WMT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    September 3, 2013
    BBVA still faces serious risks in Spain, but management's approach appears undervalued
  2. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC Awaits Canadian Trade & Employment ...

    ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC Awaits Canadian Trade & Employment ...

    September 3, 2013
    Wall Street was in for several down sessions last week, as investors turned their attention to escalating tensions in the ...
  3. Is Your Stock About To Drop? 4 Clues Buried In The Balance Sheet

    Is Your Stock About To Drop? 4 Clues Buried In The Balance Sheet

    September 2, 2013
    If you regularly shop at department store chain Kohl's (NYSE: KSS), you may have spotted an unusual merchandising misstep ...
  4. OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    August 30, 2013
    Weaker handset demand and disappointing margins send the shares down sharply again.
  5. Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    August 30, 2013
    Apache gets a reasonable price for a troublesome asset.
  6. Vodafone, Verizon (And AT&T?) Go Once More Unto The Breach

    Vodafone, Verizon (And AT&T?) Go Once More Unto The Breach

    August 30, 2013
    Verizon and Vodafone are once again talking about a deal for Verizon Wireless
  7. Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  8. The Cake Remains Unbaked - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Cake Remains Unbaked - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 30, 2013
    Things are about to change as the calendar advances toward September.
  9. ProShares And State Street Plan To Expand Emerging Market Lineups

    ProShares And State Street Plan To Expand Emerging Market Lineups

    August 30, 2013
    This week on Wall Street, investors turned their attention to escalating tensions in the Middle East. Following reports of ...
  10. Can LEDs Brighten Investor Portfolios?

    Can LEDs Brighten Investor Portfolios?

    August 29, 2013
    LED lighting may be disruptive, but that doesn't mean that the stocks haven't already been moved in anticipation.
  11. Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    August 29, 2013
    Pall's performance was just okay, but the Street likely won't mind.
  12. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  13. Campbell Soup Doesn't Seem To Be Prioritizing The Right Things

    Campbell Soup Doesn't Seem To Be Prioritizing The Right Things

    August 29, 2013
    Campbell Soup continues to make iffy strategic moves and the stock is no bargain
  14. Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    August 29, 2013
    Often-volatile Guess is back on the way up with an encouraging second quarter report.
  15. 3 Market Valuation Indicators ETF Investors Must Know

    3 Market Valuation Indicators ETF Investors Must Know

    August 29, 2013
    They say that nobody rings a bell at the market top or bottom. What separates seasoned veterans from “excited” ...
  16. Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWG Heading For Support After ...

    Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWG Heading For Support After ...

    August 29, 2013
    Stock markets kicked off yesterday on a bearish note as spiking oil prices led to concerns over the health of the domestic ...
  17. Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day

    August 28, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day
  18. Vertex Building A Fortress In Cystic Fibrosis

    Vertex Building A Fortress In Cystic Fibrosis

    August 28, 2013
    Vertex is in the early days of what could be a $10B franchise in cystic fibrosis treatment.
  19. Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    August 28, 2013
    Joy Global seems undervalued on a long-term basis, but the near term is still looking pretty scary
  20. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  21. Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    August 28, 2013
    Avago's market share strength shouldn't be underestimated
  22. Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    August 28, 2013
    The short interest moves in residential construction stocks were mixed again during the early weeks of August, as concerns ...
  23. 5 Reasons This Bull Market Won't End This Year

    5 Reasons This Bull Market Won't End This Year

    August 28, 2013
    "This time, it will be different." This phrase is perhaps the most overused and dangerous phrase in the world of ...
  24. No Staying Power for Safety Trade - Ahead of Wall Street

    No Staying Power for Safety Trade - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 28, 2013
    The stock market weakness goes beyond Syria, but the gold, oil and bond trade has no staying power.
  25. First Trust International Multi-Asset Income ETF (YDIV) Hits ...

    First Trust International Multi-Asset Income ETF (YDIV) Hits ...

