For someone who started out on the bottom rungs of retail, you would think we'd be better respected as employees. You know, more consistency in schedules, hours, availability...and a whole bunch of other quality of life issues.
I reviewed the last decade and the truth is there literally is no growth.
One can make many things look good on paper but the reason analysts are paid so much is to look between the lines.
Here's an example. Every year Target blows the doors off when they have the one day gift card sale. That's in "the black". Shown as profit. At some point people redeem those GCs, again "profit" BUT it's "ghost profit" as they are actually just neutralizing the inflated P of the GC day.
GC purchases on the big sale day encourage investors (stock) to invest, unknowingly, in "reverse futures". If the GCs are redeemed there's a loss OR equalization.