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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

Walmart's fourth-quarter earnings went over like a lead balloon with investors Tuesday; the retail giant's shares fell nearly 10% even though the retail giant reported relatively strong comparable-store sales and e-commerce growth. This growth came at the expense of margins, though, explains equity analyst John Brick.