J.C. Penney

How Bad a Time Is It to Be a Bricks-and-Mortar Retailer? -- The Motley Fool

Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Nordstorm’s dropped 5% to 10% after their earnings reports. But J.C. Penney only wishes its stock had done nearly that well.<p>In …

Consumer News

Trump Rips Amazon on Twitter for 'Great Damage' to Retailers

President goes off on the tech giant via Twitter, saying “many jobs being lost!” because of the company<p>President Trump added to Amazon’s recent woes …

Entertainment

In 3 Seconds I Will You What You're Missing About Target's Big 'Comeback'

Here's a quick dose of reality on Target's (TGT) 'strong' second quarter earnings and amazing full year guidance lift for you to digest.<p>The company …

Business

Trump slams Amazon for doing 'great damage' to retailers

US President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it's killing industry …

Business (Australia)

These are the 10 most expensive NFL stadiums your precious tax dollars paid for

This season, as always, taxpayers are giving NFL owners money whether they watch football or not.<p>If you live in a National Football League market …

Investing

Soaring digital sales drive Target during second quarter

NEW YORK – Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher.<p>Revenue also topped Wall Street expectations and the company boosted its full-year guidance, sending shares sharply higher in premarket …

Markets

J.C. Penney is on a five day losing streak

J.C. Penney’s reassurance that a deep quarterly loss was likely a one-time event sparked by store closures appears to have not calmed investors, as the retailer’s stock suffered its steepest five day plunge in at least 37 years.<p>As of Tuesday morning, the department store’s share price was down …

Markets

This fund manager finds contrarian bargains among ‘smidcaps’

Pity the poor small-cap investor.<p>Large-cap names have been ripping higher, pushing the S&P 500 SPX, +0.21% up 10% so far this year and leaving small and midcap stocks in the dust. The Russell 2000 RUT, +0.23% is only up about 2%.<p>This tells me that “smidcap” land is a good place to look for relative …

Stocks

The new Wegmans in Natick is hiring 550 new employees

If you’re looking for a job, you might be in luck.<p>Wegmans, a popular grocery store chain that is rapidly expanding in Massachusetts, is hiring 550 …

Boston

What Amazon Could Buy for $16 Billion in Debt Instead of Whole Foods Is Crazy

Amazon.com (AMZN) will issue up to $16 billion in debt to fund its pending acquisition of Whole Foods Market (WFM) . With that kind of chump change, …

Fortune 500

J.C. Penney, Lowe’s Take Top Spots in ABX Advertising Rankings for July

J.C. Penney scores high with its digital “Back-to-School” campaign.<p>J.C. Penney & Co. garnered the top spot in advertising effectiveness for July with …

Trends

Target posts higher quarterly comp sales after a year of declines

Target Corp (TGT) reported a 1.3% rise in quarterly comparable sales, after a year of declines, helped by higher customer visits to its stores and website.<p>Shares of the company were up nearly 5% at $57.01 in premarket trading on Wednesday.<p>Net income fell to $672 million, or $1.22 per share, in the …

Business

J.C. Penney Shares Suffering Its Worst 5-Day Stretch in Your Lifetime

J.C. Penney Co Inc. (JCP) was on pace to finish at its third-straight record low stock price Tuesday as shares tumbled over 4% during mid-afternoon …

Business

Here's a Fresh Retail Story: TJX Will Open 260 New Stores This Year

As bricks-and-mortar clothing retailers like Macy's Inc. (M) and J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) fight for their lives by contracting—shuttering …

Stocks

Target Brings Some Sunshine as the Retail Apocalypse Rips Through Retail

Bullseye, Target Corp. (TGT) just scored big on Wall Street. Not the case for J.C. Penney (JCP) , Macy's (M) and other retailers that have reported …

Investing

Maersk Expects to Ride Rising Tides This Year Despite Cyber-Attack Losses

AP Moller-Maersk (AMKAF) (AMKBF) said a devastating cyber-attack at the end of June likely cost between $200 million and $300 million after its …

Investing

Companies with CEOs on Trump's Manufacturing Council Are Lagging the Markets

President Trump likes to boast on Twitter about the equity market's performance during his administration, but share prices of companies whose CEOs …

Stocks

European Markets Called to Open Higher

European markets looked set to open marginally higher Wednesday, following a mixed session in Asia.<p>London's FTSE 100 was indicated to add 17 points …

Markets

Britain's Prudential Sells U.S. Broker-Dealer Network to LPL Financial

Prudential said Wednesday it sold its U.S. independent broker-dealer-network to the largest independent broker network in the U.S., LPL Financial …

Investing

TJX Shows How to Win in Retail; AMD Gains Traction in Key Area -- ICYMI Tuesday

We seem to be reciting Mark Twain's famous "The report of my death..." quote on a daily basis as investors overreact and look for that straw that …

Dick's Sporting Goods

European Benchmarks Lifted By Miners and Airlines

European benchmarks rose during early trading Wednesday as investors began positioning for economic news set to hit the market later in the …

Business

Street saw 'severe overreaction' to retail earnings last week, says Helfenbein; Wal-Mart, Target still on deck

Retail earnings season is upon us, in case you haven't already noticed.<p>And although multiple department store chains saw their stocks crater last …

Markets

J.C Penney: We're Gambling

You might think JCP was on the brink of extinction.<p>Q2 was not as terrible as perceived.<p>Some lines are very positive.<p>Valuation compelling.<p>What could …

Markets

JC Penney: Keep It Like a Secret?

<b>JC Penney</b> (JCP) tumbled 17% on Friday after releasing weaker-than-expected earnings. So what would it do for an encore? How about drop some …

Markets

The Simple Reasons Why Amazon is Not a Monopoly

There’s a Much Bigger Problem for RetailI recently Google searched the term “Amazon monopoly.” It returned over 4 million results.Now, a couple of …

Trends

The Daily Prophet: Analysts Can't Stop Cutting Profit Forecasts

Connecting the dots in global markets.<p>Largely lost in the debate over how much credit President Donald Trump should or should not get for the performance of U.S. stocks this year is that perhaps the biggest reason for the rally is strong earnings. With more than 90 percent of the S&P 500 members …

Economy

Bitcoin Bull Raises Price Target to $7,500

Standpoint's Ronnie Moas first predicted that cryptocurrency bitcoin would reach $5,000 per digital coin, and after bitcoin reached an all-time high …

Tech Industry

Canada Could Walk From NAFTA Over Changes to Dispute Settlement Panel

Canada is getting tough on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations ahead of Wednesday's meeting on the issue, suggesting it could leave the …

NAFTA

Why Macy's and Kohl's Shares Tanked on Better-Than-Expected Reports -- The Motley Fool

Same-store sales were down for both retailers but not as much as predicted.<p>In this <i>MarketFoolery</i> segment, host Mac Greer, David Kretzmann of <i>Supernova</i> …

Stocks

VMware Stock Climbs After Pre-Announcing Q2 Results

Shares of VMware ( VMW) , a provider of cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services, were surging over 5% in midday trading on …

Stocks