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    Net Worth

    Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner Hails Company’s “Hard Work” Amid Supply-Chain Crisis

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Consumer

    What Stores Are Closed on Thanksgiving in 2021?

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    News

    Walmart Tests Self-Driving Trucks for Grocery Delivery Business

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Consumer

    Black Friday 2021 Deals: Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Consumer

    When Do Walmart’s Black Friday Deals Start in 2021?

    By Jennifer Farrington
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Did Walmart Really Add Litecoin to Its Payment Options? The Litecoin Hype, Debunked

    By Rachel Curry
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Will Walmart Accept Crypto Payments Following Its New Job Ad?

    By Rachel Curry
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    News

    What Colleges Will Walmart Pay For? Tuition Policy Changes, Explained

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Healthcare

    Walmart Launches Cheaper Insulin Pen, Stock Gets a Boost

    By Rachel Curry
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    Consumer

    Tesla Q3 Earnings: What to Watch beyond the Numbers

    Tesla’s (TSLA) third-quarter earnings are scheduled for Wednesday. Notably, the company will likely post a loss in the quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Personal Finance Guides

    Can You Cash a Stimulus Check at a Walmart Store?

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Must-know update: Redbook Index same-store sales data released

    The Redbook Index released the same-store weekly data on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    US-China Talks: Can ‘Miles and Miles’ Be Covered in Five Weeks?

    With about five weeks remaining in the trade truce, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday that the US was “miles and miles” away from a trade deal with China.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is GoPro Banking on Karma Again to Drive Future Revenue?

    On January 4, 2017, GoPro (GPRO) stated that it will resume sales of its Karma drone.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Why Target Stock Fell after 4Q17 Results

    Target (TGT) reported mixed fiscal 4Q17 results on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    US Businesses Push Back against Trump’s Tariffs

    Farmers for Free Trade’s campaign was rolled out on September 12 with the slogan “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?

    The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    What Helped Whole Foods’ Top Line in 3Q16?

    Whole Foods Market reported a 1.9% year-over-year (or YoY) increase in its top line, primarily driven by new store openings.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    July’s US Retail Sales Meet Estimates

    On August 13, 2015, US retail sales came in at expected levels for July. The increase in the retail sector was broad-based.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s WhatsApp Making Progress with India’s Payments Market

    Facebook (FB) has been trying to come up with a mobile payment service for WhatsApp in India (EPI) for quite some time.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Government Sector Influenced Personal Income and Expenses Rose

    According to the BEA, personal income rose 0.30% to $52.5 billion in August 2015. This was below the consensus estimate of 0.40%.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Consumer

    What Impacted Walmart’s International Sales?

    Walmart’s (WMT) international business marked a strong comeback and reported healthy sales growth in the past several quarters.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why Did eBay Lower Its Fiscal Guidance?

    In the second quarter, eBay (EBAY) reported earnings of $0.53 per share, which topped analysts’ expectations of $0.51 per share.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Offers Package Delivery Service to the Trunk of Your Car

    In the past, Amazon has faced criticism over late delivery that relied on package delivery companies such as United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx (FDX).

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Flipkart Reject Amazon’s Offer?

    Amazon (AMZN) had expressed interest in acquiring Flipkart to try to keep Walmart (WMT) away from India’s fast-growing online retail sector.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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 […]

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Retailers Are Increasing Their Ad Spending on YouTube

    Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Lowe’s were the four retailers in the United States that spent the most on YouTube video ads last year.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Become the Biggest Growth Drivers for Apple?

    Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Apple TV, and iPad Pro are niche businesses for Apple (AAPL). But these still have the potential to become big in the future.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Apple Watch Sales May Fall: Can It Remain a Dominant Player?

    According to KGI, Apple Watch (AAPL) sales will fall more than 25% in 2016. KGI forecasts sales of 7.5 million units in 2016 compared to estimated sales of 10.6 million units in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Initiatives in eBay Marketplaces have been slow growth drivers

    The majority of eBay’s Marketplaces revenue comes from a take rate on the gross merchandise volume (GMV), defined as the total sales for active listings or of all the items.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Federal Reserve’s patience: Is it here to stay?

