Walmart’s Latest Earnings Win Having Outsized Effects On Retail ETFs

The recent surge in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) post a well-received quarterly earnings report (it has rallied over 3.7% just in the past five days) has boosted the Retail Equity sector in general, especially those ETFs which have a considerable weighting to the stock.
NYSE:WMT February 27, 2017 11:50am

Here’s Why Warren Buffett Dumping His Walmart Holdings Was A Mistake

From Stephen Mauzy: Caldor, Service Merchandise, Gaylords, Gimbels, Montgomery Ward, W.T. Grant, Woolworth. What do the aforementioned names have in common?
NYSE:WMT February 23, 2017 6:51am

Walmart’s ShoeBuy Acquisition Proves Competition With Amazon Heating Up

From Retail superpower Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), intent on competing with Amazon, has acquired a major online shoe retailer via a subsidiary, it announced yesterday.
NYSE:WMT January 6, 2017 7:48am

Mobile Accounted For Over 70% Of Walmart’s Black Friday Traffic

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) said Monday that the overwhelming majority of users it attracted to its massive Black Friday online event visited using their smartphones and other mobile devices.
NYSE:WMT November 28, 2016 7:33am

Third Party Sellers On Are Seeing Huge Growth

The investments that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) recently made in expanding its online offerings are paying off, according to just-released third party sales data.
NYSE:WMT November 25, 2016 9:22am

Walmart Shares Fall As Forecast Could Miss Estimates

Retail superpower Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT) Thursday morning posted mixed third quarter earnings and issued guidance that could fall short of expectations, sending its shares lower in early trading.
NYSE:WMT November 17, 2016 7:46am

Walmart’s Upcoming Earnings Carry Big Implications

When retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) delivers its third quarter earnings report before the opening bell on Thursday, the sentiment of the entire retail world will hang in the balance.
NYSE:WMT November 16, 2016 2:47pm

Wal-Mart Builds More Warehouses, Better Tech to Boost E-Commerce Business

Walmart logoRetail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is taking aggressive measures to try to bolster its e-commerce business and better compete with its main foe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).
NYSE:WMT October 6, 2016 7:48am

Wal-Mart Lifts Forecast as Brick-and-Mortar Recovery Continues

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has now seen eight consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, which propeled earnings higher and prompted a raised full-year outlook.
NYSE:WMT August 18, 2016 8:06am

Wal-Mart’s Retail War with Amazon Depends on Landing Rockstar CEO Marc Lore

walmart-logoAs Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) closes in on its $3 billion acquisition of online retailer, people close to the situation report that the deal hinges upon retaining CEO Marc Lore.
NYSE:WMT August 7, 2016 9:10am

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Tries Subtle Cost Cutting Measures In China And It Backfires

walmartTyler Durden:  As we have covered ad nauseam, companies who rushed to perform the most altruistic of favors to workers by raising wages are now facing the realization that profitability simply can't be maintained, and thus are taking measures to cut costs (ie: firing people or reducing hours).
ETF BASIC NEWS July 8, 2016 10:56am

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. vs., Inc.: The Battle Heats Up

Wall streetBob Ciura:  The two biggest names in retail right now are Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and (NASDAQ:AMZN). These two dominate the retail business; Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the world, while Amazon is generating massive growth in the online retail space.
NYSE:XRT May 23, 2016 2:04pm

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Surpasses Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. As Largest Retail Company In The World

wall-street-etfTyler Durden:   We may not have the exact numbers yet, but in a filing with the SEC on Tuesday, China's online retail behemoth Alibaba Group announced that it had "become the largest retail economy in the world" at the end of its fiscal year on March 31, "as measured by gross merchandise volume (GMV) on its China retail marketplaces."
ETF BASIC NEWS April 7, 2016 11:52am

Economic Recovery? 13 Of The Biggest Retailers In America Are Closing Down Stores

retail etfBarack Obama recently stated that anyone that is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction“.  Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country? 
NYSE:XRT March 1, 2016 6:07pm

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