|Bid||86.87 x 800|
|Ask||89.03 x 800|
|Day's Range||88.00 - 89.14|
|52 Week Range||60.15 - 90.39|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.84|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.40|
|Earnings Date||Aug 21, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.64 (2.98%)|
|1y Target Est||88.83|
The retailer has spent heavily to bolster its web operations and keep prices low, and this has started to pay off. Yet its shares still look undervalued.
Toys ‘R’ Us is coming back in the U.S. with two stores, but one expert says the industry has already moved on.
As retailers get in line to roll out their quarterly earnings results in the coming weeks, the sharp divide between the fortunes of some of the nation’s largest retailers will come into focus. Given the record number of store closings already announced this year, investors shouldn’t expect a whole lot of good news to come out of some of the nation’s largest merchants. Many analysts expect department store retailers like J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) and Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), for example, to continue to show deteriorating sales as they struggle to keep up with the shifts in spending.
Solar power has captivated investors ever since Bell Labs developed the first modern solar photovoltaic (PV) cell in the mid-1950s. The basic idea that the sun could power something like a car used to seem like the ultimate sci-fi fantasy.Unfortunately, the solar industry's long road from sci-fi dream to everyday reality has been a conspicuously unprofitable one.Despite the spectacular worldwide growth of solar power, as shown in the chart below, many of the companies operating in the industry have struggled to turn a profit.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Click to Enlarge But the long years of famine are coming to an end. Within the last few months, several companies in the solar industry have reported record revenue, along with rising earnings and growing order backlogs.JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), for example, reported record PV module shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018 and annual earnings growth of 140%. Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)reported a 129% jump in annual earnings, while Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) and SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) produced annual earnings gains of 77% and 45%, respectively.One reason for solar's recent surge is a powerful new "X factor" that has entered the solar energy market and has the potential to supercharge demand. That X factor is energy storage - also known as batteries.Until recently, solar-power installations lacked the ability to store energy. They were simply use-it-or-lose-it power generators. Energy storage technologies were too expensive to be viable additions to solar-power facilities.But this old story is changing rapidly. Energy storage has arrived - and its arrival could be a very big deal for the solar industry.To see how we're getting there, let's take a quick trip (and it's a nice one) - to Hawaii… Profit in Paradise …Source: Shutterstock In the "olden days" of 2015, a company like Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) would contract with a solar company to install solar panels on the roofs of its superstores. Once installed, the panels would deliver daytime electricity to supplement the electricity Target pulled from the regional power grid.But now, when Target installs new rooftop panels, it often also installs a battery system to store the excess energy it doesn't use immediately.In 2017, Target kicked off its solar-storage project at its store in Kailua-Kona, on the big island of Hawaii's east coast. There it installed a 910-kilowatt solar system from SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) that included a 250-kilowatt energy storage component.Source: TargetThis may have been the first time a Target store had added energy storage to solar - but it won't be the last."On emerging trends in energy innovation," the giant retailer stated, "we see energy storage as an integral tool to increasing our renewable energy consumption and improving resiliency at stores in climate-impacted communities."By the end of this year, Target expects to install rooftop solar systems on more than 500 store locations. And by 2030, the company plans to produce 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources.This storage component of the renewable energy industry is the new-new thing - and it has the potential to deliver big-big growth to SPWR stock and other solar companies that take advantage.This energy storage boom is increasing demand for new solar installations - and increasing the revenue-per-installation for a company like SunPower. It announced recently that one-third of its order backlog includes solar-plus-storage, and that these installs generate about 40% more revenue than ones without storage. … and BeyondLooking globally, the deployment of battery-based energy storage solutions (BESS) is ramping up quickly. According to JPMorgan, the cumulative installed base of BESS will soar 100-fold between now and 2030.Bottom line: Solar power is big … and getting much bigger.At the end of 2018, the world's installed capacity of solar-power generation totaled