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MA: $141.30
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$153.66
Volume14.89 million shs
Average Volume9.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$360.82 billion
P/E Ratio20.34
Dividend Yield1.69%
Beta0.27

Competitors

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Vs. BABA, HD, PDD, MCD, COST, and SBUX

Should you be buying WMT stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" are considered alternatives and competitors to Walmart, including Alibaba Group (BABA), The Home Depot (HD), Pinduoduo (PDD), McDonald's (MCD), Costco Wholesale (COST), and Starbucks (SBUX).

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Walmart has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alibaba Group has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Walmart and Alibaba Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87
Alibaba Group$71.99 billion8.66$21.10 billion$6.0338.23

Alibaba Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Walmart. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alibaba Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Walmart and Alibaba Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%
Alibaba Group22.56%12.74%8.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Walmart and Alibaba Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Walmart372702.65
Alibaba Group022512.96

Walmart currently has a consensus target price of $149.5139, suggesting a potential upside of 17.24%. Alibaba Group has a consensus target price of $323.0357, suggesting a potential upside of 40.15%. Given Alibaba Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alibaba Group is more favorable than Walmart.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.3% of Walmart shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of Alibaba Group shares are held by institutional investors. 50.4% of Walmart shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of Alibaba Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Alibaba Group beats Walmart on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

The Home Depot has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walmart has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Home Depot and Walmart's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Home Depot9.94%-910.85%20.80%
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%

Dividends

The Home Depot pays an annual dividend of $6.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. The Home Depot pays out 58.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Walmart pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Home Depot has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Walmart has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.7% of The Home Depot shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.3% of Walmart shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of The Home Depot shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.4% of Walmart shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for The Home Depot and Walmart, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Home Depot052312.86
Walmart372702.65

The Home Depot currently has a consensus price target of $295.4333, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%. Walmart has a consensus price target of $149.5139, suggesting a potential upside of 17.24%. Given The Home Depot's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe The Home Depot is more favorable than Walmart.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Home Depot and Walmart's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Home Depot$110.23 billion2.45$11.24 billion$10.2524.48
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than The Home Depot. The Home Depot is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Walmart, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Home Depot beats Walmart on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Pinduoduo (NASDAQ:PDD) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Walmart has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pinduoduo has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Walmart and Pinduoduo's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%
Pinduoduo-17.10%-28.77%-8.75%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.3% of Walmart shares are held by institutional investors. 50.4% of Walmart shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Walmart and Pinduoduo, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Walmart372702.65
Pinduoduo061402.70

Walmart presently has a consensus target price of $149.5139, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Pinduoduo has a consensus target price of $121.50, indicating a potential downside of 23.30%. Given Walmart's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Walmart is more favorable than Pinduoduo.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Walmart and Pinduoduo's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87
Pinduoduo$4.33 billion44.87$-1,000,830,000.00($0.88)-180.00

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than Pinduoduo. Pinduoduo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Walmart, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Walmart beats Pinduoduo on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Walmart and McDonald's' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%
McDonald's25.60%-53.62%9.56%

Risk and Volatility

Walmart has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McDonald's has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Walmart and McDonald's' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87
McDonald's$21.08 billion7.25$6.03 billion$7.8426.13

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than McDonald's. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than McDonald's, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Walmart and McDonald's, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Walmart372702.65
McDonald's072302.77

Walmart presently has a consensus target price of $149.5139, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. McDonald's has a consensus target price of $232.5714, indicating a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Walmart's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Walmart is more favorable than McDonald's.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.3% of Walmart shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of McDonald's shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.4% of Walmart shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of McDonald's shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. McDonald's pays an annual dividend of $5.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Walmart pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. McDonald's pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Walmart has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years and McDonald's has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years.

Summary

McDonald's beats Walmart on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Costco Wholesale and Walmart, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale0111902.63
Walmart372702.65

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus price target of $380.84, indicating a potential upside of 19.37%. Walmart has a consensus price target of $149.5139, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Given Costco Wholesale's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Costco Wholesale is more favorable than Walmart.

