WMT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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?
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)

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

    July 30, 2007
    Gap recently announced its new CEO. Can he bring this company back up alongside its competitors?
  10. 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.
  11. Turning The Rumor Mill (DELL, TRMP, NFLX, MRK)

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

    June 6, 2007
    Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce the number of supercenters it will open this year.
  13. 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.
  14. 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? ...
  15. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Market Musings (HPQ, WMT)

    March 16, 2007
    Two interesting pieces of news about two big name stocks -- should investors be paying attention?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Braving The Amazon (AMZN)

    October 30, 2006
    Can Amazon slow down technology and content spending without hurting its sales growth.
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
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