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

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$96.35 +0.10 (+0.10 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 06:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$96.25
Today's Range$95.8250 - $96.86
52-Week Range$81.78 - $109.98
Volume5.34 million shs
Average Volume7.27 million shs
Market Capitalization$281.28 billion
P/E Ratio21.80
Dividend Yield2.19%
Beta0.36
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, 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 approximately 11,200 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 55 banners in 27 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. It has strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Current Ratio0.81
Quick Ratio0.22

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500.34 billion
Price / Sales0.57
Cash Flow$8.1583 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.81
Book Value$27.28 per share
Price / Book3.53

Profitability

Net Income$9.86 billion
Net Margins1.01%
Return on Assets6.81%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,300,000
Outstanding Shares2,962,380,000
Market Cap$281.28 billion
OptionableOptionable

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. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date 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 share repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walmart's earnings last quarter?

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 15th. The retailer reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. The retailer earned $124.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $124.86 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 1.01% and a return on equity of 18.36%. View Walmart's Earnings History.

When is Walmart's next earnings date?

Walmart is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walmart.

How can I listen to Walmart's earnings call?

Walmart will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Walmart issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 15th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.75-4.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.79. Walmart also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.75-4.85 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WMT?

32 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Walmart's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Walmart's stock price to reach $104.0313 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets 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 1 sell rating, 16 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walmart’s shares have rallied in the past six months, due to its focus on strengthening e-commerce and store operations. These factors helped the company retain its sturdy comps trend in third-quarter fiscal 2019, wherein top and bottom lines improved year over year and the latter marked its third consecutive beat. Notably, U.S. comps rose for the 17th straight time. Further, e-commerce sales surged, courtesy of strong Walmart.com and online grocery performances. These factors encouraged management to raise view. Walmart is also making efforts to improve its International unit by shifting focus to profitable countries. However, the company’s investment in Flipkart is expected to dent the bottom line. Further, transportation costs and a compelling pricing strategy have been hurting Walmart’s gross margin for a while. Nonetheless, the Flipkart deal bodes well for the long term and should help the company stand firm against Amazon." (12/20/2018)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We note a few key standouts from WMT’s financial plan (and our store tours). We await further detail from today’s meeting prior to updating our forecasts. We remain $110 PT." (10/16/2018)

Has Walmart been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WMT stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walmart earned a news impact score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Walmart?

Walmart saw a decrease in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 19,260,020 shares, a decrease of 12.3% from the November 15th total of 21,968,935 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,636,410 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.10%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%), Saratoga Research & Investment Management (0.02%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Hexavest Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Walmart stock include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Cheesewright, 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 institutional investors are selling Walmart stock?

WMT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Denali Advisors LLC, G&S Capital LLC, Saratoga Research & Investment Management, New England Research & Management Inc., BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and CenturyLink Investment Management Co. Company insiders that have sold Walmart company stock in the last year include Alice L Walton, Daniel J Bartlett, David Chojnowski, 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 institutional investors are buying Walmart stock?

WMT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Edge Wealth Management LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Hexavest Inc., Webster Bank N. A. and Monument Capital Management. 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 $96.35.

How big of a company is Walmart?

Walmart has a market capitalization of $281.28 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.

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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,099 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,465 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,564
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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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