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Walmart - WMT Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.83 (+2.18%)
(As of 10/3/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.85 million shs
Average Volume
8.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$359.72 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Walmart MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.64 Rating Score
14.2% Upside
$151.41 Price Target
Short Interest
1.08% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.13mentions of Walmart in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$297.86 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.85 to $6.52 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.90 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

27th out of 216 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

3rd out of 11 stocks

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About Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Stock

Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com, walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. The company offers grocery and consumables, which includes dairy, meat, bakery, deli, produce, dry, chilled or frozen packaged foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral, snack foods, candy, other grocery items, health and beauty aids, paper goods, laundry and home care, baby care, pet supplies, and other consumable items; and health and wellness products covering pharmacy, over-the-counter drugs and other medical products, and optical and hearing services. It also provides gasoline stations and tobacco; home improvement, outdoor living, gardening, furniture, apparel, jewelry, tools and power equipment, housewares, toys, seasonal items, mattresses, and tire and battery centers; and consumer electronics and accessories, software, video games, office supplies, appliances, and third-party gift cards. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, money transfers, and check cashing and bill payment, as well as various types of installment lending. It operates approximately 10,500 stores and various e-commerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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WMT Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 9/6 Dividend
Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
25 Analysts


Net Income
$13.67 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$572.75 billion
Cash Flow
$10.60 per share
Book Value
$33.13 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$359.72 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. C. Douglas McMillonMr. C. Douglas McMillon (Age 56)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $5.45M
  • Mr. Suresh Kumar (Age 57)
    Global CTO, Chief Devel. Officer & Exec. VP
    Comp: $3.68M
  • Ms. Judith McKennaMs. Judith McKenna (Age 55)
    Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Walmart International
    Comp: $4.03M
  • Mr. John R. FurnerMr. John R. Furner (Age 47)
    Exec. VP, CEO & Pres of Walmart US
    Comp: $3.95M
  • Mr. M. Brett BiggsMr. M. Brett Biggs (Age 54)
    Comp: $3.24M
  • Ms. Kathryn J. McLayMs. Kathryn J. McLay (Age 48)
    Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Sam's Club Division
    Comp: $2.88M
  • Mr. John David Rainey (Age 51)
    Exec. VP & Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Christopher NicholasMr. Christopher Nicholas
    Exec. VP & COO
  • Mr. Daniel Thomas Binder CFA
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Rachel L. BrandMs. Rachel L. Brand (Age 48)
    Exec. VP of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.

WMT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walmart stock right now?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" WMT shares.
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What is Walmart's stock price forecast for 2022?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Walmart's stock. Their WMT share price forecasts range from $120.00 to $175.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $151.41 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WMT shares performed in 2022?

Walmart's stock was trading at $144.69 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WMT stock has decreased by 10.2% and is now trading at $130.00.
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When is Walmart's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 15th 2022.
View our WMT earnings forecast

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 16th. The retailer reported $1.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.60 by $0.17. The retailer earned $152.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $149.96 billion. Walmart had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.95% and a net margin of 2.36%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.78 EPS.
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How often does Walmart pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walmart?

Walmart announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 9th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th.
Read our dividend analysis for WMT

Is Walmart a good dividend stock?

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.73%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 49 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 44.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WMT will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.36% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WMT.

How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 18th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 5.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Walmart updated its third quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, September, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.29-$1.32 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29. The company issued revenue guidance of $146.17 billion-$146.17 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $145.61 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).

What is Walmart's stock symbol?

Walmart trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WMT."

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Walmart's stock price today?

One share of WMT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $130.00.

How much money does Walmart make?

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $352.85 billion and generates $572.75 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $13.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.01 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Walmart have?

The company employs 2,300,000 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Walmart?

Walmart's mailing address is 702 SOUTHWEST 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE AR, 72716. The official website for the company is www.stock.walmart.com. The retailer can be reached via phone at (479) 273-4000, via email at invrelinq@wal-mart.com, or via fax at 479-277-1830.

This page (NYSE:WMT) was last updated on 10/3/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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