BRIEF-Stage Stores says has not received any offer or other communication from HMA Acquisition
March 2 Stage Stores Inc
* Stage stores issues statement
* Stage stores inc says issues statement in response to a filing made with u.s. Sec by an entity "purporting to be named hma acquisition, inc"
* Stage stores inc says has not received any offer or other communication from such entity and has not been able to confirm that such an entity exists Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
BRIEF-KSS: expects Takata transaction to be completed in Q1 2018
* plans to retain "substantially all" of Takata Corp's workers globally on comparable employment terms