Retail

  • 17 Jan
    Is Retail Really Uninvestible? Sven Doesn’t Think So

    Is Retail Really Uninvestible? Sven Doesn’t Think So

    • As some analysts categorize retail as uninvestable, it’s time to look for bargain investment opportunities.
    • Sales are shifting to e-commerce, but earnings are what are going to determine your investment results.
    • The combination of brick and mortar and e-commerce might be the investment winner as it gives you fundamentals and growth.

    Introduction

    A Wells Fargo analyst, Ike Boruchow, recently called the retail sector “uninvestable,” at least in the short term. He based his statement on changing consumer dynamics that compress valuations, the favorable weather, easy comparisons to 2015 which have made retail look ok, and the 25 companies that have cut their guidance in the last two weeks.

    I’m attracted by such statements because the best investments are usually found where all others have given up. Especially when a whole sector is surrounded by negative sentiment, even prices of good companies decline and create amazing long term opportunities.

    In today’s article, we’ll analyze how the retail sector is priced in relation to its long-term fundamentals. More →

    By Sven Carlin Investiv Daily Retail
  • 24 May
    Don’t Sweat It: Unexpected Investing Opportunities in the US Retail Environment

    Don’t Sweat It: Unexpected Investing Opportunities in the US Retail Environment

    • The sector differences in growth and valuation create investment opportunities.
    • The sportswear industry looks well balanced between growth and valuation.
    • Online retailers are growing fast but still find it difficult to become profitable for investors.

    Introduction

    On May 13 the Commerce Department reported an advance in monthly US retail and food services sales for April of 1.3% to $453.4 billion, not adjusted for price changes. Inflation was 0.4% for April on a seasonally adjusted basis thus the growth in retail can be assessed as an important spur for the economy. This article is going to analyze sector changes and general trends in order to give some insight on how to better position one’s portfolio. More →

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