Wal-Mart Stores Company Profile (NYSE:WMT)

About Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores logoWal-Mart Stores, Inc. is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes its mass merchant concept in the United States operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as digital retail. The Walmart International segment consists of the Company's operations outside of the United States, including various retail Websites. The Walmart International segment includes various formats divided into three categories: retail, wholesale and other. These categories consist of various formats, including supercenters, supermarkets, and warehouse clubs, such as Sam's Clubs, cash and carry, home improvement, specialty electronics, apparel stores, drug stores and convenience stores, as well as digital retail. The Sam's Club segment includes the warehouse membership clubs in the United States, as well as samsclub.com.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Discount, Variety Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Hypermarkets & Super Centers
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WMT
  • CUSIP: 93114210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $72.39
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $68.07
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $70.14
  • 52-Week Range: $3,065,000,000.00 - $62.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.53
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.94
  • P/E Growth: 3.94
  • Market Cap: $221.88B
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,065,000,000
  • Beta: 0.09
  • Net Margins: 2.98%
  • Return on Equity: 17.71%
  • Return on Assets: 7.08%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.52%
  • Current Ratio: 0.86%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.18%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Ratings, 18 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $74.67 (3.15% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/23/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetSell$68.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetNeutral$74.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetUnderperform$66.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$76.00 -> $88.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$83.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold -> Hold$70.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform -> Underperform$66.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
2/21/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/21/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetNeutral$75.00View Rating Details
2/18/2017MKM PartnersSet Price TargetHold$72.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$80.00View Rating Details
2/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingUnderperform$63.00View Rating Details
2/14/2017Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
2/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoveragePositive$80.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
1/24/2017ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/23/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$74.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
1/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/13/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingSell$62.00View Rating Details
12/28/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
12/28/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweight$90.00View Rating Details
12/28/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$86.00View Rating Details
12/28/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
12/20/2016InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$81.00View Rating Details
11/21/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$81.00View Rating Details
11/19/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$80.00View Rating Details
11/18/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetMarket Perform$76.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
11/13/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$82.00View Rating Details
10/4/2016MacquarieSet Price TargetNeutral$61.00View Rating Details
10/3/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
8/19/2016StephensSet Price TargetHold$73.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
5/20/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
5/23/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutral$72.00View Rating Details
11/18/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetStrong-Buy$78.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
11/2/2015HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Neutral$86.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
10/15/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeHold$62.00View Rating Details
8/22/2015Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingUnderperform$66.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
8/19/2015William BlairReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/18/2015Gilford SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/21/2017Q4 2017$1.29$1.30$130.22 billion$129.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q317$0.96$0.98$118.69 billion$118.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2016Q217$1.02$1.07$119.33 billion$120.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2016Q117$0.88$0.98$112.68 billion$115.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q416$1.46$1.49$130.65 billion$131.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2015Q316$0.98$1.03$117.79 billion$117.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/18/2015Q216$1.12$1.08$119.77 billion$120.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2015Q116$1.04$1.03$116.30 billion$114.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q415$1.54$1.61$132.29 billion$130.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2014Q315$1.12$1.15$118.37 billion$118.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2014Q215$1.21$1.21$119.00 billion$119.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2014Q115$1.15$1.10$116.29 billion$114.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q414$1.60$1.60$130.44 billion$129.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2013Q314$1.13$1.14$116.75 billion$114.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/15/2013Q2 2014$1.25$1.25$118.57 billion$116.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q4 2013$1.57$1.67$128.82 billion$127.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q313$1.07$1.08$114.95 billion$113.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2012$1.17$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2012$1.04$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$1.46$1.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2011$0.98$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2011$1.08$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2011$0.95$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$1.31$1.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.33 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.54 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.47$1.47$1.47
Q2 20163$0.88$0.90$0.89
Q3 20164$0.97$1.01$0.99
Q4 20164$0.87$0.95$0.92
Q1 20174$1.40$1.42$1.42
Q2 20171$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q3 20172$0.96$0.97$0.97
Q4 20173$1.30$1.35$1.32
Q1 20182$0.96$0.99$0.98
Q2 20182$1.06$1.13$1.10
Q3 20182$0.95$1.02$0.99
Q4 20182$1.32$1.38$1.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:2.76%
Dividend Growth:12.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:43.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.19% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
44.05% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:42 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 51.55%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 29.69%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/23/2017Jim C WaltonMajor ShareholderSell4,375,337$71.79$314,105,443.23View SEC Filing  
1/5/2017Rosalind G BrewerInsiderSell32,350$68.32$2,210,152.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016C Douglas McmillonCEOSell75,063$69.08$5,185,352.04View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Alice L WaltonMajor ShareholderSell2,100,000$71.44$150,024,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Alice L WaltonMajor ShareholderSell3,504,756$71.37$250,134,435.72View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Steven P WhaleyInsiderSell1,100$71.46$78,606.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Alice L WaltonMajor ShareholderSell3,142,846$72.41$227,573,478.86View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Jim C WaltonMajor ShareholderSell3,502,398$73.02$255,745,101.96View SEC Filing  
6/29/2016Rosalind G BrewerEVPSell10,794$71.65$773,390.10View SEC Filing  
6/28/2016Jim C. WaltonMajor ShareholderSell1,450,000$71.39$103,515,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/28/2016S Robson WaltonDirectorSell971,842$71.29$69,282,616.18View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016S Robson WaltonDirectorSell478,158$71.60$34,236,112.80View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016Rollin L. FordEVPSell740$67.65$50,061.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2015Timothy Patrick FlynnDirectorBuy10,000$58.46$584,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Rosalind G BrewerEVPSell7,000$84.96$594,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014David CheesewrightEVPSell12,000$85.22$1,022,640.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Mary Susan ChambersEVPSell23,763$85.46$2,030,785.98View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Steven P WhaleySVPSell1,799$84.60$152,195.40View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Rollin L FordEVPSell605$83.17$50,317.85View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Steven P WhaleySVPSell1,200$76.79$92,148.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Rollin L FordEVPSell1,000$76.55$76,550.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014William SimonEVPSell35,504$76.73$2,724,221.92View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Mary Susan ChambersEVPSell19,555$78.84$1,541,716.20View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Charles HolleyEVPSell15,000$79.34$1,190,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Steven WhaleySVPSell2,000$79.37$158,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013C Douglas McmillonEVPSell16,682$73.47$1,225,626.54View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Steven WhaleySVPSell1,400$74.00$103,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Rollin L FordEVPSell2,000$75.20$150,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013William S SimonEVPSell29,869$74.70$2,231,214.30View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Michael T DukeCEOSell124,050$75.14$9,321,117.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Jeffrey J GearhartEVPSell9,314$75.76$705,628.64View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is Wal-Mart Stores' stock symbol?

