WMT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Even More Convenience for the Online Food Shopper (KR, WMT)

    October 25, 2016
    Order online, pick-up at store. Simple, but there are a few big problems.
  2. Wal-Mart's Plan for China (WMT)

    October 24, 2016
    Wal-Mart released information about its new Chinese initiatives
  3. Why Companies' Debt Spree Is Risky for Investors (WMT, XON)

    October 18, 2016
    House of cards: The Fed is concerned about rapidly expanding levels of corporate debt as bond issuance reaches an estimated ...
  4. Will Amazon Open Physical Grocery Stores? (AMZN)

    October 12, 2016
    Amazon is planning to build brick-and-mortar stores to facilitate grocery shopping. Should Walmart and Kroger be concerned? ...
  5. Wal-Mart Boosts Starting Salaries (WMT)

    October 12, 2016
    Annual starting salaries have been increased by close to 8%.
  6. Amazon to Give Grocers All They Can Eat (WFM)

    October 12, 2016
    Figuratively, not literally. If successful, this could have a significant long-term impact on the supermarket scene.
  7. Wal-Mart Wellness Day Draws in Customers (WMT)

    October 11, 2016
    Wal-Mart screened almost 300,000 people last year
  8. Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On E-Commerce In 2017

    October 7, 2016
    The Arkansas-retailer will look more like an e-commerce company in the future, according to CEO Doug McMillon.
  9. Can Target Succeed Where Wal-Mart Failed?

    October 6, 2016
    The era of the superstore may finally be drawing to a close as Target (NYSE: TGT) plans to expand its small-footprint store ...
  10. Wal-Mart Shares Fall on Reduced Forecasts (WMT)

    October 6, 2016
    Wal-Mart has lowered its growth forecast for fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019
  11. Strong Holiday Spending Could Benefit Stocks (AMZN, WMT)

    October 5, 2016
    Retail trade groups expect holiday spending will be robust this year, a development that could easily support consumer stocks. ...
  12. Technology Push by Brick-and-Mortars (KSS)

    October 5, 2016
    Retail stores are embracing technology as employee costs rise.
  13. Target Opens in Tribeca, No NYC Wal-Mart Yet (TGT)

    October 5, 2016
    The store is the first Target in Manhattan. Wal-Mart has no plans so far to open a store on the island.
  14. Wal-Mart Maybe Seeking Stake In Flipkart India's E-commerce Giant

    September 28, 2016
    India's e-commerce wars are heating up with the entry of retail behemoths from China and the United States.
  15. Wal-Mart Curbside Pickup Hits Twin Cities (WMT)

    September 22, 2016
    Three Wal-Mart locations in the Twin Cities area now offer curbside pickup.
  16. Wal-Mart Spends $200M on Worker Bonuses (WMT)

    September 22, 2016
    Bonuses are paid for meeting store performance goals.
  17. Who Are Groupon's Main Competitors? (GRPN)

    September 21, 2016
    Groupon competitors are fierce with the likes of Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot. Groupon has been hurt by the competition, ...
  18. Ken Fisher’s Recent Portfolio Changes (AMZN, WMT)

    September 19, 2016
    Fisher reduced his holdings in Amazon.com, Inc. and increased his stake in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Fisher Asset Management’s ...
  19. WMT: Wal-Mart Dividend Analysis

    September 16, 2016
    Wal-Mart raised its dividend for the 43rd consecutive year, despite losing over 25% of its market value in 2015, and its ...
  20. Wal-Mart Applies for Patent to Enable Self-Driving Carts

    September 15, 2016
    The patent would save on labor costs and fundamentally change the shopping experience, including possibly making it easier ...
  21. Know Why BoE's Buy List Includes Apple, GE (AAPL, GE)

    September 15, 2016
    The Bank of England's stimulus includes $13.3 billion worth of corporate bonds many of which are issued by non-British companies ...
  22. Wal-Mart Continues to Freeze Visa in Canada (WMT)

    September 15, 2016
    Visa is now no longer accepted in more Canadian Wal-Mart stores as the retailer continues to protest high swipe fees
  23. Macy's Turning to Food and Drink to Boost Sales

    September 13, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) is apparently desperate enough to reverse falling sales that it will begin selling alcohol to customers ...
  24. Cowen Upgrades Wal-Mart & Downgrades Target (WMT)

    September 12, 2016
    Wal-Mart now rated as an outperform stock with a price target of $83.
  25. 5 Things CPG Companies Can Do to Win More Growth (AMZN, KR)

    September 12, 2016
    This summary of McKinsey's report details the five imperatives consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can employ to obtain ...
  26. Let the Holiday Season Bidding War for Labor Begin (AMZN, WMT)

