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October 6, 2011
07:06 EDTKSS, JCP, BJ, BBY, COST, WMT, M, TGTRetail trade group sees holiday sales up 2.8%, LA Times reports
The National Retail Federation forecasts U.S. retail sales in the upcoming holiday season will rise 2.8% to $465.6B, reported The Los Angeles Times. Reference Link
News For WMT;TGT;M;JCP;COST;BJ;KSS;BBY From The Last 14 Days
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August 14, 2015
05:47 EDTKSSKohl's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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August 13, 2015
17:17 EDTKSSOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
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15:36 EDTKSSKohl's valuation compelling, says BofA/Merrill
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14:56 EDTJCPNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include J.C. Penney (JCP), consensus (48c).
14:17 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney technical comments ahead of earnings news
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14:14 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney August weekly 8.5 straddle priced for 10.1% movement into Q2
12:38 EDTJCPEarnings Watch: Analyst says J.C. Penney's FY15 SSS view 'achievable'
J.C. Penney (JCP) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings before the market opens on Friday, August 14 with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. J.C. Penney operates about 1,100 retail stores and jcp.com. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for a loss per share of (48c) on revenue of $2.86B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is (56c)-(38c) on revenue of $2.8B-$2.89B. LAST QUARTER: J.C. Penney reported first adjusted earnings per share of (57c) against estimates for (77c), on revenue of $2.86B against estimates for $2.87B. Comparable store sales were up 3.4%. The retailer narrowed its fiscal year 2015 SSS view to up 4%-5% from up 3%-5% and forecast FY15 gross margins to improve 100-150 basis points vs. its previous view of a 50-100 basis point improvement. On its Q1 earnings conference call, the company said that it expected to be free cash flow breakeven in FY15, and predicted FY15 capital expenditures of $250M-$300M and EBITDA of approximately $600M. NEWS: At the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference on June 10, J.C. Penney said it is on track to meet its $1.2B EBITDA target by 2017 and said that it believes the company can continue to grow gross margin in a "healthy, sustainable way." Marvin Ellison, the company's Chief Executive Officer, said the company's private brands are "perceived as equal" to national brands, and noted that the company's previous strategy "obviously didn't go well," but that customers "never gave up on us." Ellison said that the resilience required to stabilize the business has been "significant." STREET RESEARCH: On the day after its last earnings report, Piper Jaffray and UBS raised their price targets on J.C. Penney, and Baird said the Q1 results were "encouraging." On July 22, Buckingham upgraded J.C. Penney to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $12 from $9. The firm believes comps in the second half of 2015 could accelerate and has increased confidence of the company's ability to hit its 2017 EBITDA target of $1.2B. The firm also believes FY15 SSS guidance of 4%-5% is "achievable." During the quarter, shares were also upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, J.C. Penney shares are down 7%. In early afternoon trading ahead of Thursday's Q2 report, J.C. Penney is down over 2% to $8.10
12:18 EDTKSSOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:45 EDTKSSOptions with increasing volume
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11:30 EDTMStocks with call strike movement; M HPQ
Macy's (M) November 72.50 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 27, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) January 34 call option implied volatility increased 7% to 32 according to IVolatility.
09:37 EDTMActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL CSCO M TSLA BAC GILD BABA FB SLW GPRO SUNE NLY ABX NFLX MSFT
09:20 EDTKSSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:05 EDTWMTWal-Mart August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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08:58 EDTKSSKohl's hasn't seen significant shift in terms of discounting for 2H
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08:51 EDTKSSKohl's says sees some strength in back to school business in August
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08:46 EDTKSSKohl's still sees FY gross margin flat to up 20bps
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07:02 EDTKSSKohl's now sees FY15 EPS at low end of $4.40-$4.60 range, consensus $4.51
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07:02 EDTKSSKohl's reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.07, consensus $1.16
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06:00 EDTJCPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; WMB JCP
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05:56 EDTWMTStocks with implied volatility movement; WMT CF
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