Stocks Name of Student

ID Number
Course Name, Course Number
Instructor`s Name
I. Apple Inc.
1-Oct-13
521.85
3-Sep-13
473.98
1-Aug-13
484.39
1-Jul-13
446.95
3-Jun-13
391.64
1-May-13
444.19
1-Apr-13
434.45
1-Mar-13
434.33
1-Feb-13
433.09
2-Jan-13
444.33
3-Dec-12
519.13
1-Nov-12
570.94
1-Oct-12
578.09
4-Sep-12
647.79
1-Aug-12
645.99
2-Jul-12
590.55
1-Jun-12
564.67
1-May-12
558.61
2-Apr-12
564.65
1-Mar-12
579.71
1-Feb-12
524.49
3-Jan-12
441.37
1-Dec-11
391.6
1-Nov-11
369.55
3-Oct-11
391.38
1-Sep-11
368.7
1-Aug-11
372.1
1-Jul-11
377.56
1-Jun-11
324.56
2-May-11
336.32
1-Apr-11
338.54
1-Mar-11
336.98
1-Feb-11
341.52
3-Jan-11
328.09
1-Dec-10
311.89
1-Nov-10
300.85
1-Oct-10
291.02
1-Sep-10
274.36
2-Aug-10
235.06
1-Jul-10
248.74
1-Jun-10
243.21
3-May-10
248.38
1-Apr-10
252.45
1-Mar-10
227.22
1-Feb-10
197.85
4-Jan-10
185.7
1-Dec-09
203.76
2-Nov-09
193.29
1-Oct-09
182.26
1-Sep-09
179.22
3-Aug-09
162.64
1-Jul-09
157.98
1-Jun-09
137.72
1-May-09
131.32
1-Apr-09
121.67
2-Mar-09
101.64
2-Feb-09
86.35
2-Jan-09
87.15
1-Dec-08
82.53
3-Nov-08
89.6
1-Oct-08
104.03
2-Sep-08
109.9
1-Aug-08
163.92
1-Jul-08
153.69
2-Jun-08
161.9
1-May-08
182.5
30-Apr-08
168.19
1-Apr-08
168.19
3-Mar-08
138.75
1-Feb-08
120.88
2-Jan-08
130.88
3-Dec-07
191.53
1-Nov-07
176.19
1-Oct-07
183.66
4-Sep-07
148.39
1-Aug-07
133.9
2-Jul-07
127.4
1-Jun-07
118
1-May-07
117.18
2-Apr-07
96.5
1-Mar-07
89.84
1-Feb-07
81.81
3-Jan-07
82.89
1-Dec-06
82.03
1-Nov-06
88.63
2-Oct-06
78.4
1-Sep-06
74.43
1-Aug-06
65.6
3-Jul-06
65.71
1-Jun-06
55.37
1-May-06
57.79
3-Apr-06
68.06
1-Mar-06
60.64
1-Feb-06
66.22
3-Jan-06
73.01
1-Dec-05
69.51
1-Nov-05
65.58
3-Oct-05
55.68
1-Sep-05
51.84
1-Aug-05
45.34
1-Jul-05
41.24
1-Jun-05
35.59
2-May-05
38.44
1-Apr-05
34.87
1-Mar-05
40.29
1-Feb-05
43.38
3-Jan-05
37.18
1-Dec-04
31.13
1-Nov-04
32.42
1-Oct-04
25.33
1-Sep-04
18.73
2-Aug-04
16.67
1-Jul-04
15.63
1-Jun-04
15.73
3-May-04
13.57
1-Apr-04
12.46
1-Mar-04
13.07
2-Feb-04
11.56
2-Jan-04
10.91
1-Dec-03
10.33
Apple Inc. has been recognized as among Business Week`s top most innovative companies since 2004. In addition, Apple Inc. has greatly excelled in its revenues and margins. As a matter of fact, in 2006, the company had reported a gross margin of approximately 30 percent. Apple is a computer company founded in 1976 and known for its intuitive adaptation of GUI or the graphical user interface. In 2010, Apple Inc was recognized for having top-selling products in desktop and notebook personal computers as well as in portable digital music players, online music services, mobile communication devices, digital consumer entertainment, handheld devices, and tablet computers. Apple Inc.`s strategy had been focused in leveraging. Such strategy demanded not only marketing expertise and product design but also conscientious awareness to operational details. Apple`s niche is focused on lower price approach in all its products. For instance, Apple sells the iPhone 4s 16 gigabyte model for $199. This prices comes in a much lower form compared to other popular Android gadgets including Motorola`s Droid Bionic. Even though it is very implausible for a new competitor to get into the desktop computer industry, at present, there are growing companies including the tablet industries