Walmart’s online expansion is further ahead

The shift to online shopping has spurred traditional “brick-and-mortar” retailers to aggressively expand their own e-commerce websites. They—including the three we analyze below—feel letting customers place online orders and pick up their purchases in store gives them an edge over pure Internet sellers like Amazon.com.
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U.S. expansion pays off for TD Bank

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK $78 (Toronto symbol TD; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.83 billion; Market cap: $142.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.td.com) is Canada’s second-largest bank after Royal Bank, with total assets of $1.32 trillion.
TD gets 55% of its earnings from its Canadian… Read More

TD profits from both sides of the border

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK $79 (Toronto symbol TD; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.8 billion; Market cap: $142.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 3.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.td.com) gets 58% of its earnings from its Canadian retail business, which operates 1,108 branches. In… Read More