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I was reading the Wal-Mart research report and came across a few terms that I don't understand. Can anyone give me the HELP or is their a glossary that I can go to to get the explanations for the following terms?

Inventory Turnover Ratio - what it is and how is it figured?

Return on Total Capital - what it is and an example of how it is figured.

Comps - as used in this sentence. "...where comps have gone from the double negative digits to positive single digits over the last year."

Shrinkage - not the cold weather syndrome for males, but as referred to with regard to Wal-Mart.

One more question. With Wal-Mart not considered a "growth" company since it is basically most of the market with regard to retailing, is there any way to use a calculation such as the PEG to evaluate these large companies numerically? It looks to be a very solid company.

ryknow
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