Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) on Top Despite Flat Share Price


The holiday season may turn out better than anticipated for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), as compared to other retailers like J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP). Though Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT)’s share price will remain flat, it will still soar high and help it remain the largest retailer. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), on the other hand, suffered a huge loss of 18 percent this year.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) owes its stability to its experience in the market. The retailer has been around for a long time, while its competitors are comparatively new. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT)’s website is swarmed with customers; it is ranked in the world’s top 25 visited websites, with 33 million users accessing it through Desktop PCs. That’s a large number, considering the fact that PCs are being taken over by smartphones and tablets. It is worth mentioning that no other retailer made it to the top 50 websites; which gives an indication of the popularity of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is extremely valuable to investors. The store shares great association with suppliers; it is the largest corporation in U.S by revenue and it holds a large marketing budget. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is one of a kind retailer that takes business quite seriously and knows all the angles of retail market.

As far as the competitors are concerned, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is way ahead of them. As aforementioned, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is drenched in losses, while another competitor, Sears is going through a rough patch itself, and has borrowed 400 million dollars to compensate losses. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is deep in losses, but it’s strong enough to last a couple of quarters; which means it still holds a chance to turn things around.

Wall Street estimates suggest that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will remain strong in the years to come. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) will barely make it to the next year while Sears might cease to exist.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) though strong, isn’t doing well on the stock market. It’s relying on its past dominance, which isn’t a good sign. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) must work on boosting its profits and revenue to sustain its position in the market. The retail store is strong in its native area, but if it wants to become a bigger player, it ought to avail the prospects waiting in Europe and Asia.

The Chinese market is developing quite strongly; there is a lot of money to be made there. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) should venture into these countries for expansion and to advance its portfolio. It’s time Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) thinks beyond local competitors. The global competition in the retail market is becoming quite intense, and with its widespread fame, it is expected that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT will be welcomed by overseas investors as well as consumers