We have already heard from a bunch of retail companies this week.  And now Wal-Mart (WMT) and Nordstrom (JWN) report on Thursday.

Wal-Mart's stock is down around 7% year-to-date, and while the company has invested heavily in e-commerce to take on Amazon (AMZN)  head-on that aggressiveness eat into WMT's bottom line.

Nordstrom, on the other hand, has seen its stock rise 13% year-to-day and is a perennial holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio.

Investors will be looking to hear about bottom line numbers, because even though it's a high-end store, shoppers still want bargains.  

But watch the video above for more details on what to expect from both companies this Thursday.

 

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