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The Wal-Mart (WMT -0.3%) executive who called the retailer's February sales a "total disaster"...

The Wal-Mart (WMT -0.3%) executive who called the retailer's February sales a "total disaster" in a leaked e-mail has left the company. Though the monthly sales report was cloaked under a macroeconomic veil by the company at the time, stronger numbers put in by Costco and Target - along with a heightened concern that the company is hurting itself with understaffing - is now prompting analysts to look at the February numbers in a different light.
Comments (3)
  • define different light please!
    10 Apr 2013, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • Just in time, too low, inventories hurt sales as does understaffing. Count lost sales - opportunity cost - and weigh against the cost of inventory which are low due to low interest rates or lower when funded by company cash.
    Salespeople vs. Beancounters. WalMart suffers for its own futilities.
    A company and its stock are two very different entities.
    10 Apr 2013, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • Hope I get to "suffer" for alot more years with my WMT stock, the money's good....
    10 Apr 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
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