BBY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Amazon Dominates Holidays As Online Sales Rise 11%

    January 9, 2017
    Online commerce saw an 11% rise as compared to the previous year, while physical retail grew only 2.7%.
  2. Why Big Retailers Face a $13 Billion Earnings Hit

    January 9, 2017
    The GOP's proposed plans to keep jobs in the U.S. could cost giant retailers billions.
  3. How The iPod Phone Almost Became A Reality

    January 6, 2017
    Early designs reveal a very different iPhone. They really did love that wheel.
  4. Best Buy Lures Last-Minute Shoppers with Rare Item

    December 19, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has a limited supply of one of the hottest toys of the season, and it plans to use them to get people ...
  5. Best Buy Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (BBY)

    December 6, 2016
    Best Buy will send its dividend payment on Dec. 29 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 8.
  6. Can China-based LeMall Beat U.S. Retail? (BBY, TGT)

    November 29, 2016
    The Chinese-based ecommerce company moved into U.S. virtual territory last year. Should the big retailers fear for their ...
  7. Whose Winning the Cyber-Monday War? (WMT, TGT)

    November 28, 2016
    A broad-picture and unique look at which retailer has the biggest advantage on this new shopping holiday.
  8. Black Friday Starts Early At Major Retailers This Year

    November 22, 2016
    Retailers have begun offering discounts earlier this year to customers.
  9. Best Buy Continues Its Comeback

    November 17, 2016
    Best Buy's (NYSE: BBY) fiscal third-quarter 2017 results show that the retailer is continuing to make progress in its efforts ...
  10. Best Buy Delivers Strong Q3, With a Catch (BBY)

    November 17, 2016
    It’s good news across the board for the tech retailer, unless you’re looking ahead.
  11. Here's What Best Buy Is Doing for the Holidays

    November 15, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has gone from being on the ropes to being in the driver's seat. The consumer electronics retailer, ...
  12. Best Buy Could Break Out After Earnings (BBY)

    November 15, 2016
    Best Buy has lifted into a good spot to break out and head into the upper 40s after a strong earnings report.
  13. Getting a Head Start on Black Friday (WMT, TGT)

    November 14, 2016
    Black Friday deal comparisons, as well as key metric comparisons by some of the largest retailers in the country.
  14. Are Samsung and Amazon Hurting Best Buy? (BBY, AMZN)

    November 9, 2016
    Samsung and Amazon are giving Best Buy a run for its money as competition heats up for the retailer.
  15. Best Buy Will Pay $3.8 Million in Penalties (BBY)

    October 6, 2016
    Best Buy was selling recalled products. Details and analysis here.
  16. Best Buy Plans Midnight Launch for PlayStation VR

    October 3, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) will open select stores at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 13 to launch Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation ...
  17. Best Buy Will Open at Midnight (BBY)

    September 29, 2016
    Demand for PlayStation VR is expected to be high.
  18. Best Buy Courts Startups for Cutting-Edge Gear

    September 26, 2016
    Not long ago, Best Buy's (NYSE: BBY) continued existence was in serious doubt, but the company battled back from the edge. ...
  19. Best Buy Blames Apple for Watch Delay (BBY)

    September 15, 2016
    If you preordered the Apple Watch 2 Series from Best Buy, you’re not going to be happy.
  20. Virtual Reality to go Mainstream at 500 Best Buy Locations

    August 25, 2016
    A successful holiday-season trial run at the leading U.S. retailer could boost VR device sales beyond the $1 billion projected ...
  21. Here's How Best Buy Is Growing Its Online Sales

    August 24, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) had a better-than-expected second quarter and part of that can be credited to its improved digital ...
  22. Best Buy Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    August 23, 2016
    A positive response to second-quarter earnings has lifted Best Buy into a long-awaited test at major resistance between $38 ...
  23. Fitbit, GoPro Can Thank Best Buy for Stock Pops

    August 23, 2016
    Big box and online retailer Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) announced a surprisingly strong second-quarter of fiscal 2017 early on ...
  24. Top 3 Companies Owned by Best Buy (BBY)

    August 22, 2016
    Best Buy has implemented a formula for acquiring related companies and integrating them into Best Buy to create a fully integrated ...
  25. Best Buy Celebrates 50 Years with 50-Hour Sale

    August 19, 2016
    While its still a major question as to whether Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) will make it to its 60th birthday, the retailer has ...
  26. Benefits and Rewards of the GameStop Credit Card

