|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1300|
|Day's Range||59.47 - 60.68|
|52 Week Range||37.79 - 66.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.72|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.48 (2.45%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Do Macy’s Investors Expect a Better Second Half of the Year? Macy’s (M) 12-month forward PE multiple has declined 17.1% since the announcement of its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 in August. Macy’s exceeded analysts’ fiscal second-quarter expectations and raised its fiscal 2018 guidance.
Do Macy’s Investors Expect a Better Second Half of the Year? Macy’s (M) raised its sales guidance for fiscal 2018 in August after a better performance in the first half of fiscal 2018. As we’ve already seen in this series, Macy’s sales declined 1.1% in the fiscal second quarter, which ended on August 4, due to the impact of the shift in the Friends and Family promotional event to the fiscal first quarter.
Macy’s (M) stock was up 41.7% YTD (year-to-date) as of September 21. Macy’s and its department store peers have been taking several measures to grow their top lines amid intense rivalry from online retailers such as Amazon (AMZN). Macy’s net sales declined for 11 quarters and then recovered in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and the first quarter of fiscal 2018.
The luxury department store has achieved four consecutive quarters of comp sales growth, but it is still far from being healthy.
While they are a usually controversial subject, stock buybacks have nonetheless made a huge impact this year. According to a CNBC report last month, companies will likely purchase $1 trillion worth of their own equity. Understandably, this trend has Wall Street considering the pros and cons.
The U.S. Census Bureau's official August retail sales data fell short of economists' expectations, with particularly poor results at department stores. But that may not be bad news for the likes of Kohl's, Macy's, and Nordstrom.
Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) announced that the retail chain has rolled out a new pair of dirty, taped sneakers that have stirred up quite the controversy over their high price tag. The thing that is even more outrageous than their design is the fact that you will have to shell out $530 to buy a pair of these Nordstrom sneakers. The Italian brand Golden Goose has made a business out of selling tattered-looking sneakers for more than $500, making this product less than surprising when you consider that.
Some bulls are taking a breather on Stitch Fix Inc (NASDAQ: SFIX ) after the firm’s 125-percent year-over-year run. The Analyst Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy downgraded the stock to Neutral and raised ...
Despite heavy investments, Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) is committed to its share buyback program. Share repurchases improve a company’s EPS by reducing the average share count. For the first half of fiscal 2018, Kohl’s repurchased 2.5 million shares.
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment's (PEI) latest tenant lineup at the company flagship destination -- Cherry Hill Mall -- complements its targeted merchandising strategies and differential tenant mix.
In the past 15 days, there has been just one price target action for Kohl’s (KSS) stock. On September 4, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Kohl’s stock with a “buy” rating and a price target of $91.00. Under its multiyear Greatness Agenda strategy, Kohl’s is revamping its merchandise assortment, emphasizing the omnichannel/digital experience, and optimizing its marketing spending across channels.
Can Kohl’s stock sustain its momentum? Kohl’s (KSS) stock has risen 46.2% year-to-date. The growing clout of online retailers has adversely impacted department stores’ business. As a result, department stores such as Kohl’s have taken to expanding their digital—especially mobile—and omnichannel capabilities to retain their market share.
The Nike Inc. ad featuring NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick divided American shoe buyers, with some calling for a boycott of the company and others vowing to buy more of its sneakers. Companies from Nordstrom Inc. to L.L. Bean have faced controversies that prompted a segment of consumers to boycott or stock up on their products. After Mr. Kaepernick’s involvement in Nike’s latest ad campaign was revealed on Labor Day, investors sold shares, critics torched their shoes and supporters raced to stores.
MILLENNIALS KILLED the mall, we’re told, and all shopping carts have gone digital. Online transactions still make up less than 10% of American retail sales quarterly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and fashion brands large and small are crafting high-tech retail experiences that give internet marketplaces a run for their money, anticipating the demands of iPhone-wielding shopaholics. “We’re going through a period that would only be paralleled by the industrial revolution,” said Robin Lewis, author of “The New Rules of Retail,” a study of trendy in-store innovations.
Nordstrom's 10 million rewards members make up 50 percent of the retailers sales and spend an average of four times than non-members.
Elite AmEx customers carry the Black Card. Soon, Nordstrom Inc.’s top shoppers will be granted “icon” status. After years of competing for shoppers with discounts, retailers are trying a new approach heading into the key holiday season: wooing their biggest spenders with special services and access to private events.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
Everybody likes a bargain, but the discount division of Hudson’s Bay Co. has been unable to tap the appetite for good deals that’s lifted sales at rival retailers. The Canadian owner of Saks Fifth Avenue is trying to turn around its Saks Off 5th chain, which reported falling same-store sales for the seventh time in the past eight quarters. In contrast, revenue at Nordstrom Inc.’s Rack grew 4 percent on that basis last quarter, while TJ Maxx operator TJX Cos., on the lower end of the off-price spectrum, is thriving, too.
The personal styling service is changing under Nordstrom ownership as a new billboard touts the fact Trunk Club is still here after a challenging four years.
Nordstrom (JWN) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 17.7x as of September 7. Nordstrom exceeded analysts’ expectations for the fiscal second quarter and raised its outlook for the full fiscal year. As of September 7, Nordstrom’s department store rivals Macy’s (M) and Kohl’s (KSS) were trading at 12-month forward PEs of 9.5x and 14.1x, respectively.
Last month, Nordstrom (JWN) raised its guidance for fiscal 2018 following strong performance in the first half of the year. Nordstrom’s adjusted EPS of $0.95 in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 easily beat analysts’ expectation of $0.84. Nordstrom’s effective tax rate was 25.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to 41.8% in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
If you're looking for extra cash during the holiday, you may want to check out Macy's. The department store is set to hire 80,000 holiday workers and says that they are expecting a 'strong and successful holiday shopping season'.