Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Stock Guide

May 24, 2020
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In this WMT stock guide, we'll address key questions about WMT, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are WMT earnings?
2. When is WMT earnings date?
3. What is WMT dividend?
4. What is WMT dividend yield?
5. What is WMT stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. WMT buy or sell? What is WMT Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy WMT? Why should I buy WMT stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell WMT? Why should I sell WMT stock?
9. What are WMT key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are WMT earnings?

WMT trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $5.19.

2. When is WMT earnings date?

WMT earnings date is August 18, 2020.

3. What is WMT dividend?

WMT forward dividend is $2.16.

4. What is WMT dividend yield?

WMT forward dividend yield is 1.75%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is WMT stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on WMT analyst price targets, WMT stock forecast is $128.56 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for WMT stock is $128.56. The prediction is based on 32 analyst estimates.

The low price target for WMT is $59.00, while the high price target is $145.00.

WMT analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

6. WMT buy or sell? What is WMT Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell WMT, resulting in Finny Score of 40.

7. What are the reasons to buy WMT? Why should I buy WMT stock?

Here are the reasons to buy WMT stock:

  • Walmart is adapting very well to the changing consumer sentiment to compete with brick-and-mortar rivals and e-commerce giant Amazon. In this regard, the company has been taking several e-commerce initiatives. Walmart completed the acquisition of the Indian e-commerce company Flipkart in August 2018.
  • The company has maintained its leadership position in the US groceries business. Walmart's tie-up with Jet.com and Blue Apron shows the company's commitment to keeping competition at bay.
  • Walmart has a stable financial position. It has given good returns to the shareholders in the form of dividend payments and share buybacks.
  • WMT forward dividend yield is 1.75%, higher than the industry (0.83%) and sector (0.62%) forward dividend yields. See WMT forward dividend chart.
  • WMT average analyst rating is Buy. See WMT analyst rating chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell WMT? Why should I sell WMT stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell WMT stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Walmart has been increasing investments in the highly competitive e-commerce market. However, the margins are coming down and the company might report lower margins in the coming quarters.
  • Walmart's return on investments might be low because of intense competition, trade wars, and also government regulations. Walmart also faces challenges due to the new e-commerce rules in India.
  • Walmart has always remained under pressure from the government agencies. Recently the company was criticized for the massive buyback which could be otherwise used to raise wages of its employees.
  • WMT profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -0.84 percentage points. See WMT profitability chart.
  • WMT forward P/E ratio is 22.77, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See WMT forward P/E ratio chart.
  • WMT PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 4.27, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See WMT PEG chart.

Key Stats

9. What are WMT key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for WMT:

Metrics WMT
Price $123.97
Average Price Target / Upside $128.56 / 3.70%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 1.75%
Industry Discount Stores
Sector Consumer Defensive
Number of Employees 2,300,000
Market Cap $349.74B
Forward P/E Ratio 22.77
Price/Book Ratio 0.67
Revenue (TTM) $523.96B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 2.10%
Profit Margin 2.84%

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