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

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$99.55 +0.16 (+0.16 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$99.39
Today's Range$99.14 - $100.16
52-Week Range$81.78 - $106.21
Volume8.08 million shs
Average Volume8.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$294.91 billion
P/E Ratio20.27
Dividend Yield2.09%
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

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$514.41 billion
Cash Flow$8.4651 per share
Book Value$26.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$9.86 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees2,300,000
Outstanding Shares2,962,382,000
Market Cap$294.91 billion
Next Earnings Date5/16/2019 (Estimated)
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.53 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 9th. View Walmart's Dividend History.

How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The retailer reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.08. The retailer had revenue of $137.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $137.63 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 18.60% and a net margin of 1.30%. Walmart's revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.33 EPS. View Walmart's Earnings History.

When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

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

Walmart updated its FY 2020 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $529.837 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $528.99 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Walmart's stock. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Walmart's stock price to reach $106.3041 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.8% 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, 16 hold ratings and 16 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 believe WMT enters 2019 in a strong position and given the momentum in the business, we are increasing our PT to $115 from $110. We remain BUY-rated. WMT U.S delivered a +4.2% comp (vs. our +3.5% est.), with broad-based strength, while the two-year stack remained >6% (and accelerated QoQ by 70bps). The comp included a 0.9% traffic increase (+2.5% two-year; 17th consecutive quarterly increase) and a 3.3% ticket increase. Importantly, inflation was not the primary reason for the ticket gain, with e-commerce growth (recorded in ticket) and solid general merch./fresh results driving growth. The quarter also benefited by 40bps due to an early release of SNAP assistance. E-commerce comp contribution accelerated 40bps QoQ (180bps in 4Q). The overall comp was driven by solid results across the business." (2/19/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walmart’s shares have increased in the past six months, due to its focus on strengthening e-commerce and store operations. These factors helped the company retain its sturdy comps trend in third-quarter fiscal 2019, wherein top and bottom lines improved year over year and the latter marked its third consecutive beat. Notably, U.S. comps rose for the 17th straight time. Further, e-commerce sales surged, courtesy of strong Walmart.com and online grocery performances. These factors encouraged management to raise view. Walmart is also making efforts to improve its International unit by shifting focus to profitable countries. However, the company’s investment in Flipkart is expected to dent the bottom line. Such investment costs and a compelling pricing strategy have been hurting Walmart’s gross margin for a while. Nonetheless, the Flipkart deal bodes well for the long term and should help the company stand firm against Amazon." (1/19/2019)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WMT stock has been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bank of America (BAC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), AT&T (T), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Walmart's key executives?

Walmart's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (2.94%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.61%), Northern Trust Corp (0.59%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.49%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.42%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.39%). 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 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 BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of Montreal Can, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, California Public Employees Retirement System, Comgest Global Investors S.A.S., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. and Pactiv General Employee Benefit Trust. 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 $99.55.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $294.91 billion and generates $514.41 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $9.86 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.91 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:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,117 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,480 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,597
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This page was last updated on 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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