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Is the WMT Stock Price Rally Today a Buying Opportunity?

Wal-Mart Stores posted better than expected results Thursday, sending shares surging 9% to $68.93.

Investors are now asking if today's WMT stock price rally a buying opportunity.

Here's why we are still treading cautiously...

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Should I Buy Wal-Mart Stock After Q1 Earnings?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the world's largest retailer, is on tap to post results tomorrow before the open.

Investors want to know if they should buy Wal-Mart stock after Q1 earnings.

Here's what you need to know...

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WMT Stock Price Just Received This Major Bearish Warning for 2016

The WMT stock price is down 18.11% in the last year, and we just found another major bearish warning for the stock.

You see, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is falling behind rivals in the explosive e-commerce marketplace despite heavy spending.

And that will have a major impact on the WMT stock price for the rest of the year...

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Where the Wal-Mart Stock Price Is Headed in 2016

The Wal-Mart stock price is falling more than 5% today (Thursday) after Wal-Mart Store Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported disappointing Q4 earnings this morning.

While most investors are focusing on the dismal earnings and guidance figure, there's an even bigger factor that will impact the Wal-Mart stock price in 2016. And almost every investor is overlooking it…

First, here's how earnings are impacting the Wal-Mart stock price today...

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Why the Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) Stock Price Is in Trouble Today and in 2016

Some 121 million shoppers plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, down from the 126.9 million who planned to last year.

That's troubling for the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stock price.

Here's why...

Earnings

Wal-Mart Stock Price Slips After Soft Q2 Earnings and Guidance (NYSE: WMT)

The Wal-Mart stock price slipped 3% to $69.55 Tuesday morning after Q2 earnings missed forecasts.

Shares have underperformed year to date, down a gloomy 18.39%.

But there is an even bigger reason why WMT stock is down so much today...

Stocks to watch

Retail Stocks to Watch Now

Five big-name retailers will report earnings this week, and most need decisive wins to keep investors – the sector only rose a measly 2.6% last month.

Here's a look at five retail stocks to watch this week, and what to expect from their reports.

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today: Wal-Mart Misses Earnings, Other Top Stories

Stock market today, May 15, 2014 The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped from record highs yesterday on concerns of rising inflation. Producer prices increased 0.6% in April, the largest increase since September 2012. Economists had predicted a rise of just 0.2%.

Earnings

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Earnings: Why We're Not on Board with This "Big Ship" Stock

This morning (Thursday), the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings before opening bell. A challenging retail environment, foul weather, and recent restructuring kept Wal-Mart from meeting Wall Street expectations.

This is the fourth time in the last nine quarters the retail superstore notched an earnings miss. WMT stock dropped $0.48 per share (0.64%) in pre-market trading on the news, and it's down to 2.91% per share as of 9:45 a.m. EST. Historically, its stock averages a 1% loss in the week following earnings.

Here’s what’s happening...

Trend Watch

Expansion of Consumer Credit is a Boon – When Done Right

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) showed us this week, consumer credit is finally expanding in the United States.

The retailer broke into the banking industry after years of opposition from banks and labor unions. Bloombergreports that Wal-Mart is now backing Progress Financial.

Progress Financial is one of an increasing number of lending institutions that provides service to people without bank accounts or with bad credit history; primarily, it targets the approximately 23 million U.S. Hispanics who are characteristically unable to borrow due to their limited credit histories.

"Progress fills an important niche," Brian Melzer, an assistant professor of finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, told Bloomberg. "They take people who banks won't take risks on…These people are getting access to credit. A certain amount of that is going to be spent at Wal-Mart."

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