    August 28, 2013
    Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ ...
  26. Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 28, 2013
    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook
  27. The Most Dangerous Small-Cap Stock On The Market

    The Most Dangerous Small-Cap Stock On The Market

    August 27, 2013
    The market is flashing big warning signals right now.The biggest concern is the Federal Reserve tapering its quantitative ...
  28. Has The Street Finally Overshot Brown Shoe?

    Has The Street Finally Overshot Brown Shoe?

    August 27, 2013
    Brown Shoe had a decent quarter, but Wall Street wants more
  29. Tiffany Continues To Execute At A Higher Level

    Tiffany Continues To Execute At A Higher Level

    August 27, 2013
    Tiffany delivers stronger margins while comps still see some pressure.
  30. Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    August 27, 2013
    Akorn builds value by buying Hi-Tech
  31. The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    August 27, 2013
    Colfax is delivering on the margin improvements management promised
  32. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  33. More Uncertainty in a Seasonally Weak Period - Ahead of Wall ...

    More Uncertainty in a Seasonally Weak Period - Ahead of Wall ...

    August 27, 2013
    Syria adds to Taper, debt ceiling and other issues in this seasonally low volume period for the market.
  34. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  35. Yet Another Failure Has Rigel Pharmaceuticals Almost Back To ...

    Yet Another Failure Has Rigel Pharmaceuticals Almost Back To ...

    August 26, 2013
    Rigel sees yet another clinical failure from its pipeline.
  36. Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    August 26, 2013
    Classic chart analysis pinpointed last week's market reversal. This week, the chart says we should see a trend develop.SPDR ...
  37. AstraZeneca Goes Back To The M&A Well Yet Again

    AstraZeneca Goes Back To The M&A Well Yet Again

    August 26, 2013
    AstraZeneca's acquisition of Amplimmune could pay big dividends in a decade.
  38. Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    August 26, 2013
    Teradata may be Big Data, but that hasn't proven to give it any edge in terms of growth
  39. Amgen Sweetens The Bid And Secures Onyx

    Amgen Sweetens The Bid And Secures Onyx

    August 26, 2013
    Amgen finalizes a value-additive deal for Onyx
  40. 5 Small Cap ETFs Up More Than 20% YTD

    5 Small Cap ETFs Up More Than 20% YTD

    August 26, 2013
    Though equity markets have seemingly taken a breather in recent months, the overall investment landscape so far in 2013 has ...
  41. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 26: Emerging Markets Struggling ...

    Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 26: Emerging Markets Struggling ...

    August 26, 2013
    As the Fed taper approaches, emerging markets are finding it difficult to find solid ground. The fresh turmoil prompted ...
  42. Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day

    August 26, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day
  43. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
  44. Aruba Networks Digs In For The Long War

    Aruba Networks Digs In For The Long War

    August 23, 2013
    Aruba is going to have to surrender margin to boost growth in the face of competition from Cisco.
  45. Pandora Progressing, But Still Tinkering

    Pandora Progressing, But Still Tinkering

    August 23, 2013
    Pandora continues to evolve as the model matures.
  46. Marvell – Unicorn Of The Chip Space?

    Marvell – Unicorn Of The Chip Space?

    August 23, 2013
    Marvell's gaining share and showing good growth in multiple challenging sectors
  47. Warning: Avoid This High-Yielding Dividend Trap At All Costs

    Warning: Avoid This High-Yielding Dividend Trap At All Costs

    August 23, 2013
    Everyone is always looking for a quick and easy way to wealth. This desire is what drives the multi-billion-dollar worldwide ...
  48. Autodesk A Little Undervalued, But Uncertainty Is Rising

    Autodesk A Little Undervalued, But Uncertainty Is Rising

    August 23, 2013
    Autodesk's base business is still weak, but greater emphasis on SaaS pleases investors
  49. Pet Smart's Second Quarter Growls With Delight

    Pet Smart's Second Quarter Growls With Delight

    August 23, 2013
    The specialty retailer announced solid second quarter results August 21. Petsmart's future seems exceptionally bright. Its ...
  50. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  51. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  52. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    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, ...
  53. How F-Sqared Investments Is Utilizing ETFs

    How F-Sqared Investments Is Utilizing ETFs

    August 23, 2013
    Institutional and self-directed investors alike have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, and unparalleled ...
  54. Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day

    August 23, 2013
    Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day
  55. Easy To Like Everything About Kubota Except The Price

    Easy To Like Everything About Kubota Except The Price

    August 22, 2013
    Kubota's growth prospects are alluring, but the valuation is unsettling.
  56. Toll Brothers Delivers Mixed Q3-Buy Or Sell On The News?

