|Bid||1,616.00 x 2900|
|Ask||2,090.00 x 100000|
|Day's Range||1,950.00 - 1,956.25|
|52 Week Range||1,605.00 - 2,150.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||684.48|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||40.93 (2.09%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Oliver Chen, Cowen senior retail analyst, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the retail sector's repeated losses.
Steve Odland The Conference Board President & CEO, President & CEO, The Conference Board, and Co-author of Sustaining Capitalism, discusses retails big plunge, and the few exceptions
The trade war finally hits retail. What's the next retail shoe to drop? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Brian Kelly and Steve Grasso.
Best Buy is expanding the services it offers, going beyond the consumer electronics at the core of its business.
(Bloomberg) -- New tariffs, skittish consumers and no margin for error: 2019 is shaping up to be more challenging than expected for U.S. retailers.
The Dow Jones and other stock indexes held modest gains Friday afternoon after Thursday's sell-off. Boeing stock outperformed in the Dow.
Walmart is a retail titan, but earnings have struggled to grow amid fierce competition. Is Walmart stock a buy in 2019?
Editor's note: InvestorPlace's Earnings Reports to Watch is updated weekly. Please check back next week for our latest earnings picks.Earnings season is winding down -- and that doesn't seem like a good thing. Since May 3, roughly when the earnings calendar peaked, the S&P 500 has dropped more than 4%. Without strong earnings reports as a catalyst, investor attention has turned to external factors.Those include fears of a trade war, which augment broader worries that the economy, and the market, may be nearing a peak. Earnings reports have been strong enough to support new all-time highs: three-quarters of the S&P 500 components that had reported through May 10 beat consensus earnings estimates.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe question is what comes next.The earnings calendar this week likely isn't enough to move the market. But several key earnings reports could highlight the nature of the challenges facing key sectors at the moment -- and how those industries plan to respond. A key retailer will try and follow the strong trend set by leaders like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT). The biggest name in one of tech's once-hot sectors aims to reverse recent weakness. And a Chinese growth stock is one of several companies that should not only give more detail on that country's economy, but show where investor sentiment sits at the moment. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer In a clearly nervous market, there's plenty to keep an eye on next week. Nio (NIO)Source: Shutterstock Earnings Report Date: Tuesday, May 28, before market openIt has unsurprisingly been a tough stretch for Nio (NYSE:NIO). The electric vehicle company often is referred to as the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) of China. Tesla shares are plunging -- and so are many Chinese issues. NIO has fallen 60% from early March highs and sits 37% below its IPO price.That obviously sets up a key earnings report for Nio on Tuesday morning. But it's not the only struggling Chinese stock looking for a catalyst. Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) also reports on Tuesday -- and has lost one-third of its value since early April. The next day, 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) will try and get back some of the 20% it has lost in just the last three weeks.The three reports set up an interesting test case for Chinese stocks. Strong reports haven't helped the likes of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) -- but the group as a whole has become even cheaper. If any of the three companies reporting next week can top expectations, will investors see that as a chance to buy the dip? Or is there basically nothing China's publicly traded companies can do to change sentiment at this point? Palo Alto Networks (PANW)Earnings Report Date: Wednesday, May 29, after market closeCybersecurity stocks like Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) were a hot sector not all that long ago. But they've pulled back of late: PANW stock itself has dropped about 9% in the past three weeks.If any company can reverse the sector's trend, it's Palo Alto. But even strong earnings may not be good enough. Palo Alto posted a blowout Q2 -- but as I wrote at the time, the headline beat obscured real concerns about valuation. * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend That valuation has come in, but the broader cybersecurity opportunity remains. And so PANW stock, too, looks like a bit of a test case. Do investors rush in if Palo Alto can post a beat-and-raise third quarter? Or are the cheaper multiples now assigned PANW the new normal? Dollar General (DG)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrEarnings Report Date: Thursday, May 30, before market openRetail earnings for the most part have been solid. Walmart stock moved higher after its earnings beat, though the gains didn't hold. Target got an enormous boost after an even more impressive quarter.That puts pressure on Dollar General (NYSE:DG) stock to step up as well. Both DG stock and rival Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) report on Thursday morning, and there's really no excuse for anything short of another beat. The economy is strong enough and retail is strong enough. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree took some share from Walmart earlier this decade, one reason why that giant's same-store sales growth slowed.Any weakness from the dollar stores might suggest that Walmart -- and maybe even Target -- are taking those customers back. Meanwhile, few retailers can give a more direct, and more broad, picture of tariff impacts, meaning that likely will be a focus of discussion on post-earnings conference calls.After reaching all-time highs earlier this month, DG stock, in particular, isn't necessarily priced for much in the way of disappointment. Dollar General is unquestionably a wonderful stock, one I've recommended for some time and as an investment that can be held for decades. But from a short-term standpoint, Dollar General stock has little room for error on Thursday.As of this writing, Vince Martin has a bearish options position in Tesla. He has no positions in any other securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 3 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Walmart Inc. will participate in Bernstein’s 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, May 30. A discussion with Brett Biggs, Walmart executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be webcast live through the “Events” link at www.stock.walmart.com.