    September 12, 2016
    As companies prepare for the holiday season rush there is likely to be intense competition for low-wage labor resulting in ...
  27. Sam's Club vs. Costco: Which Has Better Deals? (WMT, COST)

    September 10, 2016
    Costco and Sam's Club offer similar prices in all departments. The better wholesale club membership for you depends on your ...
  28. Grocery Stocks Fall; Target and Wal-Mart Immune (TGT, WMT)

    September 8, 2016
    Grocery stocks have tumbled this week but Target and Wal-Mart have barely been affected.
  29. BofA's CEO Sees Strength in U.S. Consumer (BAC)

    September 8, 2016
    Bank of America CEO Moynihan's optimism about the U.S. consumer may bode well for retail shares
  30. Walmart Plans on Star Wars and Barbie Toys as Big Holiday Hits

    September 6, 2016
    Best sellers from last year are still popular with kids, according to the Arkansas-based retailer.
  31. Wal-Mart Holiday Shopping Layaway Is Open (WMT)

    September 2, 2016
    Spurred on by last year’s success, Wal-Mart has opened its layaway program two weeks ahead of schedule in order to make the ...
  32. What's Behind Walmart's 10 Year Stock Performance (WMT)

    August 31, 2016
    The key factors behind the stock performance of Walmart Stores Inc. between 2006 and 2016.
  33. 6 Places to Get the Best Back-to-School Deals on Supplies (WMT, ...

    August 31, 2016
    Check out these places for the best deals on school supplies in local retail and online.
  34. Dollar Stores Are Hit By Wal-Mart's New Strategy

    August 30, 2016
    Dollar General and Dollar Tree are feeling the effects of Wal-Mart's push into their discount territory, which does not bode ...
  35. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Retail (WMT, GOOG)

    August 29, 2016
    Discover the five largest donors in the retail sector as measured by cash contributions, including the company that donated ...
  36. How the Sam's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (WMT)

    August 25, 2016
    Sam's Club offers store-only and MasterCard credit cards with several membership and rewards program options.
  37. Who Is Driving Wal-Mart's Management Team (WMT)

    August 24, 2016
    Wal-Mart's management team includes three senior executives who drive important strategic initiatives at the company. Included ...
  38. Jet.com’s Discount Tech a Driver of Walmart’s Buy (WMT, AMZN)

    August 19, 2016
    Wal-Mart's blockbuster purchase of Jet.com was driven in large part by the start-up's discounting technology.
  39. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  40. Wal-Mart Stock Makes New 52-Week High on Q2 Beat (WMT, TGT)

    August 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart's results not only affirm that the consumer is alive and healthy, they suggest Target's struggle is its own to deal ...
  41. Steve Cohen's Point72 Buys Amazon in Q2 (AMZN, WMT)

    August 18, 2016
    Besides a big bet on the online retailer, Cohen also invested in KAR Auction Services, Tesoro and more.
  42. Wal-Mart Set to Test Higher Ground

    August 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart delivered a solid quarterly report that should translate into even higher prices in coming weeks.
  43. Wal-Mart Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (WMT, AMZN)

    August 16, 2016
    Wal-Mart shares have risen some 11% over the past three months, thanks to the company's recent moves to better compete with ...
  44. The Week Ahead: August 15-19, 2016

    August 14, 2016
    The Fed will release July's meeting minutes this week as the labor market strengthens.
  45. 3 Prepaid Debit Cards With No Monthly Fee (AXP, WMT)

    August 13, 2016
    These prepaid debit cards with no monthly fees offer a substantial savings advantage.
  46. Macy's Approaches Critical Price Level Before Earnings (M, AMZN)

    August 9, 2016
    Macy's has been stuck in a bear market for more than a year, but it has now arrived at a price level that can support a new ...
  47. Wal-Mart Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (WMT, AMZN)

    August 8, 2016
    Wal-Mart will send its dividend payment on September 6 to shareholders of record as of August 12.
  48. Walmart Announces $3.3 Bn Jet.com Deal (WMT, AMZN)

    August 7, 2016
    Unlike several other brick-and-mortar retailers whose businesses have been disrupted by Amazon, Walmart has the financial ...
  49. Dollar General Wants to Pump Your Gas

    August 2, 2016
    The real story behind Dollar General's (NYSE: DG) acquisition of 41 stores from Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) failed small-footprint ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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
  58. 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, ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    June 29, 2016
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  65. 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, ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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?
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Wal-Mart Gets Serious With International Stores (WMT)

    June 4, 2016
    Wal-Mart is spending heavily to boost its international stores.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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?
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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, ...
  100. 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 ...
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