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March 11, 2014
(Jutia Group, 3/5/14)
[at Seeking Alpha] - Plug Power ( PLUG ) aficionados across the globe already know of the blockbuster Feb. 26 announcement regarding Wal-Mart's ( WMT ) purchase order...(read more)
(Jutia Group, 3/3/14)
[at noodls] - LAS VEGAS - March 3, 2014 - The Walmart Foundation's Nevada State Giving Program has awarded $515,000 to seven organizations...(read more)
(The DIV-Net, 12/11/13)
This Bentonville, AR based mega-retailer perennially ranks amongst the top of the Fortune 500 list and likely needs no introduction. In lieu of a business summary, we thought it might be...(read more)
Wal-Mart (WMT) Company Overview
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is the world's largest retailer and grocery chain by sales. Wal-Mart is so large that its almost 50% more than its 5 closest competitors combined, including Target (TGT) and Sears Holdings (SHLD). Because of its mammoth size and buying power, Wal-Mart can buy its products at rock-bottom prices, exchanging high purchase volumes for low cost while passing the savings onto its customers. Many suppliers give in to Wal-Mart's pressure because they depend on the discount retailer for a majority of their sales.
Conversely, however, Wal-Mart's reliance on Chinese-made imports makes the company vulnerable to a weakening dollar or strengthening of the Yuan. Wal-Mart purchases billions worth of merchandise directly from China every year with many of its other inventory from companies like Mattel (MAT) coming indirectly from China. In fact, if Wal-Mart were a country, its imports are so substantial that it would be China's sixth largest export country. A stronger Yuan means that Wal-Mart will have to pay more for its merchandise from China, an issue that threatens Wal-Mart's bottom line.(Read more at Wikinvest )
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