Nordstrom’s Failed Privatization Hints at Destruction to Come
Nordstrom Inc.’s (JWN ) reportedly foiled plans of privatization point to imminent money woes for the whole industry, not just itself.
“The Nordstrom family was better positioned than anyone to go private, and if they are finding difficulty getting this deal done, then other retailers will have difficulty in their future refinancing” endeavors, said David Tawil, president of Maglan Capital, a hedge fund that focuses on distressed companies.
Nordstrom shares on Monday, Oct. 2, plunged 6.3% to $44.18 following a report that the retailer’s deal to go private with Leonard Green & Partners LP is on the brink of death. The Los Angeles private equity firm was in talks to cough up $1 billion to fund a transaction with the Nordstrom family but could not
secure any bank financing, according to the New York Post.
Why Nordstrom, Inc. Stock Plunged Today
Shares of Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN) were down 7.3% as of 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday following reports that talks to acquire the department store chain are “faltering.” Sources familiar with the deal told The Post that the surprise bankruptcy of Toys R Us contributed to “anxiety among lenders and the Nordstroms alike.”
Worse yet, insiders elaborated, the Nordstroms — who own a roughly 31% stake in the company worth $2.4 billion — are rightly concerned that if the only way to finance the deal comes with unfavorable terms, it could “kneecap its turnaround plans and endanger the family fortune.”
Today's Trading Lesson
60 Minute Charts Day Trading Strategy
If you are finding the current long-term tape is driving you crazy, here is a simple solution that works like a charm for day trading.
This is not a full trading plan but it come close. We are using the SPY ETF as an example but you can apply the trading strategy to any stock. The concept is to use the 60 minute charts for your day trading trend and the open price indicator as your filter.
The Open Price Indicator
Most traders will identify a stock’s strength, by net change, or change form the previous close.
This is fine if you are swing trading, but today, we are purely using the 60 minute charts as the main trend indicator.
Once we have identified a trend (The current hour is a green or red candlestick) we then look for confirmation from the last price from the open price. If we get agreement, we then drop down to a shorter time frame, usually the five or fifteen minute charts, to identify an entry/
Since we are trading by the hour, flag patterns can take too long to develop.
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JWN-Nordstrom Stock Price Plunges
Bullish Momentum: SRPT, HRTZ, NTNX, CC, CAR, PXD, AA, LYB, LVS
Bullish Order Flow: MU, AMAT, VLO, LYB, SRPT, ABBV, EOG, DG, LRCX, DE, HD, BIDU, DLTR, PNC, GS, BA, MAR, COST, AMGN, CELG, KITE, DE, UNP, PSX
Bearish Order Flow: pep, wba, gis, mdt, khc, k, momo
Double Normal Volume: MGM, GM, M, ETP, MDLZ, ETE, EPD, CFG, PEP, JWN, KBH, PAYX
Inside Days: vz, slb, sbux, symc, nrg, fitb, ccl, bbt, mpc, fti, dltr, syy
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