Bullish on Wal-Mart

Bullish on Wal-Mart

There are 5 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Bullish on Wal-Mart. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

Following our Dec. 31, 2011 report , Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had a sharp rise to $77.60 for a 30-per-cent appreciation.

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ToldYa

Dallas, TX

#1 Apr 6, 2013
This glowing article written by these two "expert anlysts" fails to mention two very important words - Bribery Investigation. There is an end to every road and the end of the investigation road has a very large pot of gold sitting in the middle of it. A world record level fine is in the future for walmart - couple that with the other issues found in the investigation and you might want to think a little harder about investing in walmart. Do you think it is some kind of accident that the investigation will wrap up just about the same time as the mid term elections come around? Walmart looks like a company that is going to be made into an example of how well the administration handles those "evil corporations" when they break the law. I think of the millions given to Obama and the dems by walmart and the Walton family and I laugh - they are about to get schooled in the rules of politics as walmart heads under the bus. Oh yeah - this is a company you want to invest in......if you are as stupid as the analysts appear to be.
Dear ToldYa

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 11, 2013
That is a drop in the bucket for the largest Co. in the world. You may not like them, but they are the biggest and the best, and will be for years to come. They have grown through efficiencies and economies of scale others can't and won't emulate. WMT is not the only company who has had employees bribe or be bribed in Mexico, and they won't be the last. If you think your precious Obama will make an example out of one of his largest contributors, you are sadly mistaken.

While we are talking about evil corps, how about the fact that WalMart will hire any honarably discharged veteran? They will find a job for any of them anywhere anytime. Is that the kind of company you want to see out of business? If so, then you sir are unpatriotic.

For everyone else, listen to the analysts. Thier job is to know what direction a company is headed. This is what feeds their kids. I will take their advice over the ramblings of an angry fool anyday.
ToldYa

United States

#3 Apr 24, 2013
Just so I get this correct in my mind. Your point is that because more than one company breaks the law and uses unethical bribes that it is somehow less wrong that Walmart does it. So by your adjustable ethical standards if one company broke a law then that would be bad but if several companies broke the same law it would somehow be less bad. You are exactly the type of person it takes to defend Walmart. The fact that you claim that they will hire any veteran anytime and anywhere is marvelous - I am not sure how valuable a job that pays the same as McDonalds is but I am with you here - it is the thought that counts and that is a good gesture. Again though you are using your adjustable ethics yet again - no matter how great it is that they hire vets it does not do anything to lessen how wrong it is to break the law and use unethical methods such as bribery.

It is far better to be and angry fool than a happy sheep. Those analysts that depend on your money to feed their kids really tugged at my heart. Until you realize that those analysts the recommended Enron and AIG with glowing referrals had kids that ate just fine - it was the people that followed their advice whose kids didn't eat so well. Sheep like .......you.

If you are able to adjust your ethics far enough to support Walmart more power to you. In my case wrong is wrong - we will simply have to disagree.
ToldYa

United States

#4 May 16, 2013
Hey "Dear Told Ya" - have you looked at walmart's last quarter performance today? Better yet genius have you looked at their stock price today? Please tell me about your analysts whose "job it is to know what direction a company is headed". Glad you took their advice over "the ramblings of an angry fool any day". By the way their kids are eating fine still even though they - like you - were dead wrong. Like the name says ToldYa
ToldYa

United States

#5 Aug 15, 2013
Dear ToldYa wrote:
That is a drop in the bucket for the largest Co. in the world. You may not like them, but they are the biggest and the best, and will be for years to come. They have grown through efficiencies and economies of scale others can't and won't emulate. WMT is not the only company who has had employees bribe or be bribed in Mexico, and they won't be the last. If you think your precious Obama will make an example out of one of his largest contributors, you are sadly mistaken.
While we are talking about evil corps, how about the fact that WalMart will hire any honarably discharged veteran? They will find a job for any of them anywhere anytime. Is that the kind of company you want to see out of business? If so, then you sir are unpatriotic.
For everyone else, listen to the analysts. Thier job is to know what direction a company is headed. This is what feeds their kids. I will take theior advice over the ramblings of an angry fool anyday.
Well financial genius here we are one quarter later on the day Walmart announced their latest results. Let me see - the stock was trading at $76.39 on the day you were dishing out wisdom about the ramblings of an angry fool and lecturing how everyone should " listen to the analysts" because "it is their job to know what direction a company is headed". Walmart not only FAILED to appreciate in value - it is actually trading at $74.03 at this moment. Please tell this angry fool how smart you feel today oh great wise one. Keep listening to those analysts - maybe they can bring you even more successes like this in the future. Have any more advice today? I guess it is better to be an angry fool than it is to be a poor moron. Those anayst's kids have plenty of food on the table - thanks to sheep like you. How about your advice for the next quarter financial wizard?

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