Chris Graja covers the Consumer sector for Argus. Mr. Graja was the #1 Stock Picker in the Household Durables sector, winning the 2019 StarMine U.S. Analyst award from Refinitiv. He was the #1 Stock Picker in Food and Staples Retailing, winning back-to-back U.S. Analyst Awards in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Graja received a prestigious Volunteer of the Year award from the New York Society of Security Analysts in 2000. Prior to Argus, he spent 16 years at Bloomberg Financial Markets. Mr. Graja was the Director of Training and a Senior Researcher for Bloomberg's research division before joining the new Bloomberg magazine as Technical Studies Editor in 1993. He rose to Executive Markets Editor of the publishing group. Mr. Graja co-authored the book Investing in Small-Cap Stocks. He earned a MBA from Rutgers University and is a CFA charterholder.
Lowe’s (LOW) is the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, with sales of $96 billion in FY22; the company operated 1,971 stores in the U.S. and Canada at the end of FY22, notes Christopher Graja, an analyst with Argus Research.
The performance of Williams-Sonoma (WSM) during the COVID-19 crisis increases our confidence in management’s ability to drive sales with innovative products, improve operating efficiency, and generate cash, notes Chris Graja, an analyst with Argus Research.
Lowe’s (LOW) is the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, with sales of $90 billion in FY21, notes Christopher Graja, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street Research firm.
Coca-Cola (KO), based in Atlanta, is a leading producer of soda, juices and juice drinks, and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Sales in 2019 were $37 billion, notes Chris Graja, CFA, of Argus Research.
Investing in Small-Cap Stocks
Christopher Graja and Elizabeth Ungar have co-authored this audio guide to help you get started. You'll find recommendations on: picking the winners, how to find them before Wall Street does; looking for catalysts, how the best value investors find cheap stocks that are poised for gain; portfolio construction, how to incorporate small caps to boost returns while reducing risk; safety valves, how to manage the volatility of small companies; and maintenance, when to hold and w