Retailers are facing "revenue cliffs" and margin compression this year, and it's not clear to investors where the bottom is.
Home Depot is up around 15 percent this year, but one technician warns that it could be in trouble as it gears up to report earnings.
J.C. Penney hasn't given as much attention to its women's apparel division, until now, but the push could be too late.
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.
Dillard's Inc., down $11.64 to $61.70. Microsoft Corp., down $1.06 to $71.41. Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices.
Thursday's earnings reports from department stores left a mixed bag of results, with many questions remaining unanswered.
Randal Konik, Jefferies retail analyst, and CNBC Contributor Jan Kniffen discuss department store stocks getting slammed ahead of earnings and their stock picks.
Department store chain Kohl's said that it rung up more purchases than expected in July, the final month of the period.
Investors kept their focus on rising tensions between North Korea and the U.S.
Macy's, Kohl's and Dillard's all said Thursday that a key sales figure fell again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly shop online, at discount stores and elsewhere. At Macy's the decrease wasn't as bad as Wall Street expected, and Kohl's managed to keep the decline to just 0.4 percent. But Macy's Inc. shares fell 10 percent, Kohl's Corp. fell nearly 6...
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
NEW YORK— Kohl's Corp. reported a surge in second-quarter profit, topping expectations, as it cut some costs and moved away from hefty charges for store closures. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin- based company's profit jumped 49 percent to $208 million, or $1.24 per share. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...
CNBC's Courtney Reagan talks about what to watch from big department store earnings like Macy's and Kohl's.
Earnings from department stores, producer inflation data and Fed talk will compete for market attention Thursday.
One portfolio manager is cautioning some investors who may look to beaten-down brick-and-mortar retail stocks as a value play.
Erin Gibbs of S&P Global says to watch big-box retail earnings reports this week. She's looking for them to meet or beat estimates, otherwise, the retail sector will be in a very bad place going into 2018.
The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders discuss the earnings on deck.
Payless is set to emerge from bankruptcy as early as Wednesday, banking on a strategy focused on bricks-and-mortar sales.
Early signs are hinting at negative to flat same-store sales across the board for department stores, JPMorgan says.