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SWOT Analysis: The Kroger Company

01/12/2017 Business prospects for The Kroger Company (KR) are mixed. The company, along with the grocery store segment as a whole, has been dealing with some headwinds in recent quarters. These include a deflation in food prices, particularly for staples like eggs, milk, and meat, which has pressured same-store sales growth. Competition is also on the rise, as the company has to deal with both traditional competitors from the grocery sector, and non-traditional players that have been increasing their food-related revenues.
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Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.: A Quick SWOT Analysis

11/23/2016 Shares of Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY), the giant home furnishings outfit, have been in Wall Street’s doghouse for quite a while. Still, the core Bed Bath & Beyond brand continues to resonate with consumers. And management is taking steps to right the ship. Will these measures be enough to get the retailer back on a sustainable growth track? And does the issue, as currently valued, make an attractive 3- to 5-year turnaround play? In this brief article, we will attempt to address these questions by taking a closer look at Bed Bath & Beyond’s business and performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
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Stock Market Today: November 17, 2016

11/17/2016 U.S. equities made further progress today. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by 36 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the NASDAQ, which led the pack, was higher by 39 points. Market breadth suggested a somewhat mixed performance, with winners about even with losers on the NYSE.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Third Quarter 2016

11/17/2016  Wal-Mart’s (WMT) reports better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings, but the stock is lower on a lackluster sales performance.
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Stock Market Today: August 18, 2016

08/18/2016 Stocks put in a choppy performance today. Specifically, the major averages advanced in the morning, pulled back in the early afternoon, but managed to finish the day in positive territory, with a late buying rush. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 24 points; the S&P 500 Index was up five points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 11 points. In general, it was a constructive session, as advancers easily outnumbered decliners on the NYSE.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Second Quarter 2016

08/18/2016 The world's largest brick and mortar retailer, Wal-Mart, (WMT) reported solid numbers for the July quarter (fiscal years end January 31st). Earnings per share of $1.07 came in toward the high end of the $0.95-$1.08 guidance range. Revenues were flat, but advanced 2.8% in constant-currency terms. This news sent the shares nearly 2% higher in early morning trading.
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Using The Value Line Report: Do Wal-Mart Shares Belong On The Discount Rack

08/12/2016 Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) originated as a concept by company founder Sam Walton in the 1960s. The objective was to keep sales prices lower than the competition in an effort to achieve higher sales volumes. Presently, WMT is the world’slargest retail chain. The stocksoared to an all-time high of $91 a share in 2015, but since then, there has been a reversal of fortune which saw the equity dip as low as $60 this year. The quotation has since recovered to north of $73. Using the latest Value Line report, we will discuss for which types of investorsWMTis best suited.
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Stock Market Today: May 23, 2016

05/23/2016 The U.S. stock market put in a directionless session today, as traders worried about the corporate outlook, an uneven economy, and potential action from the Federal Reserve. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down eight points; the broader S&P 500 Index was lower by four points; and the NASDAQ was off four points.
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Stock Market Today: May 20, 2016

05/20/2016 Equities advanced nicely this morning, but surrendered a good chunk of these early gains in the late afternoon. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had surged by over 135 points at one time during the day, settled up 66 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was higher by 12 points; and the NASDAQ, which managed to hold firm, was up 57 points.
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