All Posts Tagged With: "WMT"

(DDR) DDR Corporation Opens New Shopping Center in Charlotte

Recently, DDR Corp. (DDR) announced the opening of a new prime power center – Belgate Shopping Center – in N.C. The shopping center reflects the real estate investment trust (REIT)’s first ground-up domestic expansion in more...

29Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (DDR) DDR Corporation Opens New Shopping Center in Charlotte | Continued

(WMT) Walmart Stores Analyst Keeps Shares Neutral

We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) following appraisal of its fourth quarter 2013 results.

Why the Reiteration?

Walmart posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings...

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Walmart Stores Analyst Keeps Shares Neutral | Continued

(TGT) Sweeping Up the Last of First Quarter Earnings – Earnings Preview

The Q1 earnings season is effectively over for most of the major sectors, with Retail as the only one that still has a number of major reports still awaited.

As such, Retail has a heavy presence in this week’s earnings reports, including industry heavyweights like Target...

17May2013 | | Comments Off on (TGT) Sweeping Up the Last of First Quarter Earnings – Earnings Preview | Continued

(WMT) Focus Shifts to Retail Earnings – Earnings Preview

The Q1 earnings season is over for most of the major sectors, with the Retail sector as the only one that has a significant number of reports still awaited.

As such, Retail has a heavy presence in this week’s earnings reports, including industry heavyweights like Wal-Mart...

15May2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Focus Shifts to Retail Earnings – Earnings Preview | Continued

(KIM) Kimco Realty Reiterated at Neutral

On Apr 5, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) at Neutral. This reflects the company’s strong fundamentals and strategic portfolio repositioning efforts that offer an enticing upside potential...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (KIM) Kimco Realty Reiterated at Neutral | Continued

(M) eCommerce Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The Electronic Commerce, or e-commerce, industry is one of the most progressive sectors of the economy. The industry is evolving very rapidly, so data collection and evaluation are particularly difficult. Consequently, one has to rely largely on surveys by both government and private agencies.

According...

18Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (M) eCommerce Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(WMT) Earnings Enter the Final Stretch – Earnings Preview

We still have plenty of Q4 earnings reports to come, but the bulk of the earnings season is now behind us, with results from 395 S&P 500 companies already out, as of Friday, February 15. Please note that while these 395 companies account for 86.4% of the index’s total market capitalization and...

19Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Earnings Enter the Final Stretch – Earnings Preview | Continued

(WMT) Earnings Enter the Final Stretch – Earnings Preview

We still have plenty of Q4 earnings reports to come, but the bulk of the earnings season is now behind us, with results from 395 S&P 500 companies already out, as of Friday, February 15. Please note that while these 395 companies account for 86.4% of the index’s total market capitalization and...

15Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Earnings Enter the Final Stretch – Earnings Preview | Continued

(TGT) Target’s Strategic Initiative

Target Corporation (TGT) as part of its P-fresh remodel program, which facilitates the company to sustain sales momentum and continue to drive traffic through fresh offerings and enhanced customer shopping experience plans to introduce...

5Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (TGT) Target’s Strategic Initiative | Continued

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Analyst Raises Shares to Outperform

On January 23, 2013, we upgraded the leading coffee maker, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) to Outperform backed by the company’s efficient measures and strategic agreements to drive out competition following the expiry...

26Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Analyst Raises Shares to Outperform | Continued

(WMT) Walmart Stores Joins Health Care Program

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) program through which the company expects to provide health care at much reduced costs.

Unlike fee-for-service...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Walmart Stores Joins Health Care Program | Continued

(BBBY) Bed, Bath & Beyond Shares Rated Neutral

We retained our Neutral stance on specialty retailer, Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), that also retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). The company’s strong quarterly performance, robust outlook, store growth initiatives and healthy...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (BBBY) Bed, Bath & Beyond Shares Rated Neutral | Continued

(SHLD) Sears Holdings Unveils Fiscal 2012 Results

One of the leading broad line retailers in the United States, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) has recently provided an update on its fourth-quarter to-date results for the period ended on December 29, 2012. Apart from this, the...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (SHLD) Sears Holdings Unveils Fiscal 2012 Results | Continued

(WMT) Wal-Mart to Expand Digital Service

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to expand its Disc-to-Digital service, an in-store service to allow consumers to access the digital versions of DVDs and Blu-ray discs containing their favorite movies....

8Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Wal-Mart to Expand Digital Service | Continued

(COST) Costco Wholesale Posts Robust Comparable-Store Results

The holiday season ended on an upbeat note for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), as the leading U.S. warehouse club operators posted robust December comparable-store sales data that betters analysts’ expectations. Sales for the...

7Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (COST) Costco Wholesale Posts Robust Comparable-Store Results | Continued

(COST) Costco Wholesale Corporation Shares Held at Neutral by Analyst

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) continues to be a dominant retail wholesaler based on the breadth and quality of merchandises it offers. The company’s strategy to sell products at heavily discounted prices has helped it maintain...

2Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (COST) Costco Wholesale Corporation Shares Held at Neutral by Analyst | Continued

(WMT) Walmart Stores Get New Fuel Stations

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) recently inked an agreement with Murphy USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), wherein Murphy USA will...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (WMT) Walmart Stores Get New Fuel Stations | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com Helps Pick the Right Gift

The largest online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), along with MasterCard (MA), introduced a new feature called Friends & Family Gifting. The feature will help...

19Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (AMZN) Amazon.com Helps Pick the Right Gift | Continued

(SHLD) Sears Holdings Retained at Neutral

We maintain our long term ‘Neutral’ recommendation on leading U.S. broad line retailer, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), as the company continues to narrow down year-over-year losses in every quarter since the beginning of...

18Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (SHLD) Sears Holdings Retained at Neutral | Continued

(ICON) Iconix Pinned at Neutral

We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Iconix Brand Group (ICON) following its third quarter 2012 results.

Iconix reported third quarter earnings of 41 cents, ahead of the prior-year earnings and the Zacks Consensus...

18Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (ICON) Iconix Pinned at Neutral | Continued

(COST) Rush for Dividend or Miss the Bus

The impact of the “Fiscal Cliff” or $600 billion in spending cuts and increase in tax rate on dividend income and capital gains will take its effect from the beginning of 2013 if concrete measures are not taken to avert it. However, Republicans and Democrats still continue to wrangle about ways...

10Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (COST) Rush for Dividend or Miss the Bus | Continued

(XLY) Stock Market News for November 29, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks rallied after President Barack Obama and John Boehner made encouraging comments about reaching an agreement on the “fiscal cliff” dilemma. Federal Reserve’s released its latest “Beige Book” reports which revealed that the U.S. economy grew at a “measured pace”. Meanwhile,...

3Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (XLY) Stock Market News for November 29, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(XLK) Stock Market News for November 16, 2012 – Market News

A number of mixed earnings reports from U.S. retailers and investor apprehensions ahead of Friday’s fiscal cliff negotiations at the White House left the benchmarks languishing in the red. Meanwhile, initial claims surged over the previous week and jumped to their highest level in 18 months. The...

30Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (XLK) Stock Market News for November 16, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(M) eCommerce Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Industry Outlook

The Electronic Commerce, or e-commerce, industry is one of the most progressive sectors of the economy. The industry is evolving very rapidly, so data collection and evaluation are particularly difficult. Consequently, one has to rely largely on surveys by both government and private agencies.

According...

30Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (M) eCommerce Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Industry Outlook | Continued

(COST) Costco Wholesale Corporation Comparable-Store Sales Rise

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the four-week period ended November 25, 2012 that betters analysts’ expectations....

29Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (COST) Costco Wholesale Corporation Comparable-Store Sales Rise | Continued

(NRF) Holiday Season Lifts Consumer Index

While the economy is still struggling to fully recover, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday came as a relief for the retailers this holiday season. The holiday weekend sales have helped consumer confidence strongly improve. Amid the economic gloom, it seems that consumers had saved enough...

28Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (NRF) Holiday Season Lifts Consumer Index | Continued

(XLY) Stock Market News for November 27, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks ended lower on Monday after two consecutive days of gains as investors remained apprehensive about the fiscal cliff. Investors also awaited the outcome of talks among Euro zone finance ministers, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank about Greece’s debt crisis. Investors...

27Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (XLY) Stock Market News for November 27, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(LTD) Retail Industry Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Industry Outlook

As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic indicator. According to the National Retail Federation, retail accounts for about $2.5 trillion of annual U.S. GDP and acts as a barometer for measuring the health of the nation’s...

22Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (LTD) Retail Industry Stock Outlook – November 2012 – Industry Outlook | Continued

(GDP) A Resurgent America

Exports have been an American success story lately. This is corroborated by the U.S. trade deficit falling from 6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2006 to the neighborhood of 4% lately. A weaker dollar, in conjunction with stagnant wages at home, has improved American competitiveness vis a vis...

15Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (GDP) A Resurgent America | Continued

(APEI) American Public Education Upgraded to Outperform

We recently upgraded our recommendation on American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) following solid top and bottom-line results in the second quarter that surpassed both management as well as the Zacks Consensus Estimates.

American...

3Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (APEI) American Public Education Upgraded to Outperform | Continued