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Ken Perkins

Ken Perkins, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar.


With its strong distribution network, penetration into expensive categories, and solid sales trends, investors should expect Wal-Mart to be a competitive force in the e-commerce landscape.

We are decreasing our fair value estimate for Whole Foods as we now expect the grocery-store chain will no longer be able to expand its profit margin over time, writes Morningstar’s Ken Perkins.

With a wide-moat and low uncertainty rating, the retailer offers a decent margin of safety today, says Morningstar's Ken Perkins.

The market price doesn’t fully reflect Wal-Mart’s potential to leverage cost advantages and brand equity while expanding in multiple channels, says Morningstar’s Ken Perkins.