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Kohl's Corp. rose$. 69 or 1.3 percent, to $55.18. Macy's Inc. rose$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $58.73. Nordstrom rose$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $61.90.
March 14- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc's quarterly profit topped analysts' estimates again as shoppers snapped up the trendy merchandise sold at its Loft chain, sending its shares up more than 7 percent.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 56 or 1.0 percent, to $55.05. Macy's Inc. rose$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $58.55. Nordstrom rose$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $61.86.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $54.49. Macy's Inc. fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $58.21. Nordstrom fell$. 69 or 1.1 percent, to $61.51.
*Latest China data points to slowing economy. *Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second day of gains, following better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market, though worries about Ukraine and the health of China's economy curbed the advance.
March 13- J.C. Penney Co Inc is about to undo the centerpiece of former Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson's failed vision to take the retailer upmarket. The retailer wants to recapture former clients and go head to head with rivals like Target Corp and Kohl's Corp..
Stocks declined on Tuesday as news from China hit commodity prices..
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Copper prices fall to lowest since July 2010. "When you get a slow data week, markets tend to get a little jittery and slow," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey.
While analysts' bullish attitudes were aimed at the same sector, they gave differing opinions on where consumers' dollars are headed.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Urban Outfitters tumbles after warning. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Myriad Genetics falls after court motion denied. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were set for a flat open on Tuesday after a slight decline in the prior session left the S&P 500 within striking distance of its recent record high and amid investor caution as tensions in Ukraine continued.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, with stocks in Asia and Europe rebounding.
*J.C. Penny jumps after Citi upgrade. *Myriad Genetics falls after court motion denied. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after a slight decline in the prior session left the S&P 500 within striking distance of its recent record high and as tensions in Ukraine tempered investor appetite for risk-taking.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Credit Suisse upgraded the retailer to "outperform" from "neutral," citing the fact that it will lower prices moving forward.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
No one knows what will ultimately deter Vladimir Putin, but a resolution may hinge on the fact that he's not presiding over a healthy economy.
Make no mistake, said Jim Cramer, next week will be all about the forthcoming jobs number.
Just because a stock is broken doesn’t mean a company is broken. Of course sometimes it does.
*J.C. Penney, other retail shares rally after results. NEW YORK, Feb 27- The S&P 500 closed at a record on Thursday and ended in positive territory for the year after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said harsh weather seems to be to behind recent U.S. economic softness.