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  • The Raise of the Working Poor.

    By Eric King - August 29, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, WMT, YUM

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  • 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 »

  • Amazon and Same Day Delivery

    By Jay Yao - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, WMT

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has come a long way from 2001 when it was largely written off as another dot com bust. The web retailer's stock is up more than 20 fold from twelve years ago and near all time highs. Amazon now dominates the book sector that it originally specialized in, and has moved into many tangential sectors with equal success. Can Amazon do the same to one day more »

  • One of the Best Retailers, But a Little Too Expensive

    By Matthew Frankel - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, PETM, WMT

    As the leading retailer in a growing market, PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) has taken full advantage of the pet-products market expansion over the past couple of decades. In fact, while it is estimated that the market for pet products almost doubled over the past decade, PetSmart’s revenue has risen by even more--about 130% over the same time period. I do believe that PetSmart will continue to grow, but will the more »

  • What Do These Three Retailers Reveal About the U.S. Economy?

    By Leo Sun - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: M, JWN, WMT

    Retail stocks fell last week, after weak quarterly results from Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Macy’s (NYSE: M) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) raised serious concerns regarding the health of the U.S. economy. Consumer sentiment across the country also fell in August from a six-year high, dropping from 85.1 last month to 80.0. Analysts on average had expected a reading of 85.5.

    That big miss, backed by poor more »

  • 3 Pieces of Investment Advice From This Retailer

    By Chad Henage - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, WMT

    It’s not unusual when a troubled company reports earnings to find out more about its competition than the company itself. In fact, investors should continue to follow troubled companies, not only to see if they can turn themselves around, but also to get tips on how their competitors might continue to grow. For this reason, I would argue that Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) shareholders should follow the troubles of more »

  • Is This The Retailer To Own?

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: KSS, M, WMT

    The retail business is a fickle industry. Most customers these days go from store to store looking for the best deal and the items they want. As investors we must look for the retailer that is doing the best job of growing comparable store sales.

    Macy's (NYSE: M) just reported soft sales in its second quarter. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) saw its comparable store sales drop into negative territory for more »

  • China Doesn't Make Any Sense

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BIDU, DANG, WMT

    China is known to harbor all sorts of issues. The most severe has been Chinese reverse mergers, inflationary spirals, and lack of enforcement of intellectual property laws. Because of this, U.S. investors have to be cautious when investing into Chinese companies as they pose a lot of challenges.

    Does it make sense to own Baidu at these levels?

    Speculators currently believe that it’s Baidu’s (NASDAQ: BIDU) mobile more »

  • Retail Recap & Guidance

    By Nathaniel Matherson - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: M, JWN, WMT

    After a turbulent week on wall street analysts, economists, and traders alike are in some need of R&R. The S&P 500 was lower by more than 2% as fears of tightening monetary policy once again surfaced. Moreover, the thought that the federal reserve may be ending its historically loose policies at a time of poor economic performance has caused pain to the consumer discretionary sector. Last week a more »

  • Wal-Mart's in Trouble? Let's Not Hit the Panic Button Just Yet

    By James Brumley - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: COST, TGT, WMT

    A couple of weeks ago, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) disappointed the market by 'just meeting' Q2's earnings estimates of $1.25 per share, and falling short of revenue estimates. It took the market and the media about 0.3 nanoseconds to respond with its predictable jeers, extrapolating Wal-Mart's quarterly shortcomings into evidence that the economy is quietly and subtly in a nosedive that will end up crushing the company more »

  • Kroger: Major Changes…Are They Good?

    By Kelli Bhattacharjee - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: HTSI, KR, WMT

    Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest grocery chain, is undergoing major changes including a $2.44 billion acquisition of Harris Teeter (NYSE: HTSI). This acquisition adds 212 stores in eight states, which provides Kroger exposure in new regions. It also gives the company the opportunity to learn about fresh food categories which are highly profitable. 

    There is also speculation that Kroger will acquire the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co 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 »

  • Apple Buyback

    By Mark Morelli - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, IEP, WMT

    Talk about a reversal of fortune. Over the course of six months (Sept. 2012 to April 2013) the price of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock had fallen from $705 to $385 a share. Since then it has changed course and risen to about $500.

    I believe that occurred for two main reasons:

    1. The company is returning more value to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.

    2. The market is anticipating the more »

  • What is Wal-Mart Signaling About The Health of The Consumer?

    By Bob Ciura - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DG, WMT

    It’s no shock that the nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), stands as a bellwether for the health of the domestic consumer.

    Wal-Mart is a retailing juggernaut that rakes in more than $460 billion in annual sales. When Wal-Mart reports, the market takes notice, and judging by the market reaction upon receiving Wal-Mart’s second quarter earnings, the alarm bells are ringing.

    From Wal-Mart’s report, investors are more »

  • These Retailers Can Bring Your Portfolio a Lot of Green

    By Justin Pope - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: COST, TGT, WMT

    Consumer spending, one of the backbones of the American economy, has been on the rise throughout the economic recovery. These three retailers stand above the rest, and provide great returns to shareholders.

    We will examine these companies based on a few factors, including valuation, dividend analysis, financial health, and growth prospects moving forward.

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    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is currently trading at a discount to the S more »

  • This Company is Fighting a Losing Battle

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, TUES, WMT

    Since Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) opened its first store in 1962, the retail giant built an empire that is unmatched in size and revenue. In 2012, Wal-Mart hauled in a whopping $443.8 billion in sales. So naturally, in 2000 when Wal-Mart decided to jump into e-commerce, the retailer thought it would rule the market. There was just one problem: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)

    Wal-Mart learned the hard way that brick and 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 »

  • Walmart Isn't Going Anywhere

    By Chris Johnson - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, TGT, WMT

    Over the last several months, I've heard many analysts and investors alike spark debate that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is slowly becoming Walmart's (NYSE: WMT) demise in the retail industry. That online retailer is the shopping cart of the future and will be the end of Walmart. While the beginning of this conjecture may be true, people often forget that Wal-mart has some of the most valuable resources in more »

  • Is There More Upside in Store for This Retailer?

    By Ashit Gulati - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: COST, TGT, WMT

    Target (NYSE: TGT) is one of the largest economy retailers in the U.S. It competes in several categories with giants such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST). With approximately 1,800 stores, it offers a wide variety of apparels, household essentials, groceries, and home furnishings.

    Target already has a strong presence across the U.S., and now plans to expand internationally in order to sustain its growth more »

  • What to Do With These Grocery Chains

    By Jayson Derrick - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: COST, KR, WMT

    Year to date, food inflation has been relatively muted with the CPI falling 1%. Looking forward, raw agricultural commodity costs have fallen, suggesting food inflation could moderate even further. As such, many of the grocery chains can potentially stand to benefit from lower food costs in an economic environment where grocery spending has increased 17% over a four year span.

    Investors should pass on this chain

    Shares of Kroger (NYSE: KRmore »)

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