nearly half a billion megawatts - accounting for more than 7% of the globe's power capacity.But new capacity installations are on track to soar 25% this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and to nearly double by 2021.Many forecasts anticipate an equally spectacular growth trajectory. According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) "Sustainable Development Scenario," solar-power capacity will soar fivefold between now and 2025, accounting for a whopping 38% of global power generation.Looking further out, the IEA anticipates a 13-fold increase in solar-power capacity by 2040, at which point this renewable source would be providing two-thirds of the world's power needs.The IEA anticipates global spending on solar power to total $4 trillion over the next two decades - or about $180 billion per year.If investment of this magnitude were to occur, solar power would become the world's primary electricity source by 2040.But you don't have to wait 20 years to profit on this trend. By then, it could be too late - long after this spectacular growth trend has slowed.There are a lot of companies out there that are jumping on the solar bandwagon, and there is clearly a lot of investing potential here, but it's all about finding the right companies that offer significant long-term potential.That's why I've just released a special "all solar" edition of my brand-new newsletter - Fry's Investment Report.In it, I share two recommendations - and a whole lot of research - to get investors in on this technology's profit ground floor.To learn more, I strongly suggest you go here to find out how to join Fry's Investment Report.Eric Fry is a 30-year international finance expert, former hedge fund manager, and InvestorPlace's resident expert on global investment trends. He founded his own investment management firm and served as a partner several others. In 2016, he won the Portfolios With Purpose stock-picking contest - Wall Street's most prestigious investment competition - making him America's Top Trader. With Fry's Investment Report, Eric's goal is to track the world's biggest macroeconomic and geopolitical events - and help investors make big gains from those emerging opportunities. Click here to learn more.The post This Company's 'Hawaii Project' Reveals a $4 Trillion Opportunity appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), the members-only, big box discount retailer, charges $60 for it's lowest level membership, the Costco Gold Star membership. This may seem like steep cost to buy things, but Costco uses a subscription model of business for three reasons. With several large supermarkets, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Supercenters, Target Corp. (TGT), Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and a variety of neighborhood groceries and farmer’s markets, Americans have lots of choice about where to spend their weekly food budget.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate. The move comes at a time when the $15 minimum wage fight, first started by fast-food workers in New York in 2012, has been gaining momentum around the country with several states and large private-sector employers that hire entry-level workers. Cities and states including Seattle, San Francisco, New York state, California, Arkansas and Missouri have raised their minimum wage.
Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 was its biggest sales event yet, the company reported Wednesday. And analysts, for their part, agreed.
EBay Inc. was added to the Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy) list on Tuesday, with the company set to report its quarterly earnings results Wednesday after the market closes. YTD, EBAY is up 42.5%.
Consumers seemed to think it was a prime time to shop. On Monday and Tuesday, Amazon (XE:AMZ) celebrated Prime Day — a two-day sales event — and millions of consumers were enticed by the deals. Indeed, Prime members snapped up upwards of 175 million items during the sale period, Amazon announced Wednesday.
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A good rule of thumb to follow in investing is that penny stocks usually aren't good stocks. Most stocks don't IPO at prices below $10. As such, if a stock is trading below $10 or below $5, it means investors have sold the stock off to those levels, and such big selloffs aren't typically the result of good fundamentals or news.Because of this, when dealing with penny stocks, it is always important to remember that these stocks weren't birthed as penny stocks. They were birthed as regular stocks, and fell into penny stock territory due to poor fundamentals.That is especially true for the following list of 8 penny stocks that have fallen from grace. Once upon a time, each one these penny stocks was a high flyer that the market thought could be a huge success. Then, reality hit, and none of them ended up being what they were supposed to be. Investors dumped the stocks, and now, each one of these former high flyers trades in penny stock territory.