NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- All great companies are something like pigs. They grow and grow until their very size makes adaptation impossible. Wal-Mart (WMT) is now finding that out the hard way. So far this year, the stock has gained 9.4%. Sounds good, until you realize the S&P 500 index is up 18.7%. The smaller PriceSmart (PSMT) is up 23.9%. You can add Wal-Mart's dividend in there to get a total return of roughly 12%, but that's still not great.There are three ways to make life better for shareholders -- raise sales growth, raise earnings or give more of earnings back to shareholders.
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