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SWOT Analysis: Whole Foods Market, Inc.
The business outlook at natural and organic foods grocer Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) appears cloudy. However, this could provide a good entry point for value-oriented investors. The question investors should ask is whether management will be able to improve business prospects given the mounting competition in the industry. Another question is whether the stock is a good long-term play. We will address these issues by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Third Quarter 2015
Retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores reported in-line sales and earnings for the October period. Total revenue of $117.4 billion was slightly higher than our $117.0 estimate, and would have been 2.8% better than last year's results were it not for currency exchange headwinds. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Third Quarter 2015
Shares of The Home Depot rose moderately after the world's largest home-improvement retailer delivered upbeat fiscal third-quarter (ended November 1st) results. Read more
Using A Value Line Report: Wal-Mart Stock Weakens Due To Concerns
When Wal-Mart  held its annual analyst meeting on October 14th, the market reacted unfavorably to what the Dow 30 component had to say about its short-term prospects. The discount retailer had expected its fiscal 2015 (ends January 31, 2016) sales to advance 1%-2%, but now looks for the top line to be flat because unfavorable currency translation is having a greater effect than previously expected. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems First Quarter Fiscal 2016
The world's largest network equipment maker, Cisco Systems, reported October-period result that were in line with expectations. However, guidance was below Wall Street's consensus estimates, owing largely to a stronger U.S. dollar. As a result, the shares are trading notably lower this morning in a weak market. Read more
Magna International: A Short SWOT Analysis
Magna International, the Canadian auto parts manufacturer, is having a tough year. In fact, third-quarter results were a bit disappointing, with the top and bottom lines missing Wall Street’s consensus views because of foreign exchange pressures (including weakness in the Canadian dollar and euro) and operational inefficiencies at certain North American plants that produce body and chassis components Read more
Using A Value Line Report: Shedding Some Light on General Electric
Dow component and industrial behemoth General Electric has been making plenty of headlines this year, and investors have taken notice. To wit, a major hedge fund, led by activist billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, recently bought a $2.5 billion stake in GE and caused its shares to jump. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015
Media and entertainment conglomerate The Walt Disney Company  has reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results (ended October 3rd). Overall, the company put in a solid performance. To wit, Disney registered record top- and bottom-line growth in fiscal 2015. We believe its strong brand equity, good quality creative content, and ongoing investments in innovation bolstered its performance. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Microsoft: Beneath the Surface There are Windows of Opportunity
What opportunities are in store for pivotal and revolutionary technology company Microsoft? Using a Value Line report helps investors look beneath the surface of this Dow-30 component. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Visa Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2015
Shares of Visa slipped after the electronic payments processor reported lower-than-expected fiscal 2015 fourth-quarter results. Read more
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