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Target's price cuts on 'thousands' of items sinks retailer stocks
Retailer stocks took a midday dive Friday, after Target Corp. said on its website that it had "lowered prices on thousands of items," fueling concerns over a price war amid a lackluster sales environment. Target's stock was down about 1.5% just before its announcement, but losses widened to 3.2% in afternoon trade. The discount retailer said the price cuts are an attempt to end customer uncertainty over the timing of discounts on certain products. "We want our guests to feel a sense of satisfaction every time they shop at Target," Chief Merchandising Officer Mark Tritton said in a statement. "Part of that is removing the guesswork to ensure they feel confident they're getting a great, low price every day." Shares of rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc. went from down 1.2% just before Target's announcement to down 2%. Elsewhere, shares of Kohl's Corp. shed 1%, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. gave up 1.7%, Macy's Inc. lost 1.4% and Nordstrom Inc. fell 0.5%. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF went from a loss of 0.4% to a decline of 1.3%, before recovering to be down 0.8%. Target's stock has tumbled 21.5% year to date, while the retail ETF has lost 9.0% and the S&P 500 has gained 10.1%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
UPDATE 1-Hudson's Bay taps J.C. Penney for new CFO
Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Co
on Thursday named former J.C. Penney Co Inc
executive Edward Record as its chief financial officer,
effective Aug 28.
J.C. Penney stock is on a five-day losing streak
J.C. Penney stock is on a five-day losing streak after reporting a steep loss in the second quarter.
J.C. Penney's stock suffering worst 5-day stretch in over 45 years
Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. dropped 3.9% in morning trade Tuesday, putting them on track to close at a third-straight record low since the department store chain reported a wider-than-expected second-quarter loss. The stock has now plunged 32.7% amid a 5-session losing streak, the worst 5-day stretch since the stock began trading in January 1972, according to an analysis of FactSet data. J.C. Penney has been trying to fend off the "Amazon effect" which has led to several bankruptcies of brick-and-mortar retailers, by closing stores and focusing on categories such as appliances, but data within the July government retail sales report suggested that Penney's efforts may be for naught. The report said department store sales fell 3.9% from a year ago and electronics and appliance store sales declined 0.5%, while nonstore retailer sales rose 11.5%. The stock has now tumbled 56% year to date, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has shed 12% and the S&P 500 has gained 10%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Etsy, Camping World rise, while Nvidia, J.C. Penney fall
Etsy, Camping World rise, while Nvidia, J.C. Penney fall
J.C. Penney stumbles as liquidation sales add to losses
J.C. Penney's retail crisis deepened in the second quarter as fewer shoppers and losses connected to the company's recent store closures took a toll.
J.C. Penney and 'Project Runway' attempt to 'make it work' with new partnership
After battling financial troubles, a new partnership between retailer J.C. Penney and reality show 'Project Runway' could boost sales.
J.C. Penney accepting Apple Pay nationwide
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said Monday that it is now accepting Apple Pay at stores nationwide. It's also making its credit card available on the mobile payment service, so customers can accumulate J.C. Penney Rewards points. In stores, Apple Pay works with multiple versions of the iPhone and with the Apple Watch. J.C. Penney shares are down 1% in premarket trading, and down 39% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 10.4% for 2017 to date.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Apparel retailer shares rise after analyst comment on improved traffic
Apparel retailer shares rose in Monday trading led by companies like Guess Inc. (up 5.1%), Macy's Inc. (up 3.7%) and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (up 4.5%) after a Cowen & Company note said traffic at clothing stores has improved. "Large declines in national traffic have overshadowed consistently better traffic trends at apparel stores," Cowen wrote in a Monday note. The second week in July saw traffic decline 9.7% year-over-year, according to national traffic devices, compared with a 5.6% decline last week. But apparel traffic was down just 5.3%. Electronics traffic was down 26.2%. Year-to-date apparel traffic is down 4% versus a 19.7% decline for electronics. Other shares on the rise Monday include Kohl's Corp. (up 3%), Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (up 2.2%), J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (up 2.8%) and Ralph Lauren Corp. (up 2%). The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down 8.6% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up 9.9% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
J.C. Penney opening toy shops in all of its stores
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said Thursday that it will open toy shops in all of its bricks-and-mortar locations. The shops will be located next to the Disney Collection , and will feature dolls, board games and more from companies like Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc. . The company has doubled its online toy assortment in the last year, adding new categories like bicycles and outdoor trampolines, in order "to compete with pure e-commerce rivals," the company said. The new toy shops are also an effort to "explore new merchandise categories and differentiate its business." J.C. Penney shares are up 1.3% in premarket trading, but down 44.4% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 9.1% for 2017 to date.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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