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  • ValuEngine Weekly: WalMart And Retail Stocks

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 60.15% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 20.93% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Twelve sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with six at or near double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday PMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA18019.817985.2-34.6-0.19%0.91%
    NASDAQ4889.994926.7136.720.75%4.23%
    RUSSELL 20001223.11226.473.370.28%1.81%
    S&P 5002096.472094.24-2.23-0.11%1.72%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued39.85%
    Stocks Overvalued60.15%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%15%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%20.93%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Aerospace1.16%8.31%8.87%19.68% overvalued4.16%20.85
    Medical0.45%5.59%7.47%14.31% overvalued1.91%32.63
    Computer and Technology0.05%5.49%4.15%12.16% overvalued-1.17%31.83
    Consumer Staples0.08%3.16%2.36%10.37% overvalued8.75%24.72
    Retail-Wholesale-0.08%4.30%0.30%10.33% overvalued7.24%27.24
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates0.24%4.48%4.50%9.04% overvalued6.59%19.23
    Business Services0.24%7.04%3.64%6.47% overvalued2.78%25.43
    Utilities0.02%3.52%1.01%6.41% overvalued7.11%21.77
    Consumer Discretionary0.16%5.11%2.10%4.60% overvalued-0.45%26.33
    Finance-0.07%3.90%0.40%3.99% overvalued3.57%17.85
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.21%8.52%6.23%2.54% overvalued-2.07%15.31
    Industrial Products-0.23%5.41%1.02%0.29% overvalued-6.12%20.46
    Oils-Energy-0.94%8.66%2.28%1.83% undervalued-26.04%20.48
    Basic Materials-0.11%4.22%3.25%2.13% undervalued-21.43%26.45
    Construction-0.34%5.36%1.71%3.15% undervalued-0.35%26.21
    Transportation0.15%4.42%0.59%4.32% undervalued6.54%21.70

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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT) is the world's largest retailer. They are engaged in the operation of mass merchandising stores, which serve their customers primarily through the operation of three segments, which are the Wal-Mart Stores segment, the SAM'S Club segment and the International segment.

    The company made news this week by announcing plans to raise wages for full-time workers to a minimum of $10/hour by February, 2016. According to the company, with the increases to starting pay and across-the-board raises, average hourly wages for full-time employees will increase to @$13/hour.

    CEO Doug McMillon noted that the company's reputation for poor labor practices had hurt WalMart and claimed that "we're strengthening investments in our people to engage and inspire them to deliver superior customer experiences."

    The company has been under pressure from politicians, customers, media, and workers due to its low wages, the use of public assistance by employees, scheduling practices, etc. The changes to the company pay scale are expected to cost the company @$1 billion/year.

    It will take a while to figure out the effect of the increased wages on the bottom line, but analysts note that the company already had to increase wages in many stores because they were paying below the minimum wage of $7.25/hour as set by the federal government

    VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on WAL-MART STORES for 2015-02-19. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that WAL-MART STORES has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Earnings Growth Rate.

    Below is today's data on WMT:


     

     

     

     

     

     

    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month83.710.22%
    3-Month84.391.04%
    6-Month84.401.06%
    1-Year85.772.69%
    2-Year90.187.97%
    3-Year73.00-12.60%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation13.24% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 31
    1-M Forecast Return0.22%1-M Forecast Return Rank 68
    12-M Return11.58%Momentum Rank(?) 69
    Sharpe Ratio0.61Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 83
    5-Y Avg Annual Return9.28%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 68
    Volatility15.09%Volatility Rank(?) 91
    Expected EPS Growth1.99%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 26
    Market Cap (billions)269.14Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio16.60Trailing P/E Rank(?) 71
    Forward P/E Ratio16.28Forward P/E Ratio Rank 53
    PEG Ratio8.35PEG Ratio Rank 4
    Price/Sales0.56Price/Sales Rank(?) 81
    Market/Book4.13Market/Book Rank(?) 31
    Beta0.47Beta Rank 79
    Alpha0.08Alpha Rank 75

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on WalMart HERE.

    Sector Talk--Retail/Wholesale

    Below, we present the latest data on Retail/Wholesale stocks from our Institutional software package (Pending:VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Top-Five Retail/Wholesale Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    GPIGROUP 1 AUTO83.47-5.0131.7
    FLWS1800FLOWERS.COM10.366.19101.17
    GMEGAMESTOP CORP37.53-9.825.42
    FLFOOT LOCKER INC55.084.4739.8
    IMKTAINGLES MARKET A43.87N/A88.77

    Top-Five Retail/Wholesale Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    GPIGROUP 1 AUTO83.47-5.0131.7
    FLWS1800FLOWERS.COM10.366.19101.17
    GMEGAMESTOP CORP37.53-9.825.42
    FLFOOT LOCKER INC55.084.4739.8
    IMKTAINGLES MARKET A43.87N/A88.77

    Top-Five Retail/Wholesale Stocks--Composite Score





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    GPIGROUP 1 AUTO83.47-5.0131.7
    GMEGAMESTOP CORP37.53-9.825.42
    FLFOOT LOCKER INC55.084.4739.8
    MMACYS INC633.9718.11
    PETMPETSMART INC82.88-1.0528.96

    Top-Five Retail/Wholesale Stocks--Most Overvalued





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    NFLXNETFLIX INC474.6152.1610.83
    DENNDENNY'S CORP11.4393.9277.76
    HGGHHGREGG INC6.7188.88-30.47
    PTRYPANTRY INC36.6668.19165.08
    OWWORBITZ WORLDWID11.5466.3630.99
    Feb 24 11:42 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 1800 Flowers Powers Up, More To Come?

    VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 57.85% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 19.19% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Eleven sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    --An Early Spring for 1-800-Flowers.com

    1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) is a leading e-commerce provider of floral products and gifts, in terms of number of customers and revenue. With the development of the company's online business and a strategic acquisition, they have continuously expanded their product offerings, most recently to include gourmet foods and home and garden merchandise. As a result, the company has developed relationships with customers who purchase products not only for gifting occasions but also for everyday consumption.

    1-800-Flowers is currently leading our newsletter portfolios with a big gain of 41% for our Small Cap Stock Strategy subscribers. The stock has been on quite a tear recently, and it isn't all due to the Valentine's Day rush. The company has expanded in recent years via good acquisitions such as last year's --cash--purchase of Harry and David and strategic relationships with big shippers for their diverse line of gifts. In addition, the company is not bound by phone numbers anymore, and they garner a lot of orders from the various mobile apps they have developed. These innovations helped the company book revenues of @ $750 billion in 2014.

    The stock's recent climb has been fueled by some huge earnings gains. Earlier this month, the company reported total net revenues of $534.3 million for its fiscal 2015 second quarter compared with revenues of $266.3 million in the prior year period. Notably, earnings were up across all three of the company's business segments and were not just a result of the Harry and David acquisition.

    Company CEO Jim McCann noted that "during the fiscal second quarter, [FLWS] more than doubled our revenues and tripled our bottom line results year-over-year." He went on to note that these stunning results occurred despite a fire at the company's Cleveland-area warehouse facility and distribution center. Guidance from the company calls for a 2015 with total net revenues in excess of $1.1 billion.

    VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its STRONG BUY recommendation on 1800FLOWERS.COM for 2015-02-13. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that 1800FLOWERS.COM has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Momentum and Sharpe Ratio.

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on 1800FLOWERS.COM HERE.

    Below is today's data on FLWS:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month10.451.16%
    3-Month10.673.25%
    6-Month10.976.22%
    1-Year11.7713.98%
    2-Year13.0226.07%
    3-Year6.13-40.70%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation5.05% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 46
    1-M Forecast Return1.16%1-M Forecast Return Rank 99
    12-M Return87.82%Momentum Rank(?) 97
    Sharpe Ratio0.60Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 82
    5-Y Avg Annual Return26.76%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 94
    Volatility44.74%Volatility Rank(?) 43
    Expected EPS Growth-44.64%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 7
    Market Cap (billions)0.66Size Rank 59
    Trailing P/E Ratio13.83Trailing P/E Rank(?) 81
    Forward P/E Ratio24.99Forward P/E Ratio Rank 21
    PEG Ration/aPEG Ratio Rank n/a
    Price/Sales0.64Price/Sales Rank(?) 79
    Market/Book8.54Market/Book Rank(?) 15
    Beta2.05Beta Rank 12
    Alpha0.22Alpha Rank 88

    Tags: FLWS
    Feb 17 2:37 PM | Link | Comment!
  • AT &T Latest Stock Report And Rankings For The Auto Sector

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 50.49% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 14.26% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Seven sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with one at or near double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday PMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17169.9917931761.014.43%0.61%
    NASDAQ4650.64784.04133.442.87%1.21%
    RUSSELL 20001168.581212.5944.013.77%0.66%
    S&P 5002062.522069.647.120.35%0.52%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued49.51%
    Stocks Overvalued50.49%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%18.98%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%14.26%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview Free Download for Readers

    As a bonus to our Free Weekly Newsletter subscribers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation's fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on AT&T INC for 2015-02-05. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that AT&T INC has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Volatility.

    Below is today's data on AT & T:


     

     

     

     

     

     

    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month34.760.64%
    3-Month35.302.21%
    6-Month36.024.28%
    1-Year37.177.62%
    2-Year35.903.92%
    3-Year32.51-5.88%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation4.85% undervaluedValuation Rank(?) 61
    1-M Forecast Return0.64%1-M Forecast Return Rank 90
    12-M Return7.67%Momentum Rank(?) 60
    Sharpe Ratio0.38Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 72
    5-Y Avg Annual Return5.22%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 60
    Volatility13.84%Volatility Rank(?) 93
    Expected EPS Growth1.47%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 24
    Market Cap (billions)179.16Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio13.82Trailing P/E Rank(?) 81
    Forward P/E Ratio13.62Forward P/E Ratio Rank 68
    PEG Ratio9.42PEG Ratio Rank 3
    Price/Sales1.35Price/Sales Rank(?) 59
    Market/Book2.06Market/Book Rank(?) 52
    Beta0.37Beta Rank 84
    Alpha-0.05Alpha Rank 56

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on AT & T HERE.

    Sector Talk--Autos/Tires/Trucks

    Below, we present the latest data on Autos/Tires/Trucks stocks from our Institutional software package (Pending:VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Please Click Here to Download a FREE Demo of ValuEngine's Professional VEI Software Package.

    Top-Five Autos/Tires/Trucks Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    TOWRTOWER INTL INC25.49-7.823.38
    PLOWDOUGLAS DYNAMIC21.61N/A50.17
    LEALEAR CORPORATN108.24-1.3548.87
    MGAMAGNA INTL CL A99.46-8.3820.43
    THRMGENTHERM INC39.95-12.2970.8

    Top-Five Autos/Tires/Trucks Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    TOWRTOWER INTL INC25.49-7.823.38
    PLOWDOUGLAS DYNAMIC21.61N/A50.17
    LEALEAR CORPORATN108.24-1.3548.87
    MGAMAGNA INTL CL A99.46-8.3820.43
    THRMGENTHERM INC39.95-12.2970.8

    Top-Five Autos/Tires/Trucks Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    MGAMAGNA INTL CL A99.46-8.3820.43
    NSANYNISSAN ADR17.84-10.336.51
    LEALEAR CORPORATN108.24-1.3548.87
    TMTOYOTA MOTOR CP131.74-0.0613.9
    THRMGENTHERM INC39.95-12.2970.8

    Top-Five Autos/Tires/Trucks Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    CTBCOOPER TIRE35.7639.9560.57
    ALVAUTOLIV INC112.2236.0423.12
    VCVISTEON CORP98.9933.8224.96
    WNCWABASH NATIONAL13.5724.944.55
    AXLAMER AXLE & MFG24.7723.0438.53
    Tags: T, Autos, Tires, Trucks
    Feb 09 3:24 PM | Link | Comment!
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