and smartphone which are assumed to impact the sales of desktop computers. The tablet and smartphone industry have diverse major players, however, their product provides the same benefits to clients that a desktop computer already possesses. As tablets and smartphones continue to improve performance and popularity, the sales of desktop computers will potentially decline, as some customers view these new items as alternatives. At the moment, desktop computers and laptops provide several distinct applications and are well-matched with more software compared to tablets and smartphones. If tablets and smartphones can achieve increased memory space, handing out speeds as well as compatibility with the same software, tablets and smartphones may be alternatives to desktop computers. Apple Inc. has earnings per share of 39.75. Its average volume sold is 12,454,100. At present, the company`s stock is sold at $565 USD. Apple`s market cap is $508.35 billion USD. The company`s dividend and yield is 12.20 or 2.30%. The estimated earnings per share for next year will be 43.47. Thus, it will be a wise move to buy Apple Stocks.
II. Siemens
1-Oct-13
91.9
3-Sep-13
89.06
1-Aug-13
80.09
1-Jul-13
82.31
3-Jun-13
75.25
1-May-13
79.08
1-Apr-13
76.84
1-Mar-13
81.43
1-Feb-13
77.15
2-Jan-13
78.34
3-Dec-12
77.48
1-Nov-12
74.75
1-Oct-12
73.09
4-Sep-12
73.16
1-Aug-12
71.09
2-Jul-12
65.14
1-Jun-12
62.35
1-May-12
62.69
2-Apr-12
65.96
1-Mar-12
71.25
1-Feb-12
70.57
3-Jan-12
68
1-Dec-11
67.65
1-Nov-11
68.61
3-Oct-11
69.73
1-Sep-11
62.32
1-Aug-11
65.76
1-Jul-11
81.77
1-Jun-11
86.64
2-May-11
85.08
1-Apr-11
89.86
1-Mar-11
88.48
1-Feb-11
89.28
3-Jan-11
85.66
1-Dec-10
82.95
1-Nov-10
75.42
1-Oct-10
73.45
1-Sep-10
69.29
2-Aug-10
64.23
1-Jul-10
66.92
1-Jun-10
66.23
3-May-10
66.23
1-Apr-10
66.52
1-Mar-10
66.35
1-Feb-10
56.36
4-Jan-10
57.78
1-Dec-09
55.67
2-Nov-09
56.58
1-Oct-09
53.29
1-Sep-09
54.86
3-Aug-09
52.41
1-Jul-09
48.55
1-Jun-09
42.62
1-May-09
44.59
1-Apr-09
44.24
2-Mar-09
37.29
2-Feb-09
34.96
2-Jan-09
38.13
1-Dec-08
43.99
3-Nov-08
39.3
1-Oct-08
38.79
2-Sep-08
54.9
1-Aug-08
62
1-Jul-08
60.53
2-Jun-08
58.88
1-May-08
60.89
30-Apr-08
63.1
1-Apr-08
57.32
3-Mar-08
71.32
1-Feb-08
71.96
2-Jan-08
89.11
3-Dec-07
84.91
1-Nov-07
76.72
1-Oct-07
78.93
4-Sep-07
75.47
1-Aug-07
76.6
2-Jul-07
87.24
1-Jun-07
80.17
1-May-07
73.02
2-Apr-07
65.5
1-Mar-07
65.28
1-Feb-07
69.18
3-Jan-07
60.4
1-Dec-06
57.77
1-Nov-06
56.67
2-Oct-06
55.3
1-Sep-06
53.19
1-Aug-06
50.73
3-Jul-06
54.68
1-Jun-06
53.95
1-May-06
60.28
3-Apr-06
61.92
1-Mar-06
61.89
1-Feb-06
60.33
3-Jan-06
57.13
1-Dec-05
50.77
1-Nov-05
48.97
3-Oct-05
50.58
1-Sep-05
48.56
1-Aug-05
50.22
1-Jul-05
47.61
1-Jun-05
46.83
2-May-05
44.68
1-Apr-05
48.17
1-Mar-05
46.73
1-Feb-05
48.01
3-Jan-05
48.22
1-Dec-04
46.58
1-Nov-04
45.11
1-Oct-04
45.77
1-Sep-04
43.47
2-Aug-04
45.08
1-Jul-04
45.69
1-Jun-04
44.87
3-May-04
46.58
1-Apr-04
46.44
1-Mar-04
47.97
2-Feb-04
50.24
1-Dec-03
48.27
1-Nov-05
48.97
TRAIN
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SIEMEN`S HIGH PERFORMANCE IS INFLUENCED BY THE FOLLOWING FACTORS