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAre these huge selloffs buying opportunities? Or are they reason to stay away? It depends. For some of these fallen-from-grace penny stocks, the selloffs are overdone. For others, they aren't. * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip With that in mind, let's take a closer look at these fallen-from-grace penny stocks, and see not only why they fell from grace, but whether or not they can bounce back from here. J.C. Penney (JCP)Source: Shutterstock All-Time High (Year): $80 (2007)Current Price: $1.15Why It's Dropped: Big box department store J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) was once an iconic stalwart of a thriving mall industry. That was back before the 2008 Financial Crisis, and before the onset of mainstream e-commerce. Then, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) came along, and shopping pivoted into the digital channel. Some traditional retailers kept up with the times. J.C. Penney did not. In-store performance deteriorated, and without any help from a burgeoning digital business (because there was none), financial resources were depleted and JCP stock fell off a cliff.Can It Bounce Back: JCP stock is unlikely to bounce back, for two simple reasons. One, the consumer has moved on. Between Amazon, Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) stores, and more, consumers have all the stores they need to get everything they want. J.C. Penney is no longer a necessary retail destination for consumers. Two, the company is running up huge losses against the backdrop of a debt burdened balance sheet that renders the company both unable to innovate and invest, and unable to use time to its advantage. As such, the most likely path forward for JCP stock is lower. Groupon (GRPN)All Time High: $25 (2011/12)Current Price: $3.40Why It's Dropped: Once upon a time, the idea of a centralized online coupons site sounded genius, and that's why Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) had a pretty hot start on Wall Street. Then, the commerce world changed, as retail behemoths like Amazon, Walmart, and Target made low prices the norm (thereby somewhat eroding the need for discounts). At the same time, Groupon's growth started to flatten out, and profitability remained a huge question mark. These growth and profitability struggles have persisted for the past several years, and as they have, GRPN stock has dropped in a big way. * 5 STARS Stocks Smashing the Market (FANG Stocks, Too) Can It Bounce Back: In the long run, GRPN stock can bounce back, mostly because the company has the ability to execute an impressive turnaround through focusing on discounts for experiences (not discounts for products), and through emphasizing local sales (so as to avoid competition with the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target). But this turnaround is progressing at a snail's pace. Thus, while I have faith that GRPN stock can and will bounce back from these under-$5 levels, it will take time. Pier 1 (PIR)Source: Shutterstock All Time High: $500 (2013)Current Price: $6Why It's Dropped: Home furnishings retailer Pier 1 (NYSE:PIR) was once considered one of the premiere retailing destinations in a thriving physical home-goods market that was largely exempt from the e-commerce onslaught, mostly because furniture was supposedly the type of stuff consumers wanted to touch and feel. As it turns out, though, that's not true. The e-commerce trend has penetrated into the furniture market over the past several years, and as it has, sales and customers have flowed out of Pier 1 and into platforms like Wayfair (NYSE:W). Pier 1's margins and profits have consequently contracted, and PIR stock has plummeted.Can It Bounce Back: PIR stock can and should bounce back from here, but the current trends underlying the company are so negative (huge revenue drops and big margin erosion, neither of which are slowing) that betting on a PIR stock turnaround here simply seems too risky. If those trends do start to stabilize, this stock can and will bounce back in a big way. But until then, the best place to hangout is on the sidelines. Blue Apron (APRN)Source: Shutterstock All Time High: $150 (2017)Current Price: $7.50Why It's Dropped: At the time of its IPO in 2017, Blue Apron (NASDAQ:APRN) was being heralded by some as a next-generation meal kit platform that was going to change the way consumers did their grocery shopping. But old habits are hard to break, and how consumers do their grocery shopping is one of the oldest habits in the book. As such, Blue Apron's growth trajectory since its IPO has dropped into negative territory, while profitability has remained elusive. This combination of slowing growth and rising losses has driven APRN stock substantially lower. * 3 Breakout Stocks to Buy Can It Bounce Back: APRN stock will likely keep falling for the foreseeable future. Meal kit market trends remain sluggish while competitionis only increasing. Thus, Blue Apron is potentially looking at shrinking market share in an increasingly competitive and slowing growth meal kit market. That combination implies that revenue, margin and profitability struggles will persist for the foreseeable future. As they do, APRN stock's struggles will persist, too. Rite Aid (RAD)Source: Shutterstock All Time High: $1,000 (1999)Current Price: $8.65Why It's Dropped: The story at Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) is very similar to the story at J.C. Penney. Broadly speaking, both mall retail and pharmacy have been uprooted by secular changes in consumption and flooded with tons of competition. Much like J.C. Penney, Rite