Investment Analyst

I work as an Investment Analyst at a Global Wall Street Bank and cover consumer, healthcare, and retail sectors. I have completed my Masters in Finance and have also completed CFA.

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E Macy's: Still Not Out Of Woods
We evaluate the investment thesis for Macy's based on takeaways from the recently announced Q1 results and the management's outlook on the business through 2020 and beyond.
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E HH The Gap - Inside The Landmark West Deal
Gap announced a landmark deal with Kanye West's Yeezy brand, sending the stock spiral upwards up to ~40% Friday after the announcement. Is it sustainable?
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E Are We In A Bubble?
The anatomy of the recent stupendous rally of stock market indices in the shortest possible timeframe despite the world battling the largest pandemic and worst economic contraction in over a century.
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E Gap - Classic Value Trap?
Like others, Gap has been one of the worst affected of the COVID pandemic and declined to a third of its value. However, the stock has recovered most of its lost ground jumping 100%+ since. We evaluate the value trap and investment thesis for GPS.
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E Walmart - Overpriced For Growth?
Walmart has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic. We view the company's outlook in the short to medium term and evaluate any risk-reward benefits.
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E Nordstrom - Is There Any Upside Left?
Nordstrom had grown a meager 2% in the last 1 month compared to other retailers growing to the tune of 20-40% outperforming all the benchmark indices. We evaluate the investment thesis and initiate coverage on Nordstrom.
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Macy's: Still Not Out Of Woods
12 hours ago

Thanks Isaac. According to the management, digital business has shown encouraging results by all metrics from sales, traffic, conversion, mobile engagement and new customer acquisition with most of the users being young and more diverse compared to a typical Macy's customer. They are focusing on strategies to retain these new customers and try to convert them into omni-shoppers.

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Macy's: Still Not Out Of Woods
23 hours ago

Thanks for the feedback William. And as mentioned by Macy's CEO Jeff, he does expect the organization to be smaller in the post-pandemic world. But the scale is quite unprecedented. The only hope is things normalize soon before the holiday quarter which would be a litmus test for the company.

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Dillard's - Is The Worst Over Yet?
1 month ago

That was not the context out of it. The pandemic has brought the world on their heels as well as the department stores who has been one of the hardest hit and the pandemic has claimed several casualties in terms of JC Penney and J Crew. I believe a somewhat silver lining every crisis gives is an opportunity to structurally change and just think the ones that will come out of the storm would be much leaner and hopefully more fitter to compete in the space. But that goes without saying that it has wreaked absolute havoc on the people, economy and the department store industry in general.

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Dillard's - Is The Worst Over Yet?
1 month ago

I reckon the department store industry was struggling from competition with online channels like Amazon as well as discount retailers. The pandemic just aggravated the situation to a grinding halt. It would, in a way, be quite helpful for the industry I believe. As the industry would be looking to make several changes, with #Macy's closing several non-profitable stores and so on.

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Deeper Diagnosis Of Department Store's Survival
2 months ago

Also, $M jumped over 20% over my recommended price.

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Deeper Diagnosis Of Department Store's Survival
2 months ago

Hi Adam, Thank you. I have some articles in the pipeline and would keep them posting as and when the time is right. Feel free to follow me on twitter to get regular updates as well ( Pennywiser14)

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Deeper Diagnosis Of Department Store's Survival
2 months ago

Thanks for your appreciation. I have not covered the majority of the stocks except $M. You can check out my post on it over here: talkmarkets.com/.../macys-whats-next-after-the-doom

I reckon a $5 level would be a good entry point in M to enter. As for the rest of the companies, you would need to watch out as I write about that.

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Macy's - Has The Party Started?
11 months ago

I look through consumer and retail stocks primarily.

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Macy's - Has The Party Started?
11 months ago

Please refer to the below link:

talkmarkets.com/.../macys-where-are-we-headed

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JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
MO Altria Group Inc.
TGT Target Corporation
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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