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Walmart (WMT) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$122.43
-8.92 (-6.79%)
(As of 05/18/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$121.53
$128.27
50-Day Range
$122.43
$159.87
52-Week Range
$121.53
$160.77
Volume
34.65 million shs
Average Volume
8.67 million shs
Market Capitalization
$337.02 billion
P/E Ratio
25.09
Dividend Yield
1.71%
Beta
0.49
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About Walmart

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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$572.75 billion
Cash Flow
$8.59 per share
Book Value
$33.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$13.67 billion
Pretax Margin
3.26%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,752,782,000
Free Float
1,419,334,000
Market Cap
$337.02 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/4 Dividend
3/17/2022
Dividend Payable
4/04/2022
Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/05/2022
Last Earnings
5/17/2022
Today
5/18/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/16/2022
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2023

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.28 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

21st out of 284 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 4.1Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Walmart a buy right now?

23 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Walmart stock.
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Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 13,330,000 shares, an increase of 25.4% from the March 31st total of 10,630,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,080,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 16th 2022.
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How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 17th. The retailer reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.18. The retailer had revenue of $141.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.05 billion. Walmart had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.42% and a net margin of 2.39%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $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 given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th.
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Is Walmart a good dividend stock?

Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.71%. Walmart 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 of Walmart is 45.90%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Walmart will have a dividend payout ratio of 30.81% next year. This indicates that Walmart will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 18th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 5.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Walmart updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 17th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.40-$6.40 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.76. The company issued revenue guidance of $585.79 billion-$585.79 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $591.18 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

23 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $134.00 to $181.00. On average, they expect Walmart's stock price to reach $157.93 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Walmart's key executives?
Walmart's management team includes the following people:
What is Doug McMillon's approval rating as Walmart's CEO?

8,426 employees have rated Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Glassdoor.com. Doug McMillon has an approval rating of 69% among Walmart'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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.57%), BlackRock Inc. (3.35%), State Street Corp (2.20%), Northern Trust Corp (0.59%), GQG Partners LLC (0.56%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.40%). Company insiders that own Walmart 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, 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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Which institutional investors are selling Walmart stock?

WMT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, HS Management Partners LLC, Capital Wealth Planning LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada, and Capitolis Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, Bernhard E Spiess, Bradley D Owens, C Douglas Mcmillon, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs, Rachel L Brand, and S Robson Walton.
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Which institutional investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GQG Partners LLC, Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, Bridgewater Associates LP, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, and Dorsal Capital Management LLC.
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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 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 $122.43.

How much money does Walmart make?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $337.02 billion and generates $572.75 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $13.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.88 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Walmart have?

Walmart 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.

When was Walmart founded?

Walmart was founded in 1962.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 479-277-1830.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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