Wal-Mart Stores

Retail's future: This is how Walmart sees it

The rise of digital has been a bit like Godzilla doing indiscriminate damage simply by moving forward. Even when the monster means no harm, harm inevitably happens simply due to the size of the disturbance.<p>When the internet first rose to prominence it wasn't obvious that the music industry would be …

Money

Wal-Mart's cheaper turkey dinner shows price war is still raging

The grocery price war — and the tricky situation it's created for food retailers — is on full display this Thanksgiving season.<p>The price of a basket …

Trends

Wal-Mart: Yield Doesn't Signal Value

Wal-Mart continues to position effectively against Amazon in the online retail race.<p>Competing again Amazon is a race to the bottom causing margin …

Stocks

DivGro Pulse: November 2017

My monthly pulse articles are strategy-focused articles that monitor the health of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks.<p>I update the fair …

Stocks

Online retail giant Alibaba to spend nearly $3bn on a stake in bricks-and-mortar group Sun Art

Beijing — Internet giant Alibaba said on Monday it would invest HK$22.4bn ($2.87bn) for a major stake in China’s top hypermart operator, Sun Art …

Business (South Africa)

Stocks- Wall Street Inches Forward Amid Political Uncertainty

Investing.com – Wall Street inched forward on Monday as technology stocks surged and investors remained on edge over political uncertainty in the …

Markets

Alibaba's 'Amazon-Whole Foods Moment' Pits Online Giant Against Walmart in China

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) took a page from the Amazon Inc. (AMZN) playbook Monday, grabbing a major stake in China's biggest food hypermarket …

Business

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know

Equity Markets<p>U.S. stock futures pointed to a weaker start for an abbreviated trading week as questions about tax reform continue. On Bay Street, futures were mostly flat as oil prices turned lower. Overseas, European markets were rattled by the collapse of coalition talks in Germany.<p>"U.S. markets …

Markets

How China’s green revolution will affect global supply chains and inflation

Beijing/Shanghai — The great Chinese environmental cleanup, now in full swing, is shifting the corporate landscape in unexpected ways and even …

Business (South Africa)

New ETF is a bet on the death of retail stores

<b>Video by Fox Business</b><p>Most sector-themed exchange-traded funds are launched to take advantage of a fast-growing segment of the equity market. A new …

Investing

Transports Weekly Snapshot: Performance Remains Lower Vs. Broader Indices

The XTN transports index is now up 7.8 percent; whereas the SPY is up 15.4 percent.<p>The recent deviation between transports and broader markets is not …

Business

Wall Street finally made an ETF to bet on the retail apocalypse — but it's too late

• <b>ProShares announced an exchange-traded fund that's composed of 56 "traditional" brick-and-mortar retail stocks.</b>• <b><br>Included are</b> <b>department stores, supermarkets, and retailers of apparel, consumer electronics, and home improvement items, many of which have seen significant losses.</b>• <b><br>The ETF may have missed</b> …

Business

Everything's Going Right for Wal-Mart, but Challenges Remain

Wal-Mart is winning on all fronts, and its e-commerce business is explosive. But there's one problem.<p>Shares of megaretailer <b>Wal-Mart Stores</b> (NYSE:WMT) …

Stocks

Point of Sale (PoS) Receipt Printer Market: Key Players and Production Information analysis

Some of the prominent participants in the global point of sale (PoS) receipt printer market are Citizen Systems Europe GmbH, Bixolon Co., Ltd., SEIKO …

Banking

Walmart is betting against the middle class — and it's a brilliant strategy

<b>Video by CNBC</b><p>Quotes in the article<p>Wal-Mart Stores IncWMT▼97.47-2.15-2.16%<p>Walmart is on a tear.<p>The company's stock soared more than 10% on Thursday …

Social Justice

Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Commercial truck makers say weight and cost of long-haul electric vehicles makes them impractical<p>Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: an all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles …

Electric Vehicles

IBM: Bargain Blue Chip

Investors are warming to moderately priced blue chips. They’ve sent shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Apple, and Boeing up by 44%, 48%, and 69%, …

Walmart orders 5 of Tesla's new electric tractor trailers

Walmart plans to test Tesla's electric tractor trailers and has already ordered five of them, the retailer told CNBC on Friday.<p>Quotes in the …

U.S. Stocks Slip, on Track for Small Weekly Losses

Moves cap a wobbly week for stock markets around the world<p>U.S. stocks slipped Friday, dragging the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to narrow weekly losses.<p>That marks the second-straight week of declines for both indexes, which previously had been on a two-month-long stretch of gains, …

Business

The Week That Was In Review - November 16, 2017

News stories investors should know from the past seven days.<p>Summary of relevant government reports of the past week.<p>Notable earnings of the week. …

Business

The Retail Apocalypse And Mall Die-Off Goes From 'Big Short' To Contrarian Buy

Investors in malls, retailers and restaurants have been running for the hills and selling everything in sight due to the rise of e-commerce and Amazon.com.<p>The selloff has led to fits of pessimism on even the most powerful players in the sector, from mall REITs Simon Property Group and GGP, to …

Trends

Amazon's Biggest Challenger: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

In this corner, representing brick-and-mortar, weighing in at $485B in revenue across 5,000 stores staffed by 1.5 million associates: the reigning world champion, Walmart. The challenger, with $135B in revenue from 541,000 employees: Amazon, known as the disrupter.<p>Battered but not beaten, the …

Business

Black Friday: Walmart takes the holiday fight to Amazon

<b>Walmart</b> (NYSE: WMT) vs. <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) has become the retail version of a heavyweight boxing title fight. The two companies clearly dominate all other rivals, but when matched up together, it's unclear which one will win.<p>For a long time, Amazon was the relentless contender moving steadily on …

Business

Why Wal-Mart Is Getting a Dressing-Down

Even though <b>Wal-Mart Stores</b> (WMT) produced U.S. same-store sales growth of 2.7%, the biggest quarterly increase since early 2009, investors are not …

Markets

Big win for Ryan but the fight goes on

<b>BIG WIN FOR RYAN BUT THE FIGHT GOES ON</b> — Strong day for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways & Means Chair Kevin Brady who saw their corporate tax cut bill (with individual rate tweaks tacked on) clear the House 227-205. But the Senate remains a tougher slog. Just after the House tax bill passed, Sen. …

Economy

What Happened in the Stock Market Today

On a day the major benchmarks were up strongly, shares of Wal-Mart soared and Best Buy slumped.<p>Stocks rebounded from a two-day sell-off as positive …

Stocks

Why Wal-Mart Should Worry Amazon Investors

Giant chain is growing at its fastest pace in eight years and, surprise, generating healthy profits<p>By<p>Justin Lahart<p>Justin Lahart<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jdlahart<p>Google+<p>Justin.Lahart@wsj.com<p>Wal-Mart Stores WMT 0.01% Inc. still can learn a lot from Amazon.com Inc., AMZN -0.32% but it has the …

eCommerce

World stocks mixed as global market rally loses momentum

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher but European shares fell Friday as healthy U.S. earnings and progress on President Donald Trump's tax reform plan weren't enough to sustain momentum in global markets.<p>KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly lower in early trading. France's CAC 40 …

Markets

40 Dividend Stocks Battling Into 2018

The battle of dividend portfolios sees some thought-provoking events.<p>Nike and Disney have started to rebound as expected.<p>The big winners in the …

Stocks

Consumer Cos Up After Wal-Mart Earnings -- Consumer Roundup

Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies rose after Wal-Mart Stores posted its most pronounced U.S. sales growth in almost a decade. Wal-Mart saw growth in its e-commerce operations, but also increased store traffic.<p>The report gave a lift to many beaten-down retail chains as it …

Markets