|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||97.94 - 99.53|
|52 Week Range||81.78 - 106.21|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.64|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||43.49|
|Earnings Date||May 16, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.12 (2.15%)|
|1y Target Est||109.07|
Walmart is venturing into personal shopping in an attempt to rival Amazon. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley, Emily McCormick and Dan Roberts join Jackie DeAngelis on The Ticker to discuss.
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Digital advertising is big business, and in 2019 U.S. spending on digital ads is projected to eclipse the money spent on "traditional" advertising for the first time. With an estimated $129 billion in play and mobile the hottest platform, things are about to get interesting.Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) currently dominate the market, but they're about to get more competition. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is testing search video ads on its mobile app. The online retailer is flexing its muscles in an attempt to keep shoppers on its site and scoop up additional revenue in the process. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Report: Video Ads Coming to Amazon's Mobile AppBloomberg is reporting that Amazon is several months into testing video advertising on its mobile app for Apple's iOS. Those ads show up in the results when a consumer searches for a product. If that sounds familiar, it should; it's a model that's been perfected by Google, helping the company to rake in an estimated $42 billion last year from the U.S. digital advertising market alone. According to Bloomberg's sources, companies running video ads on Amazon's mobile app will be required to commit to spending at least $35,000 on ads. The pricing of the ads will be flexible, and will depend on which category the product being advertised is in. While AMZN is currently testing the video ads on iOS, AMZN plans to roll it out on Google's home turf, as an Android version of the video ads is expected to be introduced later this year. What's in It for Amazon Stock?Digital advertising can have a meaningful, positive impact on Amazon stock.Digital ads can generate significant revenue for Amazon, creating a positive catalyst for Amazon stock. This year, companies are expected to spend $129 billion on digital advertising in the U.S. alone.As a result, in 2019 -- for the first time ever -- digital ad spending in this country is on track to eclipse the money spent on traditional ads, including newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Last year, Google and Facebook together generated an estimated $65 billion of digital ad revenue in the U.S.. Amazon's U.S. ad revenue doubled last year, but it was still far behind Google and Facebook, with single-digit market share compared to the 60% of the market that the two ad giants captured.But Amazon's digital advertising revenue is going to grow meaningfully, providing a win for Amazon stock. The company already sells video ads for its website, but mobile is the hot platform as shoppers move from their computers to their smartphones. By selling search ads for its mobile app , AMZN will greatly increase its digital advertising revenue potential.Incorporating video could also be a big catalyst for Amazon revenue and Amazon stock. Videos are a big deal for shoppers, who like to see a product in action. If they turn to a competing platform like Facebook's Instagram and Google's YouTube to search for and view videos about a product, they will be fed links that can take them to retailers other than Amazon to make the purchase. Of course, that phenomenon would be negative for Amazon's results and, consequently, Amazon stock.If Amazon allows advertisers to display video ads on Amazon's mobile app, thereby letting shoppers see products in action in more detail than can be viewed in photos, shoppers would be more likely to stay on Amazon's site instead of moving to a competing website. What's Next?Bloomberg pointed out that the video ads on Amazon's mobile app are still in beta testing, and are currently only appearing on iOS. Amazon is careful about making moves that might upset its user base or disrupt the shopping experience, so it's going to make sure that it gets mobile video ads right.However, with U.S. digital advertising spending expected to hit $129 billion this year -- and Google happily directing online shoppers to competing retailers like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) -- look for Amazon to officially make a push into the mobile video ad market this year.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Specialty Retail ETFs to Buy the Industry's Disruption * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 3 Out-of-Favor Consumer Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Mobile Ad Push Could Boost Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Auto parts retailer Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) could deliver further stock price growth after rising 47% over the past year. The company is implementing a revised strategy that will see it invest increasingly in its omnichannel offering as well as in a variety of new products. This could improve its competitive advantage and boost customer engagement levels.
