Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:WMT’

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…


Consumer ETFs In Focus On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Earnings

February 21st, 2014

walmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT), the largest retail player in the U.S., announced its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 results yesterday. Though the world’s largest retailer provided a disappointing outlook, it managed to meet the consensus estimate for the reported quarter. Read more…


Retailers Point To A Slowing Economy

February 20th, 2014

retail etfMoe Zulfiqar: Conditions in the U.S. economy are deteriorating fairly quickly. The economic data suggests it’s slowing down. Read more…


How To Profit From The Dow’s “Dogs”

February 10th, 2014

dow 13000George Leong: Small-cap stocks (NYSEARCA:IWM) are faring the worst this year and are down nearly 10% from their record-high in late 2013; many would deem this to be an official stock market correction. Read more…


Consumer ETFs Drop On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Outlook

February 3rd, 2014

walmartThe luster is seemingly not returning for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), at least not in this fiscal year. The retail giant has seen underperformances on top- and bottom-line estimates for most of the year. To add to its woes, the staples behemoth Read more…


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