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  1. 5 Recession Resistant Industries

    October 1, 2015
    No companies are completely recession proof, but some industries perform better in a weak economy than others.
  2. Costco And Micron Lead Calm Before The Earnings Storm

    September 27, 2015
    Few earnings reports are scheduled for this week, ahead of the third-quarter reporting kickoff. Costco and Micron Technology ...
  3. Staples Buyout of Office Depot Ready to Collapse?

    September 9, 2015
    What had once seemed like a sure thing now may be ready to fall apart. The dire straits of the office supply industry had ...
  4. Costco Finally Recovers From Data Breach

    September 8, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has finally brought its online photo center back up after a data breach forced it to take the service ...
  5. Get a Polaris ATV When Stocking Up at Costco

    September 3, 2015
    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) must be reaping benefits from its partnership with Costco (NASDAQ: COST), because the powersports ...
  6. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  7. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    August 18, 2015
    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  8. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    August 18, 2015
    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  9. Costco Scrambles to Defend Its Egg Policies

    August 14, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is ruffling the feathers of animal rights activists, because it is not moving fast enough to free ...
  10. Costco Data Breach a Bigger-Than-Expected Problem

    August 7, 2015
    Warehouse membership club Costco (NASDAQ: COST) says it needs more time to secure its photo processing website. Third-party ...
  11. Wendy's Experiments with Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    August 4, 2015
    With Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) announcing it will soon begin serving an antibiotic-free chicken next month, it is clear the ...
  12. Why You Might Buy Your Next Car from Costco

    July 30, 2015
    Costco, one of the strongest retailers around, has its hooks in all sort of sectors, including autos.
  13. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    July 29, 2015
    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  14. Costco Dumps Chilean Salmon Over Antibiotics Usage

    July 29, 2015
    Unable to effectively vaccinate against a bacteria sweeping through farm-raised salmon, Chilean farmers have resorted to ...
  15. American Express Q2 Revenue, Net Decline

    July 24, 2015
    American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock has been a laggard so far this year behind rivals Visa and MasterCard. It seems AmEx's ...
  16. Will Revolutionize Shopping?

    July 24, 2015 has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  17. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  18. Will Costco Crack Under Mounting Egg Pressure?

    July 16, 2015
    It is really just a matter of time before Costco (NASDAQ: COST) revamps how it treats chickens. The usually ethical wholesale ...
  19. Costco: Good And Costly

    July 15, 2015
    Costco Warehouse Corporation is one of the good stocks in the retail space, but is it good enough to justify the current ...
  20. A Bull Case for Costco?

    July 13, 2015
    Two days after Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) underwhelmed investors with a June report showing 3% same-store sales growth ...
  21. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    July 10, 2015
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  22. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    July 7, 2015
    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  23. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    July 7, 2015
    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  24. Costco's Future Is Abroad

    July 7, 2015
    Costco is a hot topic and stock market darling. Despite its slight loss since the beginning of the year, the stock is still ...
  25. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    July 7, 2015
    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  26. 3 Important Charts About Costco

    June 30, 2015
    Because a large majority of Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) earnings come from membership subscriptions as opposed to retail sales, ...
  27. How to Track Costco's Performance

    June 29, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a unique business model. Even though its warehouses generate an average of $168 million in sales ...
  28. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  29. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    June 22, 2015
    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  30. How Much Does a Costco Store Sell Each Year?

    June 19, 2015
    When I walk into a business, I often try to guess how much it generates in sales each year. One of my favorite places to ...
  31. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    June 17, 2015
    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  32. Why Costco's Same-Store Sales Are Falling

    June 12, 2015
    A disturbing trend has started to materialize at Costco (NASDAQ: COST) that should give current and prospective investors ...
  33. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    June 12, 2015
    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  34. The Best 5 Grocery Companies To Work For

    June 11, 2015
    With such a variety of different chains though, how does one decide where to hand in his or her application when the time ...
  35. Why Is the Government Going After Costco?

    June 10, 2015
    Banks aren't the only companies that have found themselves in the crosshairs of federal law enforcement agencies of late. ...
  36. Are the Busiest U.S. Retailers Good Investments?

