WMT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Dollar General Buys a Big Rival's Failed Stores

    July 28, 2016
    One retailer's failed experiment has become another chain's opportunity. Dollar General (NYSE: DG) has purchased 41 former ...
  2. Back to School Shopping Expected to Increase (WMT)

    July 28, 2016
    Back to school spending is expected to increase this year and could benefit these two retailers in particular.
  3. 4 Stocks Vulnerable to Amazon (AMZN,CONN,WMT,TGT)

    July 28, 2016
    Amazon has stolen market share from many, but these four companies in particular have been hit hard.
  4. These 3 Dow Stocks Are Up 20% YTD (UNH,VZ,WMT)

    July 27, 2016
    These three blue chips in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have appreciated 20% year to date.
  5. Retail Sector Waking Up After Long Slumber

    July 26, 2016
    The retail sector is showing signs of life, as market players place their first bets on the critical fourth quarter sales ...
  6. Amazon: 10 Secrets You Didn't Know (AMZN)

    July 23, 2016
    10 little-known facts about e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online provider of retail goods headed ...
  7. These Retailers Are Least Impacted by Wage Increases (WMT, TGT)

    July 21, 2016
    Learn how certain retailers, such as those that have already built wage increases into their business models, face less pressure ...
  8. Wal-Mart Bans Visa In Some Canadian Stores (WMT,V)

    July 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart bans Visa in some Canadian stores as the two giants battle over processing fees
  9. Wal-Mart Crashes Amazon Prime Day (WMT, AMZN)

    July 11, 2016
    Just as Amazon prepares for a record Amazon Prime Sales Holiday, Walmart has announced it will offer one-week free shipping, ...
  10. Microsoft COO Turner to Lead Citadel (MSFT)

    July 7, 2016
    Microsoft COO Kevin Turner is leaving to become the top executive at Chicago trading firm Citadel Securities.
  11. Costco Headed for Test of Bull Market High

    July 7, 2016
    Thursday's bullish price action could eventually yield a breakout to an all-time high and strong trend advance.
  12. Kroger Goes Small With New Convenience Stores

    July 6, 2016
    Supermarket giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) is going where Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) once attempted to tread, and failed: It has opened ...
  13. Wal-Mart's Answer to Amazon Free Shipping (WMT, AMZN)

    July 1, 2016
    To compete with Amazon's Prime, the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has introduced its free shipping program.
  14. Why Economic Payoff From Technology Is Crucial for Companies

    June 30, 2016
    Learn why recent innovations in technology have not produced productivity increases, and why companies still see technology ...
  15. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    June 29, 2016
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  16. Grocers Launching Centers of Culinary Excellence

    June 27, 2016
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Kroger (NYSE: KR) are launching new culinary training centers, not to cater to the whims of foodies, ...
  17. 3 Blue Chip Mavericks Glowing Green After Brexit (WMT, LMT)

    June 24, 2016
    These three resilient blue chips traded higher on Friday morning, despite a worldwide Brexit selloff.
  18. The Top 2 Canadian Oil REITs (BOWFF, RIOCF)

    June 17, 2016
    Consider two Canadian real estate investment trusts suitable for well-diversified, income-oriented portfolios. Both have ...
  19. 3 Sectors Where the Minimum Wage Is Squeezing Margins (TGT, WMT)

    June 16, 2016
    Learn why the retail, fast food and entertainment industries face the biggest challenges to their margins if minimum wages ...
  20. Behind U.S. Retailers' Negative Comparable Store Sales (WMT, ...

    June 16, 2016
    Discover which trends may be driving negative comparable store sales for U.S. retailers, and why consumers may be better ...
  21. Will Wal-Mart's $2B E-commerce Investment Pay Off? (WMT)

    June 14, 2016
    Amid increasing costs, a big investment dedicated to improving online sales can act as a much-needed catalyst for Wal-Mart.
  22. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    June 13, 2016
    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  23. Wal-Mart Canada No Longer Accepting Visa (WMT, V)

    June 13, 2016
    Wal-Mart Canada is breaking up with Visa. The retailer cited high fees.
  24. 4 Reasons Buffett's Portfolio Is Irrelevant to Today's Investors ...

    June 11, 2016
    Find out why investors should not try to emulate Warren Buffett's stock portfolio and why they could not achieve his same ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. The Top 4 Walmart Shareholders (WMT)

    June 4, 2016
    Discover how the four largest direct shareholders in Wal-Mart, Inc. are all children of Sam Walton and how smart tax planning ...
  27. Wal-Mart Gets Serious With International Stores (WMT)

    June 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart is spending heavily to boost its international stores.
  28. Wal-Mart Plans to Employ Drones (WMT, AMZN)

    June 3, 2016
    Wal-Mart is looking to lower costs, while keeping pace with more nimble competitors like Amazon.
  29. 5 Companies With Huge Cash Flow (AAPL,VZ,MSFT,WMT)

    June 1, 2016
    These five companies have major cash flow which makes them good long-term bets.
  30. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    May 29, 2016
    Analyze share repurchase data for the consumer staples sector. Identify the factors that influence buybacks over time and ...
  31. Wal-Mart Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (WMT)

