These 4 chains are so beaten down even a modest improvement in holiday sales could give their stocks a substantial lift.
The retailer continues its streak of quarterly losses, and investors flee. There's only one word for what's happening: Liquidation.
From Costco on one end to Dollar Tree on the other, there's no shortage of rivals looking to take the retailing giant's business.
Earnings growth is modest at best as companies have struggled to show rising revenue. The dollar is a big part of the problem. So is economic weakness in Europe and China.
Just because they are fierce competitors doesn't mean these two big-box retailers are the same kind of investments. Should investors own both?
These brands appeal to both consumers and retailers because they tend to be cheaper and have higher gross margins.
The company is one of the few big-box retailers to make money on its international operations -- which gives the company an obvious path for growth in 2013.
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