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  • UPDATE 1-Weak sales, more promotions hurt Sears Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    Nov 21- Sears Holdings Corp reported a wider quarterly net loss on Thursday after sales fell at both its namesake department stores and its Kmart discount chain and it invested in more promotions targeting rewards members.

  • Sears net loss widens on weak sales Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Nov 21- Sears Holdings Corp, which operates its eponymous department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported a wider quarterly net loss as sales fell at both chains and it invested in more promotions targeting rewards members.

  • Nov 20- J.C. Penney Co Inc on Wednesday said November sales were encouraging and popular house brands were lifting gross profit margin, suggesting the struggling department store operator is turning a corner.

  • Cramer: Off life-support, now rehab for retailer Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Department store chain J.C. Penney becomes "just another retailer" after third-quarter earnings, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Nov 19- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc is set to give a big payout to shareholders despite a bigger quarterly loss due to one-time charges related to restructuring and asset impairment.

  • Nov 19- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc reported a larger quarterly loss as it took one-time charges related to restructuring and asset impairment.

  • Nov 19- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc reported a wider quarterly loss as it took one-time charges of C $42.8 million related to restructuring and asset impairment. Net loss widened to C $48.8 million, or 48 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter, from C $21.9 million, or 22 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Hedge funds Highfields Capital, Jana Partners and Farallon Capital Management Group took positions in the ailing department store operator, and Glenview Capital, already a big owner, added to its holdings.

  • Hedge funds Jana Partners and Farallon Capital Management Group took positions in the ailing department store operator. Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners and Farallon, founded by Tom Steyer, each bought 500,000 shares in the Plano, Texas- based company during the quarter, regulatory filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday show.

  • *Cuts full-year earnings forecast to $4.08- $4.23/ share from $4.15- $4.35. Nov 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly results as fewer customers visited its stores, leading to a surprise fall in same-store sales.

  • *Cuts FY earnings/share view to $4.08- $4.23 from $4.15- $4.35. Nov 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast after reporting weaker-than-expected third-quarter results due to a surprise fall in same-store sales. The company cut its full year earnings forecast to $4.08- $4.23 per share from $4.15- $4.35.

  • Kohl's quarterly results miss estimates Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Nov 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter results as sales at stores open for more than a year fell 1.6 percent. Net income fell 18 percent to $177 million, or 81 cents per share, from $215 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Nov 13- Macy's Inc on Wednesday reported a rebound in sales, helped by more promotions, and the U.S. department store chain said business was improving as the holiday season nears. "We have consciously gone after that opening price point business lately and have been very successful there," Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet said on a conference call.

  • Nov 13- Macy's Inc on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected- quarterly sales and earnings, helped by more promotions and advertising, and the department store chain said business had improved as the quarter progressed.

  • Macy's third-quarter comparable sales rise 3.5 percent Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Nov 13- Macy's Inc on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected third-quarter comparable sales, crediting more intense advertising and business that improved markedly in October. The department store operator said comparable sales rose 3.5 percent, while analysts were expecting them to be up 2.1 percent, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Nov 11- Sears Canada Inc said it would sell its 50 percent stake in eight Canadian properties for about C $315 million, as the struggling department store chain continues to offload real estate in the country.

  • Struggling JC Penney catches a break; Stock soars Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    JC Penny saw its stock price jump Friday after a Wall Street analyst upgraded his sales outlook for the long struggling department store.

  • Nov 1- J.C. Penney Co Inc shares rose as much as 10.8 percent on Friday after Wall Street firm ITG Investment Research lifted its sales forecast for the department store chain, citing "improving sales trends" in five of the last seven weeks. Penney shares were up 8.7 percent at $8.15 in afternoon trading and rose as high as $8.31.

  • Oct 29- Sears Holdings Corp is considering splitting off its Lands' End clothing and Sears Auto Center businesses, after another quarter of declining same-store sales. The company's shares rose 7 percent, as investors assessed the latest attempt by the operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain to turn around its business.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- J.C. Penney Co Inc told investors for the third time in less than five weeks that sales trends are improving and reaffirmed its forecast calling for positive comparable-store sales results coming out of the third quarter. The comments by Penney CEO Myron Ullman at a conference on Monday boosted the department store chain's shares by 6 percent.

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