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Walmart - WMT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$132.22
+2.40 (+1.85%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$129.82
$132.84
50-Day Range
$118.29
$132.68
52-Week Range
$117.27
$160.77
Volume
8.73 million shs
Average Volume
8.76 million shs
Market Capitalization
$362.43 billion
P/E Ratio
28.43
Dividend Yield
1.73%
Price Target
$151.00

Walmart MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.62 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.2% Upside
$151.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.07% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.69
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.03mentions of Walmart in the last 14 days
Based on 27 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.64 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.50%
From $5.68 to $6.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.89 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

24th out of 221 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd 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.

Walmart Stock Up 0.5 %

WMT Stock opened at $129.82 on Friday. Walmart has a twelve month low of $117.27 and a twelve month high of $160.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The firm has a market cap of $355.86 billion, a PE ratio of 27.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.12 and a beta of 0.53. The business has a 50 day moving average of $125.39 and a 200 day moving average of $136.77.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 17th. The retailer reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.48 by ($0.18). The business had revenue of $141.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.05 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 19.05% and a net margin of 2.26%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.69 EPS. On average, research analysts forecast that Walmart will post 5.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on WMT shares. Evercore ISI decreased their target price on Walmart from $135.00 to $120.00 and set an "in-line" rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $128.00 target price on Walmart in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Piper Sandler assumed coverage on Walmart in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $135.00 price objective for the company. Gordon Haskett cut their price objective on Walmart from $140.00 to $135.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group set a $135.00 price objective on Walmart in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $151.00.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Walmart news, CEO C Douglas Mcmillon sold 9,708 shares of Walmart stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.05, for a total value of $1,233,401.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,507,454 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $191,522,030.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders sold 29,124 shares of company stock valued at $3,638,461. Corporate insiders own 47.06% of the company's stock.

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WMT Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/05/2022
Last Earnings
5/17/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/6 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
8/16/2022
Dividend Payable
9/06/2022
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
CUSIP
93114210
Employees
2,300,000
Year Founded
1962

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$151.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$181.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$117.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.62
Research Coverage
26 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$13.67 billion
Pretax Margin
3.08%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$572.75 billion
Cash Flow
$10.63 per share
Book Value
$33.13 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,741,150,000
Free Float
1,451,165,000
Market Cap
$362.43 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.53

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WMT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walmart stock right now?

26 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 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?

26 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Walmart's stock. Their WMT share price forecasts range from $117.00 to $181.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $151.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.4% 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 shares have decreased by 9.6% and is now trading at $130.84.
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When is Walmart's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 16th 2022.
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How can I listen to Walmart's earnings call?

Walmart will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 16th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 17th. The retailer reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.18. The retailer earned $141.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.05 billion. Walmart had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.05% and a net margin of 2.26%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.69 earnings per share.
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How often does Walmart pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walmart?

Walmart declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th.
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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 48.17%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WMT will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.05% 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 declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, February 18th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Walmart updated its second quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.62-$1.64 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $150.36 billion-$150.36 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $148.25 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."

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (0.50%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.38%), Swiss National Bank (0.24%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.19%), Bridgewater Associates LP (0.17%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (0.16%). Insiders that own company stock include Alice L Walton, Alice L Walton, Bernhard E Spiess, Bradley D Owens, C Douglas Mcmillon, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Jim C Walton, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, Judith J Mckenna, Kathryn J Mclay, M Brett Biggs, Marc E Lore, Rachel L Brand, Randall L Stephenson and S Robson Walton.
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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 $130.84.

How much money does Walmart make?

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $358.65 billion and generates $572.75 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $13.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 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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When was Walmart founded?

Walmart was founded in 1962.

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 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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