    June 9, 2015
    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments?
  37. 4 Things Costco's Management Wants You to Know

    June 8, 2015
    On the final business day of May, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) reported its results for the three months ended May 10. Along with ...
  38. Costco, More Retailers On Deck For Earnings This Week

    May 25, 2015
    Overall, things are beginning to grow quiet on the earnings front, even though more retailers are on deck to share their ...
  39. Reading Trends With Moving Average Ribbons

    May 20, 2015
    Moving average ribbons reveal subtle relationships between price, time and trend.
  40. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn more about the discount retailer Target and its competitors. Find out some of the things discount retailers do to increase ...
  41. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    May 19, 2015
    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  42. 3 Reasons Costco's Stock Could Rise

    May 19, 2015
    When you're dealing with a rapidly growing retailer like Costco (NASDAQ: COST), the factors that are likely to cause its ...
  43. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    May 14, 2015
    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  44. 5 Things Costco Wants You to Know

    May 8, 2015
    A company's quarterly conference calls give investors a rare opportunity to peer into the minds of executives. By listening ...
  45. Costco Just Extended Its Advantage Even Further

    May 1, 2015
    If you thought Costco (NASDAQ: COST) couldn't become any more dominant than it already is, then think again. Over the past ...
  46. Why Costco Is Boosting Its Organic Offerings

    April 27, 2015
    This month, organic specialty food exporter Amira Nature Foods, Ltd. announced that Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: ...
  47. 3 Reasons Costco Shouldn't Fear Amazon

    April 14, 2015
    Among brick-and-mortar retailers, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) has been a beacon of light in an increasingly difficult ...
  48. Amazon Meets Costco

    April 9, 2015
    Startup hopes to challenge Amazon's dominance in the e-commerce market, and it hasn't even launched yet.
  49. 3 Reasons Costco Is a Great Company

    April 9, 2015
    The warehouse club model employed by Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has proven to be extremely popular in the United States. The ...
  50. The Tiny Edge That Makes Costco Dominant

    March 25, 2015
    Retail is an ultra-competitive industry, with major players seeking to squeeze out profits from razor-thin margins and high ...
  51. Read This Before You Sell Costco Stock

    March 23, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) stock continues to handily outperform the S&P 500, serving up investors a 35% gain in the past ...
  52. What Are Costco’s Latest Earnings?

    March 10, 2015
    On March 5, Costco, the wholesale retail giant reported second-quarter earnings that handily outpaced analysts' expectations. ...
  53. What’s The Key To Costco’s Extraordinary Success?

    March 6, 2015
    Costco has been one of America's most successful companies: It's growing, efficient, profitable and its long-term shareholders ...
  54. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage?

    February 26, 2015
    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  55. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    December 12, 2014
    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  56. Will YouTube's Subscription Music Service Be Profitable?

    November 17, 2014
  57. Insiders Are Selling This Stock, Should You?

    November 6, 2014
  58. When To Buy Strongly Performing Stocks

    October 28, 2014
    A number of stocks continue to perform well, reaching new 52-week highs recently. Is there any upside left? Here are some ...
  59. 4 Stocks Unveiled On Goldman’s Coveted Conviction Buy List

    August 28, 2014
    Last week wrapped up the final week of Q2 earnings. For many Wall Street firms, that means updating investment models, revising ...
  60. How To Profit From The 'Frugal Nation' Phenomenon

    August 20, 2014
    Last month, I looked in disbelief at how quickly the media was to trumpet the "great" news of the job report for ...
  61. Chart Says This Retailer Is Set For A Breakout

    April 29, 2014
    Peter Lynch talks about paying attention to the "power of common knowledge." His advice is to notice which stores and products ...
  62. #PreMarket Primer: Thursday, March 6: Ukrainian Crisis Pressures ...

    March 6, 2014
    The Obama administration has come under pressure to ease regulations on US natural gas exports in light of the current situation ...
  63. The Best Retailer To Own For The Long Haul

    February 28, 2014
    Buying in bulk remains a great value proposition for shoppers, but it can also be a great way to invest.#-ad_banner-#There's ...
  64. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  65. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    August 23, 2013
    The business of retailing is quite simple. You have a large base of fixed costs tied up in real estate, inventory and personnel, ...
  66. Canadian Dilution And Sluggish U.S. Shopping Bring Target A Little ...

