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

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$88.40 +0.21 (+0.24 %)
(As of 07/18/2018 12:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$88.39
Today's Range$88.24 - $89.17
52-Week Range$75.55 - $109.98
Volume294,599 shs
Average Volume7.35 million shs
Market Capitalization$259.62 billion
P/E Ratio20.08
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 Ratio20.08
Forward P/E Ratio18.30
P/E Growth2.69

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500.34 billion
Price / Sales0.52
Cash Flow$8.1101 per share
Price / Cash10.90
Book Value$27.28 per share
Price / Book3.24


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$259,623.16

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Shareholders 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 yield of 2.35%. 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 authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $20,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) released its quarterly earnings data 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 analysts' expectations of $119.29 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 1.77% and a return on equity of 17.16%. Walmart's quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.00 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, August, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

32 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Walmart's share price to reach $96.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.6% 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 drop in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 30,898,350 shares, a drop of 15.0% from the June 15th total of 36,369,114 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,801,180 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold. 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 coverage about WMT stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the retailer an impact score of 44.72 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.32%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.25%), Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.11%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.04%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.03%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%). 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, Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Cullinan Associates Inc., Saratoga Research & Investment Management, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE and Oakbrook Investments 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Rockland Trust Co., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Welch & Forbes LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $88.37.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $259.62 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:  941 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,332 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,273
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 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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