WMT : Analysis & Opinions

  • Showing 301-373 of 373 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  1. Big Lots - A Big Bargain?

    August 26, 2009
    In this economy, chains like Big Lots look positive to succeed.
  2. Walmart Does More With Less

    August 14, 2009
    Walmart's domestic stores are holding up well and its international prospects remain bright.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Advent International Loves Retail

    July 15, 2009
    While you can't invest in Advent directly, you can invest in some of its current and previous investments.
  5. Five Stocks Buying Back Shares

    June 25, 2009
    When companies buy their own stock, it can be an indicator of good things to come. Here are a few to watch.
  6. Is Made In America Good Business?

    June 24, 2009
    New Balance is highlighting that its shoes are made in America. Does going local make good business sense?
  7. Active Blackrock Marries Passive Barclays - Can It Work?

    June 23, 2009
    Blackrock is buying Barclays Global Investors for $13 billion. Can this marriage of two completely different cultures work? ...
  8. 5 Companies Snapping Up Their Own Stock

    June 15, 2009
    These companies are buying back their shares. Should you be buying them as well?
  9. Retailers: The Best Versus The Rest

    June 12, 2009
    Shares of retail stock have staged an impressive rally over the past three months as the S&P 500 has moved up over 3 ...
  10. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  11. Staples On The Rise

    May 28, 2009
    Despite the debt it recently acquired, Staples is much more favorably positioned compared to the pure-play competition.
  12. Booking An Uncertain Future

    May 26, 2009
    Barnes & Noble's quarterly earnings were down, but its outlook is up. Is this justified in the difficult bookselling ...
  13. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions. ...
  14. Best Buy Betting On House Brands

    May 8, 2009
    Best Buy uses its house brands strategically, but is this hurting the company or helping it to stay on top?
  15. Five Stocks With The Ultimate Margin Of Safety

    May 6, 2009
    We look at five stocks with at least $100 million in cash and zero debt, providing investors with the ultimate margin of ...
  16. Time To Swing Into Golf Stocks?

    May 5, 2009
    Golf-related stocks could put investors right out of the current rough patch.
  17. UniFirst Still Looking Sharp

    April 17, 2009
    UniFirst's stock has dropped slightly since July, 2008. Still, it's a promising buying opportunity, despite declining sales. ...
  18. Consumers Pull Back From Costco

    March 6, 2009
    This discount retailer is finding that much of its merchandise mix is not necessity.
  19. Cabela's One Retailer Making It Through The Recession

    February 25, 2009
    Like most retailers Cabela's initially suffered during the recession, but has it now recovered?
  20. Low Investment Risk From Low-Cost Wal-Mart

    February 20, 2009
    Investors in Wal-Mart can expect a high single-digit annual return on investments for the foreseeable future.
  21. More To Murphy Oil Than Malaysia

    February 13, 2009
    Solid exploration and development prospects, plus a profitable downstream segment, make this company an inviting investment ...
  22. Willbros A Profitable Pipeline Play

    February 12, 2009
    Willbros Group will benefit from strong growth trends in the development of unconventional resources and the replacement ...
  23. Online Retailer's Core Segment Has Top-Line Issues

    January 26, 2009
    Online retailer eBay has top-line issues in its namesake marketplace but posted an overall 18% net profit margin in Q4.
  24. Foot Locker A Bad Fit For This Economy

    November 27, 2008
    Foot Locker couldn't meet estimates in its third quarter. It could be a long, cold winter for this footwear retailer.
  25. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 26, 2008
    Learn how mixing high and low beta stocks from the Dow can be the first step in creating a diversified portfolio.
  26. 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.
  27. Snack On The Inventure Group

    October 30, 2008
    Micro-cap snack food producer Inventure Group is back from the dead. I'll examine why it might be a good time to bite into ...
  28. Five Reasons Old Navy Must Go

    October 22, 2008
    Make Old Navy walk the plank before this business drags the rest of the company down with it.
  29. The Bright Side Of Auto? Parts, Not Cars

    October 19, 2008
    A breakdown of the major players within retail auto parts and why this could be a good time to invest in the industry.
  30. Monday, Bloody Monday

    October 8, 2008
    We take a historical look at Mondays and other trading days on the market and discover there is yet another reason to hate ...
  31. Diamond Foods' Pop Secret Acquisition

    October 1, 2008
    Diamond Foods saw a 23% Q4 earnings surprise. Could its move beyond almonds and walnuts continue to pay dividends?
  32. Bargain Retailers Are No Bargain

    September 9, 2008
    Value-oriented stocks like Costco and Target get the good press, but investors may want to look at the numbers a little more ...
  33. Heckmann Loves Other People's Money

    August 14, 2008
    Richard Heckmann has been buying companies for years, usually with other people's money. We'll look at his latest foray into ...
  34. Ever-Glory 'Made In China' And Proud Of It

    August 7, 2008
    Ever-Glory is the first Chinese apparel company listed on Amex. The growing company has a plan to capture China's brand-conscious ...
  35. Schiff Nutrition Looks Healthy

    July 29, 2008
    Nutritional products are big business lately. We'll look at a small-cap with a lot of cash that could be a bargain right ...
  36. TJX Companies An Unlikely Oil Inflation Hedge

    July 29, 2008
    Back-to-school shopping is around the corner, and consumers have more cash thanks to a break in oil prices. Discount king ...
  37. Welcome Back, Tractor Supply Company

