Whatever's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 125,000 members on nearly 5,400 stocks, each giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of low-price king Wal-Mart Stores
1. Cheap, cheap, cheap
With consumers' spending habits sliding more toward the frugal category these days, cheap value providers like McDonald's
2. International diversification
Iconic American companies like Wal-Mart, Yahoo!
According to Interbrand Design Forum, as the world's largest discount chain, Wal-Mart possesses the most valuable brand in U.S. retailing, ranking far ahead of Best Buy
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions. That's why CAPS is such a great resource to check and balance your own analysis: You can read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Wal-Mart, click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look. It's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock needs only one reason to stop by the electronics section at Wal-Mart. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Wal-Mart, eBay, and Best Buy are Inside Value selections. Netflix, eBay, and Best Buy are Stock Advisor selections. The Fool owns shares of Best Buy. The Fool's disclosure policy sat over the dunk tank for hours one hot day, thanks to a bunch of weakling kids who couldn't throw straight.