WAG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 26, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  2. Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    March 14, 2014
    Despite struggling to turn a consistent profit, Amazon continues to be a favourite among investors and consumers. Why are ...
  3. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. Playing The Boom In Net-Lease REITs

    January 29, 2014
    With the Fed’s taper tantrum sending many REITs into the basement, the time to buy could be on. And the triple-net players ...
  5. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  6. Short Interest in SUPERVALU and Rite Aid Falls (JCP, RAD, SVU)

    August 11, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the final weeks of July. J.C. Penney ...
  7. Short Sellers Retreat from GameStop, Rite Aid (AVP, GME, RAD)

    July 14, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of June. Avon Products ...
  8. Walgreens Hikes Dividend Again - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Walgreens hikes quarterly dividend to 31.5 cents per share.
  9. Encouraging June Sales for Walgreens - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Walgreens' sales improve in Jun 2013.
  10. Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Trends

    July 5, 2013
    Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Trends
  11. Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Outlook

    July 5, 2013
    Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Outlook
  12. BioScrip Lowered to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    We downgrade our recommendation on BioScrip to Neutral.
  13. Walgreens Focus on Retail Pharmacy - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Walgreens increased vaccination availability at pharmacies in Indiana.
  14. Whitestone Set to Rule Phoenix Market - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Consistent with its aim of capturing the Phoenix market, Whitestone acquired Arizona-based Class-A shopping center -- Mercado ...
  15. QE Tapering: Threat for Net-Leased REITs? - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Sending the global markets in a tizzy, the Fed recently announced its plans to gradually phase out the $85-billion-monthly-bond ...
  16. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  17. Rite Aid Repeats Positive Earnings - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Rite Aid posted a quarterly profit for the third consecutive quarter.
  18. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  19. WAG-DEA Settlement to Hurt 3Q Earnings - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Walgreens inks agreement with DEA.
  20. Rite Aid to Refinance Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Rite Aid announces the initiation of a debt refinancing transaction and provided an impressive outlook for first-quarter ...
  21. Stock Market News for February 6, 2013 - Market News

    February 6, 2013
    Benchmarks are back in green territory following a series of positive earnings reports coupled with indications that the ...
  22. Stock Market News for January 14, 2013 - Market News

    January 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended flat on Friday as investors were unwillingly to take positions ahead of earnings reports from major companies. ...
  23. Surviving the Apocalypse... & the Fiscal Cliff - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    The House of Representatives didn't vote on Speaker Boehner's so-called 'Plan B' Thursday evening, thinking that averting ...
  24. SL Green Signs 50 Leases - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    SL Green Realty Corp (SLG), a New York-based real estate investment trust (REIT), recently stated that it has penned 50 lease ...
  25. Mixed 3Q for CVS Caremark - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    CVS Caremark (CVS) reported third quarter 2012 earnings per share (EPS) of 79 cents, up 21.5% year over year. However, after ...
  26. The Double-Digit Dividend Increases And Decreases Of The Past ...

    October 18, 2012
    Dividend growth can be one of the best ways for investors to grow wealth over the long term. However, finding those firms ...
  27. OraSure Unveils In-Home HIV test - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    OraSure Technologies (OSUR), a provider of medical devices and technologies to diagnose critical medical conditions, recently ...
  28. Agree Leases Assets, Closes Sale - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced the signing of two lease agreements ...
  29. Stock Market News for September 24, 2012 - Market News

    September 24, 2012
    Benchmarks ended almost flat on Friday despite the initial push by Spain's bailout hopes and the initiation of Apple's iPhone ...
  30. PBM: A Growing Industry - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Pharmacy Benefit Management ("PBM") solutions play a significant part in the U.S. economy. The companies in this sector have ...
  31. Mixed 2Q for CVS, Raises Outlook - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    CVS Caremark (CVS) reported second quarter 2012 EPS of 75 cents, up 25% year over year. However, after excluding the impact ...
  32. Walgreen-ESRX Feud Culminates - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    The long-standing impasse between Walgreen Co. (WAG) and Express Scripts Inc. (ESRX) came to an end on a positive note with ...
  33. Fred's Reports Lower Comps in June - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Same-store sales at Fred's Inc. (FRED) slipped 4.0% year over year in the five-week period ended June 30, 2012. This compares ...
  34. Company News for June 20, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 20, 2012
    "    IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) posted second quarter earnings per share of $0.71, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.65 ...
  35. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  36. Fast Food for Turbulent Times

    January 9, 2012
    This year will likely continue the trends we saw in late 2011, but there are still some stocks worth buying, writes Ron ...
  37. 2011's Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions

    December 30, 2011
    M&A activity rebounded in a big way in 2011. Here's a look back at the biggest mergers and acquisitions during the year.
  38. 6 Stocks At 52-Week Lows

    November 24, 2011
    Are these companies on a downward spiral or gearing up for a rebound?
  39. CVS Shows Its Resilience In Any Economy

    November 4, 2011
    A solid quarter and a forecasted better year should be the beginning of quality growth for CVS.
  40. 4 Stocks To Watch On Thursday

    September 21, 2011
    These companies are set to report on Thursday and could give investors a sneak preview of what to expect when the unofficial ...
  41. Enticing Yields From REITs

    September 16, 2011
    The commercial real estate sector is offering some big dividends. The recent market sell-off is an opportunity for investors ...
  42. Heed the Wisdom of Crowds

    August 17, 2011
    Paul Winkler, an advisor, coach, and TV and radio host in Nashville, says things usually end badly for investors who try ...
  43. Invest In Necessity

