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Must-know update: Redbook Index same-store sales data released
The Redbook Index released the same-store weekly data on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Will Walmart and Target’s Digital Initiatives Hurt Costco?
Costco’s top line has grown at an average rate of 11.9% in the past five quarters. On average, the company’s adjusted EPS increased 17.9%.
Why Costco’s EPS Could Rise Sharply in 2019
Costco (COST) has managed to increase its earnings at a rapid pace in the past several quarters.
What Drove Costco’s Double-Digit Earnings Growth in 2Q18?
Costco (COST) reported lower-than-expected fiscal 2Q18 earnings (period ended February 18, 2018) results on March 7, 2018.
Why Target Stock Fell after 4Q17 Results
Target (TGT) reported mixed fiscal 4Q17 results on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
What to Expect from Walmart’s Fiscal 4Q18 Earnings
Analysts expect Walmart to report adjusted EPS of $1.37, a 5.4% rise YoY. It has improved its earnings in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year.
Unfazed by the Competition, Costco Sustained Momentum in October
Costco has impressed with its sales performances in the past several months despite increased competition from online players and deep discounters.
How Might Kroger’s Performance Shape up in Fiscal 2017?
Kroger (KR) recorded a 9.6% YoY increase in EPS in fiscal 4Q16, reaching 57 cents, as compared to the consensus estimate of 54 cents per share.
Target: Analysts’ Earnings Projections
Target’s management expects its EPS to stabilize in fiscal 2018. Management expects solid growth during the second half of the fiscal year.
How Costco’ Margins Fared in Fiscal 1Q18
Margins remained pressured Similar to peers, Costco Wholesale (COST) saw its margins pressured in fiscal 1Q18. Increased investments in growth initiatives and lower pricing to fend off competition from Amazon (AMZN) in the grocery space are taking a toll on the profitability of mass US (SPY) merchandisers. Whereas rising digital sales and fulfillment costs have […]
Factors Impacting Target’s Earnings in Fiscal 2017
Following its strong fiscal 1H17 results, Target’s management lifted its fiscal 2017 adjusted outlook during the fiscal 2Q17 conference call.
Why Analysts Have a Positive Outlook on Costco Stock
Among the 29 analysts covering Costco stock, 72.0% suggested a “buy,” and 28.0% recommended a “hold” rating.
Why Target Is Betting on Small-Format Stores
Target (TGT) is expanding its small-format store base and expects to open 28 new small-format stores this year.
Amazon Expands Whole Foods’ Grocery Delivery
Retail e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) has expanded its online grocery delivery service from its Whole Foods stores to more cities across the United States.
Why Analysts Are Downgrading Costco Stock
Thanks to Costco’s strong fundamentals, its stock has risen 24.7% so far this year. But has the company’s stellar run made it uninvestable?
Costco Rose, Citigroup Upgraded the Stock
The S&P 500 Consumer Staples sector rose 0.15% on December 19. Costco Wholesale (COST) and Altria Group (MO) were the top performers.
Analysts Expect Costco to Sustain Sales Growth Momentum in 2019
Costco (COST) impressed investors with its sales growth rate in fiscal 2018.
Can American Express Distributions Continue to Attract Investors?
American Express (AXP) has been using its strong balance sheet position to consistently declare dividends to its shareholders.
What Are Lowe’s Supply Chain and Inventory Management Policies?
Lowe’s inventory turnover came in at 4.1x in fiscal 2015 compared to 4.9x for Home Depot (HD).
Sluggish Wholesale Trade Sales in US Keep Inventory Build-Up Low
According to the US Census Bureau, wholesale inventories stood at $585.9 billion at the end of October.
Investing in CBD? Real Brands Is Making Big Moves
The CBD market is growing, and acquisitions are heating up. Real Brands is a top, under-the-radar investment candidate that should be on your radar.
American Express: Opportunities Abound in a Challenging Market
Co-branding relationships are an important part of the American Express business model. The costs of renewing and extending these relationships is increasing.
Can Walmart Beat Wall Street Expectations in 3Q16?
Walmart (WMT) is scheduled to release its earnings report for 3Q16 on November 17, 2015. Analysts project Walmart’s adjusted EPS to come in at $0.98 in 3Q16, a decline of 14.9% year-over-year.
Inside Walmart’s Valuation and Growth Outlook
As of August 10, 2107, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) stock was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) of 18.2x.