It's a question that has nagged at investors for as long as both asset categories have existed … are stocks the way to go, or bonds? If both, how much of either belong in a portfolio?The answer to the "stocks vs bonds" debate is, of course, one that depends on a myriad of factors unique to each and every investors. On a pound-for-pound, dollar-for-dollar basis though, stocks are the superior option for most investors, most of the time. They're not as safe or stable as bonds when you're talking about one specific equity. For a smart, long-term investor who knows how to build a diversified portfolio though, stocks just make more sense. Bulletproof? No, they're not. They can certainly take their lumps and keep on tickin' though.With that as the backdrop, here are five specific reasons stocks win the battle of stocks vs bonds. In no particular order…InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Income GrowthYes, bonds offer hyper-reliable income flow. While bond issuers can and sometimes do default on their payouts, that's a rarity. Meanwhile, it's not terribly uncommon for a company to reduce or altogether cancel their dividend, even if on a temporary basis. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy There's a flipside to that risk/reward coin though. With a bond, the semi-annual payment is fixed for the duration of that debt. With a dividend-paying stock, the payout usually grows in time. Walmart (NYSE:WMT), for instance, has upped its dividend for 45 straight years now, while NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) has done the same for 24 consecutive years. Different CycleFor veteran investors who've owned both stocks and bonds through at least a couple of different economic cycles, they'll know that bonds often do well in some environments that bode poorly for stocks, while bonds tend to do poorly while stocks are thriving. Namely, rising rates -- as we've seen of late -- have pressured the bond market lower, but the corresponding inflation has coincided with solid growth from equities, since economic growth itself is generally what fuels inflation.It might take a bit of timing intuition to make good on the nuance, but savvy investors know that sooner or later, every asset will face a headwind and enjoy a tailwind, but will do so at different times. Stocks Usually Beat InflationIt has been a mostly ignored secret of late, but not only have bonds lost value of late as interest rates have risen, most interest payments from bonds haven't kept up with inflation.This year's average annualized inflation rate stands at 2.8%, though effectively speaking, the cost of goods seems to have grown a bit more than that. Meanwhile, the average yield on 30-year Treasuries is barely a bit higher, at 2.97%… and that's a long commitment. Less-committal 5-year paper is only paying 2.75%, which means in the end, holders of that debt are only breaking even relative to inflation.Yes, inflation-protected instruments like the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:TIP) can help fight the adverse impact of inflation on debt-based interest payments. Its upward adjustment is always backwards-looking though, and never quite seems to keep up with the full pace of price increases. More Price TransparencyTo be fair, technology has come a long way, bringing bond trading via the web on par with the amount of information that stock traders have enjoyed for years now. Yet, in that the bond market just isn't as brisk or as big as the equity market is, bond prices (or bond liquidity, for that matter) aren't always perfectly clear.It's still a far cry from days gone by, when it took a phone call and several minutes, as a brokerage firm had to literally contact someone at a trading desk to make a purchase or sale. Nevertheless, the bond market remains a bit slow, and frustrating, to navigate. Better Long-Term Bottom LineLast but not least -- and perhaps a culmination of all four of the other advantages of stocks compared to bonds -- they just to better in the long run.Ask ten different experts what the average annual performance for stocks is, and you'll likely get ten different answers. Almost all of the answers, though, will be somewhere between 8% and 11%. Not so with bonds. Their average annual return is more like 5% to 6%.Granted, it takes time and patience to secure those kinds of results … time not all investors are readily willing and able to give. For the truly long-term-minded investor, though, that can ride out the rough patches, stocks simply do better. The Last Word on Stocks vs. BondsNone of this is to suggest all investors should always and only own stocks. It's also not to say bonds are to be avoided at all costs. A balanced approach has been and continues to be the smart-money move in all cases.Do keep in mind, however, for some investors there's a tendency to seek out a little too much certainty and current reliability. Considering how long people are living now after they retire from their job -- 30 years in some cases -- the bigger risk these days is outliving your money due to not thinking enough about long-term growth that only stocks can offer.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post 5 Reasons to Invest In Stocks Versus Debt appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Transplace has hired a former Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) executive who helped oversee transportation and supply chain operations. Tracy Rosser will serve as executive vice president for operations at the ...
strong quarter and apparent growth trajectory was enough to prompt Stifel to lift its price target on the retailer. Target's first-quarter earnings and revenue rose from the same period a year earlier and beat analysts' estimates. "We view the result favorably, reflecting Target-specific share gains driven by efforts to drive traffic through brand launches, category refreshes, investments to improve customer convenience, and a focus on lower everyday prices on staples," said Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan, who lifted his price target to $85 from $80.
Last week, Walmart (WMT) reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. Walmart is taking market share in key categories like food and general merchandise categories, as well driving higher penetration among its private label offerings. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Sign with WMT.
NEW DELHI/AYODHYA, May 23 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.
The " Fast Money " traders shared their first moves for the market open.Tim Seymour was a buyer of McDonald's MCD .Karen Finerman was a buyer of Target TGT .Steve Grasso was a buyer of Walmart WMT .
J.P. Morgan upgraded its rating on the stock from neutral to overweight and hiked its target price from $81 to $100.
Massmart has appointed Walmart Japan former interim president and chief executive officer Mitchell Slape as its new CEO, succeeding Guy Hayward who resigned in May, the South African retailer said on Thursday. ...