Shop these stocks this holiday season

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boxing Day all coming up, these companies are well positioned to capitalize on the annual shopping jamboree

Vikram Barhat 20 November, 2019 | 12:45AM

Bags of Holiday Shopping

Bargain hunter are counting down days to one of the biggest shopping bonanzas of the year, Black Friday, a precursor to a flurry of holiday haul that culminates in the Boxing Day blowout. Supported by strong consumer spending figures, holiday sales are projected to ring up more than US$1.1 trillion in sales, according to research firm eMarketer. A Deloitte study shows the average U.S. shopper is expected to spend US$1,496 this holiday season.

It’s reasonable, therefore, to assume that leading retail and travel services are set to witness a sizeable revenue bump driven by solid holiday sales.  Not surprisingly, these businesses are doing everything to get consumers to log in or line up. Offers range from same-day delivery to free shipping and doorbuster deals on some of the hottest devices and destinations on consumers' annual wish list.

These well-funded and industry-leading businesses are well positioned to capitalize on the annual shopping jamboree. Two of them are trading at a discount to our fair value estimates, while one is overpriced – savvy investors could potentially add these companies to their watchlists: 

Walmart Inc

 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Amazon.com Inc1,953.24 USD2.80
Expedia Group Inc54.94 USD-8.48
Walmart Inc114.32 USD4.33

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Vikram Barhat

Vikram Barhat  Vikram Barhat is a Toronto-based financial writer specializing in investing, stock markets, personal finance and other areas of the financial services industry. He also writes for CNBC, BBC, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star.