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Game Over for GameStop

By Faisal Laljee

Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Zune Store will be offering video game downloads to the XBox 360 console thereby removing the middle-man (read GameStop). This is bad news for the video game retailer and comes on the heels of the Walmart announcement last month, that the giant retailer would be testing... »

Tiffany and Gamestop Stand to Benefit from the Rebate Checks

By Faisal Laljee

Summer is around the corner. Rebate checks are in the mail. So what are people going to buy with their checks? Walmart is cashing the checks for free. Sears is offerng a 10% match with a purchase of any gift card — all this to lure enthusiastic shoppers who can’t wait to spend their... »

Crocs Could be the next Deckers

By Faisal Laljee

The Crocs (CROX) quarter was definitely not worth writing home about. There were high expectations from the company, but investors were disappointed and the stock is down $35 in one day. Granted they did not crush expectations, but earnings were still good. Revenues of $256.3 million, vs. $111.3 million a year ago and earnings... »

Home Depot a Haven For Value Seekers.

By Faisal Laljee

Home Depot (HD) has had its share of misfortunes. It started with competition from Lowe’s (LOW) which resulted in market share losses. Then customer service issues pegged back its retail expansion. That was followed by uproar over former CEO Bob Nardelli’s pay package, which was succeeded by the housing market’s woes that caused the... »

Two Hot Stalled Retailers to Buy

By Faisal Laljee

The market has found some legs and although I remain wary about this fed-induced state of happiness, there are two retail stocks that I believe have taken a well-deserved pause after a recent run. Crocs (CROX) and Under Armour (UA) are stocks that jumped 36% and 34% respectively in July. Since then, both stocks... »

Top 3 Retails Stocks to Own Now

By Faisal Laljee

This post was first published on TheStreet.comGameStop (GME) – GameStop is the world’s largest video game retailer, operating more than 4,800 stores worldwide. It acquired its largest competitor Electronic Boutique back in 2005 and since then has had virtually no competition in the space. The reason companies like Best Buy (BBY), Wal-Mart (WMT) and... »

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Dresses for Success

By Faisal Laljee

I mentioned this stock last week as part of my International Stocks Buy List, but I think the stock warrants its own independant analysis. This Ikea of specialty retail is indeed a phenomenon. There are only two stores in the greater Los Angeles area, yet everyone seems to have heard about them. In Pasadena,... »

CVS Caremark Looks Better than its Competition

By Faisal Laljee

Much of the recent news around CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) has involved its recent $26.5 billion acquisition of Caremark, which completed last week. But to me, there are a couple of other things that have looked quite interesting. I didn’t have a single CVS store in my area until about 8 months ago, when... »

DSW – Step into this Growth Retailer

By Faisal Laljee

DSW Inc (DSW) is a retailer that sells brand name dress and athletic shoes for men and women. It operates 215 stores in 32 states with 30 new stores opening every year. It is announcing its Q4 and year-end results this Thursday and I think you should buy this stock ahead of the earnings.... »

H&M is a Great Retail Play from Sweden

By Faisal Laljee

This retailer is the next Ikea of retail. Cheap and pretty is how the clothes can be described. Only problem- you need to be able to trade in the Stockholm stock exchange. »

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