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NYSE:WMTWalmart Stock Price, Forecast & News

$122.27
-1.59 (-1.28 %)
(As of 05/27/2020 11:28 AM ET)
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$121.56
Now: $122.27
$124.49
50-Day Range
$119.48
MA: $125.53
$132.33
52-Week Range
$100.60
Now: $122.27
$133.38
Volume3.10 million shs
Average Volume9.45 million shs
Market Capitalization$346.48 billion
P/E Ratio23.25
Dividend Yield1.74%
Beta0.3
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, shoes.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile 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. It operates approximately 11,300 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 58 banners in 27 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.35 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP93114210
Phone479-273-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$523.96 billion
Cash Flow$8.71 per share
Book Value$26.15 per share

Profitability

Net Income$14.88 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees2,200,000
Outstanding Shares2,833,702,000
Market Cap$346.48 billion
Next Earnings Date8/20/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Walmart's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Walmart's stock was trading at $114.43 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WMT stock has increased by 7.0% and is now trading at $122.47. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Walmart?

34 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 23 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Walmart.

When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 20th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Walmart.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 19th. The retailer reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.06. The retailer earned $134.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $130.91 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 2.81% and a return on equity of 18.33%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.13 earnings per share. View Walmart's earnings history.

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

Walmart declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Monday, January 4th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 10th. View Walmart's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

34 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $98.00 to $145.00. On average, they anticipate Walmart's share price to reach $132.09 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Walmart.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Walmart stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Walmart stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walmart’s shares have outpaced the industry year to date. The stock has been especially benefitting from increased traffic stemming from rising demand for essential items amid coronavirus. COVID-19 and the resultant social distancing has spiked up the demand for toilet paper, masks, gloves, groceries and related staples. This has led to increased store traffic, to handle which the company also announced additional hiring. Walmart is also taking actions to support employees’ well-being and safety. To this end, it announced special cash bonuses, and has altered shopping methods to aid social distancing. The company has also been gaining from its e-commerce business, especially grocery delivery. However, the company’s gross margin has been strained for a while due to compelling pricing and growing e-commerce mix." (5/4/2020)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We remain BUY-rated and raise our PT to $125 (from $115). We were encouraged by the 1H momentum and believe today’s result demonstrates WMT’s unique positioning. WMT believes the U.S. consumer remains in relatively good shape and after a softer start to the quarter (May was the weakest month, but still positive), business improved sequentially (June/July both were stronger). U.S. comps were +2.8% (vs. our +2.5% est.) with broad-based strength. The comp included gains in both traffic (+0.6%) and ticket (+2.2%). Traffic accelerated on a two-year basis and the primary reason behind the QoQ deceleration was tough compares." (8/15/2019)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WMT stock has trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Walmart earned a media sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutWalmart.

Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 14,400,000 shares, a decrease of 14.9% from the April 30th total of 16,920,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 10,630,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Walmart's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Walmart's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Walmart own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walmart investors own include Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), AT&T (T), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Walmart's key executives?

Walmart's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. C. Douglas McMillon, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brett M. Biggs, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Gregory S. Foran, Exec. VP, CEO & Pres of Walmart US (Age 58)
  • Mr. John Furner, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Sam's Club (Age 44)
  • Mr. Marc E. Lore, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Walmart eCommerce US (Age 47)

What is Walmart's stock symbol?

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

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (3.18%), State Street Corp (2.50%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.75%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.58%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.42%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.41%). Company insiders that own Walmart stock include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, Kathryn J Mclay, M Brett Biggs, Marc E Lore 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 The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Capital World Investors, Morgan Stanley, Railway Pension Investments Ltd, AQR Capital Management LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, and Pzena Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, Kathryn J Mclay, M Brett Biggs, Marc E Lore, and S Robson Walton. View insider buying and selling activity for Walmart.

Which major investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Swiss National Bank, State Street Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Unigestion Holding SA, and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Walmart's stock price today?

One share of WMT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.47.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $347.04 billion and generates $523.96 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $14.88 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.93 on an earnings per share basis. Walmart employs 2,200,000 workers across the globe.

What is Walmart's official website?

The official website for Walmart is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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