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The phrase “too big to fail” could be aptly applied to the brick-and-mortar retail climate of today.
As various merchants wade through supply chain snags, climbing costs, and a resurgence of Covid-19, Walmart on Tuesday reported another quarter of rising U.S. sales, surpassing Wall Street expectations.
It is officially back-to-school season, and groceries are pretty much always in season. It’s those two categories in particular that lifted Walmart’s sales for the quarter wrapping up at the end of July:
The chain’s food sales grew $2.4 billion versus a year ago, as Walmart’s low prices and reliable inventory of meats and produce drew shoppers in.And comparable sales (those from U.S. stores and digital channels operating for at least a year), rose 5.2% in the quarter compared with the same period last year.
The solid figures put Walmart’s revenue $4 billion above analyst expectations, with CFO Brett Biggs reporting that the Delta variant hasn’t had “any meaningful impact” on the national business, as customers continue to pack stores this summer after “coming out of hibernation.”
Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2022: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)
Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. It operates through Brazil, North America, Latin America, Special Steel, and Iron Ore segments. The company provides semi-finished products, which include billets that are bars from square sections of long steel that serve as inputs for the production of wire rod, rebars, and merchant bars; blooms for use in the manufacture of springs, forged parts, heavy structural shapes and seamless tubes; and slabs, which are used in the steel industry for the rolling of various flat rolled products, as well as to produce hot and cold rolled coils, heavy slabs, and profiles. It also offers long rolled products comprising rebars, merchant bars, and profiles, which are primarily used in the construction and manufacturing industries; and drawn products, such as barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire mesh, nails, and clamps for manufacturing, construction, and agricultural industries. In addition, the company offers special and stainless steel products used in tools and machinery, chains, fasteners, railroad spikes, and special coil steel, as well as special sections comprising grader blades, smelter bars, light rails, super light I-beams, elevator guide rails, and other products. Further, it provides flat products, including hot-and cold-rolled steel coils, heavy plates, and profiles; and resells flat steel products. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Gerdau S.A. is a subsidiary of Metal煤rgica Gerdau S.A.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) by 9.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $130,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.
- [By Shane Hupp]
AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2022: Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)(CLDT)
Chatham Lodging Trust, incorporated on October 26, 2009, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) organized to invest primarily in premium-branded upscale extended-stay and select-service hotels. All of the Company’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through, Chatham Lodging, L.P (Operating Partnership). The Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries lease the Company’s hotels. The Company owns approximately 40 hotels with over 5,680 (unaudited) rooms located in 15 states in the United States and the District of Columbia.
The Company’s hotels include upscale extended-stay hotels that operate under the Residence Inn by Marriott brand (over 10 hotels) and Homewood Suites by Hilton brand (approximately nine hotels), as well as premium-branded select-service hotels that operate under the Courtyard by Marriott brand (over four hotels), the Hampton Inn or Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton brand (over three hotels), the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand (approximately two hotels), the Hilton Garden Inn by Hilton brand (over two hotels) and the Hyatt Place brand (approximately two hotels). The service and amenity offerings of a few of these hotels include complimentary breakfast, Internet access, local calls, in-room movie channels, and daily linen and room cleaning service. Its hotels are located in Billerica, Massachusetts; Bloomington, Minnesota; Brentwood, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Farmington, Connecticut; Maitland, Florida; Houston, Texas; Altoona, Pennsylvania; Washington, Pennsylvania; Holtsville, New York; Garden Grove, California; Exeter, New Hampshire; Denver, Colorado; Savannah, Georgia, and Vienna, Virginia, among others.
- [By Shane Hupp]
TheStreet cut shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
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Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc.(NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co.(NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc.(NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).
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Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2022: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC), incorporated on March 22, 2011, is an integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail real estate properties. The Company specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers on the west coast of the United States, anchored by supermarkets and drugstores. The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 70 retail properties totaling over 8.6 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA).
The Company focuses on leasing to retailers that provide necessity-based, non-discretionary goods and services, catering to the basic and daily needs of the surrounding community. The Company’s properties include Paramount Plaza, Santa Ana Downtown Plaza, Claremont Promenade, Sycamore Creek, Desert Springs Marketplace, Glendora Shopping Center, Cypress Center West, Harbor Place Center, Diamond Hills Plaza, Five Points Plaza, Peninsula Marketplace, Creekside Plaza, Moorpark Town Center, Ontario Plaza, Sunnyside Village Square, Johnson Creek, Four Corner Square and Warner Plaza Shopping Center. Its properties are located in Southern California, Northern California, Portland Metropolitan and Seattle Metropolitan.
- [By Steve Symington, Leo Sun, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]
But Exxon isn’t the only high-yield dividend stock our market has to offer. To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each find a dividend stock that pays even more than Exxon does. Read on to learn why they like Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Seagate (NASDAQ:STX).
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Shares of real estate investment trust Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC) jumped 10% in January, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. That beat the gain of about 8% from theS&P 500 Index, but it was a tad behind the broader REIT sector’s advance of a little under 12%.