Jim Cramer explains why Target's own self-cannibalization is the scariest of all for retail.
Credit Suisse upgrades Nordstrom and Burlington to outperform.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) climbed higher, led by shares of Michaels.
It's starting to look like J.C. Penney will be the next department store chain to put its physical footprint under the shrink ray.
New data show that retail sales increased as expected in November and December.
The widespread deterioration from last year's dismal results underscores the challenges facing legacy retailers.
For retailers, deciding which stores to close isn't as easy as it might seem.
The department store chain reports same-store sales for November and December fell 0.8 percent.
J.C. Penney said same-store sales for November and December fell 0.8 percent, blaming a weak start to the holiday selling season.
Retail stocks have hit the skids, and the move could signal market turmoil ahead, according to some strategists.
Toyota, Sears, JC Penney stocks are making headlines on Wall Street this Friday.
Trader Jack Ablin sums up the mass destruction retailers are experiencing right now in one neat little chart.
Matthew Boss, JPMorgan equity retail analyst, discusses his bearish call on department stores like Macy's and Kohl's.
Two department store chains detailed massive closure plans, setting the stage for more than 200 of their locations to close this spring.
CNBC's Scott Wapner crowns this year's Fast Money Halftime Report Portfolio Challenge winner, Jim Lebenthal.
The one-day closure comes two months after the retailer admitted that inconsistent prices were making its stores confusing to shop.
Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group, and Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises, look at the activity at the mall traffic post holiday, including several fights that broke out at malls in New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee.
Allen Questrom, former JCPenney CEO, weighs in on retail, and the state of the consumer.
Interest-heavy, import-based department stores like JC Penney could greatly suffer under conservative tax reform, Jan Kniffen says.