Will Walmart’s Omni-Channel Strategy in China Work?
Walmart (WMT) has operations in the US and 27 other countries around the world, and it operates e-commerce sites in 11 countries.
What Caused France’s Consumer Price Index to Rise in February?
France’s CPI (consumer price index) rose 0.3% in February. The CPI index for January stood at -1%. The rise in the CPI is a positive sign for the economy.
Why Walmart Faces an Uphill Battle in China and Brazil
Walmart reported a decline of 3% in same-store sales in China in fiscal 4Q16. The decrease was driven by a whopping 8.5% reduction in store traffic.
When Can You Expect Walmart’s Profitability Margins to Stabilize?
Despite the revenue headwinds we discussed in the previous part of this series, Walmart (WMT) expanded its gross margin by 21 basis points to 24.6% in the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.
Carrefour Rose 6.3%, Performing in Line with Expectations
Carrefour (CRRFY) emerged as one of FEZ’s top performers on January 22, 2016. It came in behind Repsol and ahead of Telefonica (TEF), Orange (ORAN), Banco Santander (SAN), and Total (TOT).
Oil and Gas Industry Drove FEZ Performance
The oil and gas industry contributed the highest positive return of 4.8% on Friday, January 22, 2016. The rise in crude oil prices drove its performance.
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.
Schneider Electric Emerged as FEZ’s Biggest Loser
On December 31, 2015, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were Schneider Electric, Telefonica, ASML Holding, Carrefour, and Sanofi.
SAP Topped FEZ, Released Newest Version of CRM Solution
On December 14, 2015, the stocks at the top of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were Deutsche Post, BMW, SAP, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, and Carrefour.
Auto Manufacturers Led FEZ, Banking Dragged It Down
On December 10, 2015, the auto manufacturing industry yielded the highest positive return of 2.5% within the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ). Auto manufacturing constitutes 7% of FEZ’s holdings.
Forex Headwinds Hold Back Walmart’s Overseas Performance
Walmart’s top line is expected to see no growth in fiscal 2016, which ends January 31, 2016. This is due to forex (foreign exchange) headwinds from a higher-than-expected US dollar.
Walmart Is Looking For Growth In International Markets
Walmart (WMT) is the world’s largest retailer. The company reported 6,189 stores in its International segment—compared to 4,987 in the US in 3Q15.
Who’s The Greatest Retailer Of Them All? – Walmart
Walmart is among a select group of global retailers (XRT) (RTH) competing in a variety of store formats. However, Walmart dwarfs all of the other companies.