SOURCE: StockCall


April 29, 2011 09:28 ET

Research on Kohl's Corp. and Saks Incorporated - Department Stores Relatively Strong

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Department Stores industry and has completed analytical research on Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS) and Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Department Stores sector has been fairly strong lately despite several headwinds. High gasoline prices are believed to be negatively impacting retail sales as customers are less inclined to get out and drive anywhere. Inflation and gas prices are both hurting consumer confidence. Prices for clothing are also rising as commodity prices for things like cotton increase. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Department Stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Kohl's Corp. and Saks Incorporated; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Still, despite these negative trends and a later Easter, the sector had a relatively strong March with losses less than initially forecast for companies like Kohl's Corp. This is believed to be due in part to faith in improving unemployment levels. Strong stock market performance is thought to have motivated consumer spending at higher end stores, which could be positive for companies like Saks Incorporated. This unexpected strength is cause for optimism in months ahead. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Kohl's Corp. and Saks Incorporated at or

One trend in the sector has been to open smaller format stores. These more diminutive versions are designed to extend influence into less developed suburban markets. The outlet format appeals more strongly to those consumers with less disposable income and could prove to be a lucrative new source of revenue for luxury retailers. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Department Stores industry.

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