Americans look poised to spend this crucial holiday season, which is an encouraging sign for department store chains that need a win after almost two years of navigating the coronavirus pandemic. Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M US) on Thursday posted stronger-than-expected results for the third quarter and raised its full-year earnings guidance, showing that consumer demand remains robust as the department-store chain enters the holidays. Macy’s shares are 232% higher for the year.