Shareholders roar with approval as an activist fund calls for Michael Jeffries' ouster, sending the stock up.
The stock fell by more than 3% Thursday after a quarter that showed a surprising plunge in profits.
The focus is on the consumer with quarterly summaries due from Best Buy, Home Depot and Target.
Wall Street will pay close attention to reports from Wal-Mart, Macy's and Kohl's as the holiday shopping season gets underway.
The retailer erroneously gave shoppers a great deal Wednesday, leading to discounts of as much as 95%.
Two stocks serve as prime examples of exactly what retail growth investors want.
The stock is in danger of falling back down to its 2012 range of between $1.25 and $2.70 per share.
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