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  • ShowMeTheEarnings ShowMeTheEarnings Jan 26, 1999 4:38 PM Flag

    DUMP (Pardon me, I mean DEMP)

    Let's see, the fundamantal values of DEMP vs.
    WAG. WAG better sure as hell better have neater
    shelves in it's stores cause it's valued much richer than
    Drug Emporium. I happen to own both stocks and DEMP
    has far more potential for rapid price growth than
    WAG. DEMP's management is aware that improvement is
    needed and they are on top of it, plus they are well
    ahead of WAG on internet trade and soon will be coming
    out with the BEST drug store internet site
    around.

    Yes WAG is a good stock and even pays a 1/2% dividend
    (WOW!), but I must agree with tresfind, DEMP's stock
    represents a much better risk reward than WAG at current
    price levels. One can buy almost 1000 of DEMP for 100
    shares of WAG and for my money DEMP is the best value in
    the retail drug industry. Yes, WAG may be better
    today BUT not 10 times better. Look at the investment
    parameters of both companies and you'll find one thing -
    either DEMP is still undervalued OR WAG is overvalued.
    My monies on the former. Happy investing!

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    • where the hell is a demp?i never heard of it .
      ihave never seen it.i live in the chicago metro.
      area(home to wag)is demp. in a different area?how many
      stores?will there be 6k new ones in 10 years?drug retailing
      is and will continue to be profitable but wag is a
      blue chip and will continue to prosper.oh yeah wag is
      everywhere and growing with little or no debt.

    • Want a good laugh! Look at the five year chart on dump,(demp)!

    • Neater shelves has nothing to do with fundamental
      values. Neater shelves sometimes means you don't have any
      customers to mess them up. If "neater shelves" was all you
      got out of my message, then I failed to make my
      point. When I mentioned "in-stock condition", I was
      referring to whether or not they had huge, gaping, empty
      spots on their shelves. This could indicate a
      replenishment problem such as poor ordering, warehouse outs, or
      vendors that are leary of giving credit for fear that
      their invoices won't get paid. Does the merchandise
      match the shelf tags, or do they have an abundance of
      one single item "dummied" across an entire shelf
      where many different items should be? When I said
      "organization vs. clutter", I meant the store in general. Do
      you trip over cardboard displays of bunny shoes in
      the middle of the aisles? Do you have to guess what
      the prices of their merchandise are? Are the
      endstands effectively merchandised or just thrown together
      with a box of this and a box of that with no
      promotional signage? In response to the rest of your
      post---You say "DEMP has more potential for rapid price
      growth than WAG"----Based on What????? "DEMP's
      management is aware that improvement is needed and they are
      on top of it". Were they on top of it last year? How
      about the year before that? For that matter, what about
      the last decade???? How long have they been on top of
      it???? "DEMP will soon be coming out with the Best drug
      store internet site around" Says Who? and So What? What
      make you think that a company can run a drug store
      internet site any better than they can run a drug store? I
      tell you what---Why don't we both post again a year
      from now and compare WAG's performance with the "best
      value in the retail drug industry".

    • <<<DEMP has far more potential for rapid
      price growth than WAG.>>

      I would bet a lot
      of people have been saying this for a lot of years.
      Actually, you are falling into the William O'Neill trap of
      buying the yellow dress because it is deeply discounted,
      when the reason that it is deeply discounted is that
      nobody wants it.

      Bottom line, pal: If you like
      DUMP, buy it.

 
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