Between Dec. 24 and Mar. 20, Target (NYSE:TGT) stock staged an impressive rally and went from a low of $60.15 to a recent high of $78.77. The Minneapolis-based retailer with 1,845 stores across the U.S. has shown strong growth in recent quarters and I expect the positivity to continue for Target stock.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Therefore, I suggest that long-term investors consider adding Target stock into a diversified portfolio. Here is why. Target Has Strong FundamentalsOn Mar. 5, TGT released its fourth-quarter financial results and posted its best sales numbers since 2005. Revenues came at $22.98 billion. The Street cheered both the better-than-expected Q4 earnings report and the 2019 earnings-per-share guidance of $5.90, which beat the consensus of $5.70.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter These results follow an already strong November and December trading update that the group released in January when it reported that its holiday period comparable sales had increased by 5.7%.One of the factors behind the impressive numbers has been the strength of the U.S. economy and the resiliency of the consumer despite the continuing U.S.-China trade war rhetoric. In addition, Target has been taking steps to win the confidence and patronage of consumers. For example, over the past year, the retailer has improved its supply chain and logistics operations, leading to cost and time savings in delivery and fulfillment practices.About 90% of retail sales still take place in stores nationwide. And Target has been investing in its stores by remodeling them as well as opening smaller-format stores in residential areas and on college campuses to bring in the foot traffic. According to the company, "Three-quarters of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Target store." As part of its plan is to emphasize ease and convenience, Target has also introduced same-day delivery as well as curbside pickup at many locations.Its efforts to become a respected player in today's digital market are also paying off. After the data-breach incident of 2013, where information on over 40 million Target consumers was compromised, the retailer started investing heavily in the digital space and its e-commerce channel. For example, it has recently announced an upcoming partnership with Pinterest to integrate Lens, the visual search offered by Pinterest, to its online store. The 31% increase in digital sales that was announced in the quarterly results is now cementing Target's claim to have become an omni-channel retailer.TGT currently trades at a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 14.3 and many investors may find value in that number. If the company continues to offer robust top-line growth and improving margins, Target's stock price could justify a higher valuation, too. For example, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has a trailing P/E of 44.3 and Costco (NASDAQ:COST) 31.3. Therefore I am quite comfortable with the stock's valuation despite the run-up in TGT stock's price. Technical Charts for TGT StockOver the past few weeks, both long-term and short-term technical indicators for Target stock have broken their 2018 downtrends, moving steadily higher. As such, many of the widely watched technical indicators now suggest a bullish momentum heading into the stock.However, most retail stocks may be volatile in the coming weeks as we get updates on the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations. Also, there could be some short-term profit-taking following the strong gains in 2019.I would not advocate bottom-picking in case of near-term price weakness. Yet, I find Target stock to be a compelling buy candidate and I'd regard any potential dip in the price as an opportunity to grab the shares for the long term. Within a year, I 'd expect the shares to trade at $90. * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Therefore, if you already own Target shares, you might want to hold your position. That said, if you are worried about short-term profit taking, then within the parameters of your portfolio allocation and risk/return profile, you may consider placing a stop loss at about 3-5% below the current price point, to protect your profits to date.If you are an experienced investor in the options market, you may want to protect your portfolio with a covered call or possibly a put option spread with a three-month time horizon. If you do not yet hold TGT, you may want to wait several weeks to buy into the stock at the next dip. The Bottom Line on Target StockI believe that the rest of this decade could see new highs for the TGT stock price thanks to the growth tailwind in the business and execution by management. And anyone who buys can also enjoy dividend income, which now stands at a yield of 3.2%.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Specialty Retail ETFs to Buy the Industry's Disruption * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 3 Out-of-Favor Consumer Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Target Stock Is Worth a Buy on Every Dip appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King is leaving the company, according to a memo obtained by CNBC. King was responsible for overseeing Walmart's technology shift, which centers on an e-commerce driven model of retail. King's last day at Walmart will be March 29.
Walmart Inc. is closing its 38,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market at Westgate Mall in southwest San Jose, saying it couldn’t compete with the other grocery stores in the area.