Why Walmart and Target Saw Same-Store Sales Growth in 3Q16
Same-store sales growth came in at 1.5% in 3Q16 for Walmart US compared to 0.4% in 3Q15. Target’s (TGT) same-store sales grew 1.9% in 3Q16, driven by both higher traffic and transaction size.
Target Could Sustain Its Growth Momentum in Q3 2018
Target is scheduled to announce its third-quarter results on November 20. Analysts expect Target to maintain its growth momentum.
Costco on the Street: Analyst Recommendations
Of the 32 analysts covering Costco (COST), 69.0% have rated the stock as a “buy” as of April 5. The stock has been rated as a “hold” by 31% of these analysts.
A Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for Whole Foods after Fiscal 2015
Competitive rivalry is extremely strong in the organic and natural food industry. More companies are entering and expanding their presence in the industry.
An Overview of US Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
Casey’s, as per the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), falls under the sub-category of gas stations with convenience stores.
Office Supplies Retail: Regulation, Competition, And Consolidation
There aren’t many large brick-and-mortar players left in the market. The industry faced stiff competition from online retailers like Amazon (AMZN).
Analysts’ Ratings Didn’t Change after Casey’s 1Q18 Results
Casey’s General Stores’ (CASY) stock price rose 1.6% and closed at $106.49 on September 6. The company delivered an earnings beat with its 1Q18 results.
Why Goldman Sachs Upgraded Walmart Stock
Recently, Goldman Sachs upgraded Walmart (WMT) stock to a “buy” from “neutral” and increased its target price to $84.00 from $78.00.
Here’s Why Walmart Stock Is Trading at Record Levels
Walmart (WMT) is trading at record highs thanks to its healthy sales growth and its ability to maintain market share despite heightened competition in the grocery space.
Bullseye Results? Target’s Fiscal 4Q16 and 2016 Earnings
Target declared its fiscal 4Q16 and 2016 results on February 24, overshooting the market consensus for the ninth straight quarter. Its fiscal 4Q16 revenues came in at $21.63 billion.
How Are Growth Initiatives at Walmart Shaping Up?
On March 15, Walmart’s executive vice president provided an investor update at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Tech Broker Conference.
Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.
Walmart’s Strategic Business Priorities and Their Impact
Walmart’s strategic priorities include building omni-channel capabilities, growing its top line faster, focusing on core assets and capital discipline, and generating stronger shareholder returns.
Santa Could Yet Bring Cheer To Holiday Retail Sales
We think the final tally for holiday retail sales could differ from the gloomy picture some of the initial estimates had painted.
Farallon Capital raises its position in Safeway
On March 6, 2014, grocery store operators Safeway and Albertsons announced a merger agreement valued at approximately $9 billion.
Walmart’s Plan to Return Value to Shareholders
The dividend and share buybacks are likely to provide some appeasement to Walmart shareholders in the face of anticipated headwinds. But what’s behind the value return plan are more troublesome.
Sam’s Club Missed Estimates in Fiscal 4Q16, but Memberships Rose
Sam’s Club reported $52.3 billion in sales (excluding fuel) in fiscal 2016, up 1.4% YoY. Comps growth for the segment came in at 0.4%.
Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for SUPERVALU
The Porter’s Five Forces model is extensively used for assessing the nature of competition and attractiveness in an industry.
Why Walmart Stock Fell More than 10% in Fiscal 4Q18
Walmart (WMT) reported mixed fiscal 4Q18 results on February 20, 2018. After its results were released, Walmart stock fell more than 10%.
Where Does Walmart’s Valuation Stand Compared to Its Peers?
As of September 19, 2016, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 16.6x, which is slightly above its YTD average forward PE of 16.4x.
Walmart Lowers Capital Expenditure Projections
Walmart has updated its capital expenditure projections for fiscal 2016. It expects to spend $12.4 billion in fiscal 2016, in the middle of the $11.6–$12.9 billion guidance range provided earlier.
What’s Shaping Consumer Spending Trends at Walmart Stores?
The average store-only shopper spends ~$1,400 per year at Walmart, while the online-only shopper spends ~$200.
How Walmart Compares to Its Peers
On May 12, 2017, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 17.5x.
Did Analysts Change Their Views on Target after 1Q17 Results?
The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) remain neutral on the stock.