    The January 2015 meeting minutes showed that several policymakers weren’t in favor of dropping “patience.” Changing the language is a big deal.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JD Invests in China’s Fast-Growing Delivery Startup

    JD generated revenues of $18.5 billion in the second quarter, and its revenues increased 31.2% year-over-year.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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?

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Rising Competition Tapers Kroger’s Fiscal 1Q18 Margins

    Kroger’s margins have been under pressure from rising competition and deflation over the past couple of quarters.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Why Amazon’s 2Q16 Top Line Remained Strong

    Amazon’s top line increased by 31.1% YoY to $30.4 billion in 2Q16 on account of healthy e-commerce sales driven by Amazon Prime membership growth.

    By Amit Singh
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Is income inequality positive or negative for stocks?

    At the heart of the ongoing budget debate is the underlying notion that the less fortunate 60% of Americans should be entitled to a reasonable foundation of social services.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer prices still deflated by gasoline

    In the 12 months leading up to January, prices fell 0.1%, the first decline since October 2009. In December, consumer prices rose by 0.8% year-over-year.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Will Kroger’s Strong Performance Continue in 3Q16?

    Wall Street analysts predicted a 13.3% YoY rise in Kroger’s earnings in 3Q16, going to $0.39 from $0.35 in 3Q15. Sales for fiscal 1H16 stood at $58.5 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Why Walmart’s US Sales Could Continue to Grow in Q4

    Walmart’s (WMT) US sales have continued to grow at a healthy rate despite the segment facing tough competition.

    By Amit Singh
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    What Analysts Expect of Walmart’s Top Line in Fiscal 1Q18

    Analysts expect Walmart (WMT) to report sales of $117.8 billion in fiscal 1Q18, representing an improvement of 1.7% compared to fiscal 1Q17.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Analysts Expect Costco to Sustain Sales Growth Momentum in 2019

    Costco (COST) impressed investors with its sales growth rate in fiscal 2018.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    Dollar Tree’s Ratings and Stock Market Performance

    Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock didn’t show much momentum even though the company met top and bottom line expectations.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Why Target’s Fiscal Q2 Sales Could See Healthy Growth

    Target (TGT) is likely to impress investors with its sales performance in the fiscal second quarter.

    By Amit Singh
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    Materials

    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).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Consumer

    Amazon Expands Its Book Business with Brick-and-Mortar Stores

    Amazon (AMZN) recently opened several bookstores in strategic locations in the US, including New York City.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Retail Sales Reports From ICSC-Goldman And Johnson Redbook

    The ICSC-Goldman and Johnson Redbook indices both report consumer spending data each week, but people consider the ICSC-Goldman index to be more consistent.

    By Adam Jones
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    Cannabis

    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.

    By Real Brands, Inc. (RLBD)
  • Energy & Utilities

    A guide to Yellen’s Delphic speech and the Odyssean FOMC guidance

    In this article, we’ll discuss how the Fed’s Odyssean and Delphic guidance in March has impacted financial markets.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Personal Finance

    Retirement Investing: Yes, You Can Do It Yourself

    Investing for retirement has its own unique characteristics. Your priorities change, and so should your investing strategies.

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    eBay India Relaunch: What’s Happening?

    eBay (EBAY) is making a U-turn in India. Last year, the company sold its Indian operations and licensed its brand to Flipkart.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    What Led to Home Depot’s Record Results in Fiscal 2016?

    Home Depot (HD) reported record results in fiscal 2016. Sales reached a new high of $88.5 billion in fiscal 2016, up 6.4% year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmex – Walmart’s Recent Initiatives In Mexico

    Walmex also looking at higher sales through the e-commerce channel. It launched e-commerce in Mexico in 2013. The growth has been moderate.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Industrials

    Must-know update: DE Shaw increases its position in Sears Holdings

    DE Shaw increased its position in specialty retailer Sears Holdings (SHLD) from 0.01% to 0.07% in 4Q 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s at Stake as JD and Farfetch Merge Operations?

    JD.com (JD) has teamed up with Farfetch (FTCH) to help sell luxury brands in China, giving JD customers access to over 3,000 luxury brands.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Groupon International: After the Restructuring

    After an unsuccessful international expansion, Groupon (GRPN) has pulled out of overseas markets to pursue a narrowed strategic focus on North America.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the US Grocery Industry

    Developed by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, Porter’s Five Forces Model is used for assessing the nature of competition and attractiveness of an industry.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Walmart Changing Its Name?

