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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. (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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. (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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Derivative

    March 17, 2016
    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Are You Missing Out on a Sustainable Rally?

    February 18, 2016
    The market has been rallying, but is it sustainable?
  50. 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 ...
  51. What to Expect From Walmart's Earnings (WMT)

    February 18, 2016
    Despite Walmart's recent improvements, the market isn't ready to trust that it has resolved all of its operational and competitive ...
  52. Stock Chart Patterns Playing Out Right Now (WMT, TWC)

    February 17, 2016
    Various chart patterns are playing out in these stocks right now. Here's how to trade them.
  53. Why Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Latest Closures Matter Less Than You ...

    February 9, 2016
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc closed hundreds of stores in January 2016—a move which should reassure investors, not scare them away.
  54. Wal-Mart's Biggest Liability: Labor Costs (WMT)

    February 9, 2016
    Wal-Mart's biggest expense is its labor and the retailer needs to take serious action to reduce this cost.
  55. Walmart: Sharpening its Portfolio by Shutting Down Stores (WMT)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn why Wal-Mart is closing stores worldwide and how the world's largest retailer plans to take on Amazon by investing ...
  56. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  57. Wal-Mart's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (WMT)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Wal-Mart's profitability as the company is concluding its fourth quarter, which is the period ...
  58. 4 Value Plays in the Retail Sector for H1 2016 (BBBY, WMT)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover four value stocks of companies operating in the retail sector that can prove valuable investments for the second ...
  59. Warren Buffett's 2015 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, WMT)

    January 22, 2016
    Learn how Warren Buffett's portfolio performed in 2015. Read about an unusual position Berkshire Hathaway took in Phillips ...
  60. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  61. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    January 22, 2016
    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  62. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    January 20, 2016
    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  63. Wal-Mart Closes Stores to Focus on Growth

    January 19, 2016
    Wal-Mart announces aggressive store closings following portfolio review to stay focused on the long term plan of disciplined ...
  64. Openings and closings of America's favorite chains

    January 19, 2016
    As we enter 2016, consumer giants Wal-Mart and Starbucks are starting the year closing and opening several locations, respectively.
  65. Shareholders Shouldn't Abandon Wal-Mart

    January 13, 2016
    Wal-Mart's share price is in a temporary lull. Shareholders should hold the stock until it recovers.
  66. China is an Untapped Growth Opportunity for Costco

    January 13, 2016
    Despite recent woes, China has experienced explosive consumer consumption growth over the past decade and could be a strategic ...
  67. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT): 2015 Recap

    January 6, 2016
    A recap of Wal-Mart's 2015 year, including expansions, new services, big changes and a 30% decline in the stock price.
  68. Whole Foods Using Technology to Drive Turnaround

    January 5, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) had a rough 2015 as bigger retailers including Wal-Mart and a number of grocery chains ...
  69. Target Planning Mostly Small Urban Stores (TGT, WMT)

    January 5, 2016
    For Target (NYSE: TGT), the day of the superstore may be over. The company, which made its mark nationally with locations ...
  70. Walmart Pay vs. The Competition (WMT, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Although Walmart Pay has few competitors, it must improve its app or face pressure to accept better mobile payment services.
  71. Dollar Tree Forces Wal-Mart to Think High-End (DLTR, WMT)

    January 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart shouldn't compete with its low-end competitor Dollar Tree. Instead, the company should compete with its higher margin ...
  72. Wal-Mart’s New Advertising Plan (WMT)

    January 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart is moving away from expensive traditional advertising and using social media, word of mouth and its popular app ...
  73. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    December 30, 2015
    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  74. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    December 24, 2015
    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  75. 3 Reasons Wal-Mart's Doing Better Than it Seems (WMT)

    December 22, 2015
    Wal-Mart's stock is down by over 30% this year, but its underlying business may be in better shape than you'd think.
  76. 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? ...
  77. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

    December 18, 2015
    The inventory turnover ratio is a key measure for evaluating how efficient management is at managing company inventory and ...
  78. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    December 17, 2015
    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  79. Walmart Will Never Be Costco