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Will Analysts Upgrade Walmart Stock?
The majority of analysts covering Walmart (WMT) stock continue to have a neutral stance on the company’s prospects. About 50.0% of them have rated the stock a “hold.”
Target’s Same-Store Sales Continue to Improve
Target (TGT) has managed to report improved comparable-store sales (or comps) in the past three quarters, as the company’s turnaround plans have begun to yield results.
Will Target’s Growth Measures Drive Sales Higher?
Target’s top line is expected to benefit from its booming digital business, which is growing at a brisk pace and meaningfully contributing to its growth.
Costco Outperformed Target and Walmart with Comps Growth
Costco (COST) continues to generate an industry-leading comparable-store sales growth rate despite increased competition and rivals ramping up their digital platforms.
Apple Pay Gains Traction in Fiscal 2018
Earlier this month, Costco (COST) announced that 750 of its big box stores would support Apple Pay.
Why We’re Seeing Positive Trends For Mass Merchandisers
US mass merchandisers benefited from lower energy prices at the pump, lower inflation, a competitive pricing environment, and an improving labor market.
Janet Yellen on the State of the US Economy and the Outlook
After stating her expectation of a rate hike, Yellen noted that robust household spending was helping US economic activity expand.
Can Costco Surpass Its Fiscal 4Q17 Earnings Estimate?
Analysts expect Costco (COST) to post adjusted earnings of $2.01 per share, representing a YoY (year-over-year) growth of 13.6%.
Why Target Stock Fell More than 15% in November
Target shares fell more than 15% in November following the company’s third-quarter results, which reflected continued pressure on the margins.
Costco Shares Fell after Its Fourth-Quarter Results
On October 4, Costco reported its fourth-quarter results for the period ending on September 2. The company finished the year on a strong note.
A Growing Tactic Among Retailers: Price-Matching Policies
Price-matching policies are gaining traction among leading retailers aiming to lure customers and gain a competitive edge during the holiday season.
Retailers Lose as Jobless Claims Rise in the US
Retailers were impacted as jobless claims rose in the US for the week ending April 4, 2015. An increase in jobless claims indicates declining household income.
Why Walmart Stock Underperformed in H1 2018
After seeing stellar growth in 2017, Walmart (WMT) stock underperformed in the first six months of 2018.
What’s behind Target’s Stellar Traffic Growth in Q1 2018?
Target (TGT) sustained its sales momentum in the fiscal first quarter. The company’s growth measures have started to hold ground.
Costco Stock Rose after Reporting Strong Sales in June
On Wednesday, Costco (NASDAQ:COST) reported its net sales for June. For the five weeks ended on July 5, the company reported net sales of $16.18 billion.
Kroger Might Beat Q1 Forecasts Due to Pandemic-Led Demand
Kroger will likely announce its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on Thursday. The expectations are high for the company’s first-quarter sales.
Costco’s Sales Rebound in May after a Weak April
Costco’s (NASDAQ:COST) sales rose 7.5% YoY to $12.55 billion in the four weeks ended May 31. The company’s comparable sales grew 5.4% YoY in May.
Costco’s Q3 Results Weren’t Impressive: Is It Still a Buy?
Costco (NASDAQ:COST) posted mixed results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 after the markets closed on May 28. Lower traffic took a toll on the company.
Should Investors Avoid Costco Stock before Its Q3 Earnings?
Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) will likely announce its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 after the markets close on May 28.
Why Is Target a ‘Buy’ after Its Q1 Earnings?
Target (NYSE:TGT) reported its first-quarter results on May 20. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $19.62 billion.
Walmart’s Q1 Earnings Soared on Pandemic-Led Demand
Retail giant Walmart (NYSE:WMT) proved its might with strong results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Walmart’s Q1 Results Might Reflect Strength amid COVID-19
Mass merchandiser Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is scheduled to declare its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 on May 19. What can investors expect?
Costco’s Sales Fell in April, Is the Stock Still a Buy?
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t spare Costco (NASDAQ:COST). The company’s net sales fell by 1.8% YoY to $11.39 billion for the retail month of April.
Tyson Foods’ Weak Q2 Results Reflect COVID-19 Impact
Today, Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) reported weak results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended on March 28. COVID-19 has hurt the company.
Target Provides Business Update, Should You Buy the Stock?
