Popular Black Friday Plays:1. Kohl’s Corp. ( KSS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates department stores in the United States. Market cap at $12.B. Kohl’s is offering deals ahead of Black Friday. Stores open at midnight, and in addition to several door-buster and early-bird sales, customers can shop the online deals as early as Wednesday. They are also offering $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 purchased on Black Friday. 2. Best Buy Co. Inc. ( BBY, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. Market cap at $5.13B. Hundreds of shoppers can be seen lined around Best Buy’s stores each Black Friday. Doors open at midnight. 3. Target Corp. ( TGT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Market cap at $40.89B. Similar to Wal-Mart, Target has several door buster deals and plans to open stores on Thanksgiving day, at 9pm. It has received complaints that their determination to boost sales comes at the expense of their employees’ Thanksgiving evening. Target has responded by claiming their decision to open at 9pm reflects consumers’ preference to shop right after their dinner. They also claim employee preferences are taken into account when scheduling Thanksgiving shifts. 4. Saks Incorporated ( SKS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates fashion retail stores in the United States. Market cap at $1.51B. Saks Fifth Avenue represents some of the higher end retailers, including Nordstrom (JWN), Tiffany & Co. (TIF). Like Macy’s these are common retailers in malls. But unlike Macy’s, these stores are offering consumers who might be scared away by rowdy crowds a more “white glove” experienc e. Typically these high-end retailers do not offer promotions during the holidays. Although Saks made an exception last year offering discounts neat 70% off on popular brands, SmartMoney has predicted this year discounts will be “few and far between.” Saks has yet to announce their Black Friday hours.
Popular Black Friday AND Cyber Monday Plays:5. Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a retailer in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $6.23B. Sears is offering two waves of doorbusters. The first at 8pm on Thanksgiving, and other at 4am on Black Friday. Sears members can also shop doorbusters online today through Monday. 6. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ( WMT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. Market cap at $231.B. Wal-Mart is discounting products a few hours earlier as they cut prices late on Thanksgiving day. Wal-Mart, Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us will all open stores at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. 7. Macy’s, Inc. ( M, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates department stores and Internet Web sites in the United States. Market cap at $15.84B. Macy’s has always been a popular shopping destination, especially for the mall scene. The store is a natural beneficiary of the black Friday rush to other popular shops in malls and shopping strips. Macy’s is offering online Black Friday specials online Thursday November 22nd through Saturday November 24th. Stores will open at midnight through 1pm on Friday, November 23rd. Their website features several holiday deals, and a phone app so shoppers can receive in-store alerts on Black Friday specials. Popular Cyber Monday Plays: SHIPPING As items purchased online must be shipped, FedEx and UPS are without a doubt one of the biggest beneficiaries of Cyber Monday. It’s been reported that “FedEx is forecasting a 13 percent increase in shipping this holiday season as compared with last; UPS predicts a 10 percent increase; and the U.S. Postal Service expects a whopping 20 percent jump in the number of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
13. Overstock.com Inc. ( OSTK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as an online retailer offering discount brand, non-brand, and closeout merchandise in the United States. Market cap at $330.41M. Competitor to eBay and Amazon, Overstock’s homepage features a countdown to Black Friday and advertises big discounts. Written by Kapitall’s Fay Faatin Analyze These Ideas: Getting Started
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