    Walmart (WMT) is editing its corporate name. The retailer wants to be known simply as Walmart Inc., not Wal-Mart Store Inc. as it is currently legally known.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Online Sales Are A Competitive Advantage For Staples

    The growth in ODP and OMX’s combined sales fell—compared to Staples. They were ~143% of SPLS’s sales in 2007. This is just over $8 billion. That fell to $7.3 billion in 2013.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Is Increasing the Product Selection for Its Prime Program

    Amazon credits the Prime program’s popularity for the growth in its operating profits in 1Q15—Amazon’s best results in the US for the last few quarters.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    Are the US and China Inching towards a Trade Deal?

    Since the mid-term elections, we’ve seen some traction in US-China trade talks. The two sides are contemplating a meeting.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    How eBay Views Its Opportunities in Israel

    eBay (EBAY) is optimistic about the growth opportunities that Israel presents, but it has been frustrated by the country’s tax system.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    Can the Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger Get Antitrust Approval?

    The Walgreens-Rite Aid merger is a combination of the first and third largest pharmacies in the United States.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Target and Walmart at Opposite Ends of Earnings Guidance

    In its 2Q16 earnings release, Walmart revised its projections for fiscal 2016. It’s now expecting diluted EPS of $4.40–$4.70, down from its earlier guidance of $4.70–$5.05.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Ins and Outs of Moat Investing

    Stock selection, a cornerstone of the moat investment philosophy, has driven much of the recent success of the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus Index.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart Triples Amazon’s Budget in India Contest

    Walmart (WMT) took its competition with Amazon (AMZN) to a whole new level earlier this month, forking out $16 billion to buy the majority stake in India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart: Price Wars In The United Kingdom’s Grocery Market

    The United Kingdom has been one of the most successful overseas forays for Walmart (WMT). The company operates ~576 stores in the country.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    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).

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    eBay: An investor’s guide to the world’s largest marketplace

    Initially viewed as an an online auction house, eBay now considers itself as the world’s largest online marketplace.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Apron Could Raise New Funding at a Valuation of $2 Billion

    The key to unlocking success is for Blue Apron to convince consumers that the food items the company delivers are just as fresh as items bought in person from a supermarket.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding the Economic Sense behind Amazon’s Echo Show

    Amazon (AMZN) has a brand new Echo smart speaker called Echo Show. Including Echo Show, there are now five variants of Echo-branded products.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NVIDIA to Benefit from PC Gaming Trends in the Long Term

    NVIDIA (NVDA) is a popular name in the PC gaming industry, as more than 95% of gaming enthusiasts use its GeForce GPUs.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    Walmart’s Stock Rises 20% Year-to-Date: Can It Rise More?

    The stock price of retail giant Walmart (WMT) has risen by 20.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis to $73.84, as of July 18. Walmart’s stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index, which has risen 7.7% on a YTD basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Average hourly earnings tick up along with inflation to $24.78

    Average hourly earnings increased 0.1% month-over-month and 2.0% year-over-year to $24.78 an hour. Average weekly hours were flat at 34.6.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Events for Consumer Stocks: January 22–26

    On January 16, 2018, Goldman Sachs upgraded Procter & Gamble (PG) to a “neutral” from a “sell” and increased the target price for the stock to $88 from $83.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the US Economy Ready for Another Rate Hike?

    With the US economy gearing itself up for the another rate hike, investors are investing in short-term Treasury securities whose price will fall less in value when interest rates rise.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Why Nike Is Able to Turn a Profit in E-Commerce

    The Nike+ Training Club clocked ~17 million downloads by 1Q15. The app is now available in 18 languages, creating the framework for a global community.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside Target’s Growth Initiatives

    Target is planning to invest $2 billion in the current fiscal year and about $7 billion over the next three years.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Kroger versus Walmart: Which Grocery Stock Is Best?

    Despite some impressive signs of Kroger’s (K) success, Walmart stock (WMT) is the better pick for the grocery sector. Here’s why. 

    By Michael Bracken
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Must-Read SWOT Analysis of Sprouts Farmers Market

    While Whole Foods Market is struggling at the hands of giants like Kroger and Wal-Mart, Sprouts has been growing steadily in same-store sales and margins.

    By Sonya Bells
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