SEATTLE — Nordstrom says its second-quarter profit rose, but the department store operator cut its forecast for the year, citing softer-than-expected sales trends.
The Seattle-based company is considered a barometer of luxury spending, and growth in the sector is seen as a good sign for the economic recovery.
For the quarter through Aug. 3, the company says it earned $184 million, or 93 cents per share. In the same period a year ago, Nordstrom earned $156 million, or 75 cents per share.
Revenue rose 6 percent to $3.2 billion, but was short of the $3.29 billion Wall Street expected, according to FactSet.