In the latest business update, Target disclosed that its comparable sales have risen by over 7% quarter-to-date in the first quarter of fiscal 2020.
Why Target Stock Fell despite BMO Capital’s Upgrade
On Wednesday, BMO Capital upgraded Target (NYSE:TGT) from a “market perform” to “outperform” rating. The firm also raised its 12-month target price.
Citi Gives Walmart a ‘Buy’ Rating, Sees 15% Upside
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) earned a “buy” recommendation from Citi on April 8. Walmart is well-positioned due to the spike in demand for consumables.
Costco Posts Strong March Sales, Should You Bite?
As expected, Costco’s sales continued to rise at a steady pace in March due to panic buying and stockpiling related to the coronavirus.
Costco Stock Looks Attractive amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Costco (NASDAQ:COST), like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT), is one of the companies that’s benefiting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Target Withdraws Guidance, Scales Back Growth Plans
On Wednesday, Target withdrew its guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2020 due to uncertainty arising from the coronavirus outbreak.
Analysts Upgrade Walmart amid Stock Market Turmoil
Analysts are optimistic about Walmart (NYSE:WMT) even though the US stock market crashed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Should You Buy Costco Stock after Its Strong Q2 Results?
On Thursday, Costco announced its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 after the market close. The company reported revenues of $39.07 billion.
Why These 7 US Retailers Top the Charts?
The US retail industry is transforming at a rapid rate. Let’s take a look at the top seven retailers in the US by market capitalization.
Can Kroger Gain Momentum in 2020?
Kroger’s performance in recent quarters compared to its peers has left its investors unimpressed. In 2019, Kroger stock rose 5.4%.
Costco Stock Could Gain Due to Stellar December Comps
Higher sales could support Costco stock. Analysts project high-single-digit growth in Costco’s top line in fiscal 2020 despite tough comparisons.
These Consumer Stocks Rose More than 65% in 2019
Consumer stocks had a truly phenomenal 2019. Let’s take a look at five consumer stocks that delivered more than 65% growth in the year.
How Costco Manages Its Inventory and Supply Chain
Costco Wholesale (COST) has been growing its top line consistently, thanks to its impressive comparable sales growth. Let’s take a closer look.
Target Stock Heads for a Photo Finish in 2019
Target stock is trading near the record high and close to its 52-week high of $130.24. The stock has more than doubled from its 52-week low of $64.43.
Costco Beats Q1 Earnings, Sales Disappoint Wall Street
Costco Wholesale (COST) reported its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 after the financial markets closed on Thursday.
Costco Earnings: Will Slower Growth Hurt COST Stock?
Costco will announce its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 after the markets close on Thursday. The sales and earnings will likely rise.
Kroger’s Disappointing Earnings Missed Analysts’ Estimates
Kroger’s earnings growth decelerated sequentially. The adjusted EPS fell on a YoY (year-over-year) basis and didn’t meet analysts’ expectations.
Target Stock: Why Cowen Is Positive for 2020
Cowen is positive on Target (TGT) stock. Store remodeling, competitive pricing, and a focus on merchandising should support Target’s comps growth in 2020.
Will Kroger’s Slower Earnings Growth Hurt Its Stock?
Kroger is set to announce its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings results before the market opens on December 5. Here’s what we expect.
Why Target Stock Rose 17% in November
So far, Target (TGT) shares have generated significant returns this year. The stock has risen about 89% year-to-date as of November 29.
Why signs of a weak economy affect restaurants
This restaurant industry does well when the economy is expanding and poorly when the economy is contracting. In other words, it’s cyclical.
Must-know: Apple’s retail growth compared to Walmart and Target
The e-commerce market growth is partly responsible for the slowdown in the physical retail market. However, this hasn’t impacted the growth in Apple’s (AAPL) retail stores.
Comparing the ICSC, Census Bureau Retail Sales, and Redbook Indexes
The Census Bureau Index is a broad barometer of the retail sales, whereas the Redbook and ICSC Indexes only include chain store sales.
Walmart: Will a Slew of Store Closures Affect Fiscal 2016 Results?
Walmart (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, is scheduled to report its results for fiscal 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 on February 18. It’s been a mixed year for the company.
How Walmart Is Looking to Offset Future Operating Cost Headwinds
Wage costs are expected to be a headwind for Walmart. On February 20, Walmart made the second round of wage increases for over 1.2 million staff.