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13 Reasons Why (Wal-Mart is a Buy)

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Reason #1: The Company Had A Stumble

There comes a point in time when every great company loses momentum, sales stagnate, and the share price tumbles. It has happened to all the great ones - to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the 1990s, to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the mid-2000s, and to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for the entire first decade of the 21st century.

These titans all had their moment of glory before stumbling. But all three bounced back to become amazing new growth stories. Apple turned itself around by shifting to mobile products such as iPods, iPads, and iPhones. Amazon.com transformed itself from selling books online into selling just about everything online and developing AWS, a cloud computing hosting platform. Microsoft has converted from a software sales model into a Software-as-a-Service model, and like Amazon, is also a cloud computing host.

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by Steve Auger