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Walmart (WMT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.22 (+0.34%)
(As of 10:33 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.02 million shs
Average Volume
18.67 million shs
Market Capitalization
$526.75 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Walmart MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.87 Rating Score
4.4% Upside
$68.01 Price Target
Short Interest
0.42% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.52mentions of Walmart in the last 14 days
Based on 176 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.59 B Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.41 to $2.61 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.56 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

35th out of 194 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

5th out of 11 stocks

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About Walmart Stock (NYSE:WMT)

Walmart Inc. is the world’s biggest company by revenue and its largest employer with over 2.2 million globally. It is a general merchandise discount retailer founded in 1962 by Sam Walton and remains a very tightly-held family-owned company to this day. At last look, the Walton family and its heirs owned more than 50% of the company through the family-holding company Walton Enterprises and individual holdings. As of October 2022, the company operated nearly 10,600 stores in 24 countries under 46 different banners. For example, Walmart de Mexico is the Mexican branch while Flipkart Wholesale is the company’s operations in India.

Sam Walton began his crusade to undercut retail competitors began in the early 1950s. He opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City store in 1962 and was able to leverage the brand to great success. It became a publicly traded company in 1972 and was the US's most profitable retailer by 1988. The chain went nationwide in the early 1990s and expanded to international markets soon after that. While the company has seen some success outside the US, those remain limited, and the US is the primary market and produces well over 60% of the revenue and earnings.

Today, the company operates through three segments that include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The stores offer groceries, health, beauty, apparel, footwear, household, furniture, automotive, electronics and recreational products among others. In addition, the company offers a wide variety of ancillary services that include automotive repair, tire change, vision/eyeglass services and financial services that include gift cards, prepaid wireless, check cashing and money transfers. Sam’s Club, launched in 1989, is the company’s membership club brand. It is the second-largest membership club in North America and about 12% of Walmart’s total revenue.

Walmart is a Dividend Aristocrat with nearly 50 years of consecutive annual dividend increases to its credit. Based on the 2022 financial metrics, the company is capable of sustaining another several decades of increases at a low single-digit pace. Once a laggard in ESG, Walmart is now a leader in environmental, social, and governance issues. The company’s efforts include increasing the efficiency of its truck and vehicle fleets to include the upgrade to electrification or hydrogen fuel cells. In terms of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles alone, the company had upgraded more than 9,500 of its warehouse and facility service machines to fuel cells as of mid-2022 and was also working to electrify its vehicle fleets.

WMT Stock Price History

WMT Stock News Headlines

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Walmart, Canada Goose rise; Deere, Freeport-McMoRan fall, Thursday, 5/16/2024
Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Walmart, Canada Goose rise; Deere, Freeport-McMoRan fall
This Walmart Rally has Legs: 20% Upside Left To Go
Walmart's NYSE: WMT stock is rallying because of its industry-leading position and persistent growth. The Q1 results have spurred the market to new highs, suggesting the rally still has legs.
This Walmart Rally has Legs: 20% Upside Left To Go
Walmart had a solid quarter, outperforming expectations and guiding the market higher. The market is up 5% and may rise another 20% before topping out.
MarketBeat Week in Review – 5/6 - 5/10 (WMT)
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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
31 Analysts


Net Income
$15.51 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$648.13 billion
Cash Flow
$3.75 per share
Book Value
$10.93 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$524.98 billion

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WMT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walmart stock right now?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 27 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WMT shares.
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What is Walmart's stock price target for 2024?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Walmart's shares. Their WMT share price targets range from $55.00 to $75.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $68.01 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have WMT shares performed in 2024?

Walmart's stock was trading at $52.55 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WMT stock has increased by 24.0% and is now trading at $65.15.
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When is Walmart's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 15th 2024.
View our WMT earnings forecast

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 16th. The retailer reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.08. The retailer had revenue of $161.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $159.57 billion. Walmart had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.57% and a net margin of 2.88%. Walmart's quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share.
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How often does Walmart pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walmart?

Walmart announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 13th will be given a dividend of $0.2075 per share on Monday, January 6th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 13th.
Read our dividend analysis for WMT

Is Walmart a good dividend stock?

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.29%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 52 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 35.52%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WMT will have a dividend payout ratio of 31.80% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WMT.

When did Walmart's stock split?

Walmart's stock split before market open on Monday, February 26th 2024. The 3-1 split was announced on Tuesday, January 30th 2024. The newly created shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes on Monday, February 26th 2024. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 300 shares after the split.

How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, November 15th 2022, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Walmart issued on next quarter's earnings?

Walmart updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 16th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.62-0.65 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.64. The company issued revenue guidance of +3.5-4.5% yr/yr to $167.29-168.58 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $167.62 billion.

What is Doug McMillon's approval rating as Walmart's CEO?

8,426 employees have rated Walmart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon on Doug McMillon has an approval rating of 69% among the company's employees. 57.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Walmart to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Walmart own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walmart investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.11%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.71%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.36%), Raymond James & Associates (0.17%), Swiss National Bank (0.17%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.16%). Insiders that own company stock include Alice L Walton, Alice L Walton, Bernhard E Spiess, Bradley D Owens, C Douglas Mcmillon, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Jim C Walton, Jim C Walton, John D Rainey, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs, Rachel L Brand and S Robson Walton.
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How do I buy shares of Walmart?

Shares of WMT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Walmart have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Walmart: ASDA Group, ASDA Group Limited,, Asda, Aspectiva, Bare Necessities, BigTrade, Bompreço, Bonobos, CareZone, Cifra, Cornershop, Distribucion y Servicio, Eloquii, Flipkart, Flipkart Private Limited, FloCare,, Massmart, Massmart Holdings Ltd, ModCloth, Moosejaw, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Parcel, Polymorph Labs, Reclip.It, Sam's East, Sam's East Inc., Sam's Property Company, Sam's Real Estate Business Trust, Sam's West, Sam's West Inc., Seiyu Group,, Vudu, Wal-Mart Canada, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Wal-Mart Japan, Wal-Mart Japan Holdings K.K., Wal-Mart Property Company, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, Wal-Mart Stores East, Wal-Mart Stores East LP, Wal-Mart Stores Texas, Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC, Wal-Mart de Mexico, Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V., Walmart Chile, Walmart Chile S.A., Wim Yogurt, and Yihaodian.
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This page (NYSE:WMT) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by Staff

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