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, Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Charly Travers discuss the future of Wal-Mart.

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.


The relevant video segment can be found between 0:15 and 2:02.

The article Wal-Mart's Latest Sale? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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