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Shares of Kroger (NYSE:KR) fell off a cliff in early March after America's largest grocer reported fourth quarter numbers that sharply missed both revenue and profit estimates. The fiscal 2019 guide also missed consensus profit estimates. The double whammy of poor Q4 numbers and a weak 2019 guide spooked investors, and Kroger stock fell from $29 to below $25 in response.Source: Shutterstock This big drop in Kroger stock is an opportunity. In the big picture, Kroger has staying power as America's largest and favorite grocer and that positioning guarantees this company healthy revenue and profit growth for the foreseeable future.At just 11-times forward earnings, Kroger isn't priced for healthy growth. It's priced for no growth. This discrepancy can't last forever. Eventually, the valuation will correct higher. When it does, Kroger stock will rise to levels above $30.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt also helps that Kroger now near the bottom-end of a well defined multi-year trading range. Historically speaking, any time Kroger stock gets this low, it doesn't stay this low for long. * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly Thus, at $25, Kroger looks good here. The stock looks both fundamentally overvalued and technically oversold. It may take time for the reversal to happen. But, make no mistake, it is coming. By the end of 2019, prices above $30 look both achievable and fundamentally supported for KR stock. The Fundamentals Are GoodThe big picture fundamentals supporting Kroger stock are very good. In a nutshell, all those concerns that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) was going to eat Kroger alive in the grocery sector after the Whole Foods acquisition were grossly overstated. Ever since then, Kroger has rattled off back-to-back years of positive comparable sales and revenue growth. The company is expected to report another positive top-line year in 2019.In other words, the Amazon threat hasn't really affected Kroger's traffic, sales, or reach. Instead, if you shopped at Kroger grocery stores a few years back, chances are high that you still shop there today. Why? Because grocery stores are sticky. Consumers like going to the same grocery store.They like knowing what to buy, knowing where those things are located in the store, knowing where to park, and seeing familiar faces. Consumers don't want to give up that familiarity or convenience for slightly cheaper (but still relatively expensive) Whole Foods prices.As such, Amazon hasn't really made a splash in this market. Sure, there's the Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) threats. But, those threats have been around for a long time, too, and they haven't had much impact on Kroger's sales or traffic either.Again, this comes back to familiarity and convenience, two things that are very important to the grocery shopping experience and which give grocery stores immensely sticky customer bases.Because of this, Kroger today remains America's largest grocer despite the multiple competitive threats that have emerged over the past several years. Also because of this, and because of Kroger's resilient track record of continued growth, Kroger should remain America's largest grocer for the foreseeable future.That positioning alone guarantees Kroger healthy revenue growth for the next several years. The Stock Is Undervalued and OversoldGiven Kroger's healthy big picture fundamentals, its stock is fundamentally undervalued at current levels.Right now, KR stock is trading at just 11-forward earnings, versus a five year average forward multiple of 15 and a market average forward multiple of 16. In other words, Kroger is really cheap. This cheapness only makes sense if profit growth will be muted over the next several years.It won't be. To be sure, margins are struggling right now. But, these struggles have a lot to do with fuel prices, and nothing to do with the long term fundamentals. Once fuel headwinds normalize, margins should normalize, too, and profits should grow thanks to healthy revenue growth, stable margins, and big buybacks.From a numbers perspective, I think some combination of low single digit revenue growth, stable margins, and big buybacks will push EPS towards $3.20 by fiscal 2025. Based on a historically average 15 forward multiple, that implies a fiscal 2024 price target for Kroger stock of $48.Discounted back by 8% per year (2 points below my normal 10% yield to account for the yield), that equates to a fiscal 2019 price target between $32 and 33. Thus, below $25, KR stock looks materially undervalued.The stock is also oversold here. Over the past several years, the lower-$20's have provided a solid line of defense for the stock on sell offs. In September 2017, a drop in KR stock to $20 led to a rally to $30 by January 2018. In March 2018, a drop in KR stock to $23 led to a rally to $32 by September 2018.History should repeat itself here, given stable long term fundamentals. As such, the March 2019 drop in Kroger stock to the lower-$20's should likewise end in a rally towards $30 over the next several months. Bottom Line on Kroger StockKroger is supported by stable and healthy long-term fundamentals. Those fundamentals imply that this company will remain the leader in the stable growth U.S. grocery industry for a lot longer.That stability isn't priced into KR stock today. Instead, KR stock is undervalued and oversold against a healthy fundamental backdrop. That set-up makes this dip in Kroger look like an attractive buying opportunity.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long KR, AMZN, and TGT. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Coming to Life * 7 of the Best High-Yield Funds for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post Simple Math Says You Should Buy the Dip in Kroger Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has decided to shutter one of its Neighborhood Market stores in Chandler, the retail giant said Wednesday. The decision to shut the grocery store will impact 84 employees and leave the Kyrene Village shopping center, on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Kyrene Road, without an anchor. “It was a really difficult decision that was based on store performance and other factors,” said Tiffany Wilson, Walmart’s director of communications.