    August 9, 2011
    Today's market is not serving up opportunities for significant upside without assuming excessive risk. Investors should have ...
  44. PHEVs And REITs Finally Say Hello

    August 5, 2011
    With energy prices continuing their long-term climb, the outlook for electric vehicles is glowing. The recent introduction ...
  45. 3 Stocks Swirling the Drain

    July 29, 2011
    Borders, the second largest bookstore in the US—like Blockbuster before it—failed to surprise Wall Street as ...
  46. MHS-ESRX Merger Will Force Interesting Choice In Washington

    July 28, 2011
    Express Scripts is taking a bold move to become a titan of its industry.
  47. Growth Slight At American Greetings

    July 6, 2011
    American Greetings posted slightly improved results for its quarter, but the greeting card company has a chance to make much ...
  48. Drugstores Are A Healthy Bet

    June 28, 2011
    Prescription medicines have a very strong outlook over the next couple of years, and this will benefit everyone in the drugstore ...
  49. Waiting For A Clearance Sale On Ulta

    June 8, 2011
    Ulta is a great growth concept, but investors need to maintain price discipline.
  50. GNC's Solid IPO

    April 7, 2011
    Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer took a long, strange trip to finally arrive at its IPO last week.
  51. Five Strong Socially Responsible Stocks

    December 15, 2010
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and wealth ...
  52. Cardinal Puts Some Cash To Work

    November 30, 2010
    Cardinal puts nearly $2 billion in cash into expanding its business in higher-margin markets. Find out the potential risk ...
  53. A REIT Resurgence

    November 19, 2010
    While real estate was one of the hardest hit sectors in the global credit crisis, today it is making a rebound.
  54. Whole Foods Shoppers Out Of Hibernation

    November 5, 2010
    A strong rebound in Whole Foods sales should end the worry that shoppers are newly thrifty.
  55. Rite Aid Losses Grow Again

    September 28, 2010
    Drugstore chain Rite Aid reported big losses in its latest quarter.
  56. If Fundamentals Matter

    September 17, 2010
    With the rise of ETFs, fast-trading, algorithms and machines dominating the market, is individual stock-picking nearly dead?
  57. June's Worst Large Cap Stocks

    July 5, 2010
    As the market correction continues, many large cap stocks were hammered much worse than the indexes.
  58. Rite Aid Still Sick

    April 7, 2010
    Despite doing better than last year, Rite Aid still has a hard road ahead.
  59. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark.
  60. Prescriptions For Profit

    February 10, 2010
    Though maybe not in the short-term, drug stores look poised for a turnaround.
  61. This Week's Activist Filings

    November 19, 2009
    Activist filings taken from SEC documents November 5-11 reveal that investors continue to push for value seeking change. ...
  62. Rite Aid Continues Its Losing Ways

    October 2, 2009
    Rite Aid posted another losing quarter last week, and is still woefully behind its two main competitors, Walgreen and CVS ...
  63. Earnings Due From Four Heavy Hitters

    September 25, 2009
    We preview four big players and go over what analysts expect for the quarterly earnings reports.
  64. Drug Store Shopping

    August 13, 2009
    The best drug store investment lies north of the border in Canada. Here are some of the reasons why Shoppers Drug Mart is ...
  65. A Matrixx For Killing The Common Cold

    November 3, 2008
    Matrixx Initiatives works to build a name for itself in the competitive over-the-counter cold medicine market.
  66. Rite Aid Gets It All Wrong

    September 26, 2008
    Rite Aid managed to lose $222 million in the latest quarter. The stock may not be a bargain at any price.
  67. CVS' Q2: A Mixed Bag Of Results

    August 5, 2008
    CVS fails to inspire investors with its recent quarterly results, but that doesn't mean it isn't doing well.
  68. CVS Posts Record Profits

    May 5, 2008
    Despite the slowing U.S economy, CVS is still going strong.
  69. Recession-Ready Stocks

    March 10, 2008
    Recession is a possibility, and the slowdown is already here. We examine several stocks that will help you brace for it.
  70. Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    November 29, 2007
    We examine four companies that might make nice additions to your holiday wish list.
  71. Market Q&A Time (WAG, MER, DIS)

    November 7, 2007
    With Wal-Mart offering $4 prescription drugs, how will drugstores like Walgreen make money? We answer this question and more.
  72. Third Quarter Q&A (YHOO, WAG, BA)

    October 30, 2007
    Why is Yahoo surging when Google is still the No.1 search engine? We answer this question and more.
  73. Takeover The Right Prescription For Longs Drugs? (LDG)

    October 22, 2007
    Speculation exists that Longs could be a buyout target - we examine if the move makes sense.
  74. What's Wrong With Rite Aid? (RAD)

    October 4, 2007
    With boomers providing a surge in perscription spending, drugstore Rite Aid should be soaring. Instead, it's just scraping ...
  75. Price Was Never Wal-Mart's Problem (WMT)

    August 20, 2007
    Wal-Mart is cutting prices to improve foot traffic and drive comps, but the solution isn't that simple.
  76. Time To Go Long On Longs (LDG)

    August 8, 2007
    Longs Drug Stores recently released decent July comps, and it expects double-digit bottom line growth in the coming year.
  77. Johnson & Johnson Blows Away Q1 (JNJ)

    April 20, 2007
    J&J beat its Q1 consensus number with ease, so where is the stock is headed from here?
  78. Wal-Mart's Discount Pharmacy A Bitter Pill For Competitors? (WMT)

    September 25, 2006
    Wal-Mart's new discount pharmacies look poised to take a bite out of big pharma's business, but are they really that potent?
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