Wal-Mart Stores trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WMT."

How often does Wal-Mart Stores pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wal-Mart Stores?

Wal-Mart Stores declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th.

Where is Wal-Mart Stores' stock going? Where will Wal-Mart Stores' stock price be in 2017?

33 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Wal-Mart Stores' shares. Their predictions range from $61.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate Wal-Mart Stores' share price to reach $74.67 in the next year.

When will Wal-Mart Stores announce their earnings?

Wal-Mart Stores is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 18th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Wal-Mart Stores stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Wal-Mart Stores stock:

  • Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We view WMT’s 7%+ FCF yield as attractive, but we see risk/reward more balanced at 7.6x NTM EV/EBITDA (in line with 5/10-year avg.) as incremental comp improvement gets harder from here, macro and tax overhangs remain, and the need for reinvestment could delay a return to profit growth to FY19 and beyond.  Marc Lore making his mark. WMT continues to shake up its ecom platform, which contributed +40bps to the WMT US comp, with global e-commerce sales and GMV (gross merch. value) increasing +15.5%/+17.5% (GMV +29.7% ex. Yihaodian). During the Q, several strategic moves came to light, including a larger stake in China’s JD.com to 12% and initiatives: 1) combining U.S. store and online procurement efforts, allowing WMT to better leverage its scale across platforms; 2) implementing free 2-day shipping ($35 min.) in the U.S. on the heels of recent ecom fulfillment investments; and 3) tuck-in acquisitions of Shoebuy and Moosejaw in order to widen WMT’s U.S. merchandising depth and category assortment. We view WMT’s ecom initiatives as the right long-term strategy, but we see a multi-year investment period in which profitability likely yields to ongoing store and ecommerce upgrades." (2/21/2017)

  • BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "Our assessment of U.S. Walmart Store's pricing actions (items on price rollback, clearance, and reduced price) among its six major business units (more granular 24 subcategory data available upon request). We see a price reduction reset in the subcategories of food, baby, and electronics emerging. From mid-January to February, Food average price reductions increased to 24% from 18%, but Baby decreased to 25% from 55%, and Electronics decreased to 23% from 41%. The increase in food leaves us wondering if traffic has slowed." (2/15/2017)
  • Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We are resuming coverage of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with a Hold rating and $70 target price, 7.8x F2018E EBITDA. We anticipate U.S. comparable store sales growth of 1%-2% and low single-digit international sales growth to continue through F2019, though we also anticipate overall sales growth below longer-term 3%-4% expectations. We also expect investment levels to remain heightened, including spend on associates, competitive price adjustments, expanding e-commerce, and remodels, constraining EPS and resulting in growth modestly below company expectations in F2018 and F2019. We believe WMT shares trade near fair value, with current valuation not providing adequate risk/reward to overweight, in our view." (1/19/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Though share price of Wal-Mart has been rising since past one year, the company is facing a number of headwinds currently. While Wal-Mart posted positive earnings streak for the fifth consecutive quarter, top-line remains sluggish possibly due to deflationary pressure hurting comparable store sales. We are encouraged that the company is focusing on building its e-commerce capabilities, foraying into new markets, expanding product assortments and implementing innovative ways to drive traffic. The recent acquisition of ShoeBuy is in-line with the company’s efforts to grow its online activities. However, unfavorable currency and higher investments in wages and e-commerce activities are also taking a toll on the profits. Decline in international revenues, stiff competition from both brick & mortar and online retailers also poses concern." (1/11/2017)

  • Barclays PLC analysts commented, "Given that Walmart exhibits all of the traits of a Stable Staple (positive traffic, 2.8 percent dividend yield, 7.5 percent FCF yield, respectable lease-adjusted ROIC, positive traffic), yet is trading at a significant discount, we are assuming coverage with an Overweight rating and an $87 price target (32 percent upside)." (9/22/2016)

Who owns Wal-Mart Stores stock?

Wal-Mart Stores' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (2.37%), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (0.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.37%), FMR LLC (0.37%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.29%) and Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (0.14%). Company insiders that own Wal-Mart Stores stock include Alice L Walton, C Douglas Mcmillon, Jim C Walton, Rollin L Ford, Rosalind G Brewer, S Robson Walton, Steven P Whaley and Timothy Patrick Flynn.

Who sold Wal-Mart Stores stock? Who is selling Wal-Mart Stores stock?

Wal-Mart Stores' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Numeric Investors LLC, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., GLG Partners LP, Martingale Asset Management L P, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System and I.G. Investment Management LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Wal-Mart Stores stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, C Douglas Mcmillon, Jim C Walton, Rosalind G Brewer, S Robson Walton and Steven P Whaley.

Who bought Wal-Mart Stores stock? Who is buying Wal-Mart Stores stock?

Wal-Mart Stores' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Equity Investment Corp Acquisition Inc, State Street Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC.

How do I buy Wal-Mart Stores stock?

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Wal-Mart Stores stock cost?

One share of Wal-Mart Stores stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.39.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Chart for Monday, February, 27, 2017

Institutional Ownership Chart

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)

Earnings History Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)

Dividend History Chart

Dividend Payments by Quarter for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)

Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff