Best Buy

  • These Stocks Continue To Show Great Promise

    By Edwin Ngarari - August 29, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, TGT, WMT

    If you are a value investor, certain metrics should be assessed before investing in any venture. Current and past earning numbers are some of the aspects that should be carefully looked at before making a decision as to which positions to hold. With that being said, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), and Best Buy Company (NYSE: BBY) are proving to be solid long term investments. Looking at the more »

  • 3 Retailers with YTD Stock Price Appreciation of More Than 30%

    By Regan Barua - August 23, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, BBY, WSM

    The positive correlation between the stock price of home decor retailers and the growth rate of the U.S. housing industry can be seen through the stock price appreciation of three home decor retailers-- Bed Bath &Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM). Year-to-date, Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock price has appreciated nearly 33%, whereas Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma have recorded YTD stock price appreciation of more »

  • Two Hardliners to Buy, One to Hold

    By Zain Abbas - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, DKS, SPLS

     A bunch of hardliners are announcing their quarterly results next week. In an earlier post, I mentioned how companies exposed to housing and the auto industry are destined to benefit from the upbeat performance of these respective industries. However, there are many other industries (and interesting investing themes) that are covered by hardliners, and hence it would not be fair if we restrict our analysis to the auto and housing more »

  • What’s Driving Growth at This Retailer

    By Ash Sharma - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CONN, HGG

    Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) stock price has increased by more than 170% in the last one year. The company was facing a significant turmoil around the same time last year. Its CEO had just left the company and its stock price was making decade lows. The current CEO, Hubert Joly joined the company 10 months ago and since then he has taken a lot of corrective measures to put more »

  • Best Buy Is Facing Too Many Headwinds

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, WMT

    Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) stock has appreciated 167% year-to-date. You might be upset that you missed it, but this meteoric ascent likely had a lot more to do with the broader stock market’s rise than Best Buy’s real-world performance. Now we must look at what the future holds for this once-dominant consumer electronics retailer.

    External factors

    By selling products and services primarily related to electronics, Best Buy more »

  • Great Company, But A Not-So-Great Investment

    By Matthew Frankel - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG

    Over the past year, I have written several times about Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) and why it made sense as a long-term investment. However, my tune may be changing on this one.  It’s not that I don’t believe in the company anymore. On the contrary, I think that Best Buy will continue to successfully adapt their business model to the changing retail environment, which it has already begun more »

  • Stay Far Away From This Retailer

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, RSH

    Despite RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) many problems, some investors still believe in the struggling retailer. In “RadioShack’s Turnaround Plan Has a Glimmer of Hope,” Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos cautiously explained why RadioShack could possibly turnaround. Then last week, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal that also offered thoughts on a possible reversal for the cash-bleeding company.

    Call me a pessimist, but RadioShack isn’t going anywhere more »

  • Consumer Electronics Retailers: HHGREGG vs Best Buy

    By John Chachere - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG, RSH

    With the fall of Circuit City in November of 2008, many have questioned whether investments in consumer electronics companies are worth the risk.  RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has fallen from a high in the $30-$40 range to a low of $2.60 per share, reducing it to penny stock status.  But, HHGREGG (NYSE: HGG) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) offer plenty to investors looking at retail, especially those whom are more »

  • The End Could Be Close for RadioShack

    By Sam Mattera - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: T, BBY, RSH

    RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has a storied history. Somehow, the 90-year-old retailer has managed to survive multiple periods of transformation in the electronics industry.

    But this time might be different. Shares of RadioShack have lost more than 85% of their value since the beginning of 2010. The company reported a worse than expected loss back in July, and ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned that the company could default on its more »

  • Windows Stores: A Win-Win Development

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBY, MSFT, WMT

    Have you ever been to an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) store? You walk in, computers are on one wall, tablets on the other, iPhones and iPods in the middle. Every device is functioning and ready to be experienced by curious customers perusing through the non-aisle layout. Apple makes you want its products before you walk in, and it turns out that another company is after the same aura.