    August 16, 2016
    Similar to other credit-card reward programs, the GameStop card is most lucrative to frequent customers who pay off their ...
  27. BestBuy Beware: Amazon Gains Share in Electronics

    July 14, 2016
    While Best Buy remains the largest electronic retailer in the world, it’s losing ground to Amazon.
  28. Top Mutual Fund Holders of Best Buy (VIMSX, BBY)

    July 11, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Best Buy shares and learn about their investment styles to see if they ...
  29. Best Buy Tests Free House Calls from Tech Advisors

    June 28, 2016
    For a while now, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has leaned on customer service as a way to differentiate itself from its online rivals. ...
  30. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL)

    June 28, 2016
    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  31. Amazon Could Soon Oust Best Buy (AMZN, BBY)

    June 22, 2016
    For years, Best Buy Co Inc. has been the long-running champion when it comes to selling consumer electronics in the U.S., ...
  32. Is Best Buy a Winner By Default? (BBY)

    June 20, 2016
    Best Buy continues to gain market share in the brick-and-mortar space making it a potentially good long-term bet.
  33. Best Buy Running in Neutral (BBY)

    June 15, 2016
    Best Buy has dropped into a neutral pattern that's unlikely to reward bulls or bears for the rest of 2016.
  34. Best Buy Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (BBY)

    June 10, 2016
    Best Buy will send its dividend payment on July 5 to shareholders of record as of June 14.
  35. Best Buy's CEO Sold Half His Stock. Time to Worry?

    June 8, 2016
    Any time an executive sells shares he owns in the company he's running, investors tend to fret the boss may know something ...
  36. Is Amazon Taking Other Retailers' Shares? (AMZN, BBY)

    June 8, 2016
    Learn about the growing market share of e-commerce in U.S. retail sales. See how Amazon's dominance of the e-commerce market ...
  37. Best Buy CEO Sells 44% of His Shares (BBY)

    June 7, 2016
    According to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, CEO Hubert Joly sold 398,000 shares at an average ...
  38. Best Buy Reports Solid Q1, and Its CFO's Exit Plan

    May 24, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) beat its own first quarter 2017 projections Tuesday morning, delivering GAAP diluted earnings per share ...
  39. Best Buy Stock Falls 7% on Q1 Miss, CFO Resigns (BBY)

    May 24, 2016
    Combined with weak second quarter guidance, investors were spooked at what may lie ahead.
  40. Best Buy Stock Rises Ahead of Q1 Earnings (BBY)

    May 23, 2016
    Wall Street expects the consumer electronics retailer to deliver year-over-year declines in both earnings per share and revenue.
  41. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    May 4, 2016
    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  42. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AAPL)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five customers of Apple Inc., whose strategic success also extends to the traditionally resistant market ...
  43. Best Buy Geek Squad Going Green With Toyota

    April 12, 2016
    For years, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) had a signature look for its mobile technology support outfit, the Geek Squad. The crew ...
  44. Best Buy Expanding Same-Day Delivery

    April 8, 2016
    The only real advantage a physical retailer like Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), Wal-Mart, or Target has over online competitors is ...
  45. Best Buy Stock Initiated With 'Overweight' at Barclays (BBY)

    April 4, 2016
    There's still tons of work left to be done at Best Buy, but the shares are attractively priced.
  46. How Will Apple Pay and Google Wallet Affect PayPal’s Growth? ...

    March 12, 2016
    Find out what effect Apple and Google's entry into the fast-growing mobile payments market will have on longtime industry ...
  47. Best Buy's Fourth-Quarter Results Top Estimates (BBY)

    February 25, 2016
    The fact that Best Buy's domestic online sales rose almost 14% year-over-year is encouraging as it attempts to better compete ...
  48. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  49. 4 Ways Best Buy is Collaborating With Apple to Boost Revenue ...

    January 25, 2016
    Look at Best Buy's strong collaboration with Apple, including the rollout of the Apple Watch at all 1,050 Best Buy locations ...
  50. Is Best Buy the Next Circuit City? (BBY)

    January 20, 2016
    Circuit City is a former competitor of Best Buy that failed. Will Best Buy meet the same fate?
  51. Will Christmas Shoppers Cheer Retailers?