    May 28, 2016
    Analyze Wal-Mart's capital structure to determine the relative contribution of debt and equity to financing the retailer's ...
  32. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    May 27, 2016
    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  33. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BRK)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover how Berkshire Hathaway began as a failing textile company and grew into the fifth-largest company worldwide with ...
  34. Top 10 Wealthiest Families in the World

    May 23, 2016
    Find out how much money it takes to land on the list of the 10 wealthiest families in the world, and why nobody is really ...
  35. Costco Levels to Watch After Earnings (COST, WMT)

    May 23, 2016
    Costco traders should have long and short sale strategies ready to go after a series of retail sector whipsaws.
  36. Retail and Grocery Stocks Rally on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Earnings ...

    May 23, 2016
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings this week. The announcement perked up competing retail and grocery ...
  37. Walmart Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (WMT)

    May 22, 2016
    Learn about a handful of companies that generate revenue for Wal-Mart, including a gas station chain, a self-serve kiosk ...
  38. Discount Stores in Focus After Wal-Mart Shocker (DG, DLTR)

    May 20, 2016
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General Stores could benefit from improved retail sentiment after Wal-Mart's upbeat results.
  39. Wal-Mart Levels to Watch After Earnings (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Thursday's high volume rally signals the start of a second test at major resistance above 70.
  40. Wal-Mart Soars on Q1 Earnings, Revenue Beat (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Walmart's first-quarter results were a stark contrast to retail competitors.
  41. Target at Cusp of a Major Downtrend (TGT, WMT)

    May 18, 2016
    Target needs to hold long-term support in the mid to upper-60s or risk another 25% to 50% selloff.
  42. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AMZN)

    May 16, 2016
    Discover which companies depend the most on Amazon.com, the largest retailer in the world, for sizable portions of their ...
  43. Nike Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NKE)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about a handful of the key international manufacturing companies that contract with Nike to manufacture its popular ...
  44. Disney Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (DIS)

    May 13, 2016
    Discover how some of Disney's most important corporate customers help the media giant distribute its vast array of family-oriented ...
  45. Wal-Mart Goes After Amazon With Free 2-Day Shipping (WMT, AMZN)

    May 13, 2016
    Consumers can now get their online Wal-Mart orders in two days. Should Amazon worry?
  46. Wal-Mart Sues Visa Over Debit Card Chips (WMT, V)

    May 12, 2016
    Wal-Mart says it pays more for signature transactions, or about 5 cents more to Visa than it pays for transactions that use ...
  47. Real Estate Investing: 3 Methods For Exposure Other Than Physical ...

    May 11, 2016
    Find out the ways investors can participate in the growth and income of the real estate market without having to own physical ...
  48. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Costco's Competitive ...

    May 7, 2016
    Find out how Costco has leveraged its cost model and brand equity into a sustainable economic moat, which protects investors ...
  49. Can Shopping Malls Survive This Trend?

    May 5, 2016
    Are we coming to the end of an era for the shopping mall as we know it? If department store chains were to act on the conclusions ...
  50. GNC Eyes a Sale, but Would Anyone Want to Buy It?

    May 3, 2016
    Although vitamin and supplement retailer GNC says it's only in the early stages of weighing its strategic options -- which, ...
  51. The 3 Largest Alpha-Seeking ETFs (PKW, PDP)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn the tactics of the three largest alpha-seeking ETFs, such as tracking share buybacks and and finding companies with ...
  52. Walmart Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (WMT)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which suppliers generate large portions of their revenues from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and why their relationships ...
  53. Home Depot Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (HD)

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at a handful of key companies stocking the shelves at your local Home Depot location, including lawn and garden ...
  54. The Container Store Bucks the Wage-Hiking Trend

    April 27, 2016
    The Container Store, that retail mecca for the well organized, announced better than expected earnings Monday, but also ...
  55. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor, JD.com, and other players ...
  56. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    April 26, 2016
    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  57. Wal-Mart to Cut Board of Directors Down to Size

    April 22, 2016
    Amid its struggles to engineer new growth, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) announced it was paring down the size of its board of directors ...
  58. Barnes & Noble May Have Solved Its Space Problem

    April 22, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a problem it shares with much of the brick-and-mortar retail world: The chain has long-term ...
  59. Target Joins Wal-Mart With Employee Wage Increases

    April 21, 2016
    While there has been a nationwide push to move to a $15 an hour minimum wage, the current federal rate actually sits at ...
  60. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  61. Wal-Mart Least-Liked Supermarket Among Shoppers

    April 15, 2016
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) may have low prices, but that's not enough to endear it to its own customers. The retailer came in ...
  62. Wal-Mart Expands Curbside Grocery Pickup Program

    April 14, 2016
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) wants to make shopping for groceries as convenient as possible to give it an edge over, not just Internet-based ...
  63. Should You Reject the Costco Mini-Tender Offer?

