After Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT ) fifth-straight quarter of falling comparable-store sales, CEO Douglas McMillon blamed the weather for affecting operating costs. Should investors give the stock the cold shoulder?
Today on Investor Beat, Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer run through Wal-Mart's struggles with stagnation. Matt sees some positives in Wal-Mart's quarterly report in rising comps in the small-format Neighborhood Market stores and e-commerce. Matt sees Wal-Mart's future in the synthesis of e-commerce and the brick-and-mortar locations. Since the report suggests growth in these two areas, Matt sees this as Wal-Mart's silver lining in an otherwise ugly quarter.
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