    December 22, 2015
    Last minute Christmas shopping accounts for 40% of the season's sales. How will it turn out for major retailers this year? ...
  52. Conn's Slumps on Weak Third Quarter Earnings

    December 8, 2015
    Shares of Conn's (NASDAQ: CONN) traded down almost 9% on Dec. 8 before recovering and closing with a 3% gain for the day. ...
  53. Best Buy's Cyber Week: Can it Trump Cyber Monday?

    December 2, 2015
    Best Buy has been one of the most up and down retailers over the years. It recently took an innovative step to improve performance. ...
  54. Will New FAA Regulations Shoot Down The Drone Industry?

    November 25, 2015
    How Will The FAA's Proposed Drone Regulations Affect The Drone Industry?
  55. Wal-Mart Changes Up Strategy for Holiday Season (TGT, WMT)

    November 3, 2015
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) says it won't be beat on pricing this Christmas. As it's doing away with "gimmicky" sales that are ...
  56. Sears Turns to Home Automation for Growth (SHLD, BBY)

    October 20, 2015
    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) wants a piece of the home automation game. That makes sense, because the retailer already sells most ...
  57. Barnes & Noble Tries to Make NOOK More Like Stores (BBY, BKS)

    October 16, 2015
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has struggled to win market share for its NOOK digital readers. Revenue at the NOOK division ...
  58. Is Best Buy (BBY) a Best Bet Going Forward?

    October 15, 2015
    Best Buy’s stock performance has been impressive as of late. What's the outlook going forward?
  59. Major Companies That Lose Money On Shipping (AMZN)

    October 12, 2015
    We look at some of the big companies in the home delivery business that have high shipping costs and how they mitigate this.
  60. 4 Catalysts That Could Propel Best Buy's Stock Forward (BBY)

    September 29, 2015
    Understand the current Best Buy model and why it has been failing lately. Learn about the top potential catalysts that could ...
  61. Best Buy Adds 2 More Store-Within-a-Store Brands (BBY, T)

    September 16, 2015
    An important part of the Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) turnaround strategy has been partnering with key vendors to create stores-within-a-store. ...
  62. Best Buy to Open Departments in Macy's Stores (BBY, M)

    September 9, 2015
    Clothes, shoes, accessories, and ... cell phones? That might just be the future product mix at Macy's (NYSE: M) stores. ...
  63. Best Buy Turnaround Moves Forward (BBY)

    August 28, 2015
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) CEO Hubert Joly took on a thankless task. He was charged with revitalizing a moribund retail brand ...
  64. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing (BBY, FB)

    August 18, 2015
    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  65. Best Buy Helping White House Bridge Digital Divide (BBY)

    July 27, 2015
    While Americans who live in urban and well-populated areas consider the availability of broadband service a given, that ...
  66. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  67. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  68. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    July 20, 2015
    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  69. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    June 11, 2015
    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  70. Why Is Best Buy Stock So Volatile?

    April 13, 2015
    We look at why BBY has been so volatile in the past and whether this trend is likely to continue or abate in the future.
  71. After-sales Support (BBY, AAPL)

    March 31, 2015
    After-sales support, sometimes called after-sales service, is any service provided after a customer has purchased a product. ...
  72. Gazelle Recycles Smart Phones For Green Profits (EBAY, AAPL)

    February 10, 2015
    Founded in 2006, Gazelle in one of several new companies that buy used, broken, or outdated mobile phones and other electronics ...
  73. The 3-D Printers Are Just Getting Started

    December 13, 2013
    3-D printing could be one of the most game changing technological advanced in a long time. For early investors, that could ...
  74. How To Trade The News

    November 13, 2013
    Regardless of your investing horizon, learning to trade the news is an essential skill for astute portfolio management and ...
  75. Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    June 25, 2013
    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially ...
  76. Why Is Walmart Evil, But Amazon Isn't?

    July 27, 2012
    Walmart is one of the most hated companies in America, but why does Amazon get away with many of the same policies?
  77. hhgregg's Struggles Suggest Best Buy Could Be In Big Trouble

    July 11, 2012
    hhgreg's service-oriented business model may just not be practical in the current retail world, which also suggests that ...
  78. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    December 15, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  79. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  80. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Bought Aeropostale Shares

    August 31, 2011
    David Einhorn bought 3.4 million shares of the hurting retailer in the second quarter. I'll hypothesize why.
  81. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  82. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  83. Best Buy Betting On House Brands

    May 8, 2009
    Best Buy uses its house brands strategically, but is this hurting the company or helping it to stay on top?
  84. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.