Caution on Wal-Mart as the focus turns to e-commerce

UBS removes Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) from its Most Preferred List.

The ratings action follows a general trend of caution on the Bentonville giant from Wall Street firms.

Wal-Mart's U.S. same-store sales have decreased for five quarters in a row which has increased the importance of growing the e-commerce business. Last year, the company reported online sales of $10B.

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  • Transcripts&10-K's
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    "The ratings action follows a general trend of caution from Wall Street firms."


    You know what that means - the stock is probably close (or at) an attractive point for people who plan on owning the stock for more than six months (sometimes called "investors").
    12 Jun 2014, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    12 Jun 2014, 11:06 AM Reply Like
  • Total Return Investor
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    Last I read Walmart's online business was growing faster than Amazon's.
    12 Jun 2014, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • The Retired one
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    People that shop at Walmart almost always SHOP at Walmart.
    They have a loyal following and that's not going to change anytime soon.
    12 Jun 2014, 06:19 PM Reply Like
  • IncomeYield
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    Made my first ever purchases just recently.
    Bought online, pay with PayPal, pick-up at store.


    Flawless execution, unbelievable prices, name brand merchandise, nice/helpful people.


    Local small biz competitors gotta be worried.


    Lots of Range Rovers and Mercedes in the parking lot.
    13 Jun 2014, 12:44 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Exactly. Apple didn't break down and start selling IPhones and IPads in Wal-mart stores several years ago for nothing.
    13 Jun 2014, 09:31 AM Reply Like
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