Impressive Retail Earnings. Walmart is Still So Cheap.

Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes reported and beat earnings estimates last week. For the past year, shares of Target, Home Depot, and Lowes have received much media attention for their share price performance, and rightfully so. So instead of looking at the three performers, I wanted to look at the laggard, Walmart Inc. In this post, I compare the number of retail locations to the Price to Sales Ratio to gauge the collective and highlight two headwinds that could derive positive results- An increase in SNAP benefits and Walmart Health. Included are four charts- WMT vs. TGT vs. HD vs. LOW Share Price Performance Since Jan 2020, Location Count by State, Net Sales from Q1 19 to Q2 21, and WMT vs. TGT vs. LOW vs. NOBL Share Price Performance Since Jan 2020.

How Can Apple Be Number One and Number Eighteen Every Day?

Every day, the largest publicly traded company, Apple Inc, is unequally ranked among the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. This is because of the nature of the beast itself. Meaning due to the market-capitalization-weighted nature of the Standard and Poors 500, Apple Inc is ranked number one compared to number eighteen on Dow Jones Industrial Average, a price-weighted index. However, even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a celebrity index, it can offer particular insights and perspectives into a select core of securities when reviewed using the Dow Jones Industrial Average Equal Weighted Index.

How to look at your next $5 bill?

Ask not what A. Lincoln did for you, but ask what a Lincoln can do for you? A commonly used denomination, the humble $5 bill is the fourth most circulated denomination in America right after $100, $20, and $1. With the right platform and foresight, $5 can act less as the next amount for lunch money and an agent for new behavior.