189.50 -0.31 (-0.16%)
After hours: 5:17PM EST
|Bid||188.40 x 200|
|Ask||189.50 x 2800|
|Day's Range||185.91 - 189.85|
|52 Week Range||150.00 - 199.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||30.18|
|Earnings Date||Mar 7, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (1.08%)|
|1y Target Est||209.20|
Miller Baking has been making bread for 95 years, but the baker is betting it all on the pretzel bun in 2018, and already sells to Whole Foods and Costco.
Costco Wholesale Corp. is testing self-service snack kiosks in four Costco Wholesale food courts around the country in an effort to improve customer service and reduce lines, the company confirmed Wednesday. According to food blog Foodbeast , the store in Tustin, California, has six kiosks, each with a monitor where a shopper can order off the entire food menu, including the classic $1.50 hotdog and drink combo. This move follows a similar trend in a restaurant industry trying to speed up services.
What impacted Walmart’s EPS? Walmart (WMT) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal 4Q18 earnings (period ended January 31, 2018). Walmart’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.33 per share missed analysts’ estimate of $1.37 due to price investments, an adverse mix as a result of a growing share of e-commerce sales, and higher transportation costs.
Walmart (WMT) reported sales of $136.3 billion in fiscal 4Q18, which easily surpassed analysts’ expectations of $134.9 billion and increased 4.1% YoY (year-over-year). Strong sales in its US business segment drove the company’s top line in fiscal 4Q18. Walmart posted improved comparable store sales or comps across all its business segments.
With Whole Foods now firmly under its wing, Amazon.com (AMZN) says it sees more possibilities with the business as it looks to tap into its store network, customer base and employees to drive growth in its commerce operation. At the call, Olsavsky also suggested that Amazon was ready to wage price wars with Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Target (TGT), and Kroger (KR) in the grocery retail business as it guns for more market share.
Since Amazon.com (AMZN) is still in the early stages of digesting Whole Foods, it would likely be premature to declare whether or not the company’s expectations for the acquisition have been met. Amazon paid $13.7 billion to acquire Whole Foods in a move that was viewed as in sync with its expansion into the food business—a segment of retail that is still firmly held by legacy retailers like Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Kroger (KR), and Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM).
A slower earnings calendar but a busier economics schedule awaits investors on Wednesday as manufacturing, housing, and the Fed will all be in focus.
Gradual wage acceleration, a 17-year low unemployment rate and rising consumer sentiment are working in tandem for the sector.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20, 2018-- Affinity Auto Program, which manages Costco Auto Program, announced its 2017 calendar year results. More than 520,000 vehicles were sold through its program to Costco members– ...
Target (TGT) is showing a strong uptrend as better-than-expected holiday sales, improving fundamentals, and an anticipated increase in its EPS (earnings per share) in fiscal 2018 have led analysts to raise their target price on the stock and lifted the stock higher. The acute selling pressure stemming from the rising interest rates didn’t have much of an impact on Target stock. TGT stock has gained about 15.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of February 14, 2018, and outperformed the benchmark index (SPX-INDEX), which is up approximately 1.0% on a YTD basis.
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the ratings on seven classes in CSAIL 2015-C2 Commercial Mortgage Trust, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2015-C2 as follows: Cl. A-1, Affirmed ...
Walmart shares are sinking after the retail giant reported a slowdown in online orders. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Rick Newman and Dion Rabouin debate whether the selloff is an overreaction and if Walmart is about to compete with rival Amazon.