    August 21, 2013
    Target is seeing significant dilution from its expansion into Canada, as well as a tough U.S. retailling environment.
  67. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
  68. Costco's Third Quarter Is A Mixed Assortment

    May 30, 2013
    Although Costco's earnings in the third quarter were up 20%, its revenues missed analyst expectations. The warehouse club ...
  69. Walmart's Cupboard Lies Bare

    March 28, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article March 26 suggesting Walmart is losing market share due to disorganized stores. Specifically, it ...
  70. The 10 Biggest Cash Generators on the S&P 500

    December 20, 2012
    It takes a buck to make a buck. That's true for individual investors and the corporate giants in the S&P 500 alike. Through ...
  71. Costco Wholesale First Quarter Earnings

    December 12, 2012
    Costco Wholesale (Nasdaq:COST) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 12, 2012. Costco Wholesale operates ...
  72. If You Can't Beat The Taxman, Outrun Him!

    December 4, 2012
    Oracle accelerates multiple dividend payments to avoid higher taxes.
  73. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  74. Walmart's "Meh" Quarter Doesn't Excite Investors

    November 16, 2012
    Wal-Mart's quarter doesn't thrill an overly optimstic Wall Street.
  75. Are Costco's Growth Days Over?

    October 29, 2012
    Some stocks do so well for so long that investors start assuming these stocks will always be superstars, despite mounting ...
  76. Costco and Other Big Movers on the Nasdaq on October 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% so far today. The recent ...
  77. Costco Wholesale's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    October 10, 2012
    Costco Wholesale (Nasdaq:COST) announced its results for the fourth quarter on October 10, 2012. Costco Wholesale operates ...
  78. Should Best Buy Shareholders Take The Money And Run?

    August 22, 2012
    Best Buy continues to erode.
  79. Costco Living Up To Some High Expectations

    May 28, 2012
    While Costco may well find it harder to squeeze more efficiencies from an already highly efficient system, the international ...
  80. Costco Sees Bulky Net Income Rise

    May 24, 2012
    It was revealed on Thursday that Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) fiscal third quarter net income shot up 19% on lower asset charges, ...
  81. Staples Seems Stuck

    May 22, 2012
    Staples is stuck in an oversaturated North American market that just isn't likely to grow fast enough, while the ongoing ...
  82. Target Needs More Than "Upscale Discounting"

    May 18, 2012
    Target is doing alright, but the shopping environment is not healthy.
  83. McCormick Looking Overcooked

    April 2, 2012
    McCormick looks expensive at the earnings multiple, but does have a very solid track record of leveraging mid-single-digit ...
  84. Is Paychex A Small Business Annuity?

    March 30, 2012
    While results are decent and there are still growth opportunities for Paychex, oncoming competition and international expansion ...
  85. The Most Overbought Nasdaq 100 Stocks

    March 28, 2012
    Close proximity to technically overbought levels makes these strong Nasdaq 100 performers high-risk buys at current levels, ...
  86. Wal-Mart Laboring From Its Size

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart announced financial results on Feb. 21. Sales growth was robust, but cash flow trends were discouraging.
  87. Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    December 12, 2011
    A lofty valuation leaves downside risk for Costco investors.
  88. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    October 28, 2011
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, deathcare companies can always look forward to a healthy stream of incoming clients.
  89. Investment Alternatives To Costco

    October 12, 2011
    Costco is an impressively run company with a fiercely loyal customer base, but its stock is too expensive. Investors will ...
  90. Sears' Big Move

    October 5, 2011
    Sears' stocks jumped with the news that the retailer is planning to capitalize on its large amount of real estate.
  91. Pier 1 Now A Productivity Story

    September 21, 2011
    Pier 1 continues to improve, but there's still room for improvement.
  92. Best Buy Needs To Tune Out The Haters

    September 15, 2011
    Best Buy has problems, but short-term fixes are not the answer.
  93. 3 Defensive ETFs with Strong Technicals

    September 1, 2011
    Some of the defensive sectors look like they will continue to show strength, says Michael Thompson, who travels the country ...
  94. Time To Buy Bulk In Costco Stock?

    August 24, 2011
    Costco has been getting its groove back this summer. Learn three reasons to own its stock.
  95. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  96. Buffett's Profitable Positions

    July 13, 2011
    See 5 stocks that have been profitable for Warren Buffett.
  97. BJ's Wholesale Looks To Go Private

    June 9, 2011
    BJ's Wholesale is expected to be bought out by a private equity firm, but is the price right for investors?
  98. Costco Not The Most Appealing Big-Box Retailer

    May 26, 2011
    Costco's current earnings valuation makes other retailers look much more attractive.
  99. Wal-Mart Remains Appealing

    May 19, 2011
    Wal-Mart continues to trade at a reasonable forward earnings multiple.
  100. 5 Low Risk Stocks On The S&P

    April 12, 2011
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
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