Walmart Will Be the Test Next Week
Walmart's stock has "very quickly" moved to the $150 area from $139, and that could mean that its quarterly release is already priced in.
"I think that Walmart will be the test. The question is did it steal from the quarter and I don't know the answer but I am concerned about that," Jim Cramer said from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday.
Analysts are expecting Walmart to report second-quarter earnings of $1.57 a share on revenue of $136.8 billion, according to FactSet. The revenue figure is a slight decline from the year-earlier level.
Back-to-School Shopping Will Be Big
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"I think that shopping is back, and back big. There's a considerable number of people who are simply not afraid (of the Delta variant)," Cramer said.
Last week, the ADP reported that the U.S. private sector added 330,000 jobs in July versus consensus expectations of 695,000.