|Bid||75.94 x 3000|
|Ask||75.96 x 1200|
|Day's Range||75.77 - 78.98|
|52 Week Range||50.29 - 79.90|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.28|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.80 (2.31%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Hormel Foods (HRL) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter results on May 24 before the market opens. The revenue is expected to grow 9.1% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.4 billion—compared to $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017. The EPS (earnings per share) is expected to rise 15.4% to $0.45 from the EPS of $0.39 in the second quarter of 2017.
As of May 21, Best Buy (BBY) stock was up 14.4% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis, ahead of the S&P 500 Index, which has risen 2.2% YTD. Best Buy delivered impressive results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on February 3, 2018. Best Buy is scheduled to announce its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended May 5, on May 24.
Best Buy (BBY) makes extensive investments to upgrade operations, with a special focus on developing omni-channel capabilities and strengthening partnership with vendors.
Best Buy (BBY) exceeded analysts’ earnings expectations in seven of the past eight quarters and was in line with estimates in one quarter. For the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended on May 5, analysts expect Best Buy’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) to rise 23.3% on a year-over-year basis to $0.74. Best Buy’s adjusted EPS of $2.42 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 exceeded analysts’ expectation of $2.04.
Best Buy Co. Inc. is rolling out a national subscription services for its Best Buy tech support unit, betting that the growing complexity of smart homes and connected devices will create demand for offerings that go beyond the one-off repair job.
In the daily bar chart of BBY, below, we can see that prices are above the gradually rising 50-day moving average line. The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line made a peak in January that has yet to be broken. Because the OBV line is flat I wouldn't say that sellers have been more aggressive but I also cannot say that buyers have been loading up on BBY.
It has been a busy week for retailers, with industry giants from Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) to Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) all reporting their first-quarter earnings results. With that said, there are clearly still gains to be had from retail stocks even as worries about Amazon (AMZN) and other online sellers mount. Investors just need to look in the right places and search for stocks that are expected to top quarterly earnings estimates.
“We think that Amazon’s magnanimity may be short-lived, and expect the online juggernaut to ultimately revert to price competition at holiday, which may compress Best Buy’s gross margins,” they wrote, while maintaining an “underperform” rating and a $48 price target—well below current prices, which would leave it back near December 2016 levels—on the stock. The deal, the analysts wrote, could be a short-term win for Best Buy with long-term consequences that benefit Amazon, a Barron’s Next 50 stock—even as investors have credited Best Buy with reviving itself thanks to improved service and competitive pricing, among other things. “We view this as an attempt by Amazon to convert the segment of Best Buy’s customer base that does not currently shop online,” they wrote.
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It has been a busy week for retailers, with industry giants from Macy's (M) to Nordstrom (JWN) all reporting their first quarter earnings results. But Q1 hasn't treated all of these companies the same, so let's take a look at a few more big-name retailers that investors might want to consider buying ahead of earnings next week.
Last year, Amazon (AMZN) and department store operator Kohl’s (KSS) entered a partnership that spurred a lot of questions, and some were wondering whether Kohl’s was making a deal with the devil. Because of the rise of online shopping pioneered by Amazon, legacy retailers like Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) have been forced to adjust by closing some stores and reducing their workforce amid declining sales and store traffic.
Last year, Amazon (AMZN) spent $13.7 billion to acquire organic foods retailer Whole Foods along with its 450 plus physical stores. The acquisition of Whole Foods was Amazon’s most expensive investment in physical stores to showcase its products and provide convenient pickup locations for its online shoppers. This month, Amazon deepened its ties with department stores operator Sears Holdings (SHLD), which operates over 1,000 store locations.
Streaming device maker Roku (ROKU) reported very interesting earnings on May 9. Not only did the company beat earnings and revenue estimates, it also generated more revenue from advertising and licensing than its core hardware business. Roku is in a transitional period as it’s focusing on ads and the licensing of its platform to hardware makers.
Investors on the lookout for stocks with the potential for maximum growth and value investing may consider the growth at a reasonable price or GARP strategy.Source: Shutterstock
At Alphabet (GOOGL), it’s not just traffic acquisition costs that are rising. The company’s costs and expenses are also on the rise. In the latest quarter, for instance, Alphabet’s overall costs and expenses rose 32.4% YoY (year-over-year) driven by higher spending on research and marketing.
Are Office Depot’s Troubles Waning? Since the 1Q18 results, several analysts have revised their price targets for Office Depot. Currently, the analysts’ 12-month average target price is $2.71, which reflects a 17.8% upside to the price of the stock on May 10.
Sears shares rose more than 25 percent, marking its best day in over a year, after the company said it would install any brand tires sold on Amazon at its stores. The deal also includes Sears selling its DieHard range of tires on the online retailer's website. Separately on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said it had partnered with homebuilder Lennar Corp LEN.N to convert some of the home construction company's model homes into showrooms for Alexa.
The new logo for Best Buy no longer has the company’s name in black font with the yellow tag surrounding it. Best Buy says that its news logo is meant to be less confusing for customers by shrinking the tag. One of the other changes is Best Buy’s news marketing strategy.