The Only Question That Needs Answering

Radio Shack (NYSE: RSH  ) shares are up 8% over the past week following an upgrade by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. However, the company is currently priced as though it may not exist a few years down the road -- So what's going on, and which will it be for the old consumer electronics stand-by? This is the only question that investors really need to answer, and in the video above Fool.com analysts Blake Bos and Isaac Pino explore most likely outcomes, taking into account factors such as Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT  ) new same-day delivery service and Best Buy's (NYSE: BBY  ) huge store footprint.

Of course, Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) represents a major threat to brick-and-mortar retail that can't be ignored either. A formidable contender in any space, the online giant seems set on disrupting the entire retail sector, but at its sky-high valuation investors are worried that Amazon's share price will get knocked down instead of competitors'. In The Motley Fool's premium research report on Amazon, we run through everything investors need to know about the company, including what's driving growth and how to know when to buy versus sell. You'll also be covered with a full year of updates as key new hits, so don't miss out -- click here now to get started.

Blake Bos has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Isaac Pino has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Best Buy, and RadioShack and is short RadioShack. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On October 13, 2012, at 7:56 PM, BenFE08 wrote:

    That turnaround expert is going to have to be someone who has SUCCESSFUL,PROVEN RETAIL skillsets, NOT some idiot MBA/CPA hedgefund financial manager. That kind of "person" put this once profitable company straight into the toilet. The BOD is going to have to have the guts and brains to FINALLY get someone in charge who actually knows what they're doing, not just how to do slash and burn tactics.

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