The aim of this report is to analyze stock prices of the companies Wal-Mart and Costco Wholesale Corporation. The report is divided into 3 parts. In the first part I will justify the choice of model for forecasting, in the second part I will forecast the stock prices for 6 months and in the last section I will advise in which stock to invest.
2.1 About the companies
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) operates warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no frills, self-service warehouse facilities. Wal-Mart operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. Both companies offer a wide range of products including: food products, tobacco products, jewelry, perfume, clothes, electronics, sportswear etc. Both companies are multinational companies and operate in all continents of the world.
|Key statistics of the companies |
| |WMT |COST |
|Market Cap: |211.04B |25.71B |
|Employees: |2,100,000 |79,000 |
|Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy): |0.80% |-3.10% |
|Revenue (ttm): |404.54B |71.42B |
|Gross Margin (ttm): |25.00% |12.72% |
|EBITDA (ttm): |30.36B...