Analysis: Wal-Mart could pounce as big-box retailers shrink

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

Wal-Mart (WMT +0.1%) has some potential to see sales growth momentum this year as new CEO Doug McMillon adopts some strategy changes, according to Credit Suisse.

For one, McMillon is expected to accelerate the roll-out of Wal-Mart's small store format.

In an interesting point, Credit Suisse highlights the opportunity Wal-Mart has to capture some of the lost sales from the big box retailers that have opted to shrink their footprint.

The investment firm lifts its rating on the retail giant to Outperform from Neutral.