24.05.2019 23:24:00

Why Investors Are More Bearish About Best Buy, More Bullish About L Brands

Specialty retail companies Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) and L Brands (NYSE: LB) reported on their fiscal first quarters Thursday, and both carried a few surprises for investors. At the electronics chain, profits were solid, but management's guidance was cautious as it looks to the U.S./China trade war and sees the troubles hitting its own bottom line. At L Brands, the Victoria's Secret chain continues to lose its luster, but the sweet smell of Bath & Body Works' rising comps was enough to lift the whole company into profitability.In this MarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and senior analyst Ron Gross consider all sides of the stories for these retailers, put their latest numbers into context, and discuss the investment theses for their stocks. They also respond to a listener's question on value traps, and share some barbecuing tips you could use to upgrade your Memorial Day grilling. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center. A full transcript follows the video.Continue reading
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