Friday, January 28, 2011

Stock Idea: Nordstrom Inc. (JWN, $41.96)

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Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)
is a specialty fashion retailer which sells merchandise through retail stores and online; manufactures private label clothing; owns a bank and offers credit and debit cards. The stock dividend is 80 cents per share and yields 1.91%.

A consensus of earnings estimates from 22 investment firms shows that earnings per share are expected to increase 39.2%, 13.3% and 11.8% in the years 2011 through 2013.

If the stock price continues its current rise toward the former high of about $58., investors could earn a 35% return. I bought the stock recently at $40.50, and plan to sell around $56. (I never try to get every penny of profit out of a stock trade. I just sell when it's close to my target and move on to another attractive stock.)


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