Risk and Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walmart has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.3% of Walmart shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 50.4% of Walmart shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Walmart's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.50%24.50%7.73%
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Walmart's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion0.85$4.00 billion$8.8536.05
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than Costco Wholesale. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Costco Wholesale pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Walmart pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Costco Wholesale has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Walmart has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years. Walmart is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Costco Wholesale beats Walmart on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Walmart and Starbucks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Walmart372702.65
Starbucks0101702.63

Walmart currently has a consensus price target of $149.5139, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Starbucks has a consensus price target of $102.8846, indicating a potential downside of 1.91%. Given Walmart's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Walmart is more favorable than Starbucks.

Volatility and Risk

Walmart has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starbucks has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.3% of Walmart shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.3% of Starbucks shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.4% of Walmart shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Starbucks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Walmart and Starbucks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%
Starbucks3.95%-18.07%4.88%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Walmart and Starbucks' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87
Starbucks$23.52 billion5.25$928.30 million$1.1789.65

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than Starbucks. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Starbucks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Starbucks pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Walmart pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Starbucks pays out 153.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Walmart has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years and Starbucks has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Summary

Walmart beats Starbucks on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Walmart Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Alibaba Group logo
BABA
Alibaba Group
2.3$230.50-2.5%$623.65 billion$71.99 billion33.07
The Home Depot logo
HD
The Home Depot
2.3$250.93-2.6%$270.15 billion$110.23 billion21.71
Pinduoduo logo
PDD
Pinduoduo
0.8$158.40-6.5%$194.25 billion$4.33 billion-174.06Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Up
McDonald's logo
MCD
McDonald's
3.0$204.84-0.5%$152.72 billion$21.08 billion31.27
Costco Wholesale logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
2.4$319.04-1.5%$141.32 billion$166.76 billion32.76Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Starbucks logo
SBUX
Starbucks
2.5$104.89-1.3%$123.49 billion$23.52 billion136.22
JD.com logo
JD
JD.com
1.8$90.77-3.1%$121.58 billion$82.86 billion34.65Upcoming Earnings
Lowe's Companies logo
LOW
Lowe's Companies
3.0$153.77-2.9%$112.67 billion$72.15 billion21.75Analyst Upgrade
Insider Buying
Booking logo
BKNG
Booking
1.7$2,219.35-2.5%$90.91 billion$15.07 billion66.85Analyst Report
CVS Health logo
CVS
CVS Health
2.3$69.17-0.2%$90.71 billion$256.78 billion11.43
Target logo
TGT
Target
2.7$169.82-2.2%$85.04 billion$78.11 billion22.49Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
The TJX Companies logo
TJX
The TJX Companies
2.5$62.55-1.8%$75.10 billion$41.72 billion104.25Analyst Report
MercadoLibre logo
MELI
MercadoLibre
