2 Retail Stocks Struggling to Survive

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The following video is from Tuesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Jeff Fischer dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Best Buy and hhgregg are bricks-and-mortar electronics retailers that are struggling for survival. Both reported earnings with very different results. Best Buy showed encouraging signs of growth in online sales while reducing costs. Meanwhile, hhgregg's fourth-quarter profits fell 82%. In this installment of Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Jeff Fischer discuss the electronics retail industry and why investors should steer clear of both stocks.

The brick-and-mortar vs. e-commerce battle wages on, with Best Buy caught in the middle. After what might have been its most tumultuous year in history, there are now even more unanswered questions about the future for the big-box electronics retailer. How will new leadership perform? Will a smaller store format work out for both the company and its brave investors? Should you be one such brave investor? To help answer all these questions, The Motley Fool has released a premium research report detailing the opportunities -- and the risks -- in store for Best Buy. Simply click here now to claim your comprehensive report today.


The relevant video segment can be found between 0:15 and 2:58.

The article 2 Retail Stocks Struggling to Survive originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill and Jason Moser own shares of Amazon.com. Jeff Fischer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends hhgregg. It recommends and owns shares of Amazon.com. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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