February, 2018 was a tough month for Wal-Mart shareholders. Wal-Mart’s share value dropped 10% as a result of faltering online sales and its failure to catch up with Amazon. Wal-Mart is one of the original ‘World Dominator’ recommendations made by Stansberry Research’s Dan Ferris in 2006.
From then until 2015, Wal-Mart stocks returned good gains, getting a number of stockholders happily through the economic downturn of 2007-2009 by doubling their investments. Beginning immediately after the turn of the year in 2015, Wal-Mart stocks began their decline, finally reaching a negative 35%.
Dan Farris is once again recommending Wal-Mart stock. After battling with the ecommerce behemoth, Wal-Mart has finally developed the right formula to win. Wal-Mart is adopting the omni-channel approach at retail sales (http://dailywealth.co/reclusive.html). They are showing new items online and offering them for sale both online and through a convenient kiosk which allows you to pick up the item in the brick & mortar store.
Now, it seems Amazon is imitating Wal-Mart and creating the same retail experience. Amazon is now opening brick & mortar stores to accentuate its retail experience. Wal-Mart can now match Amazon’s delivery calendar with 99% of households receiving orders within two days. Still, Wal-Mart far outdoes Amazon in store density. There’s a Wal-Mart less than 10 miles from most of the American population.
Wal-Mart owns 5,600 flagship stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. and another 6,250 stores in other countries. This makes Amazon’s 97 million square feet of fulfillment centers seem dwarfed next to Wal-Mart’s store space which adds up to ten times as much. For the first time in its history Wal-Mart revenues were up to $500 billion, which equaled a 2.6% growth. Stansberry Research anticipates Wal-Mart will continue to grow over the next years.
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