Wal-Mart Stores Inc


  • Wal-Mart Shares Rise on Analysts' Upgrades Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 9:40 AM ET

    Analysts upgraded their ratings on Wal-Mart Stores stock, citing the world's largest retailer's plans to curb its U.S. store growth and a $15 billion share buyback announcement.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 8:43 AM ET

    Stocks are weaker ahead of the open despite a round of Monday morning mergers. Asian markets were higher, ignoring another selloff in China overnight, and European markets are lower.

  • The Word on Wal-Mart, Dow Jones and more... Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 9:05 PM ET

    The guys go behind the headlines and give you their take on... the family behind Dow Jones agreeing to meet with Rupert Murdoch... Wal-Mart's $15 billion buyback ... and more. Find out where they see fast money.

  • Trade Update: The Kroger Co. & Supervalu Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 9:03 PM ET
    Trade Update

    In this feature the guys revisit recent trades. Here's what Jeff Macke is saying today about his grocery store picks.

  • Could You Pass Today's Test? Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 8:49 PM ET

    Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and biz students must quickly come up with smart trades. This week they’re from Penn State, University of Illinois, Ohio State, and Washington University. Could you pass today's test?

  • J.Lo, Lee and Wal-Mart Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 8:08 PM ET

    It started off as a rainy, muddy day here in Northwest Arkansas -- a fitting backdrop for the Wal-Mart annual meeting, given Wall Street's dampened expectations. By the end of day, it was a scorcher and Wal-Mart's stock price closed up 4% on the day. Here are the nuggets I found interesting and overlooked by many: Russia and India were specifically referenced as potential international markets.

  • Can Allen Questrom Save Wal-Mart? Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:58 PM ET
    Allen Questrom

    Wal-Mart's board is trying to reverse course from its well-documented high-profile fashion faux pas and they're bringing in a big gun to do that. One of the topics up for vote at the Wal-Mart annual investor meeting in Arkansas this week will be whether to add Allen Questrom to its board of directors. Within the retail industry, Allen Questrom is viewed as a master of merchandising and retail.

  • Stocks closed with broad gains after strong economic data pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to new highs. "We thought probably the dance music would probably slow down by now but with the wave  of mergers and $2.5 trillion dollars cash on the sidelines, it looks like the party will go on for a while," said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at DA Davidson.

  • The Week on Wall Street: Records All Around Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week higher on an almost continuous flow of merger news. The Dow closed with a weekly gain of 1.2%, rebounding nicely from a 0.4% decline a week earlier. It took several tries but the S&P 500 finally surpassed its March 2000 high, gaining 1.3%. The Nasdaq rose 2.2%, the best weekly performance since March.

  • Is Wal-Mart a Good Employer or Exploiting Workers? Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    Judith Spanier, a plaintiff’s attorney and partner at Abbey, Spanier, Rodd & Abrams, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that Wal-Mart’s workers “have no voice except for litigation.” But Aliza Herzberg, a partner at Olshan, Grudman, Frome, said prospective workers routinely flood Wal-Mart with job applications when a new store opens, including 25,000 people who applied for 400 jobs in Evergreen, Ill.

  • Wal-Mart Stores said it will moderate the growth of its supercenter stores "a little bit," sending shares of the world's largest retailer up about 4%.

  • No. 2 - Great Consumer Divide Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 1:32 PM ET

    On Thursday Tiffany (TIF) said earnings jumped 15% - the same day Costco (COST) said profits fell 5%. This is the great consumer divide in action, folks. Higher gas prices heading into this summer are dividing the “haves” from the “have nots”. How do you trade this phenomenon?

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 7:28 AM ET

    Jobs and manufacturing data combine this morning to tell the tale of the consumer and manufacturing pillars of the economy for a market set on moving higher. Stock futures are moving up after markets around the world start the month of June with gains.

  • Union Group Attacks Wal-Mart Over Goods Made in China Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Union-backed critics of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  are using a made-in-America campaign started by late founder Sam Walton in the 1980s to attack the global retailer for buying heavily from China.

  • Consumer electronics retailer Circuit City Stores plans another round of job cuts, affecting about 850 store managers and headquarters staff, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Thursday.

  • New Jersey's Supreme Court certified a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores by New Jersey employees who claim that the nation's largest retailer denied them meal and rest breaks, and forced them to work off-the-clock.

  • Unlocking Another 1,000 Points From the Dow Friday, 25 May 2007 | 7:45 PM ET

    All week, Cramer's broken down the Dow stock by stock to show Home Gamers how the index should climb another thousand points before the year is over. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The Week on Wall Street: Speed Bump Friday, 25 May 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    The Dow's record run hits a speed bump and the S&P 500 can't hold a new record high as worries about the economy and interest rates surface.

  • A fired Wal-Mart Stores marketing executive has accused the retailer's chief executive of violating its ethics policy by accepting discounts on yachts, diamonds and personal gifts from vendors and others eager to work with the company.

  • General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said his "green" ecomagination unit is on track to "blow away" its 2010 sales target of $20 billion as demand for environmental products and services surges.