Wal-Mart Stores (wmt) Stock Research
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Company Description: Wal-Mart (WMT) is a three tiered corporation that markets a vast inventory of products to both the retail and wholesale markets. Wal-mart stores offer consumer products to meet every individual and household need: from vehicle tires to baby food, and pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs. The Sams Club entity makes wholesale merchantdizing, financial services and small business solutions available to the population at large via a moderate membership fee. The International division operates stores and restaurants in a variety of locations worldwide. Update
Staples Industry Research & Analysis: The consumer staple industry includes companies whose sales come from necessary consumer staple purchases such as rent, mortgage and food. Staples Trading Strategy: The consumer staple industry tends to be less sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued staple investments at any time in the business cycle when stock prices are low, and especially during the late stages of a bull markets when investors become more defensive. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, investors are rotating money out of consumer staples and into faster growth industries. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
Industry Sub Sector: Business Services. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Wal-Mart Stores's profits.
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Wal-Mart Stores's business strategy is to keep things simple. Clearly-defined strategies lower business risks by staying within their areas of expertise.
Strategy: Wal-Mart Stores 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:
Wal-Mart Stores has consistent operating results. This lowers the risk that Wal-Mart Stores will suddenly have difficulty and it increases investor confidence in the value they place on each share. Complicated financial statements lower Wal-Mart Stores's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.
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