    Last week, Best more »

  • Short Selling J.C. Penney Might Burn You

    By Adem Tahiri - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, JCP, JOSB

    Short selling is the practice of betting against a stock by selling shares that aren't owned, only to cover (purchase) them later. In essence, short selling is betting against a stock. While this may sound like a good idea in theory, it's a risky proposition when applied to practical use.

    You should avoid short selling altogether if possible, but it's even riskier with a fast sinking stock more »

  • Invest in Energy Efficiency, not Alternative Energy

    By Jonathan Yates - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CREE, FSLR, GE, HD, SHLD

    General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) recent sale of its solar panel technology to First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) is just the latest in a series of poor performances by entities in the alternative energy sector. First Solar also just reported a 70% drop in profits, which has its share price off almost 18% for the last week. What does continue to perform well, though, is the energy efficiency group.

    The global more »

  • Sainthood for Bill Gates?

    By Eric Whiteside - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, GOOG, MSFT, SNE

    Frequently vilified by Opus, the much beloved penguin from the Sunday comic-strips "Bloom County" & "Outland," is Bill Gates now trying to qualify for sainthood? Microsoft's repeated incidents of actually listening to customers could be considered minor miracles that will lead to future profits for investors.

    Miracle one

    Xbox has been the number one selling game machine for 30 straight months.  When the company announced the release of Xbox One more »

  • Why You Should Consider Buying These Stocks Before Their Imminent Dividend Increases

    By Bob Ciura - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: MO, BBY, UTX

    Many investors take dividends seriously, and for good reason. Dividends have historically accounted for a huge percentage of the stock market’s total returns over the past several decades. Income investors closely follow their company’s dividend announcements.

    It’s not difficult to understand why. While earnings can be managed from one quarter to the next, there’s no faking dividend payments. A company can’t keep up a dividend more »

  • Is This Troubled Retail Stock A Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, JCP

    After a near 60% decline since the start of 2012, some analysts are beginning to support J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) due to its valuation. However, is the stock’s price fooling you, or is there real value in J.C. Penney?

    Finding Value, Not Performance

    One of the biggest problems that investors make is mistaking value with price. An investor might think that a stock is presenting value if more »

  • Revolutionary New Electronics Are on Their Way, and That's Great for Best Buy

    By Sam Mattera - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBY, INTC

    Last year, hedge fund manager David Einhorn sold his stake in electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). In a letter to investors he explained why:

    We thought that the core debate was whether or  not the company could compete with Amazon. The answer at this point is that maybe it can and maybe it can’t...There has been some deterioration in BBY’s domestic performance, which we attribute to more »

  • Losing Money? Get Out of Your Own Way

    By Jason Hall - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, SCHW, MSFT

    Study after study shows that most investors underperform the major indexes, failing to even match them; a lot just plain and simple lose money. The sad thing? You do it to yourself most of the time. 

    There are dozens of systems and methods that both purported and legitimate experts tout -- from penny-stock scams to legitimate, if overly complex and needlessly time-consuming valuation systems -- that still lead to market underperformance. Yet more »

  • The Plan That Could Keep This Retailer's Stock Rising

    By Ben Popkin - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, MSFT

    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has had surprisingly impressive performance in the markets during 2013. Since the beginning of the year, the stock has risen 147% thanks to new CEO Hubert Joly. The stock continues to rise despite a 2.6% decline in revenue to $9.38 billion in the last quarter . Even though company performance hasn’t yet accelerated under Joly, the CEO has implemented a detailed plan for the more »

  • RadioShack’s Uphill Battle

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, RSH, WMT

    RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has seen revenue declines over the past two years, swung to a loss in 2012, and consistently delivers negative net income. And if that’s not enough, margins have been declining and the dividend has been suspended because it was needed for debt reduction. 

    Industry changes

    If you’re going to purchase an electronics product, then you’re probably going to visit If you’re more »

  • Can RadioShack Turn Things Around?

    By Ryan Peckyno - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBY, RSH

    There are few companies in greater need of a new image than this 94-year-old company that lost $194 million last year -- a company that continues to struggle amidst changes in consumer purchasing habits and soft sales. Many analysts lump this company in with companies such as GameStop and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) -- companies that many believe will hang around for a few more years until consumer habits change and the more »

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