Is This Wal-Mart Sell-Off a Buying Opportunity?

The following video is from Thursday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Charly Travers and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Shares of Wal-Mart fell on Thursday after the retailer reported a decline in same-store sales. Wal-Mart also lowered guidance for the current quarter. Shares of Wal-Mart have beaten the market over the last one, two, and five years. In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss this story, as well as four of the biggest movers on today's market, and two stocks they'll be watching closely this week.

The retail space is in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift since mail order took off at the turn of last century. Only those most forward-looking and capable companies will survive, and they'll handsomely reward those investors who understand the landscape. You can read about the 3 Companies Ready to Rule Retail in The Motley Fool's special report. Uncovering these top picks is free today; just click here to read more.


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Charly Travers owns shares of Microsoft. Chris Hill owns shares of Cisco Systems. Fool contributor Matthew Argersinger owns shares of Microsoft and Biglari Holdings. Matthew Argersinger has the following options: Short Oct 2013 $30 Calls on Microsoft and Short Oct 2013 $27 Puts on Microsoft. The Motley Fool recommends Cisco Systems and Tesla Motors . The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft and Tesla Motors . 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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