    December 17, 2015
    Walmart is in the process of reinventing itself. It seems to be trying to copy Costco, a move that will surely fail.
  80. The Future of Retail Is Not Big Box Stores

    December 17, 2015
    The future of shopping involves a lot more Internet and a lot less window shopping at the mall.
  81. Kohl's Launches a Christmas Shopping Marathon (KSS, WMT)

    December 16, 2015
    Is it a sign of desperation, or has Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) sensed a real opportunity? Like many retailers grasping for every ...
  82. Target Sells Its Pharmacy Business to CVS Health

    December 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has just completed the $1.9 billion sale of its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). ...
  83. The 3 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold and Never Let Go

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the characteristics, qualities and reasoning behind stocks suitable for an investor interested in a buy-and-hold ...
  84. Bed Bath & Beyond Sued for Bamboozling Consumers (AMZN, BBBY)

    December 11, 2015
    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but if you're selling fabric made of rayon, you'd best not call it bamboo ...
  85. These Five Stocks Depend on Low-Income Consumers

    December 11, 2015
    Become popular with the regular joes (like these companies) and you'll need a wheelbarrow to make your bank deposits.
  86. Wal-Mart Launches Mobile Payment App and Volkswagen's Moment ...

    December 10, 2015
    The payments space got even more crowded as Wal-Mart (WMT) announced the launch of WalMart pay, a mobile app feature that ...
  87. Why Are Retailers Expanding Into Online Grocery? (WMT, AMZN)

    December 9, 2015
    Walmart, Amazon and Target are all fiercely competing for your online grocery shopping dollars. Why now? Why is online grocery ...
  88. FTC Moves to Block the Staples-Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    December 8, 2015
    On Monday, an antitrust regulator from the Federal Trade Commission announced it had filed suit to prevent the proposed ...
  89. Why Walmart's $10/Hr Wage Is Selfish

    December 8, 2015
    Walmart's widely publicized move to $10/hr wages is not a selfless act. Instead, it's a move to make the company money and ...
  90. Is Wal-Mart Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (WMT)

    December 8, 2015
    Find out if shares of Wal-Mart are suitable for an IRA, and whether Wal-Mart shares are more appropriate for a traditional ...
  91. Wal-Mart Plans To Increase Sales 3 to 4% Annually

    December 1, 2015
    Wal-Mart plans to increase sales by 3 to 4% each year with an expensive new investing plan. What is this plan and how will ...
  92. 3 Essential Facts About Cyber Monday

    November 30, 2015
    How did Cyber Monday come to happen? And, which is the surprise product on everyone's shopping list this year. This post ...
  93. Wal-Mart's Share Repurchase Isn't All Good

    November 30, 2015
    Wal-Mart announced huge internal investments along with an aggressive share repurchase program that isn't as good as it initially ...
  94. Thanksgiving Sales Jump 24 Percent

    November 27, 2015
    This Thanksgiving, e-commerce retailers have special reason to be thankful.
  95. Why did Wal-Mart's Stock Take a Fall in 2015?

    November 25, 2015
    Wal-Mart is the largest company in the world, with a sterling track-record of profits and dividends. So why has its stock ...
  96. How Is Walmart's Pharmacy Business Performing? (WMT)

    November 25, 2015
    Learn how Wal-Mart started its pharmacy business in 2006 and rose to be the fourth-largest U.S. drug store chain in 2014 ...
  97. Is Walmart's Rally Sustainable? (WMT)

    November 19, 2015
    Walmart is enjoying a short-term rally. Is it sustainable? Is Amazon still a better bet?
  98. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon? ...

    November 18, 2015
    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  99. Are the Brands Millennials Love a Good Buy? (NKE, AAPL)

    November 18, 2015
    Millennials make up a very big — and thus important —c onsumer generation. So if they love a brand, its stock is likely to ...
  100. Does Costco Have Room to Grow Its Margins?

    November 18, 2015
    Costco has historically capped their margins well below industry standard. Might now be the time for them to raise them and ...
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