WSM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    June 25, 2013
    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially ...
  2. Restoration Hardware: Has It Come Too Far Too Fast?

    June 18, 2013
    Restoration Hardware is the fifth best performing IPO over the last 12 months, up 185% since November 2, 2012. On June 14 ...
  3. Mattress Firm Delivers Strong Q1--Time To Sleep On It?

    June 6, 2013
    Mattress Firm's first quarter was a strong one with adjusted earnings per share up 23% to $0.38 with 32% revenue growth to ...
  4. Schulze Plus Joly Equals Success?

    March 26, 2013
    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze announced March 25 that he was dropping his bid for the company and rejoining the board ...
  5. NIKE Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers on December 21, ...

    December 21, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is down 2%; the S&P 500 has declined 1.9%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  6. Pier 1 Continues To Perform At A High Level

    December 14, 2012
    Pier 1 continues to deliver strong sales, but valuation has expanded.
  7. Mohawk Industries and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on ...

    November 26, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is trading down 0.4%; the S&P 500 is down 0.7%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  8. NIKE and Other Big Movers In Consumer Cyclical on November 19, ...

    November 19, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has moved up 1.3%. ...
  9. Toyota Motor Corporation Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers ...

    November 15, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow is down 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  10. Grainger and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on October ...

    October 16, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 1.1%, the S&P 500 rising 1% and the Dow climbing 1%. The consumer cyclical ...
  11. Johnson Controls and Other Big Movers In Consumer Cyclical on ...

    October 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 0.5% after the morning's ...
  12. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice to its ...
  13. Williams-Sonoma and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on September ...

    September 12, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has risen 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has moved ...
  14. China Telecom Corporation Limited Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers ...

    August 22, 2012
    This morning, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3% and the Dow has decreased 0.4%. Today, more than ...
  15. Q1 Results Highlight The Risks At Bed Bath & Beyond

    June 26, 2012
    While Bed Bath & Beyond is in a better position than bears believe, the stock isn't exactly cheap. If the company can grow ...
  16. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  17. Has Pier 1's Recovery Overshot The Mark?

    April 10, 2012
    Not only has Pier 1 found a way to survive, but in many respects it's stronger than it has ever been. That said, the stock ...
  18. Bed Bath And Beyond Goes Above And Beyond

    September 23, 2011
    In this tough environment where consumer confidence is slipping, BBBY results are a hopeful sign.
  19. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Bought Aeropostale Shares

    August 31, 2011
    David Einhorn bought 3.4 million shares of the hurting retailer in the second quarter. I'll hypothesize why.
  20. Bed Bath's Impressive Rejuvenation

    June 28, 2011
    Bed Bath and Beyond's profit growth has seen an impressive revival due to several key factors.
  21. Pier 1 Continues To Regain Its Mojo

    June 20, 2011
    Pier 1 continues an improbable comeback from the edge of disaster
  22. Pier 1 Strengthens Its Position

    April 18, 2011
    Pier 1 Imports has made great strides in rising from the depths of the recession, and its latest earnings report and outlook ...
  23. Bed Bath And Beyond Riding The Recovery Wave

    April 11, 2011
    At the current valuation, future returns may not be as high for shareholders of Bed Bath and Beyond.
  24. 3 Reasons To Get True Religion

    April 11, 2011
    Find out why this stock is poised to test its 52-week high by year's end.
  25. Pier 1 No Longer A Recovery Story

    December 20, 2010
    Pier 1 is a solid retailer with growing sales and profitability, but it no longer makes for a strong recovery play.
  26. Winning With The 10% Rule

    December 15, 2010
    A recent article suggested retailers who didn't do 10% of their sales online were failing miserably. Here's a look at who's ...
  27. Retailers Fall Short On Creating Shopping "Experience"

    December 9, 2010
    Successful experiential retail should provide consumers with something fresh and new, but this seems to be lost on many companies.
  28. 4 Big Stocks Market High-Rollers Love

