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A smaller bank has a big chance for acquisition and its deal today could spark more within the industry. What one company is doing to make sure the lights stay on in your home. Good evening, everyone, and welcome. Trouble in Aisle Six. Walmart is in a slump, a big one.
The Bentonville behemoth reported a drop in second quarter profits and missed Wall Street earnings estimates and said growth for the full year will not be as strong as thought.
On the bright side, more shoppers are shopping at Walmart here in the U. But costs are rising faster. Today, investors sent shares of the Dow component down more than 3 percent to a week low, thinking Walmart, the worst performer on the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the day.
Courtney Reagan has more on the company many consider to be a barometer of the consumer economy. There are multiple headwinds that cut into the quarter, many of which Walmart expects to continue, including the strong dollar hurting international earnings, increased employee hours at now higher wages, lower reimbursements from prescription drugs and higher shrink.
Walmart explains that shrink includes both theft and damaged goods, which could include perishable grocery items or other damaged merchandise.
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The retailer is working to rectify it but says it may take 18 months. So, really it runs through the organization. Offers faster checkout and improve inventory in stock levels. Plus, it says customers are responding to programs connecting its online and store operations, like order online and pick up in store.
They are doing things to make sure they win with the consumer and ultimately they will manage their way to better earnings.
Still, returns on capital the way they calculate it was still 16 percent, very healthy by any which way you want to measure it.
But asking for patience is a big request for Walmart right now. Shares are down 20 percent year to date. The retail index is up 20 percent in that same time period. That Dow component reported better than expected revenue and earnings met expectations, and it said profits for the full year will be stronger than previously thought, making it the second time this year the retailer has raised its profit outlook.
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