    Toll Brothers Delivers Mixed Q3-Buy Or Sell On The News?

    August 22, 2013
    Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) delivered its Q3 earnings August 21. It was a mixed bag with both positives and ...
  57. Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    August 22, 2013
    Even with margin underperformance, the Street is staying in Hormel's corner
  58. Red Hat And Other Software Stocks That May Beat Revenue Estimates ...

    Red Hat And Other Software Stocks That May Beat Revenue Estimates ...

    August 22, 2013
    Analysts at Lazard believe software makers Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: RHT) are well positioned to benefit from strong government ...
  59. Hain Celestial's Valuation Already Incorporates Strong Expectations

    Hain Celestial's Valuation Already Incorporates Strong Expectations

    August 22, 2013
    Hain Celestial has strong top-line growth, but margins continue to lag more traditional food rivals
  60. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  61. Abercrombie & Fitch The Latest To Get Trampled

    Abercrombie & Fitch The Latest To Get Trampled

    August 22, 2013
    Abercrombie & Fitch's recovery crumbles under the weight of weak traffic and heavy promotions at rivals.
  62. Monetary Policy Around The Globe: Currency ETF Edition

    Monetary Policy Around The Globe: Currency ETF Edition

    August 22, 2013
    With domestic equity indexes soaring to all-time highs in recent months, many have become infatuated with the stock market ...
  63. Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: SPY Testing Support Ahead Of Jobless ...

    Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: SPY Testing Support Ahead Of Jobless ...

    August 22, 2013
    U.S. equity markets oscillated yesterday as the FOMC minutes release had everyone on edge right from the opening bell. Much ...
  64. Homebuilding Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Homebuilding Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 22, 2013
    Homebuilding Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook
  65. American Eagle Hammered As Conditions Worsen

    American Eagle Hammered As Conditions Worsen

    August 21, 2013
    American Eagle warns of even worse pressures on same-store sales.
  66. History Suggests Street Will Get Over “Disappointing” Smucker ...

    August 21, 2013
    Smucker isn't cheap, but worries about K-Cup growth seem a little overdone.
  67. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  68. Urban Outfitters Steps Up Its Game

    August 21, 2013
    tail's been an iffy proposition when it comes to second quarter earnings reports. One company doing well in this cautious ...
  69. A Solid Beat-And-Raise As Lowe's Closes Some Of The Gap

    August 21, 2013
    Lowe's closes the gap with Home Depot on strong comp sales improvement.
  70. 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.
  71. Intuit Refocusing On What It Does Best

    August 21, 2013
    Intuit is turning back to its past and still appears undervalued on that basis
  72. Analog Devices' Slow Walk To Better Days

    August 21, 2013
    Analog Devices continues to see a slow, drawn-out recovery
  73. 5 Tweets That Shook the ETF World

    5 Tweets That Shook the ETF World

    August 21, 2013
    As Twitter has become a more popular social media platform, its influence over the external world has been skyrocketing, ...
  74. Bull of the Day: Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) - Bull of the Day

    August 21, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) - Bull of the Day
  75. Zillow Pays $50 Million For StreetEasy: Time To Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Fifty million isn't a lot for a company with a $3 billiion market cap. However, Zillow (Nasdaq:Z) sees this acquisition as ...
  76. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  77. Medtronic Marking Time

    August 20, 2013
    Medtronic looks stuck in low-growth mode for now, but the shares look undervalued.
  78. Pittsburgh Startup NoWait Could Overtake OpenTable's Volume In ...

    Pittsburgh Startup NoWait Could Overtake OpenTable's Volume In ...

