Snag Kohl's Before the Upswing

A classic way to big profits is buying companies whose fundamentals keep improving as the shares stay stagnant over relatively long periods. Wal-Mart (WMT) proved that theory, and the idea was still valid earlier this year. The stock went nowhere from August of 2008 through almost mid-year 2012, even as earnings per share jumped from $3.42 in fiscal 2008 to an estimated $4.95 for the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013.

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Wal-Mart shares, at $75.11, are now up more than 33% from this year's low. They trade for a still-moderate 15.2x current-year estimates. In essence, just in the last six months, Wal-Mart has caught up with most of its past four years' earnings growth of 44.7%....255 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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