Siemens, a company established by Werner von Siemens, has its long history in terms of technology. The diagram above shows the factors that contribute to Siemens` success. Surrounding it are the products and services that the company offers. Each product or services have certain tasks to do. Power for instance has to generate more electricity using wind farms. To gain more revenue, the company must ensure that the customers are receiving just the products and services that they need because ultimately, these are the people that bring income to the economy. The company provides services, products, as well as solutions to energy providers for the production and power transmission and to industrial gas and oil companies for the conversion, extraction, as well as transport of gas and oil. In the healthcare industry, the company establishes manufactures, and markets diagnostic as well as therapeutic systems, consumables, and devices, and information technology systems for administrative and clinical purposes. It likewise offers technical maintenance, consulting, professional, and financing facilities in the healthcare industry. The company`s portfolio encompasses industry mechanization and drives goods and services, as well as system incorporation and solutions for water processing systems and industrial plant businesses. Siemens has earnings per share of 6.50. Its average volume sold is 352,163. At present, the company`s stock is sold at $128.27 USD. Siemen`s market cap is $108.13 billion USD. The company`s dividend and yield is 2.94 or 2.20%. The estimated earnings per share for next year will be 9.44. Thus, it will be a wise move to hold Siemen Stocks.
III. Starbucks
1-Oct-13
76.91
3-Sep-13
76.72
1-Aug-13
70.29
1-Jul-13
70.86
3-Jun-13
65.11
1-May13
62.76
1-Apr-13
60.27
1-Mar-13
56.42
1-Feb-13
54.34
2-Jan-13
55.39
3-Dec-12
52.93
1-Nov-12
51.19
1-Oct-12
45.11
4-Sep-12
49.84
1-Aug-12
48.76
2-Jul-12
44.33
1-Jun-12
52.2
1-May12
53.74
2-Apr-12
55.99
1-Mar-12
54.55
1-Feb-12
47.4
3-Jan-12
46.61
1-Dec-11
44.75
1-Nov-11
42.29
3-Oct-11
41.04
1-Sep-11
36.13
1-Aug-11
37.41
1-Jul-11
38.7
1-Jun-11
38.12
2-May11
35.52
1-Apr-11
34.82
1-Mar-11
35.54
1-Feb-11
31.72
3-Jan-11
30.21
1-Dec-10
30.78
1-Nov-10
29.32
1-Oct-10
27.25
1-Sep-10
24.38
2-Aug-10
21.92
1-Jul-10
23.58
1-Jun-10
23.06
3-May10
24.57
1-Apr-10
24.66
1-Mar-10
22.94
1-Feb-10
21.65
4-Jan-10
20.59
1-Dec-09
21.79
2-Nov-09
20.7
1-Oct-09
17.94
1-Sep-09
19.52
3-Aug-09
17.95
1-Jul-09
16.73
1-Jun-09
13.13
1-May09
13.6
1-Apr-09
13.67
2-Mar-09
10.5
2-Feb-09
8.65
2-Jan-09
8.92
1-Dec-08
8.94
3-Nov-08
8.44
1-Oct-08
12.41
2-Sep-08
14.05
1-Aug-08
14.71
1-Jul-08
13.88
2-Jun-08
14.88
1-May08
17.19
30-Apr08
15.34
1-Apr-08
15.34
3-Mar-08
16.54
1-Feb-08
16.99
2-Jan-08
17.87
3-Dec-07
19.35
1-Nov-07
22.11
1-Oct-07
25.22
4-Sep-07
24.76
1-Aug-07
26.04
2-Jul-07
25.22
1-Jun-07
24.8
1-May07
27.23
2-Apr-07
29.32
1-Mar-07
29.64
1-Feb-07
29.2
3-Jan-07
33.02
1-Dec-06
33.48
1-Nov-06
33.35
2-Oct-06
35.68
1-Sep-06
32.18
1-Aug-06
29.31
3-Jul-06
32.35
1-Jun-06
35.69
1-May06
33.69
3-Apr-06
35.23
1-Mar-06
35.57
1-Feb-06
34.33
3-Jan-06
29.96
1-Dec-05
28.36
1-Nov-05
28.78
3-Oct-05
26.73
1-Sep-05
23.68
1-Aug-05
23.17
1-Jul-05
24.83
1-Jun-05
24.41
2-May05
25.89
1-Apr-05
23.4
1-Mar-05
24.41
1-Feb-05
24.48
3-Jan-05
25.52
1-Dec-04
29.47
1-Nov-04
26.59
1-Oct-04
24.99
1-Sep-04
21.48
2-Aug-04
20.43
1-Jul-04
22.21
1-Jun-04
20.55
3-May04
19.19
1-Apr-04
18.39
1-Mar-04
17.9
2-Feb-04
17.67
2-Jan-04
17.3
1-Dec-03
15.67
Starbucks is a retail coffee chain that offers coffee beverages to their customers. Starbucks` mission is “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time” (Starbucks, 2012, p. 1). Starbucks is a company that has the highest and grandest quality products and incomparable service. At present, the company expands in ground breaking and interesting ways. Starbucks offers over 30 blends and single‐origin premium coffees to their customers (Starbucks, 2012, p. 2). As of July 1, 2012, the company has 17,651 stores across the globe. Starbucks is known for its reputation for innovative product improvement and creativity. Starbucks strongest competitor is McDonald`s. McDonald`s Corp. has begun shifting its focus to beverages because they realized that they are making more profits from drinks. Last 2012, McDonald`s introduced its new products which include McCafé Cherry Berry Chiller ($2.89 for a 16-ounce cup) and McCafé Frappé Chocolate Chip ($3.99 for a 16-ounce) (Krasny, 2012). Starbucks` Frappuccino costs$5.45 for a 16-ounce cup compared to McDonald`s version. In social charts, Starbucks is also starting to lose its reputation. This is an indication that people are shifting their choice of beverages. McDonald`s Corp. had 4th quarter 2012 revenues of 6.95bn. Starbucks Corp grew revenues 13.67% from 11.70bn to 13.30bn while net income improved 11.09% from 1.25bn to 1.38bn (markets.ft.com, 2013). Another strong competitor is Caribou Coffee with 241 locations in 9 states. It is also the largest coffee chain in Canada. Starbucks stores are all company-owned. Nonetheless, at times, Starbucks enters into licensing arrangements with companies who offer the right to make use of particular areas that would otherwise not be easy to get to such as grocery chains, airports, and colleges/universities. Starbucks is constantly pushing for its store employees to offer customer with outstanding customer service. For instance, part of the operation is stressing Starbucks enthusiasm to remake a drink for a client if it is not acceptable. This will make sure that Starbucks is constantly putting the best invention forward. While coffee continues to be the primary product and center of attention of Starbucks, the launching of several new products has extended the Starbucks product collection. For instance, the acquirement of Tazo Tea has permitted Starbucks to offer new products such as tea-only stores (Blessing). Products of Starbucks include the following: Starbucks refreshers beverage, iced coffee, bottled drinks, brewed coffee, chocolate beverages, espresso beverages, Frappuccino blended beverages, kids` drinks, smoothies, and teas. Starbucks also has baked products, Starbucks petites, bistro boxes, hot breakfast, sandwiches, Panini and salads, ice cream, yogurt, and fruits. Starbucks has earnings per share of 0.01. Its average volume sold is 4,221,880. At present, the company`s stock is sold at $79.50 USD. Starbucks market cap is $59.91 billion USD. The company`s dividend and yield is 1.04 or 1.30%. The estimated earnings per share for next year will be 2.65. Thus, it will be a wise move to outperform Starbucks Stocks.