    August 20, 2013
    OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN) might have to relinquish its title as the leading restaurant reservation service.In addition to ...
  79. International Rectifier Recovering, But Margins Need To Pick ...

    August 20, 2013
    IRF is seeing demand recover, but driving better cash flow production is critical
  80. Duck Dynasty's Success: Why An A&E IPO Makes Sense

    August 20, 2013
    A&E Television Network (AETN) premiered its fourth season of Duck Dynasty August 14. The one-hour episode garnered 11.8 million ...
  81. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  82. NCR Transforming, But The Street Seems Up To Speed

    NCR Transforming, But The Street Seems Up To Speed

    August 20, 2013
    NCR is remaking itself as a higher-growth, more competitive company, but the stock has already moved on elevated expectations
  83. Veolia Offers A Decent Dividend, But Both Uncertainty And Upside

    August 20, 2013
    Veolia has more self-improvement work ahead, but leverage to an improving Europe could create upside
  84. Arcos Dorados Still Several Fries Short Of A Happy Meal

    August 20, 2013
    Inflation has made the operating environment quite challenging for McDonald's Latin American operator.
  85. EXCLUSIVE: Kiplinger's Lisa Gerstner Offers Advice For Building ...

    EXCLUSIVE: Kiplinger's Lisa Gerstner Offers Advice For Building ...

    August 20, 2013
    You can save money, and even find a job, if you follow the right Twitter feeds. Kiplinger's Lisa Gerstner outlines ...
  86. Corning's Always-Frustrating Mix Of Opportunity And Risk

    August 20, 2013
    Can Corning's potent R&D keep revenue growing fast enough to drive the stock?
  87. Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) ...
  88. Eurozone GDP Turns Positive: Time To Buy?

    Eurozone GDP Turns Positive: Time To Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Over the past few years, the world economy has undeniably struggled against significant headwinds after the unprecedented ...
  89. EMDG: Dividend Growth Meets Emerging Markets

    EMDG: Dividend Growth Meets Emerging Markets

    August 20, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have become a staple in numerous portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  90. Nordstrom Shows That Even The Best Can Struggle A Bit

    August 19, 2013
    Are disappointing comps at Nordstrom the start of a downturn, or just a bump on the road?
  91. Applied Materials Still Waiting For Orders To Materialize

    August 19, 2013
    Applied Materials seems to be well-positioned for the next big cycle in equipment demand, but the timing is still highly ...
  92. Dell Scratching And Clawing For Share

    August 19, 2013
    Trading margin for market share, Dell is playing a dangerous game.
  93. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  94. Little Else but Retailers This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    Little Else but Retailers This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 19, 2013
    It's enough to make one consider discussing the next Fed chairperson.
  95. What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    August 19, 2013
    Apple has long been one of the most talked about securities on the market, as its meteoric rise took the investing world ...
  96. Credit Downgrade Could Be Next Problem For Indonesia ETFs

    Credit Downgrade Could Be Next Problem For Indonesia ETFs

    August 19, 2013
    The iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSE: IDX) have $453.8 million and $294.8 million in assets under management, respectively. ...
  97. Bull of the Day: Magellan (MMP)   - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Magellan (MMP) - Bull of the Day

    August 18, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Magellan (MMP) - Bull of the Day
  98. Bear of the Day: Jos. A. Bank (JOSB) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Jos. A. Bank (JOSB) - Bear of the Day

    August 18, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Jos. A. Bank (JOSB) - Bear of the Day
  99. Why The Shrinking US Deficit Matters To Your Portfolio More Than ...

    Why The Shrinking US Deficit Matters To Your Portfolio More Than ...

    August 16, 2013
    It's the feel-good story of 2013 that nobody is talking about.The nation's budget deficit, which had been spiraling ...
  100. The Curious Case Of Leveraged ETFs: Understanding How Compounding ...

    The Curious Case Of Leveraged ETFs: Understanding How Compounding ...

    August 16, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios, although more and more investors have begun to utilize these ...
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