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Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) stock went on sale several times in the past 12 months and we bought it in bulk and we profited every time. Today, I want to go long COST stock, but this time it’s a little different. Since Costco stock is at all time highs, I need to adjust my strategy to account for the upcoming earnings report.
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Slow sales and unrelenting competition have slowed Lidl’s entry into the United States. By the middle of 2018, the company may open as many as 100 stores but that’s a more conservative estimate than I previously published.
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) plans to significantly increase its Walmart.com offerings available for same-day pickup in stores. Also, Target, GameStop and others are offering lucrative deals to tap holiday sales.
The year is slated to be among the busiest in holiday history if you’re looking to get a gift over to a friend, family member or loved one via the mail. The retailer noted that you should place your order by Wednesday, December 13 if you’re looking to have your package delivered to its destination under the slowest shipping option, which is Walmart’s freight choice. For the company’s Standard shipping option, your order should still be placed well ahead of time, roughly a week from now on Tuesday, December 19.
Beaten-up meal kit maker Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE:APRN) just had its day. It was the first time since the IPO that a major investment firm upgraded APRN stock. Revenue growth has come tumbling down, losses are widening and competition is increasing.
Wal-Mart has added merchandise, digital offerings and is changing its name to show that it has wide appeal in the age of Amazon, but holds on to its appeal to low-income consumers.
For fans and followers (and presumably owners) of Costco stock, the report was held up as evidence that a rekindling effort was taking hold, with more of the same on the way. Thursday’s first-quarter report, due after the closing bell rings, could serve as something of a wake-up call.
When Amazon entered the grocery business with the acquisition of Whole Foods this year, it was thought to be a supermarket killer. The grocery business was already facing competition from general retailers like Walmart that operate on larger scales and offer lower prices, and invading European grocers like Aldi and Lidl, before the mammoth conglomerate…
Amid the wreckage of retail, Wal-Mart (WMT) has been one of the bright spots, rising more than 40% this year. On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley argues that it's a "changed company" with a "new narrative," but it's still not a buy. Analysts Simeon Gutman and Joshua Siber reiterated an Equal Weight rating on the stock, although they raised their price target by $8, to $100, following a week spent with the company's management, including CFO Brett Biggs and VP of Investor Relations Steve Schmitt.
It's challenging enough for a company to keep its dividend rising for a few consecutive years at a stretch, but these noted businesses stand out from the crowd.
We believe management's well-knitted efforts have helped Skechers (SKX) to make a sharp come back in the quarter and deliver a positive earnings surprise of 37.2%.