NYSE:WMT - Walmart Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$93.17 +0.06 (+0.06 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 10:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$93.11
Today's Range$93.05 - $93.66
52-Week Range$81.78 - $109.98
Volume1.05 million shs
Average Volume8.75 million shs
Market Capitalization$278.02 billion
P/E Ratio21.08
Dividend Yield2.22%
Beta0.32
Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats 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, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, hayneedle.com, shoes.com, moosejaw.com, modcloth.com, bonobos.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce and voice-activated commerce applications. The company offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products. It also provides electronics, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, wireless, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, sporting goods, and outdoor living and horticulture; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, toys, fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise, as well as brand name merchandise. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire and money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment, as well as consumer credit services. It operates approximately 11,200 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 55 banners in 27 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. It has strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNYSE:WMT
Previous Symbol
CUSIP93114210
Phone479-273-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.63
Current Ratio0.81
Quick Ratio0.22

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio21.08
Forward P/E Ratio19.37
P/E Growth3.82

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500.34 billion
Price / Sales0.55
Cash Flow$7.9837 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.67
Book Value$26.83 per share
Price / Book3.47

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.42
Net Income$9.86 billion
Net Margins1.01%
Return on Equity18.36%
Return on Assets6.81%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,300,000
Outstanding Shares2,962,380,000
Market Cap$278.02 billion
OptionableOptionable

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walmart's stock symbol?

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

How often does Walmart pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walmart?

Walmart announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. View Walmart's Dividend History.

How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 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 shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 15th. The retailer reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. The retailer earned $124.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.86 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.01%. View Walmart's Earnings History.

When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

How can I listen to Walmart's earnings call?

Walmart will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Walmart updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 15th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.75-4.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.79. Walmart also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.75-4.85 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

33 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Walmart's stock price to reach $104.0313 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walmart.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walmart?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 17 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Walmart.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Walmart stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Walmart stock:
  • 1. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We note a few key standouts from WMT’s financial plan (and our store tours). We await further detail from today’s meeting prior to updating our forecasts. We remain $110 PT." (10/16/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walmart is poised to gain from strong e-commerce initiatives, particularly expansion of online grocery delivery. This, along with efforts to drive brick-and-mortar sales should help the company maintain its sturdy U.S. comps trend. Walmart is also undertaking efforts to improve its International unit, by shifting focus from underperforming regions to profitable countries. To this end, the company’s recent investment in Flipkart is however expected to dent the bottom line in the near term. Further, investments related to e-commerce initiatives and a compelling pricing strategy have been hurting Walmart’s gross margin – causing its shares to underperform the industry in the past six months. Nonetheless, the Flipkart deal bodes well for the long term, which along with focus on buyouts, alliances and improved delivery services should help Walmart stand firm against Amazon. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of earnings." (8/15/2018)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WMT stock has been trending very positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walmart earned a news impact score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 19,260,020 shares, a decline of 12.3% from the November 15th total of 21,968,935 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,636,410 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Walmart's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Walmart's key competitors?

Who are Walmart's key executives?

Walmart's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. C. Douglas McMillon, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Brett M. Biggs, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Gregory S. Foran, Exec. VP, CEO & Pres of Walmart US (Age 57)
  • Mr. John Furner, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Sam's Club (Age 43)
  • Mr. Marc E. Lore, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Walmart eCommerce US (Age 46)

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.23%), BlackRock Inc. (3.04%), FMR LLC (0.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.47%), Morgan Stanley (0.45%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.41%). Company insiders that own Walmart stock include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Cheesewright, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jeffrey J Gearhart, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs, Rosalind G Brewer and S Robson Walton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Walmart.

Which major investors are selling Walmart stock?

WMT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., Equity Investment Corp, Morgan Stanley, Pzena Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Vantage Investment Partners LLC and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Jacqueline P Canney, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs and S Robson Walton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walmart.

Which major investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Vanguard Group Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, FIL Ltd, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Levin Capital Strategies L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walmart.

How do I buy shares of Walmart?

Shares of WMT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Walmart's stock price today?

One share of WMT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $93.11.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $278.02 billion and generates $500.34 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $9.86 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.42 on an earnings per share basis. Walmart employs 2,300,000 workers across the globe.

What is Walmart's official website?

The official website for Walmart is http://www.stock.walmart.com.

How can I contact Walmart?

Walmart's mailing address is 702 SOUTHWEST 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE AR, 72716. The retailer can be reached via phone at 479-273-4000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Walmart (NYSE WMT)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,092 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,549
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Walmart and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WMT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WMT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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