Wal-Mart Presents Long-Term Opportunity and 4 Stock Analyses to Know Now

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV): Barclays said a potential DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) and DISH (NASDAQ:DISH) collaboration would have compelling synergies, but regulatory headwinds would be formidible to overcome. The firm continues to recommend DirecTV due to their strong united States service offering and cost discipline. Shares are Overweight rated with a $60 price target.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Given their stable earnings and cash flow, Baird believes that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s weakness presents a good longer term buying opportunity. They made note of their margin expansion during the last quarter and November sales are better than expected. Shares are Outperform rated with an $80 price target.

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Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SBH): Baird viewed Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. as a good defensive holding with long term progress supported by consistent growth drivers including an improving market segment, ability to beat comps, and international growth potential. Shares are Outperform rated with a price target of $31 .

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR): Morgan Stanley said that Dollar Tree, Inc.’s visibility remains unclear and because comps continue to decline, there is remaining risk, which more than likely means that there will be further downward movement of their shares. The firm rates Dollar Tree as Underweight.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME): Baird believes GameStop Corp. is in a good place for the next generation console cycle beginning in 2013. The firm also noted that their dividends and stock buybacks are providing downside protection and positive initial sales trends for the fourth quarter. Shares are Outperform rated.

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