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

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$97.85 -0.79 (-0.80 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 11:17 AM ET)
Previous Close$97.85
Today's Range$97.61 - $99.67
52-Week Range$77.50 - $109.98
Volume16.46 million shs
Average Volume9.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$267.15 billion
P/E Ratio22.14
Dividend Yield2.31%
Beta0.52
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
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNYSE:WMT
CUSIP93114210
Phone479-273-4000

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.14
Forward P/E Ratio20.34
P/E Growth3.31

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500.34 billion
Price / Sales0.58
Cash Flow$8.7288 per share
Price / Cash11.21
Book Value$27.28 per share
Price / Book3.59

Profitability

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

Miscellaneous

Employees2,300,000
Outstanding Shares2,962,380,000
Market Cap$267.15 billion

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. Shareholders 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 yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 16th. The retailer reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.07. The retailer had revenue of $127.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.67 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 17.16% and a net margin of 1.77%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.08 earnings per share. View Walmart's Earnings History.

When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

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

Walmart issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.90-5.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.80.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

33 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Walmart's stock price to reach $100.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.2% 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 18 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 believe the business remains healthy, with inventory in great shape (-3.4% in total), traffic increasing (+2.2%), and e- commerce accelerating (+40% growth). We remain BUY-rated and raise our PT to $110 from $100." (8/16/2018)
  • 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)

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 on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walmart earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the retailer an impact score of 48.12 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Walmart.

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. (3.06%), FMR LLC (0.70%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.48%), Morgan Stanley (0.47%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.39%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.35%). 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 FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, American Century Companies Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, Fred Alger Management Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Legal & General Group Plc and Pzena Investment Management LLC. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Putnam Investments LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec. 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 $97.85.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $267.15 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:  994 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,387 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,381
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 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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