NYSE:WMT - Walmart Stock Price, News & Analysis

$111.91
-0.11 (-0.10 %)
(As of 08/23/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$111.35
Now: $111.91
$112.79
50-Day Range
$105.27
MA: $111.57
$114.84
52-Week Range
$85.78
Now: $111.91
$115.49
Volume5.86 million shs
Average Volume6.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$319.47 billion
P/E Ratio22.79
Dividend Yield1.89%
Beta0.41
Walmart 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, shoes.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP93114210
Phone479-273-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$514.41 billion
Cash Flow$8.5103 per share
Book Value$27.02 per share

Profitability

Net Income$6.67 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees2,200,000
Outstanding Shares2,854,722,000
Market Cap$319.47 billion
Next Earnings Date11/21/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.53 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. View Walmart's Dividend History.

How will Walmart's stock buyback program work?

Walmart declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 15th. The retailer reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.05. The retailer had revenue of $130.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $129.32 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 18.23% and a net margin of 2.48%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.29 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, November 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

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

Walmart updated its FY 2020 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $530.56021-530.56021 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $526.66 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

31 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Walmart's stock. Their predictions range from $95.00 to $135.00. On average, they anticipate Walmart's share price to reach $115.0276 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walmart.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walmart?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walmart in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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 remain BUY-rated and raise our PT to $125 (from $115). We were encouraged by the 1H momentum and believe today’s result demonstrates WMT’s unique positioning. WMT believes the U.S. consumer remains in relatively good shape and after a softer start to the quarter (May was the weakest month, but still positive), business improved sequentially (June/July both were stronger). U.S. comps were +2.8% (vs. our +2.5% est.) with broad-based strength. The comp included gains in both traffic (+0.6%) and ticket (+2.2%). Traffic accelerated on a two-year basis and the primary reason behind the QoQ deceleration was tough compares." (8/15/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walmart has outpaced the industry in the past year, backed by focus on strengthening e-commerce and store operations. These factors aided the company retain sturdy comps trend in first-quarter fiscal 2019, wherein earnings marked its fifth straight beat. Further, U.S. comps rose for the 19th straight time. Further, e-commerce sales surged on robust Walmart.com and online grocery performances. Encouragingly, e-commerce sales are expected to rise nearly 35% in fiscal 2020. The company is also making efforts to improve its International unit by shifting focus to profitable countries. However, the addition of Flipkart was a drag on Walmart’s operating income. Moreover, transportation costs, compelling pricing strategy and tariff-related worries are threats to margins. Nonetheless, the Flipkart deal bodes well for the long term." (5/22/2019)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WMT stock have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walmart earned a news sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Walmart.

Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,834,400 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the June 15th total of 15,856,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,870,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's shares are sold short. View Walmart's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Walmart's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Walmart own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walmart investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Bank of America (BAC), Alibaba Group (BABA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Walmart's key executives?

Walmart's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. C. Douglas McMillon, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brett M. Biggs, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Gregory S. Foran, Exec. VP, CEO & Pres of Walmart US (Age 58)
  • Mr. John Furner, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Sam's Club (Age 44)
  • Mr. Marc E. Lore, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Walmart eCommerce US (Age 47)

Who are Walmart's major shareholders?

Walmart's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.56%), BlackRock Inc. (3.00%), Northern Trust Corp (0.61%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.45%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.41%) and Morgan Stanley (0.40%). Company insiders that own Walmart stock include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jeffrey J Gearhart, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs and S Robson Walton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Walmart.

Which major investors are selling Walmart stock?

WMT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Holocene Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can and United Services Automobile Association. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, Gregory S Foran, Jacqueline P Canney, Jim C Walton, John R Furner, Judith J Mckenna, M Brett Biggs and S Robson Walton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walmart.

Which major investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD. 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 $111.91.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $319.47 billion and generates $514.41 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $6.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.91 on an earnings per share basis. Walmart employs 2,200,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Walmart.

What is Walmart's official website?

The official website for Walmart is http://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 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Walmart (NYSE WMT)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,165 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,521 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,686
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 8/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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