NYSE:WMT - Walmart Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$87.70 +1.18 (+1.36 %)
(As of 07/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$87.70
Today's Range$86.50 - $87.99
52-Week Range$74.51 - $109.98
Volume6.39 million shs
Average Volume7.86 million shs
Market Capitalization$259.80 billion
P/E Ratio19.84
Dividend Yield2.37%
Walmart logoWalmart 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 11,700 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 65 banners in 28 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46
Current Ratio0.73
Quick Ratio0.20


Trailing P/E Ratio19.84
Forward P/E Ratio18.16
P/E Growth2.7

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500.34 billion
Price / Sales0.52
Cash Flow$8.0385 per share
Price / Cash10.91
Book Value$27.28 per share
Price / Book3.21


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.42
Net Income$9.86 billion
Net Margins1.77%
Return on Equity17.16%
Return on Assets6.63%


Outstanding Shares2,962,380,000
Market Cap$259,800.91

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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. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. 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 has approved a stock buyback program 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 programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 17th. The retailer reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.02. The retailer earned $122.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.29 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 17.16% and a net margin of 1.77%. The company's revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.00 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, August, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

32 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Walmart's stock price to reach $96.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Walmart.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walmart?

32 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 18 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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 has underperformed the industry over the past six months, thanks to the company’s sluggish gross margins. Notably, the company’s gross margin remained pressurized owing to impacts from growing e-commerce operations, price investments and higher markdowns. Unfortunately, management expects margins to remain pressurized in fiscal 2019. Additionally, Walmart’s recent move to acquire majority stake in Flipkart is also expected to weigh on margins and hurt profitability. Also, the rate of e-commerce growth slowed down sequentially, as Jet.com’s buyout was already factored in last year. On the flip side, Walmart strength as an omnichannel retail is quite impressive. The company’s robust e-commerce initiatives, like buyouts, alliances, online grocery and improved delivery systems have been working well. These trends helped Walmart post its 14th straight quarter of U.S. comps growth in fourth-quarter fiscal 2018." (5/14/2018)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We believe the announcement is a logical step for WMT to continue to pursue the strategic vision of leaders Doug McMillon and Brett Biggs. The deal aligns with the company’s strategic framework Walmart laid out last October. Additionally, today’s announcement demonstrates WMT’s willingness to embrace technology and find unique ways to serve customers/drive growth, in our view. WMT is committed to transforming its International business, while building innovative partnerships to deliver scale and capabilities. We would note recent examples including partnerships with International players including JD.com in China and Rakuten in Japan. While it may take some time, the deal will free up capital for the company to redirect elsewhere. Upon completion of the deal, WMT would hold 42% of the share capital of the combined business, while also receiving ~£2.975bn in cash (~$4.1bn)." (4/30/2018)

Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a decline in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 30,898,350 shares, a decline of 15.0% from the June 15th total of 36,369,114 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,801,180 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 2.2% of the company's stock are sold short. 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)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WMT stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walmart earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the retailer an impact score of 47.53 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.32%), Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.11%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.03%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). Company insiders that own Walmart stock include Alice L Walton, C Douglas Mcmillon, David Cheesewright, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jeffrey J Gearhart, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Rosalind G Brewer, S Robson Walton and Steven P Whaley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Walmart.

Which institutional investors are selling Walmart stock?

WMT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Cullinan Associates Inc., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Acropolis Investment Management LLC, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC, Hexavest Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jeffrey J Gearhart, Jim C Walton, John R Furner and S Robson Walton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walmart.

Which institutional investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Rockland Trust Co., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., DnB Asset Management AS and Farmers Trust Co.. 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 $87.70.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $259.80 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.

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:  930 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,331 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,261
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 7/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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