IV. Toyota
1-Oct-13
127.32
3-Sep-13
128.03
1-Aug-13
120.79
1-Jul-13
121.9
3-Jun-13
120.66
1-May13
117.55
1-Apr-13
116.3
1-Mar-13
102.64
1-Feb-13
102.6
2-Jan-13
95.37
3-Dec-12
93.25
1-Nov-12
86.08
1-Oct-12
77.47
4-Sep-12
78.51
1-Aug-12
79.62
2-Jul-12
76.51
1-Jun-12
80.48
1-May12
76.89
2-Apr-12
81.78
1-Mar-12
86.82
1-Feb-12
82.71
3-Jan-12
73.48
1-Dec-11
66.13
1-Nov-11
65.91
3-Oct-11
66.71
1-Sep-11
68.26
1-Aug-11
71.84
1-Jul-11
81.92
1-Jun-11
82.42
2-May11
83.29
1-Apr-11
79.68
1-Mar-11
80.25
1-Feb-11
93.3
3-Jan-11
82.18
1-Dec-10
78.63
1-Nov-10
77.69
1-Oct-10
70.82
1-Sep-10
71.58
2-Aug-10
67.84
1-Jul-10
70.23
1-Jun-10
68.57
3-May10
72.34
1-Apr-10
77.09
1-Mar-10
80.42
1-Feb-10
74.83
4-Jan-10
77
1-Dec-09
84.16
2-Nov-09
78.54
1-Oct-09
78.89
1-Sep-09
78.57
3-Aug-09
84.72
1-Jul-09
83.71
1-Jun-09
75.11
1-May09
79.7
1-Apr-09
78.72
2-Mar-09
62.95
2-Feb-09
62.79
2-Jan-09
63.16
1-Dec-08
65.08
3-Nov-08
62.75
1-Oct-08
75.67
2-Sep-08
85.32
1-Aug-08
89.09
1-Jul-08
85.57
2-Jun-08
93.48
1-May08
101.48
30-Apr08
100.93
1-Apr-08
100.93
3-Mar-08
100.33
1-Feb-08
106.48
2-Jan-08
106.26
3-Dec-07
104.15
1-Nov-07
110.31
1-Oct-07
112.26
4-Sep-07
114.63
1-Aug-07
112.3
2-Jul-07
117.1
1-Jun-07
122.2
1-May07
117.23
2-Apr-07
117.87
1-Mar-07
124.41
1-Feb-07
128.58
3-Jan-07
126.83
1-Dec-06
129.26
1-Nov-06
115.54
2-Oct-06
113.56
1-Sep-06
104.81
1-Aug-06
104.27
3-Jul-06
101.26
1-Jun-06
100.66
1-May06
103.34
3-Apr-06
112.73
1-Mar-06
104.81
1-Feb-06
102.85
3-Jan-06
99.81
1-Dec-05
100.69
1-Nov-05
93.11
3-Oct-05
89.32
1-Sep-05
88.9
1-Aug-05
78.26
1-Jul-05
72.42
1-Jun-05
68.24
2-May05
68.45
1-Apr-05
69.41
1-Mar-05
71
1-Feb-05
73.77
3-Jan-05
74.16
1-Dec-04
77.65
1-Nov-04
70.86
1-Oct-04
73.59
1-Sep-04
72.44
2-Aug-04
74.65
1-Jul-04
75.42
1-Jun-04
76.94
3-May04
68.21
1-Apr-04
69.02
1-Mar-04
70.23
2-Feb-04
64.83
2-Jan-04
62.27
1-Dec-03
64.47
Toyota is a Japanese international automaker established in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Toyota is the eleventh biggest company all throughout the globe in terms of revenue. It is one of the biggest companies to introduce hybrid electric vehicles and the leading company to mass-produce and vend such vehicles, particularly with the launching of the Toyota Prius in the year 1997. The company ultimately started offering this selection on the key smaller cars including Camry Lexus divisions, generating some hybrid extravagant vehicles. It branded such technology as “Hybrid Synergy Drive” and in Lexus varieties as “Lexus Hybrid Drive.” In July 2012 the company stated that it had made its 200 millionth vehicle. The company was built by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a derivative from his father`s business Toyota Industries to generate automobiles. Three years prior to that, in 1934, while still a section of Toyota Industries, it made its first product known as the Type A engine. In 1936, its first passenger car