Predicting a Strong Fourth Quarter for this Dow Heavyweight

Research firm ShopperTrak released a report Wednesday predicting that U.S. retail sales will rise 3.3% this holiday season. This may mean a powerhouse fourth quarter for retailers from (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) and Target (NYSE: TGT  ) to Dow components, including Home Depot (NYSE: HD  ) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT  ) , the world’s largest retailer.

Walmart, in particular, is positioning itself for strong holiday sales results. Watch the video below to learn more about Walmart’s recently announced sales initiatives. While some investors fear a pullback in Walmart shares given the incredible run the company has had over the last few months, there may be no cause for worry. 

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