When you’re the No. 1 company in a competitive sector like retail, all eyes are on you. In the case of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), the No. 1 (meaning the biggest) company in the retail space, the competition is fierce. With direct competition from Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Target (NYSE:TGT), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), plus discount stores like Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) picking away at the company, is Wal-Mart a company to invest in, or is it a company on the decline?
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Over the past year, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has been a laggard in the sector. As the chart below indicates, J&J has clearly fallen behind a couple of its competitors. As Johnson & Johnson has lagged the group and looks to have fallen out of favour, is this a good time to add to or enter a position, or is it time to turn away and look for opportunities elsewhere?
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After what feels like centuries of losing money, many of the airlines seemed to have turned the corner and seem to be back in the black. As airlines look to have the wind at their backs, driven by lower fuel prices and an increase demand for air travel, it is expected these factors will provide a catalyst for Boeing Corporation (NYSE:BA) and in particular their commercial airplane business to experience a surge over the next decade or so.
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There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, shareholders of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have watched this company battle significant obstacles. With the data breach at the end of 2013 and its expansion north of the 49th which cost the company over $5 billion, this begs to ask, where is this company headed next? Are they setting themselves up for more turmoil down the road or are they positioning the ship and heading in the “right” direction?
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A couple of weeks ago, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) reported its Q2 earnings for FY 2015. Within the report, Costco stated it delivered an EPS of $1.35 earnings per share which was supported by a $57 million or $0.13 a share income tax benefit. Without this tax benefit, the company would have reported an EPS of $1.25, which still outpaced many estimates. Costco’s revenue of $27.454 billion missed some expectations, but still delivered an increase of 4.4% over last year’s
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