Bed Bath & Beyond (bbby) Stock Research
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Company Description: ounded in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries operates a chain of retail stores under the names Bed Bath & Beyond in the United States and Canada, as well as, World Market, Cost Plus World Market, Christmas Tree Shops, and That!, Harmon, Harmon Face Values and buybuy BABY in the United States. The Company is also a partner in a joint venture, which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond. Through its retail stores the Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. The Company's over 1,400 stores principally range in size from 15,000 to 50,000 square feet, with some stores exceeding 80,000 square feet. Additionally, the Company includes Linen Holdings, a business-to-business distributor of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service, healthcare, and other industries. The Company’s objective is to be the customer’s first choice for products and services in the categories offered, in the markets in which the Company operates. The Company’s strategy is to achieve this objective through excellent customer service, an extensive breadth and depth of assortment, everyday low prices and introduction of new merchandise offerings, supported by the continuous development and improvement of its infrastructure. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol “BBBY” and are included in the Standard and Poor's 500 and Global 1200 Indices and the NASDAQ-100 Index. The Company is counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 2000. Update
Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
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Strategy: Bed Bath & Beyond has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:
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