In this installment of Using The Value Line
Report, we will be taking another look at household products retailer Home Depot, Inc.
(HD). More specifically, we will analyze what has caused the stock to lose some steam over the past few months
. In addition, we will examine its prospects
over the next 3 to 5 years
to determine whether the equity can regain the impressive form that drove HD’s share price to record highs over the past few years. The Value Line
report offers a wealth of data that can prove to be an essential resource for a broad spectrum of investment styles. In this review, we will examine a technical, as well as a fundamental, approach to considering Home Depot’s shares.
The business outlook at Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.
) is promising, despite a somewhat challenging industry environment. The company has strong brand recognition in the industries in which it competes, and also has a diversified product portfolio
. However, the company’s focus on the U.S. market could hurt overall results if the American economy falters.
The world's largest brick and mortar retailer, Wal-Mart
, (WMT) reported solid numbers for the July quarter
(fiscal years end January 31st). Earnings per share of $1.07 came in toward the high end of the $0.95-$1.08 guidance range. Revenues were flat, but advanced 2.8% in constant-currency terms. This news sent the shares nearly 2% higher in early morning trading.
The world's largest networking equipment and software maker, Cisco Systems
, (CSCO-) finished its fiscal year
(ended July 30th) in solid form
. The top line was up 2% year over year in the fourth quarter, with product sales rising 1% and service revenue 5% higher. The operating margin expanded by 130 basis points, helping earnings per share grow 9%. Orders were somewhat disappointing, only increasing 1%. The planned transition of the product suite toward software continued as that category made up 28% of total revenue versus 25% a year ago. CSCO stock was down about 1% in early morning trading on the news.
of The Home Depot inched higher
after the home-improvement retailer
delivered solid July-period results
its earnings guidance
, among the bluest of the blue chips, have continued their winning streak thus far in 2016
, outpacing the broad-based S&P 500 Index by about two percentage points year to date. We attribute this relative strength to a string of better-than-expected quarterly financial reports, even in the face of foreign exchange pressures and a volatile and uneven global macroeconomic environment
(WMT) originated as a concept by company founder Sam Walton in the 1960s. The objective was to keep sales prices lower than the competition in an effort to achieve higher sales volumes. Presently, WMT is the world’s largest retail chain
. The stock soared
to an all-time high
of $91 a share in 2015
, but since then, there has been a reversal of fortune
which saw the equity dip as low as $60 this year. The quotation has since recovered to north of $73. Using the latest Value Line
report, we will discuss for which types of investors WMT is best suited
and Dow-30 component The Walt Disney Company
registered solid top- and bottom-line gains
for the June interim
, and investors
bid the stock nicely higher
In late July, Verizon
(VZ) won an auction process to acquire
the core domestic business of Yahoo!
(YHOO) for $4.8 billion in cash. How will this impact the company’s prospects? Using our Value Line
report can help determine the stock’s investment merits
, (PFE) the New York-based drugmaker and a Dow-30 component, has reported second-quarter earnings of $0.33 a share
, versus $0.42 in the comparable period of 2015. The year-over-year dip in profits can be primarily attributed to a significant rise in production costs and slight increases in selling, administrative, and research and development expenses, partially offset by higher overall revenues.