Aid has struggled to keep up with these changes, and has lost market share to competitors. The result has been persistent drops in revenue, margins, and profits, against the backdrop of a debt-heavy balance sheet. That combination has ultimately scared investors away in droves, and PIR stock has come crashing down over the past several years. * 3 Retail Stocks to Buy Now Can It Bounce Back: Also much like JCP stock, RAD stock is unlikely to bounce back in the foreseeable future. Amazon has yet to truly enter the pharmacy space, but their launching of an e-pharmacy business is inevitable at this point. When that business does launch, it will provide additional competitive headwinds for Rite Aid, the sum of which will keep revenues, margins, and profits in a secular downtrend. So long as that remains true, PIR stock will continue to creep towards $0. GameStop (GME)Source: GameStop All Time High: $60 (2007)Current Price: $4.80Why It's Dropped: Before the 2008 Financial Crisis, video games were bought in stores, and the go-to place to buy video games was GameStop (NYSE:GME). But over the past decade, video games have shifted from being bought in store, to being downloaded through the cloud. This shift has made GameStop an increasingly irrelevant retail destination for gamers. GameStop's sales, margins and profits have consequently been hit hard, and GME stock has dropped.Can It Bounce Back: At this point in time, a bounce back rally in GME stock is unlikely. The cloud gaming shift is only accelerating and gaining momentum, as multiple next-gen cloud gaming platforms are expected to launch in late 2019 and early 2020. These new platforms will make GameStop only more irrelevant than ever before. Sales, margins and profits will continue to drop. So will GME stock. GoPro (GPRO)Source: GoPro All Time High: $100 (2014)Current Price: $5.50Why It's Dropped: Shortly after its 2014 IPO, GoPro (NYSE:GPRO) stock went hyperbolic as Wall Street fell in love with this company's potential as a next-generation media giant. The idea was that GoPro's action cameras were creating a new form of media content, from which the company could create a content-rich streaming platform, like the YouTube of action sports. That never happened. Instead, it turns out that the action sports market is pretty niche, and there really isn't much potential on the content side here. As such, over the past several years, reality has sunk in that GoPro is just a camera hardware maker for a niche action sports market. As that reality has sunk in, GPRO stock has crashed. * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential Can It Bounce Back: GPRO stock won't bounce back from here. But it also won't fall much further. Instead, GPRO stock seems fairly valued today considering its reality as a stable but limited growth and low margin hardware maker in a niche market. Further downside seems limited by the fact that the valuation is depressed and growth trends are stabilizing. Further upside seems limited by the fact that growth rates and margins will remain relatively muted for the foreseeable future. As such, GPRO stock projects to stay stuck in the mid to high single digit range for the next few quarters. Fitbit (FIT)Source: Shutterstock All Time High: $50 (2015)Current Price: $4.40Why It's Dropped: Much like GoPro, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was hyped up around its IPO as a next-generation hardware company with both huge hardware and software growth potential in the long run. Also much like GoPro, though, Fitbit never lived up to that hype. Instead, Fitbit's hardware growth trajectory fell flat, as competitors innovated more quickly than Fitbit and stole market share, and the software growth narrative never really materialized. This end-to-end growth narrative erosion, coupled with continued weak margin and profit trends, has caused FIT stock to plummet over the past several years.Can It Bounce Back: A rebound in FIT stock seems unlikely at this point in time. There was hope that new smartwatch products would catalyze a rebound in declining Fitbit sales. But that tailwind has already largely come and gone and didn't leave much of a lasting positive impact. At the same time, FIT stock seems fairly valued considering its reality as a niche consumer tech hardware maker. Going forward, there is upside potential on the data side of things. But that upside potential lacks clarity. All in all, then, the growth narrative here still remains more negative than positive, and that dynamic will ultimately prohibit FIT stock from staging a big turnaround.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AMZN, WMT, TGT, and SHOP. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post 8 Penny Stocks That Have Fallen From Grace appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amazon.com Inc. Prime Day is not just a big day for retail sales at the e-commerce giant, it’s also serving as a major debut for Amazon’s one-day delivery promise for Prime members. Amazon (AMZN) announced in April that it was cutting its free two-day shipping offer in half for Prime members at a cost of $800 million in the second quarter. A quarter of the U.S. plans to purchase something during the Prime Day event, according to the latest data from YouGov, which surveyed 27,422 adults.
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