1.9$1,458.64-4.8%$72.74 billion$2.30 billion-9,115.93Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Carvana logo
CVNA
Carvana
1.3$269.99-6.7%$46.38 billion$3.94 billion-98.90Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Gap Up
Dollar General logo
DG
Dollar General
2.5$178.14-2.7%$43.64 billion$27.75 billion17.66
Walgreens Boots Alliance logo
WBA
Walgreens Boots Alliance
2.2$46.86-1.6%$40.49 billion$139.54 billion93.72
Ross Stores logo
ROST
Ross Stores
1.5$112.02-0.9%$39.93 billion$16.04 billion133.36Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Analyst Revision
Match Group logo
MTCH
Match Group
1.6$143.66-2.6%$38.21 billion$4.76 billion-217.66
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
CMG
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1.8$1,351.12-4.2%$38.03 billion$5.59 billion161.62
eBay logo
EBAY
eBay
2.4$53.34-2.4%$36.29 billion$10.80 billion7.42
O'Reilly Automotive logo
ORLY
O'Reilly Automotive
1.4$450.26-0.9%$31.61 billion$10.15 billion20.11
Yum! Brands logo
YUM
Yum! Brands
2.4$103.57-0.1%$31.08 billion$5.60 billion31.10
Wayfair logo
W
Wayfair
1.3$287.00-3.0%$28.54 billion$9.13 billion-41.12Analyst Report
Insider Selling
AutoZone logo
AZO
AutoZone
1.8$1,168.44-1.0%$26.59 billion$12.63 billion15.31Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
The Kroger logo
KR
The Kroger
2.3$34.09-2.5%$25.95 billion$122.29 billion9.09Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Gap Down
Best Buy logo
BBY
Best Buy
2.4$98.24-2.2%$25.44 billion$43.64 billion14.93Analyst Report
Fastenal logo
FAST
Fastenal
1.7$44.17-5.2%$25.37 billion$5.33 billion30.25
Yum China logo
YUMC
Yum China
1.8$59.18-0.7%$24.88 billion$8.78 billion45.18Ex-Dividend
Dollar Tree logo
DLTR
Dollar Tree
2.0$101.81-0.1%$23.94 billion$23.61 billion25.14Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Expedia Group logo
EXPE
Expedia Group
1.4$158.41-3.2%$22.79 billion$12.07 billion-10.14
CarMax logo
KMX
CarMax
2.0$120.30-1.2%$19.55 billion$20.32 billion26.50Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Restaurant Brands International logo
QSR
Restaurant Brands International
2.0$62.59-2.0%$19.13 billion$5.60 billion34.02Insider Selling
Farfetch logo
FTCH
Farfetch
1.5$56.03-3.6%$19.03 billion$1.02 billion-16.24High Trading Volume
Gap Up
Burlington Stores logo
BURL
Burlington Stores
1.2$281.99-10.1%$18.68 billion$7.29 billion-108.46Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Gap Down
Ulta Beauty logo
ULTA
Ulta Beauty
1.7$324.40-3.1%$18.28 billion$7.40 billion81.92Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Darden Restaurants logo
DRI
Darden Restaurants
2.0$136.64-1.0%$17.81 billion$7.81 billion-142.33
Tractor Supply logo
TSCO
Tractor Supply
2.3$151.71-2.2%$17.64 billion$8.35 billion23.56Analyst Report
L Brands logo
LB
L Brands
1.3$54.08-1.5%$15.04 billion$12.91 billion-69.33Analyst Upgrade
Insider Buying
Domino's Pizza logo
DPZ
Domino's Pizza
2.4$330.53-0.7%$12.83 billion$3.62 billion28.32Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Tapestry logo
TPR
Tapestry
1.6$40.77-2.0%$11.33 billion$4.96 billion-25.48
Advance Auto Parts logo
AAP
Advance Auto Parts
1.9$165.54-0.2%$10.85 billion$9.71 billion24.06
Five Below logo
FIVE
Five Below
1.4$183.19-5.0%$10.24 billion$1.85 billion93.94Analyst Downgrade
Williams-Sonoma logo
WSM
Williams-Sonoma
1.8$126.47-4.8%$9.69 billion$5.90 billion24.37
Lithia Motors logo
LAD
Lithia Motors
2.6$357.97-4.7%$9.53 billion$12.67 billion23.71Analyst Report
Levi Strauss & Co. logo
LEVI
Levi Strauss & Co.
1.8$23.91-0.9%$9.52 billion$5.76 billion-99.62Insider Selling
The Gap logo
GPS
The Gap
1.3$25.38-1.5%$9.49 billion$16.38 billion-8.69Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
GameStop logo
GME
GameStop
0.9$132.35-6.2%$9.23 billion$6.47 billion-31.14
RH logo
RH
RH
1.2$446.93-2.9%$9.12 billion$2.65 billion57.01
Kohl's logo
KSS
Kohl's
1.3$54.81-5.1%$8.64 billion$19.97 billion-35.13Earnings Announcement
Dividend Cut
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
MINISO Group logo
MNSO
MINISO Group
1.2$27.88-4.7%$8.47 billion$1.28 billion0.00Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Gap Up
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