The rubber meets the road this week when Wal-Mart (WMT) reports Q1 earnings. The retailer blamed...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

The rubber meets the road this week when Wal-Mart (WMT) reports Q1 earnings. The retailer blamed late tax refunds for soft numbers earlier in the year and complaints of empty store shelves due to understaffing have been a nagging concern. If Wal-Mart sales show a bit of strength, share could breach the $80 mark for the first time.