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Kohl's Corp. rose $1.14 or 2.0 percent, to $58.88. Macy's Inc. rose $1.14 or 1.9 percent, to $60.09. Nordstrom rose$. 92 or 1.4 percent, to $68.39.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $58.09. Macy's Inc. rose$. 65 or 1.1 percent, to $59.60. Nordstrom rose$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $67.72.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $58.06. Macy's Inc. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $59.04. Nordstrom rose$. 01 or percent, to $67.48.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $57.74. Macy's Inc. rose$. 91 or 1.6 percent, to $58.95. Nordstrom rose $1.35 or 2.0 percent, to $67.47.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 60 or 1.0 percent, to $58.15. Macy's Inc. rose$. 97 or 1.7 percent, to $59.01. Nordstrom rose $1.26 or 1.9 percent, to $67.38.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 67 or 1.2 percent, to $57.55. Macy's Inc. rose$. 59 or 1.0 percent, to $58.04. Nordstrom rose $1.01 or 1.6 percent, to $66.12.
Kohl's Corp. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $57.25. Macy's Inc. rose$. 57 or 1.0 percent, to $58.02. Nordstrom rose$. 81 or 1.2 percent, to $65.92.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $56.88. Macy's Inc. fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $57.45. Nordstrom fell $3.58 or 5.2 percent, to $65.11.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $56.65. Macy's Inc. fell$. 46 or. 8 percent, to $57.38. Nordstrom fell $2.79 or 4.1 percent, to $65.90.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $56.71. Macy's Inc. fell$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $57.52. Nordstrom fell $2.55 or 3.7 percent, to $66.14.
The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Kohl's Corp., up $1.80 to $56.91. Keurig Green Mountain Inc., up 25 cents to $114.30.
Aug 14- Wal-Mart Stores Inc cut its full-year profit forecast, citing higher employee healthcare costs and increased investment in its online business, and the company said heavy discounting was likely to continue into the holiday shopping season.
U.S. stock-index futures traded mixed on Thursday after falling slightly on higher-than-expected jobless claims.
Aug 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs fell, sending its shares up 3.4 percent in premarket trading. Kohl's, which caters to price-sensitive middle-class shoppers and competes with Macy's Inc, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Nordstrom Inc, said net sales fell 1.1 percent to $4.24 billion.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.— Kohl's Corp. on Thursday reported net income that stayed nearly flat in its fiscal second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin- based company reported net income of $232 million, or $1.13 per share, compared with $231 million, or $1.04 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Aug 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp reported a 1.1 percent decline in quarterly sales, largely due to lower traffic at its stores. The company's net sales fell to $4.24 billion in the second quarter from $4.29 billion a year earlier.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 82 or 1.5 percent, to $55.11. Macy's Inc. fell $3.29 or 5.5 percent, to $56.47. Nordstrom fell$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $68.12.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average returning to positive territory for the year, as surging biotech shares helped investors shrug off disappointing retail sales data.