The glass is definitely half empty for retail analyst Rob Wilson as he digests Wal-Mart's (WMT)...

The glass is definitely half empty for retail analyst Rob Wilson as he digests Wal-Mart's (WMT) earnings report and soft guidance. He notes FQ4 makes 9 out of 11 quarters the retailer has seen inventory growth outpace sales and wonders why the company is so quiet about its online business. Remember the Mexico affair? FCPA expenses in FY12 marched from $17M to $58M in Q4 without skipping a beat. In the big picture, is the big spend on marketing and pricing paying off in traffic and profits? WMT +1.3% premarket.

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  • deercreekvols
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    And there it was only a matter of time before some analyst who misread Walmart came out and questioned the report.


    Bottom line: the economy stinks and people shop at Walmart because it is cheap to shop there


    This has to be known by the "experts" paid to follow Walmart, right?
    21 Feb 2013, 09:31 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Is he bitter he missed out on the buying opportunity a year ago when the mexican scandal hit?
    21 Feb 2013, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • azlioness2001
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    They are losing their shirts with their comp ad policy. Customers can basically name their price and WMT accepts it. Anywhere I have ever ad matched, the retailer required to at least see the Ad that you were trying to match in writing. They have been doing it for well over a year and look at the last year in sales. I am sure there are many other factors, but this one is for sure at least busting their bottom line. This is one thing that I believe cost so much they had to do away with the door or people greeters. Which also killed them because, if it only takes a sort time to figure out you can name your own price without long does it take the thieves to see there is no one watching the doors?????!!!!
    21 Feb 2013, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • jw4golf
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    for all the wmt haters, don't buy the stock, go for tgt or fdo.
    21 Feb 2013, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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