In the "Now": Customer Loyalty and Fresh Offerings - Research Report on J.C. Penney, Macy's, Kohl's, Saks and Dillard's

Mar 08, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors-Alliance

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M), Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS), Saks Inc. (NASDAQ: VOD) and Dillard's Inc. (NYSE: DDS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Research Report

J.C. Penney brings irresistible style at even more irresistible prices as it teams up with some of the world's leading brands and designers. Joe Fresh, Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, William Rast, LULU by Lulu Guiness, L'Amour Nanette Lepore and Duro Olowu for jcp, adds to the growing portfolio for JCP's spring lineup in stores across the country and Ron Johnson, CEO, said "We want to become famous for irresistible style at incredible value every day. By introducing these exciting brands at truly affordable prices, we are making it easier for customers to look and live better every day." The Full Research Report on J.C. Penney Company, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Macy's, Inc. Research Report

On the heels of Macy's fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth in EPS, the company is moving ahead with "new plans and actions to sharpen our approach to localized merchandise assortments and marketing, which we continue to believe is Macy's sustainable competitive advantage, "stressed Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy's Inc. "We are accelerating progress in omni-channel strategies at Macy's and Bloomingdale's to bring together our efforts in stores, online and mobile in a manner that satisfies emerging shopping patterns and capitalizes on the strength of our inventory regardless of where the customer demand occurs. And we are engaging shoppers in a manner that engenders loyalty and builds our business with each individual customer. Central to our continued success at both Macy's and Bloomingdale's is our expertise in offering our customers fresh and exclusive fashion merchandise, and to deliver outstanding value, "he added. In line with this, Macy's unveils its Marilyn Monroe collection where it will launch exclusively at 150 Macy's stores and on in mid-March. The Full Research Report on Macy's, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Kohl's Corporation Research Report

Approximately 950 new jobs have been created as Kohl's open nine new stores across the country, bringing the company's store count to 1, 155. Investing in their stores always remains a priority, according to Kevin Mansell, Chairman, President and CEO. "Our stores provide an inspiring destination for customers and reinforce our commitment to delivering an exciting shopping experience through quality brands, exceptional value and convenience," he added. The newly opened Kohl's stores are as follows: Decatur, Ala., Danville, Ill., Ames , Iowa, Minot, N.D., Sherwood, Ore., Hermitage, Pa., Spring Township, Pa., Denton, Texas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kohl's also has plans to remodel 30 locations this year. The Full Research Report on Kohl's Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Saks Inc. Research Report

World renowned retail icon Saks posted good numbers for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2013. Saks' total sales increased to 4.4% and 5.6% respectively. Despite being impacted by Hurricane Sandy, several merchandise showed sales strength during the fourth quarter, including women's contemporary apparel, advanced European designer apparel, shoes, handbags and fragrances. Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Even though 2012 was a challenging year, it was also a year of meaningful progress and transformation for Saks. We continued to execute our core merchandising, service, and marketing strategies while building critically important omni-channel capabilities to position us for the future. We made headway on several important initiatives." These initiatives include Project Evolution, the re-launch of the SaksFirst loyalty program, along with the opening of several new stores. The Full Research Report on Saks Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Dillard's Inc. Research Report

Dillard's, one of the nation's biggest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailers, has posted solid returns for its Q4 and fiscal year results. Dillard's Chief Executive Officer, William T. Dillard, II, stated, "We are pleased to report a strong finish to a very successful year at Dillard's. Our positive sales performance and gross margin expansion combined with expense control drove strong cash flow throughout the year. As a result, we were pleased to return cash to shareholders in the form of a $5.00 special dividend during the fourth quarter. Additionally, we purchased $185.5 million of Class A Common Stock during the year. As we mark our 75th year at Dillard's this month, we are proud of our progress and excited about the future." Highlights include a 30% increase in Q4 earnings per share, and a 3% increase in comparable store sales for the fourth quarter based upon comparable weeks, marking the Company's 10th consecutive quarterly comparable sales increase. The Full Research Report on Dillard's Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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