Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

WMT (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$78.15
neg -0.34
-0.43%
Today's Range: 78.14 - 78.61 | WMT Avg Daily Volume: 8,087,000
Last Update: 05/24/17 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 7,481,270
YTD Performance: 13.56%
Open: $78.56
Previous Close: $78.49
52 Week Range: $65.28 - $79.44
Oustanding Shares: 3,031,556,234
Market Cap: 238,128,742,181
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WMT
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 10 10 9 8
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 9 11 12
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.42 2.36 2.48 2.57
Latest Dividend: 0.51
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.60%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/09/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.93
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WMT Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.93 17.80 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
10.07% 12.94% 3.81%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.80 0.00 0.01
Net Income -5.20 -0.10 -0.05
EPS -4.20 -0.10 -0.03
Earnings for WMT:
EBITDA 32.84B
Revenue 485.87B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (07/17) Qtr (10/17) FY (01/18) FY (01/19)
Average Estimate $1.06 $0.97 $4.36 $4.60
Number of Analysts 12 11 14 11
High Estimate $1.08 $1.00 $4.48 $4.79
Low Estimate $1.03 $0.92 $4.28 $4.50
Prior Year $1.07 $0.98 $4.32 $4.36
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -0.70% -0.65% 0.81% 5.52%
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John Reese

 | May 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM EDT
Using gurus' methods to find supermarket opportunities.
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Jim Cramer

 | May 10, 2017 | 3:01 PM EDT
Or any other news events, for that matter?
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Brian Sozzi

 | May 10, 2017 | 8:15 AM EDT
What doesn't this company think of?
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Brian Sozzi

 | May 9, 2017 | 8:32 AM EDT
Hurry up and get that ticket to Washington, DC.
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Jim Cramer

 | May 8, 2017 | 6:27 AM EDT
It's a wonder to me how split this market really is.
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Doug Kass

 | May 5, 2017 | 8:06 AM EDT
Coca-Cola (KO) . Old economy. IBM (IBM) . Old economy. American Express (AXP) . Losing its franchise value in a more-commoditized market for financial products. Wells Fargo (WFC) . A plodding and undifferentiated super-regional bank. Deere (DE) . A casualty of exported commodity deflation. Wal-Mart (WMT) . Very old economy.       Expensive Acquisitions of Mature Businesses As 85-year-old Buffett's unparalleled career closes in on its final decade, we can see that many of Berkshire's acquisitions over the past five to eight years represent The Oracle's legacy. The recent acquisition of Precision Castparts and other firms solidify a more bullet-proof Berkshire portfolio that's increasingly insulated from catastrophic events in its numerous business lines. But there's a price to the reduced vulnerability that Berkshire has gained from diversification and massive size -- much slower growth. As I've previously written, Buffett "used to 'chase gazelles' in his acquisitions, buying companies that were available on the cheap due to controversies (i.e., Geico, Coca-Cola and American Express). But now, he chases elephants -- slow-growing and mature companies that sell for expensive prices." Rejecting Innovation and Favoring Cash Flow Buffett only invested in technology in recent years via Berkshire's purchase of a large stake in IBM (a deal that hasn't worked out very well so far). As the Oracle wrote in this weekend's letter to shareholders: "I now spend 10 hours a week playing bridge online. And as I write this letter, 'search' is invaluable to me. (I'm not ready for Tinder, however.)" The 85-year-old very late to the party -- and after Berkshire's poor IBM experience, he's not likely to embrace the future opportunities in technology as aggressively as perhaps he should. Are Auto Dealerships Another Big Misstep? "This is the beginning of a journey that will have no end. Cecil and Larry (Van Tuyl) have given us the ideal platform with which to build an auto-dealership business that will be thriving and growing 50 and 100 years from now. The fun has just started." -- Warren Buffett, on buying Van Tuyl Group of auto dealerships, as quoted in Automotive News (March 10, 2015) I'd like to highlight Berkshire's recent purchase of the Van Tuyl Group of auto dealerships because I think he might have been investing in another industry whose moat isn't as secure as he believes. It's worth noting that in buying Burlington Northern a few years back, Buffett failed to envision the declining role of coal (a key railroad cargo) in the U.S. economy. It turns out that Burlington's competitive moat was far less secure than it appeared when Berkshire acquired the
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Brian Sozzi

 | May 1, 2017 | 7:40 AM EDT
Musk's imagination has no boundaries.
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Jim Cramer

 | Apr 30, 2017 | 1:24 PM EDT
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Brian Sozzi

 | Apr 26, 2017 | 7:21 AM EDT
Cash-rich Apple could be staring down the barrel of a tax-cut-driven profit explosion.
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 20, 2017 | 4:13 PM EDT
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