Second Retailer to Miss Big (KSS, JCP)

    August 14, 2015
    It is beginning to shape up as a bad time for retail after Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported earnings that fell short of analyst ...
  40. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    August 13, 2015
    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  41. What Does Macy's Miss Mean for the Rest of Retail? (JCP, KSS)

    August 12, 2015
    Macy's (NYSE: M) swung and missed its second quarter sales and earnings this morning, causing its stock to slump 5% for ...
  42. J.C. Penney Finally Earning Wall Street's Respect (JCP, HD)

    August 10, 2015
    It took awhile, but Wall Street is finally coming around to the notion that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) just might make good ...
  43. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex (AXP, KSS)

    July 31, 2015
    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  44. Credit Card Review: Chase Freedom (JPM, AMZN)

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Chase Freedom card and how it earns 1% cash back on every purchase and up to 5% on purchases in quarterly ...
  45. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    June 10, 2015
    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  46. How Close Is J.C. Penney to Bankruptcy? (JCP, KSS)

    April 30, 2015
    Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has reported a net loss in each of the past four years. The company's balance ...
  47. Why Walmart's Growth is No Longer a Given

    April 16, 2014
    Walmart is the ultimate mom-and-pop success story, but how can the largest retailer in the world continue growing in the ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  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.