referred to as the Toyota AA was also created. Toyota Motor Corporation group corporations are Toyota (such as the Scion brand), Daihatsu, Lexus and Hino Motors, together with several “non-automotive” businesses. TMC is a segment of the Toyota Group, one of the biggest corporations in the world. Toyota expanded on October 31, 1957. It developed its headquarters in Hollywood, California. The company`s operation in Hollywood started in 1958 and it reached a total of 288 vehicles. 287 of which were Crown Sedans and one was Land Cruiser. With the present economic commotion, sales of car in the United States and throughout the world have been very slow-moving. Toyota has been successful in establishing an overall position in the car industry. As a matter of fact, they implement genuine strategies to uplift the market position of the company. The company also has various dealers all over the world. These dealers are responsible in bringing the products closer to the people. Toyota products are distributed in over 50 states in the U.S. Apart from that, the company also operates in other countries all over the world. Toyota Company has over 1200 dealers. Toyota Company also makes use of two private distributors in the United States, which were recognized in 1968. Southeast Toyota Distributors was established by Jim Moran, and Gulf States Toyota Distributors was established by Tom Friedkin. Both have exclusive privileges to market vehicles as well as automobile parts in their respective states. Toyota has earnings per share of 11.34. Its average volume sold is 356,891. At present, the company`s stock is sold at $123.11 USD. Toyota market cap is $195.07 billion USD. The company`s dividend and yield is 2.53 or 2.0%. The estimated earnings per share for next year will be 11.36. Thus, it will be a wise move to hold Toyota`s stocks.
V. Wal-Mart
1-Oct-13
73.59
3-Sep-13
73.96
1-Aug-13
72.98
1-Jul-13
77.47
3-Jun-13
74.04
1-May13
74.39
1-Apr-13
76.79
1-Mar-13
73.93
1-Feb-13
69.49
2-Jan-13
68.67
3-Dec-12
66.98
1-Nov-12
70.31
1-Oct-12
73.24
4-Sep-12
72.05
1-Aug-12
70.88
2-Jul-12
72.27
1-Jun-12
67.7
1-May12
63.91
2-Apr-12
56.82
1-Mar-12
59.03
1-Feb-12
56.6
3-Jan-12
58.79
1-Dec-11
57.25
1-Nov-11
56.08
3-Oct-11
54
1-Sep-11
49.42
1-Aug-11
50.64
1-Jul-11
49.83
1-Jun-11
50.23
2-May11
52.2
1-Apr-11
51.63
1-Mar-11
48.88
1-Feb-11
48.47
3-Jan-11
52.29
1-Dec-10
50.29
1-Nov-10
50.16
1-Oct-10
50.24
1-Sep-10
49.64
2-Aug-10
46.5
1-Jul-10
47.2
1-Jun-10
44.32
3-May10
46.62
1-Apr-10
49.17
1-Mar-10
50.97
1-Feb-10
49.29
4-Jan-10
48.71
1-Dec-09
48.72
2-Nov-09
49.48
1-Oct-09
45.06
1-Sep-09
44.52
3-Aug-09
46.14
1-Jul-09
44.99
1-Jun-09
43.7
1-May09
44.87
1-Apr-09
45.22
2-Mar-09
46.74
2-Feb-09
43.93
2-Jan-09
42.04
1-Dec-08
50.02
3-Nov-08
49.64
1-Oct-08
49.58
2-Sep-08
53.2
1-Aug-08
52.47
1-Jul-08
51.86
2-Jun-08
49.72
1-May08
51.09
30-Apr08
51.08
1-Apr-08
51.08
3-Mar-08
46.41
1-Feb-08
43.48
