Kohl’s Corp shares slumped as much as 12 percent on Tuesday after the department store operator forecast full-year earnings largely below estimates, blaming rising shipping costs and higher holiday discounts.
Shares in Nordstrom Inc slumped 9 percent after the U.S. department store operator reported disappointing same-store sales and said it had been forced to refund some of its credit card customers after overcharging them.
TJX Cos Inc reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly comparable-store sales on Tuesday, as big discounts attracted more younger shoppers and generated the off-price retailer’s 16th consecutive quarter of traffic growth.
While China has raised import duties on several categories of U.S. goods, it lowered tariffs on apparel, cosmetics, household goods and jewelry, which could see these industries thrive, according to Cowen and Company.
Though the escalating tensions between the United States and several of its trading partners could hurt companies across a broad range of sectors, several industries are poised to withstand them or even thrive.