Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) -- Bi-Monthly Update
Wal-Mart has made new highs and remains strong. It had not made a new high since April so this is why I have HELD and why Patience is worth the effort.
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Forecast, Opinion & Results -- from my 50+ Years of Work / Analytics:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other Retailing Sector Companies are tracking well. Although (WMT) has been in Up-Trend for since 2009 it is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics. Forecasting provides an insight and often good lead time as to making investment decisions. Right now is one of those times to get serious about whether or not to sell or hold.
Forecasted Performance - - - Bullish Cycle - - Still Performing Ok:
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Typically, "Pazazz Performance" does not come from Companies like (WMT). In good times this conservative giant does the job quite well along with paying a decent dividend.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
Forecasted Bullish "Alerts"
At this time (WMT) remains in a Bullish mode and has produced an annualized profit - over the past few years of about +14%. (that's per year - not including dividends).
It, however is currently giving -- both Fundamental and Technical - - Bearish "Warnings" that if ignored will be costly.
Forecast Bullish "Alert" -- Initiated:
April, 2009 @ $45.00
Performance to Date: +69%
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My Current Forecast is that Wal-Mart is that it is Topping and not as brilliant as it was just six months ago! This has to do with the state of the General Market and that is also not as 'bright as you may think." Please study my 20 year chart offered below - - when the General Market is Bearish so is (WMT) !
If you own or are considering owning Big Retailing Companies, the securities have definitely become a mixed bag of both good and not so good. Wal-Mart is relatively strong both Fundamentally and Technically, however, I have placed it on my Initial Bearish Forecast - "Warning."
My Current Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits. Taking profits can be effectively accomplished, just as Buying can by doing your Forecasting well. When there is a "Big Blow-to the downside" for the General Market Forecast (in the wind), as a very experienced financial advisor and asset manager, I will always seek a safe harbor and that for me is Cash. I hope you are of such a mind-set too.
Fundamentally - ( weighting - 40% ): 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 and of itself does not mitigate caution.
Technically - ( weighting - 35%): Even with this fine Company, my Indicators are notably breaking down. It is only currently slightly off its April highs of $79 (nearly six months of moving sideways) - however, it is now selling for $80. We are presently in a rally and it will tell a compelling story as to the future direction of the price of (WMT).
Consensus Opinion - ( weighting - - 25% ): My third pillar of Research is one that is ALWAYS distorted to the Positive by most all financial analysts. That's because they are afraid of being Bearish. I Am NOT! My articles on "Reality" are supportive of the below 20 year Chart.
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
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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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