2-Jan-08
44.49
3-Dec-07
41.68
1-Nov-07
41.81
1-Oct-07
39.47
4-Sep-07
38.1
1-Aug-07
38.09
2-Jul-07
39.91
1-Jun-07
41.79
1-May07
41.34
2-Apr-07
41.43
1-Mar-07
40.59
1-Feb-07
41.57
3-Jan-07
41.03
1-Dec-06
39.73
1-Nov-06
39.52
2-Oct-06
42.25
1-Sep-06
42.28
1-Aug-06
38.34
3-Jul-06
38
1-Jun-06
41.14
1-May06
41.38
3-Apr-06
38.32
1-Mar-06
40.2
1-Feb-06
38.46
3-Jan-06
39.1
1-Dec-05
39.68
1-Nov-05
41.05
3-Oct-05
39.99
1-Sep-05
37.04
1-Aug-05
38.01
1-Jul-05
41.59
1-Jun-05
40.62
2-May05
39.8
1-Apr-05
39.6
1-Mar-05
42.09
1-Feb-05
43.22
3-Jan-05
43.89
1-Dec-04
44.24
1-Nov-04
43.49
1-Oct-04
45.05
1-Sep-04
44.45
2-Aug-04
44
1-Jul-04
44.18
1-Jun-04
43.76
3-May04
46.45
1-Apr-04
47.4
1-Mar-04
49.63
2-Feb-04
49.42
2-Jan-04
44.68
1-Dec-03
44.01
Wal-Mart is the head, the executive, the manager, and the biggest family-owned business that handles chains of other brands and businesses. It is the director, the planner, and the master of all strategies to gain competitive advantage while at the same time earning high profits. It claims to be greatly concerned with the American consumers. Wal-Mart is a retail giant. It has chains of products and services from almost all businesses – big and small. Companies aspire to be part of Wal-Mart for the reason that it covers the largest number of consumers. Wal-Mart does what it believes would be beneficial for the American consumers while at the same time advantageous for the business. It is a tough business with rigid policies and it also expects the rest of the vendors to adhere to what Wal-Mart desires or they will be completely expelled from doing business with the retail giant. It threatens businesses that do not submit to their will by telling them that if they do not comply with what Wal-Mart proposes, the company will seek out other businesses that offer the same services but are willing to bend in to what Wal-Mart wishes. Wal-Mart applies Darwinian Theory`s “Survival of the Fittest”. It takes advantage of its position in the market as well as its marketability to consumers. It squeezes out every strategy to get the cheapest value for the product they like to retail in their market. If business owners resist its negotiated price value, it tries to find other businesses that offer the same products. Wal-Mart applies selective distribution. It caters only businesses that can provide the cheapest price for their products. This simply implies that if consumers want to buy affordable products, Wal-Mart`s retail stores have it all. Wal-Mart has earnings per share of 5.20. Its average volume sold is 6,214,320. At present, the company`s stock is sold at $80.22 USD. Wal-Mart market cap is $261.28 billion USD. The company`s dividend and yield is 1.88 or 2.30%. The estimated earnings per share for next year will be 5.17. Thus, it will be a wise move to buy Wal-Mart`s stocks.
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