Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) -- Bi-Monthly Update
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A Special Note for Seniors & Retired Investors - Dividend Yield for (WMT): 2.59%
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This Bi-Monthly Commentary on - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) - covers all of my Indicators, both Fundamentally for Valuations and Technically for Momentum. There is much to cover to provide my best possible Forecast and Opinion.
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Forecast & Opinion from my Study / Analytics:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other Retailing Companies are tracking well. Although (WMT) has been in Up-Trend for since 2009 it is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics.
My Forecast is that Wal-Mart is Topping! It is about to enter into a Rally Phase again. This Rally will be quite "tell-tale" or the price in the coming months ahead.
If you own or are considering owning Retailing Companies, the securities have definitely become a mixed bag of both good and not so good. Wal-Mart is currently strong both Fundamentally and Technically but I have placed it on an Initial Bearish Forecast - "Warning."
My Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits. Taking profits can be effectively accomplished, just as Buying can. When there is a "Big Blow" General Market Forecast in the wind, as a very experienced financial advisor, I will always seek a safe harbor. I hope you are of such a mind-set too.
Fundamentally: My Analytics (weighting) for my Fundamental Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (WMT) are quite positive but that in itself does not mitigate caution.
Technically: Even with this fine Company, my Indicators are notably breaking down. It is only currently slightly off its highs of $79 selling for $72. The next rally is coming soon and that will tell a compelling story as to the future direction of the price of (WMT).
I will personally and promptly reply to any serious investor's inquiry as to my very cautious position for (WMT) !
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A Twenty Year Perspective of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
It has NOT always been like you are being told by so many who do not take the time to "Investing Wisely" and doing their homework well. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has taken some big hits over the years.
URL for (20-years of -(WMT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=WMT&p=W&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p18736113138&a=312039540
A Rather Unique Chart / Graphic on (WMT):
URL for this representation of - (WMT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=WMT&p=W&yr=1&mn=6&dy=0&id=p62230000458&a=312039531
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Here are a number of the Component Companies / Peers in the Food / Discount Store Industry Group that I focus on rather frequently: WMT, SVU, SWY, TGT, KR, WFM, CBD, TJX, DG, COST, ROST, FDO, DLTR, SHLD, BIG.
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