Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:WMT’

The Great Decade-Long Run For Dollar Stores May Be Over

August 18th, 2014

familydollarA bidding war for Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(NYSE:FDO) burst into the open Monday, with Dollar General Corp.(NYSE:DG) offering $9.7 billion in cash to best Dollar Tree Inc.’s (DLTR) $9.2 billion cash-and-stock Read more…


Darker Clouds Ahead For The Retail Space

August 15th, 2014

retail etfGeorge Leong: This past week, as many of my readers may recall, I discussed the slowing that’s occurring in the global economy as demonstrated by consumer spending at both McDonalds Corporation (NYSE:MCD) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Read more…


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Cuts Guidance Again, Blames Obamacare

August 14th, 2014

walmartTyler Durden: Remember this chart from November, when everyone was predicting a surge in global GDP and “escape velocity” growth for the US economy on the latest burst of irrational hopium that central-planning works (it doesn’t)? Read more…


McDonald’s Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Showing Trouble In The Global Economy

August 13th, 2014

Economy recessionGeorge Leong: Think all is well—or at least OK—with the global economy? Read more…


Dollar Tree, Inc. Buying Rival Family Dollar Stores, Inc. For $8.5 Billion

July 28th, 2014

familydollarDollar Tree, Inc.(NASDAQ:DLTR) is buying its larger rival Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(NYSE:FDO) in a cash and stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. “This acquisition will extend our reach to lower-income customers and strengthen and diversify our Read more…


Find Blue-Light Specials In Retail ETFs

July 21st, 2014

retail etfTony Sagami:  The cold winter of 2014 was the popular Wall Street excuse for the disappointing first quarter profits and justification for the 2.9% contraction drop in GDP. Read more…


What The World Cup and The Stock Market Have In Common

July 14th, 2014

wall-street-etfGeorge Leong:  Last Wednesday, I had fun watching the World Cup game between Argentina and the Netherlands. As strange as it may sound, I actually found that the tension and apprehension throughout the match reminded me of the stock market. Read more…


Shareholders revolt against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Netflix, Inc.

June 11th, 2014

netflixIn the Wild One, Marlon Brando’s Johnny is asked what he’s rebelling against. “Whattya got?” he sneers. An icon was born. Sixty years later American voters and shareholders are still launching largely futile protests against targets of all shapes and sizes. It’s not just House Majority Read more…


What Is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Telling Us About The Economy

May 28th, 2014

economyIf there’s one indicator of the state of the global economy it’s consumer purchasing on the retail level. And if there’s one retail company to watch as a prelude to what comes next it’s always been Walmart. Known for low prices, low wages, and multi-billion dollar profits, Read more…


Why The Stock Market Will Continue To Go Sideways

May 21st, 2014

wall-street-etfBill Hall: Many market experts got a big surprise last week. The reason? While they have been forecasting since New Year’s that interest rates would go up, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury tumbled below 2.5 percent for the first time since Halloween. Read more…


Conservative Investor? Why Now Is Your Time

May 19th, 2014

Wall streetGeorge Leong: The best way to make money in the stock market at this time is to avoid growth and technology stocks while you take some profits off the table. Read more…


Between Amazon and Walmart: Walmart Is The Winner

May 7th, 2014

walmartFinally, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT) has beaten, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) in the online game. Well, sorta. In the meantime, which stock is the better buy? Gina Sanchez, founder of Chantico Global, said Wal-Mart is the Read more…


Brick-and-Mortar Stores Come Tumbling Down

April 21st, 2014

retail etf“Build it and they will come” may still apply to a baseball field à la Field of Dreams, but the saying is no longer relevant to retail store owners that once Read more…


Why The Chinese Economic Slowdown Matters

March 11th, 2014

china etfsMichael Lombardi: Understanding the economic slowdown in the Chinese economy is very important because not only does it impact American companies doing business there, but what happens in the Chinese economy—now the second-largest economy Read more…


What Could Make or Break Your Portfolio

March 3rd, 2014

portfolioMoe Zulfiqar: Income inequality plays an important role in whether or not an economy experiences economic growth. Read more…


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