    October 6, 2010
    When market high-rollers favor a stock, riding on their coattails can be a great way to pick a winner.
  29. Bed Bath & Beyond Making Its Own Luck

    September 30, 2010
    The demise of an archrival and improving trends for shoppers may be the ideal recipe for Bed Bath & Beyond shareholders.
  30. Pier 1 Continues Its Turnaround

    September 20, 2010
    Home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports is beginning to show long-term promise as a turnaround story.
  31. GameStop And Pier 1: A Tale Of Two Retailers

    June 10, 2010
    Pier 1 is back from the dead, but GameStop may be walking into its own trial by fire.
  32. Bed Bath & Beyond Back To Growth Mode

    April 9, 2010
    Bed Bath & Beyond's stock price performance should follow its improving fundamentals.
  33. Undesirable Dividends

    March 22, 2010
    For many reasons, high dividend yields can be dangerous. Read on to find out how.
  34. Jo-Ann Stores Sews Up Big Profits

    March 12, 2010
    Craft and specialty retailer Jo-Ann Stores had a dynamite quarter and a good year. The stock is near a 52-week high, and ...
  35. "Online Sales Ratio" Key To Retail Success

    November 18, 2009
    Some retailers are putting up some amazing numbers online, and it could point towards successful retail plays.
  36. Bed Bath Must Go Beyond

    September 28, 2009
    Bed Bath has a number of appealing store franchises, but it will be some time before sales are significant.
  37. Retail Revisted

    July 23, 2009
    Retail has been a slippery slope of late. But check out the difference in prices of just a year ago.
  38. Retailers The Clear the Bar

    May 14, 2009
    As a possible sign of a market turnaround, these retailers have been exceeding expectations lately.
  39. 5 Ways To Play The XHB

    April 13, 2009
    The Homebuilders SPDR ETF has taken a beating the last few years, but all is not lost for investors.
  40. Halliburton's A-Bubblin' A Win Over Expectations

    March 16, 2009
    A company that beats earnings estimates may be on track for solid performance going forward.
  41. J.C. Penney Weathers Storm For Brighter Future

    November 20, 2008
    Despite a third quarter earnings hit, J.C. Penney looks toward some positives.
  42. Bed Bath & Beyond The Crisis

    September 26, 2008
    Bed Bath & Beyond reported a good quarter despite the dismal retail climate.
  43. Keep An Eye On Hooker Furniture

    September 12, 2008
    Hooker Furniture has changed its business in a way that could have it poised to outperform when consumers resume shopping.
  44. Analysts Slow To Abandon Cost Plus Ship

    September 2, 2008
    Analysts seem nonplussed about the continued decline from Cost Plus. Learn what this means to the company's future prospects.
  45. Best, And Worst, Of Times For High-End Retail

    August 29, 2008
    Can retailers specializing in high-end non-essentials keep growing during economic downturn?
  46. Stocks Loaded With Earnings Surprises For August 22

    August 22, 2008
    Learn why the market loves a surprise. This week we focus on Children's Place and its $11,000 profit versus a loss of $28 ...
  47. Retailers Click To Win

    April 9, 2008
    Online sales are expected to grow 17% in 2008. Traditional retail is bleeding badly, but online sales continue to grow.
  48. Bed & Bath's Q3 Gives Reason For Worry Beyond (BBBY)

    January 18, 2008
    Shares are trading at a five-year low, but Q3 numbers suggest that this stock may not be a bargain.
  49. Brother, Can You Spare $3.75? (SBUX)

    October 4, 2006
    Are SBUX shares no longer the hot and fresh commodity of the stock market?
  50. Peering Into Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

    September 7, 2006
    Pier 1 presents a value investing opportunity as it struggles to remake itself.
Investing News
  1. 3 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money

    Money — everyone needs it, but not everyone has it. Many people who find themselves in a ...
  2. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  3. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. ...
  4. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question ...
  5. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real Estate Market

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% ...
  6. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” ...
Trading Center