Macy's Profit Warning, Nordstrom Going Private?, J. Crew Bids Adieu to Mickey

On the latest episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson covers another busy week in the retail industry, and gives listeners a rundown of the biggest stories affecting the sector.

Last Tuesday, Macy's M chief financial officer Karen Hoguet warned that the department store giant's profit margins could keep declining. Full-year gross margin could be 60 to 80 points lower year-over-year, and might also be down 100 basis points for the current quarter.

Not only did shares of Macy's stumble on the news, but the announcement brought down fellow department store peers Kohl's KSS , JCPenney JCP , Dillard's DDS , and Nordstrom JWN .

Find out more here: Here's Why Macy's Stock Fell Today

Speaking of Nordstrom, the Seattle-based retailer said last Thursday that it is exploring going private. Shares of the company soared as much as 20% on the news. Nordstrom has formed a group comprised of its co-presidents and a number of independent directors to pursue this possible transaction.

Check it out: Nordstrom is Seriously Considering Going Private, Shares Soar

And in one of the biggest retail headlines of the last few months, privately-held J. Crew announced that its long-time CEO, Mickey Drexler, decided to step down after 14 years in the role. He will be succeeded in July by James Brett, who is currently the president of Williams Sonoma's WSM more modern furniture retailer West Elm.

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