    July 25, 2008
    Two years ago this farm supply retailer could do no wrong. Economic pressures put the brakes on the growth, but now sales ...
  38. Knowing It’s Going To Rain Is Better Than Guessing

    July 24, 2008
    Weather forecasting is playing an increasingly important role in big business.
  39. Costco Blends Low Costs With High Profits

    May 29, 2008
    Discount club Costco saw profits rise 32% as price-conscious consumers flocked to its outlets.
  40. Natural Makeup Provides Unnatural Growth

    May 13, 2008
    Sales of mineral-based cosmetics went from $4.5 million in 2005 to $149 million in 2007. Bare Escentuals is leading the charge. ...
  41. Costco Can Thrive In Any Climate

    April 18, 2008
    Costco is in a position to outperform regardless of whether the U.S. hits recession.
  42. Home Depot Digging A Basement

    April 10, 2008
    Many hoped Home Depot had finally bottomed, but its forecast for 2008 and valuation point to further losses before the stock ...
  43. Walgreen Stocking Shelves For Growth, Stability

    April 2, 2008
    After encouraging earnings results and some reassuring sector balance in a troubled market, this pharmacy company could hold ...
  44. The Gap Closing On The Competition

    March 3, 2008
    The Gap is no longer the ugly duckling of retail fashion. Its comps finally compare and margins have improved.
  45. Ackman Stays On Target (TGT)

    January 14, 2008
    Bill Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square, upped its stake in Target. We examine what the market may have missed.
  46. The Talbots Omen (TLB, WMT)

    January 9, 2008
    Tough holiday sales are causing a wave of store closures at Talbots. Could the rest of the retail sector be in trouble, too? ...
  47. Visa, MasterCard, and Now General Electric? (GE)

    January 7, 2008
    Consumer credit financing is big business. GE created its own card and partnered with major companies across the U.S. to ...
  48. Plug Into Hydrogen Fuel Cells (PLUG)

    October 26, 2007
    Wal-Mart is putting Plug's fuel cells in its forklifts. Shares jumped 50% on the news; is the technology finally ready for ...
  49. Dollar Tree's CFO Departure A Bad Omen? (DLTR)

    October 24, 2007
    With a top executive jumping ship, investors should look very carefully at Dollar Tree's prospects.
  50. Safeway A Safe Play (SWY)

    October 19, 2007
    Safeway is coming off a solid third quarter, and management has provided an encouraging outlook for the remainder of the ...
  51. Ackman Antes Up For Sears (SHLD)

    October 15, 2007
    Activist firm Pershing Square, headed by William Ackman, bought a stake in Sears. Learn what this move could mean to investors. ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)

    August 13, 2007
    Door-to-door or upscale department store, what is the best way to sell cosmetics?
  54. Closing The Gap (GPS)

    July 30, 2007
    Gap recently announced its new CEO. Can he bring this company back up alongside its competitors?
  55. Wild Oats A Good Play: Deal, Or No Deal (OATS)

    July 9, 2007
    FTC opposition to the Wild Oats buyout has pushed shares down. This is a risk-arbitrage play now worth entering.
  56. Turning The Rumor Mill (DELL, TRMP, NFLX, MRK)

    June 12, 2007
    A roundup of the week's popular news stories and market rumors.
  57. Wal-Mart Scaling Back Growth (WMT)

    June 6, 2007
    Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce the number of supercenters it will open this year.
  58. Don't Jump Into JC Penney... Yet (JCP)

    May 23, 2007
    JC Penney recently reported solid Q1 results, but tough times ahead could hurt the stock.
  59. No Place To Hide In Retail (BJ)

    May 18, 2007
    BJ Wholesale Club's Q4 earnings were dismal. Is this a start of a downward spiral or just a hiccup in grand scheme of things? ...
  60. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  61. A Buying Opportunity for PetSmart Shares (PETM)

    April 12, 2007
    The recent pet food recall is having an adverse impact on pet food sales. However, I believe that the stock is a buy in spite ...
  62. Gentlemen, Start Your Lawnmowers (BGG)

    March 21, 2007
    There is value to be had in the world’s largest manufacturer of lawnmower and garden equipment engines.
  63. Starbucks' Dream of 40,000 Stores

    March 21, 2007
    Starbucks wants to reach 40,000 outlets, but the economy and McDonald's could block that goal.
  64. Market Musings (HPQ, WMT)

    March 16, 2007
    Two interesting pieces of news about two big name stocks -- should investors be paying attention?
  65. Minding The Gap (GPS)

    January 15, 2007
    Despite recent buzz about a potential buyout, investors should wait until The Gap goes on sale before snapping up some shares. ...
  66. Short Circuited (CC)

    December 21, 2006
    With a weak recent quarter and few catalysts for the near-term future, Circuit City appears to be shorting out.
  67. Braving The Amazon (AMZN)

    October 30, 2006
    Can Amazon slow down technology and content spending without hurting its sales growth.
  68. Nike No Longer The Top Banana (NKE)

    October 3, 2006
    While Nike managed beat estimates with its recent quarterly performance, are the glory days over for the footwear mogul? ...
  69. Imperial Sugar's Sweet Fundamentals (IPSU)

    September 14, 2006
    Imperial Sugar's strong fundamentals make the stock a buy, provided its price pulls back to a good entry point.
  70. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  71. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  72. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  73. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
  74. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
  • Showing 301-373 of 373 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Trading Center