74.80 +0.15 (0.20%)
After hours: 7:01PM EDT
|Bid||74.65 x 800|
|Ask||74.99 x 2200|
|Day's Range||74.61 - 76.79|
|52 Week Range||37.97 - 82.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.04|
|Earnings Date||Nov 20, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.44 (3.02%)|
|1y Target Est||82.06|
Recently, Target Corporation (TGT) announced its plans to hire ~120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, 20% more than last year. The announcement indicates that Target expects the solid momentum in its sales to continue during the key holiday season. Janna Potts, chief stores officer at Target, stated that the company is expecting “a busy holiday season” and the addition of an increased temporary workforce will ensure a seamless shopping experience for its customers.
Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT) have expressed concerns regarding the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Both Target and Walmart have emphasized the fact that expanded tariffs will eventually hurt American families, as they will force these retailers to increase their prices. Several other retailers, including Costco (COST), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Macy’s (M), and Kohl’s (KSS), have also voiced their concerns about the higher tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
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 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.
Target announced recently it would be hiring 675 employees in New Mexico across its 10 stores, including 600 for its five in Albuquerque.
Retailers and shipping companies are already mapping out hiring plans for seasonal employees. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said it plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees nationwide, in preparation for the upcoming 2018 holiday season. Many of those will be needed in the Tampa Bay area, according to UPS spokesman Dan McMackin.
Kohl's (KSS) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
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.
Store discounts, higher wages and drawings are some ways retailers hope to attract store associates to work over the holiday season.
Over the trailing ten quarters, Kohl’s (KSS) has beaten Wall Street analysts’ estimates eight times, missing its estimates on two occasions. Kohl’s adjusted EPS for the first quarter totaled $0.64—much better than analysts’ estimates of $0.50 for the first quarter and $0.39 reported in the first quarter of 2017. Kohl’s second-quarter adjusted EPS came in at $1.76, easily beating the analyst estimate of $1.64.
Kohl’s (KSS) has beaten its sales estimates in the first quarter and the second quarter. Kohl’s has reported YoY (year-over-year) growth of 3.6% in the first quarter and 3.9% YoY growth in the second quarter. In the first quarter, Kohl’s total revenues (net sales plus other revenues) rose 3.5%. Kohl’s total revenues for the second quarter rose ~4.0%.
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.
Kohl’s (KSS) today announced its donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross, which is delivering vital emergency supplies and services to the communities affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition, the retailer will provide opportunities for associates and customers to support hurricane relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross on Kohls.com or at the checkout area located within Kohl’s stores nationwide. “Kohl’s is grateful our donation to the American Red Cross will help support our thousands of associates and customers who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer.
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.
Kohl’s (KSS) invites families to celebrate the holiday season by giving the happiest gifts on earth from the new Kohl’s Cares® Holiday collection that features Mickey Mouse and Friends. The Disney Mickey Mouse and Friends themed merchandise, available now in Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com/Cares, empowers children and their families to nurture their creativity as they read and play. Whether young readers are enjoying their first book from start to finish or families are spending time with characters in the Mickey Mouse Club through the 5-minute stories and activities, Disney enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the books in this season’s Kohl’s Cares collection. Priced at $5 each, the books and their coordinating plush pals make great gifts, with 100 percent of Kohl’s net profit benefiting charitable organizations nationwide.
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This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on September 11. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
Amazon (AMZN) is steadily changing minds. Apparel retailer J.Crew has now joined the growing list of big-name retailers lining up to sell their items on Amazon’s online marketplace. It once rejected the idea of listing products on Amazon’s platform. But times have changed, and understanding seems to have gotten better. And maybe J.Crew is betting that the potential benefits of selling on Amazon will outweigh the risks of doing so since Amazon is currently its competitor in the apparel retail business.
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.
Nordstrom’s (JWN) revenue grew 6.7% to $7.6 billion in the first half of fiscal 2018. Nordstrom’s fiscal second-quarter revenue growth was higher than its 3.9% growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 and 6.2% growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. Nordstrom’s revenue comprises its retail net sales and credit card revenue.
Nordstrom (JWN) stock surged 4.6% last week. The upscale department store is up 38.7% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis. On September 4, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage with a “buy” rating and a price target of “73,” and the stock reacted positively.
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NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) today announced the appointment of Bruce H. Besanko, a retail industry veteran with a history of financial leadership positions, to the company's board of directors as an independent director. Effective immediately, Besanko will serve on the board's finance committee and will replace outgoing director Rajesh K. Soin, who was first elected to Diebold, Incorporated's board of directors in 2012. Besanko is currently the chief financial officer of Kohl's Corporation (KSS), a national retailer.
Amazon hit a $1 trillion market cap on Sept. 4, becoming the second U.S. company to achieve this milestone, behind Apple. It's currently valued at more than these 21 other major retailers combined, despite generating significantly less sales.