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!
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".