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Walmart (WMT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$64.77
-0.48 (-0.74%)
(As of 02:21 PM ET)
Today's Range
$64.74
$65.52
50-Day Range
$58.84
$65.23
52-Week Range
$48.34
$65.69
Volume
7.90 million shs
Average Volume
18.68 million shs
Market Capitalization
$521.92 billion
P/E Ratio
27.72
Dividend Yield
1.28%
Price Target
$68.01

Walmart MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.87 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.5% Upside
$68.01 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.42% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.08
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.59mentions of Walmart in the last 14 days
Based on 147 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.24 B Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.26%
From $2.42 to $2.62 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.

4.55 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

36th 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

First Quarter Wrap-Up Reveals Retail’s Shifting Sands (WMT)
Retail earnings highlight the impact of e-commerce, shifting consumer needs, and inflation on the volatile market sector.
TJX Companies Can Hit New Highs; Double-Digit Upside to Follow (WMT)
TJX Companies position as the leader in off-price retail has it set up to outperform in 2024 and drive shareholder value with dividends and repurchases.
Target Misses the Mark: Shares Pulling Back to the Buy Zone (WMT)
Target's struggles are not over and may worsen as the year progresses. Loss of share in key categories led to weak results and tepid guidance.
Dole is a Tasty Low Hanging Treat for Value Hunters (WMT)
Dole is providing a tasty combination of slow and steady growth that appeals to value investors at a time when the stock market continues to look overvalued
CVS Health Stock Has a Silver Lining Called Value (WMT)
As integrated healthcare retailer and insurer CVS Health prioritizes profits, it presents investors with a value not seen in years
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)
Sell in May, then go away got pushed to the side this week, but the bearish sentiment could return when investors get the latest read on inflation next week.
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/1 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
4/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/28 Dividend
5/09/2024
Last Earnings
5/16/2024
Today
5/23/2024
Dividend Payable
5/28/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/15/2024
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
CUSIP
93114210
Employees
2,100,000
Year Founded
1962

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$68.01
High Stock Price Target
$75.00
Low Stock Price Target
$55.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.87
Research Coverage
31 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$15.51 billion
Pretax Margin
3.98%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$648.13 billion
Cash Flow
$3.70 per share
Book Value
$10.93 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
8,058,050,000
Free Float
4,310,250,000
Market Cap
$525.63 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.49

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WMT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walmart stock right now?

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

31 equities research 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 anticipate the company's stock price to reach $68.01 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.5% 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 shares have increased by 23.9% and is now trading at $65.09.
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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 earnings results on Thursday, May, 16th. The retailer reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.08. The retailer earned $161.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $159.57 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 2.88% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.57%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.49 EPS.
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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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date 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 1.27%. 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 31.68% 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 shares split before market open on Monday, February 26th 2024. The 3-1 split was announced on Tuesday, January 30th 2024. The newly issued 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 announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, November 15th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership 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 Glassdoor.com. 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 retail and institutional 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, Art.com, Asda, Aspectiva, Bare Necessities, BigTrade, Bompreço, Bonobos, CareZone, Cifra, Cornershop, Distribucion y Servicio, Eloquii, Flipkart, Flipkart Private Limited, FloCare, Jet.com, 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, Shoes.com, 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 5/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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