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Wal-Mart's teaming up to sell products on Google Home could spark hope for struggling retailers.
Matthew Boss, JPMorgan retail analyst, and Paul Trussell, Deutsche Bank retail analyst, weigh in on department store stocks, including JCPenney hitting a record low.
J.C. Penney's stock was in free fall after the besieged retailer turned in a mixed report for the second quarter.
Earlier on Thursday, retail rivals Kohl's, Macy's and Dillard's delivered second-quarter earnings ahead of Nordstrom.
Thursday's earnings reports from department stores left a mixed bag of results, with many questions remaining unanswered.
Department store chain Kohl's said that it rung up more purchases than expected in July, the final month of the period.
Early signs are hinting at negative to flat same-store sales across the board for department stores, JPMorgan says.
Snow Park said the department store's properties alone should be valued at upward of $200 per share.
CNBC's Leslie Picker reports that activist firm Snow Park has taken a two-percent state in Dillard's on the value of its real estate.
Friday is set to be the year's heaviest volume day as the Russell indexes get rebalanced, meaning some stocks will be added and others demoted.
Snap shares sinking to trade around IPO price could spell trouble ahead for future IPOs.
Stocks are reacting to the cold, hard facts of the economy first and foremost.
Beyond the rotation from tech to banks, the old growth vs. value divide is reemerging in the stock market.
Alibaba's and Nordstrom's shares both climbed on Thursday, offering a clearer picture of how receptive Wall Street is to certain retailers.
Risks are far from out of the picture, but the stock market is choosing to hear what it wants.
Wall Street is preparing for an onslaught of more retailers' earnings to come — but it's a different mix of companies reporting.
Some of the biggest department stores reported disappointing earnings this week that have sent retail stocks tumbling.
Retail has reached a tipping point, and it's looking like an uphill battle from here.
Nordstrom reported better-than-expected earnings, as many retail stocks struggled to win Wall Street over with disappointing results.