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 offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates retail stores in approximately 50 states in the United States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, with three primary store formats, as well as digital retail. The Walmart U.S. segment is a mass merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as walmart.com. The Walmart International segment consists of operations in over 27 countries outside of the United States. The Sam's Club consists of membership-only warehouse clubs and operates in approximately 48 states in the United States and in Puerto Rico, as well as digital retail.

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: $72.35
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $72.38
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $70.76
  • 52-Week Range: $56.30 - $75.19
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.42
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.74
  • P/E Growth: 5.67
  • Market Cap: $221.54B
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,093,257,000
  • Beta: 0.22
  • Net Margins: 3.04%
  • Return on Equity: 17.93%
  • Return on Assets: 7.23%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.54%
  • Current Ratio: 0.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.22%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 18 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.21)
Consensus Price Target: $74.61 (4.17% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$70.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
9/16/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Outperform$62.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Jefferies GroupSet Price TargetBuy$86.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$76.00 -> $83.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
8/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetUnderperform$67.00 -> $72.81View Rating Details
8/21/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$80.00View Rating Details
8/21/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/19/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingUnderperform$73.00 -> $76.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetNeutral$75.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016StephensSet Price TargetHold$73.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$81.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetNeutral$76.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$73.00 -> $76.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$71.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
8/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$70.00View Rating Details
8/16/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$67.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
6/25/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$72.00View Rating Details
5/20/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
5/23/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutral$72.00View Rating Details
5/22/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/22/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/18/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.Boost Price TargetStrong-Buy$78.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
11/17/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
11/2/2015HSBCBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Neutral$86.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
10/15/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeHold$62.00View Rating Details
10/14/2015Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldView 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
12/3/2014Edward JonesDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $4.55 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 20171$0.95$0.95$0.95
Q4 20172$1.33$1.41$1.37
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:2.79%
Dividend Growth:-0.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:43.01% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.19% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
43.96% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:41 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: 29.55%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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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Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Chart for Tuesday, September, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 9/27/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff