May 09, 2011 09:27 ET

Equity Research on Costco Wholesale Corporation and Big Lots Inc. -- Plentiful Headwinds for Discount, Variety Stores

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Generally speaking, sales have been rising throughout the Discount, Variety Stores sector as the economy improves. Companies like Costco Wholesale Corp. have reported improving volumes and membership throughout the globe. In March, Costco has said that its same store sales for stores open at least a year grew an impressive 13%. This is a good sign for a sector that is heavily dependent on the strength of its consumers. Costco Wholesale Corporation report is accessible for free by registering today at

While discounters generally outperform other retailers when consumers look to pare back their budgets during a downturn, high unemployment and rising fuel prices still have the potential to hurt the sector's results. There is also concern throughout the sector about rising commodity prices and how successfully companies will be able to pass cost on to their consumers to protect their margins. Get instant analyses of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Big Lots Inc. from live, real-time experts standing by at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Costco Wholesale Corporation and Big Lots Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

Competition will likely become increasingly fierce as the current environment persists. Indeed companies can already be seen looking for new ways to entice consumers to their stores. Recent application for liquor licenses could be a sign that Big Lots Inc. is hoping the addition of beer and wine to its grocery aisle will help them gain market share. Big Lots Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

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