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Nordstrom’s Q2 Profit Jumps 20%, Beating View (JWN)

Apparel retailer Nordstrom, Inc. ( JWN ) late Thursday posted better-than-expected second quarter earnings, sending its shares higher in aftermarket trading.

The Seattle-based company reported second quarter net income of $175 million, or 80 cents per share, compared with $146 million, or 66 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

Revenue rose more than 12% from last year to $2.72 billion.

On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 74 cents per share, on matching revenue of $2.72 billion.

Nordstrom shares rose $2.07, or +4.9%, in premarket trading Friday.

The Bottom Line

Shares of Nordstrom Inc. ( JWN ) have a 2.17% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $42.33. The stock has technical support in the $35-$36 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $45-$47 price levels.

Nordstrom, Inc. ( JWN ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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