    April 12, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) shareholders might have gotten a surprise when they found out someone was offering to buy their stock. ...
  64. Costco May Be Topping Out (COST, WMT)

    April 8, 2016
    A series of technical red flags raise odds the long Costco uptrend is coming to an end.
  65. Wal-Mart Joins Conga Line Pledging Cage-Free Eggs

    April 8, 2016
    At this rate, within 10 years, there should only be cage-free eggs on supermarket store shelves and served in restaurants. ...
  66. Alibaba Surpasses Wal-Mart as World's Top Retailer (BABA, WMT)

    April 7, 2016
    Based on the company's recent milestones and rising transaction volume, Alibaba is navigating China's struggling economy ...
  67. A Lucky Strike for Kroger in Organic Produce

    April 4, 2016
    Organic produce is looking to become the force that drives supermarket growth in the future, and No. 2 grocery store chain ...
  68. Wal-Mart and Costo Improve Their Rewards Programs

    April 4, 2016
    After posting its first annual drop in sales since the company went public 45 years ago, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has decided ...
  69. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    April 4, 2016
    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  70. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  71. Wal-Mart Faces a Major 2016 Challenge (WMT, AMZN)

    March 25, 2016
    Bearish signals suggest Wal-Mart's recovery effort will fail and yield a test of multiyear support in the 50s.
  72. Consumer Staples Sector: Industries Snapshot (KO, PEP)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the six largest industries in the consumer staples sector. Learn about the competitive landscape, growth outlook ...
  73. Justice Dept. Comes Up Short in Wal-Mart Probe

    March 22, 2016
    After four years investigating bribery allegations against Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) executives in foreign countries, BloombergBusiness ...
  74. WalMart Eyes Declining Product Category for Growth

    March 21, 2016
    Retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) continues to plan for future growth and will be building a huge milk processing facility ...
  75. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  76. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  77. Painful but Necessary: Wal-Mart's Plan to Avoid Becoming the ...

    March 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart has been making massive investments to avoid the problems that K-Mart and Sears faced.
  78. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    March 18, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  79. J.C. Penney Needs a Customer Experience Turnaround

    March 17, 2016
    When you're barely performing better than Wal-Mart in customer service, all the financial wizardry that brought you back ...
  80. Derivative

    March 17, 2016
    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  81. Dollar General Pushes Forward With Smaller Stores

    March 15, 2016
    Smaller format stores have been a sort of retail holy grail that companies have been testing. The concept has been successful ...
  82. 5 Retailers Set to Close More Stores in 2016 (FINL, GPS)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover retail stores that have already announced plans to close stores in 2016. Some expect a new economic downturn, which ...
  83. The Biggest Losers From the U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength

    March 14, 2016
    As the U.S. dollar continues to flex its muscle, many companies stand to benefit but also, an assortment of others stand ...
  84. Why Dollar General Surged 13% Last Week (DG, WMT)

    March 14, 2016
    The company, thanks to its strong margins, has figured out ways to squeeze as much profit as possible from every dollar of ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. Sears' 2 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SHLD, WMT)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about Sears Holdings' struggle to slow declining revenues and discover how the company's business segments are contributing ...
  87. 3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM)

    March 10, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile consumer staple stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after ...
  88. Dollar General Stock Soar 10% on Earnings Beat (DG, WMT)

    March 10, 2016
    Combined with a sound merchandising strategy and strong profit margins, Dollar General looks poised to deliver this type ...
  89. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  90. Wal-Mart Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (WMT)

    March 8, 2016
    There is some implied pessimism in Walmart's outlook. But when combined with its solid dividend, these shares look attractive ...
  91. Wal-Mart's Wage Increase Has Potential Drawbacks for Workers ...

    March 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart workers were overjoyed to hear that they would receive $10 an hour. However, there are significant non-financial ...
  92. The Hardest Hit by Wal-Mart Store Closures (WMT)

    March 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (WMT) store closures affected thousands of people aside from the 16,000 laid-off workers.
  93. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    March 3, 2016
    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  94. Wal-Mart's Greatest Move Was Convincing Target to Enter Canada ...

    March 1, 2016
    Wal-Mart and Target competed for Canadian leases in 2010. Even though Walmart lost, it ended up victorious both in Canada ...
  95. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Debt Ratios in 2016 (WMT)

    February 27, 2016
    Analyze Wal-Mart's debt-to-equity ratio, interest coverage ratio and cash flow-to-debt ratio to evaluate the company's financial ...
  96. The Winning Game of Losing in Politics

    February 23, 2016
    The very rich have a much higher tendency to save their wealth than the average earner, so election season can act as a sort ...
  97. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (WMT)

    February 20, 2016
    Learn about Wal-Mart Stores' price and profitability ratios, such as the price-to-sales ratio, dividend yield, operating ...
  98. Wal-Mart's 5 Key Financial Ratios (WMT)

    February 19, 2016
    Identify the five key financial ratios that fundamental analysts use to evaluate Wal-Mart's financial position and determine ...
  99. Are You Missing Out on a Sustainable Rally?

    February 18, 2016
    The market has been rallying, but is it sustainable?
  100. Wal-Mart's Poor Report Was Not Unexpected

    February 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported lower earnings and revenues Thursday morning, sending its shares lower by over 4% in morning ...
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