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HBI has name-brand recognition and a nice dividend. Is it worth its stock price?

With tens of thousands of publicly listed stocks available in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of stocks that you could consider as a useful investing opportunity at any given time. How can you begin to sort through all of the choices, and all of the noise of market […]

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Apparel
Consumer Discretionary
Discretionary
Value Investing
Value Stocks

VFC is slumping after its latest earnings report. What does that mean for its value proposition?

Uncertainty in the financial markets, and in the economy is usually considered a bad thing, because it makes things more difficult and stressful for everybody. Fear about inflation and whether the Fed will move to aggressively raise interest rates or take a more moderated approach, along with geopolitical tensions from potential conflict between Russia and […]

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Apparel
Consumer Discretionary
Discretionary
Value Investing
Value Stocks

GIL is nearing its 52-week high. How much upside is left?

One of the primary and most basic differences between growth and value investing lies in the way that the extreme ends of price swings are interpreted and used. For a growth-focused investor, seeing a stock at or near historical highs is a great thing, pointing to good signs of continued growth, since stocks tend to […]

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Apparel
Consumer Discretionary
Discretionary
Value Investing
Value Stocks

LEVI is trying to reverse its downward trend – is it a good bargain?

One of the persistent themes of the past year or so has come as investors and economists have tried to look past the difficult conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and forecast the best places to look for new investing opportunities is the “reopening trade.” The term refers to the industries and stocks that may […]

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Automotive
Automotive Retail
Consumer Retail
Discretionary
Value Stocks

HOG is down -33% from its 2021 high. Does its value proposition hold up?

For most of the past two years, among the conversations I think we’ve all become accustomed to are the kinds of activities we’d like to take up again “after the pandemic is over.” We’ve been deprived from enjoying a variety of “normal” activities to one extent or another; from large social gatherings to delaying extended […]

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Cash
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
Consumer Spending
COVID-19
Defensive Stocks
Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Drug Stores
Fibonacci Retracement
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Health
Healthcare
Retailers
Specialty Retailers
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

WBA is up 24.5% in the last six weeks. Is it time to buy, or wait for a pullback?

When you look at the past two years of market activity and commentary, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see that stocks in the Health Care sector have drawn a lot of attention from investors and analysts. That includes stocks in the Pharmacy/Drugstore industry; these are names, like Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and CVS Corporation […]

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Apparel
Cash
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
Discount Retail
Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Retailers
Specialty Retail Stores
Specialty Retailers
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Vacant Retail Stores
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

TJX is retracing its upward trend – is it a good buying opportunity?

If you listen to a lot of “talking head” market analysts on TV, when a popular, well-known stock starts to drop in price, you’ll almost always start hearing about what a great deal the stock is at that price, and how you should “buy the dip” to take advantage of the next swing upward. For […]

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Beverages
Cash
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
Consumer Spending
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Coronavirus
COVID-19
Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Grocery
Outdoor Recreation
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

TAP might be ready to reverse its downward trend – what about its value?

Moving into a new year includes things like New Year’s resolutions, plans for vacations or weekend getaways, and if you live in a cold-weather area of the U.S. as I do, a little bit of longing for warmer climes where you can sit in the sun with family and friends, put some meat on the […]

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Apparel
Athletic Apparel
Cash
Consumer Discretionary
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Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Fitness
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

GIL is consolidating near its 52-week high. Is it too late to buy the stock?

One of the sources of a lot of conversation among talking heads and market analysts in general lies around the “reopening” concept. This theme has been pretty constant for most of the year, even as COVID variants – omicron is just the latest – have extended the health crisis well into 2022, with some experts […]

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Apparel
Athletic Apparel
Cash
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COVID-19
Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Footwear
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Home Comfort
Home Goods
Value Stocks

KSS is down -20% from its pre-Thanksgiving high, and that looks like a good thing

One of the fairly consistent themes of 2021 has been the impact of the global pandemic on different pockets of the economy. While everybody is anxious to look past the days of social isolation, quarantine and shelter-in-place requirements at the early stages of the crisis, and talk about seeing life get “back to normal,” the […]

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Consumer Confidence
Consumer Discretionary
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Department Stores
Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Retailers
Santa Claus Rally
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Value Traps
Volatility

TGT is down -18% in the last month. Where is its value price?

For investors, the holiday season generally marks a time when consumer activity should be healthy and demand for consumer goods will be high. That’s a big reason that the latter part of the year, as the colder months set in across the country that retail stocks often start to see healthy increases in prices. That […]

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Cash
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
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Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
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Grocery
Holiday Shopping
Home Accessories
Home Comfort
Home Décor
Home Furnishings
Home Goods
Housewares
Online Marketplace
Online Retailer
Retailers
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Walmart

WMT is a little over -8% below its yearly high – where is its value price?

No matter what current market conditions may be at any given time, one of the primary questions any long-term focused investor – whether you prefer a growth or value approach – should be whether the strength of the underlying business is strong enough to justify a stock’s current price. For growth-focused investors, the question is […]

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Auto Industry
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Consumer Discretionary
Discretionary
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Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
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Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

MGA is down nearly -26% from its yearly high – is it a good bargain yet?

One of the biggest themes that just about all of us have been paying attention to in one way or another throughout the year is the reopening of social activities and events from 2020, COVID-driven shutdowns and restrictions. While the pandemic is far from over, previously hampered industries like restaurants, hotels, travel and resorts have […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Coronavirus
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Dividend Yields
Dividends
Economy
Electronics
Fibonacci Retracement
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Inflation
Internet
Retailers
Rising Interest Rates
Risk
Specialty Retail Stores
Specialty Retailers
Technical Analysis
Technology
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

BBY is down almost -25% in the last month. Should you stay away or think about buying?

If you’re like me, you’re probably more than a little bit tired of hearing all of the talk about coronavirus and its impact on daily life. That’s a big reason, I think that the market rebounded so quickly from pandemic-driven, bear market lows that took about a month to be seen from the market’s high […]

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