Keep an Eye on Kohl's

It's been a brutal second fiscal quarter (ending July 31) for most retailers, and investors have consequently taken these stocks to the woodshed. One of the few companies that reported a decent quarter was Kohl's (KSS), the moderately priced department-store chain headquartered in Wisconsin. Not surprisingly, its stock has recently held up better than most of its peers.

Kohl's is a full-line department store chain with nearly 1,200 locations in 49 states. Its core target is the "Mom" demographic -- married women ages 29-54 with household income close to the $100,000 range. Its stores are on the newer side, generally free-standing or in power strips, not as mall anchors. Management has done a good job of implementing an "omnichannel" (integrated store plus Internet) strategy, resulting in a redeployment of capital spending from new store development to IT and distribution center investment....478 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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