Analytical Overview of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) belonging to the Retail-Wholesale sector has declined -0.78% and closed its last trading session at $69.89.

The company reported its EPS on 02/21/2017. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $74.37.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.48. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell.

The Stock had a 2.57 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.58 and 2.58 respectively.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on 02/21/2017 reported its EPS as $1.3 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $1.29. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 0.8%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Earnings, with 29 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.96.

Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.99 and $0.92 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.98.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as $117.76 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 23 analysts.

The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 119.78 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 115.64 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 115.9 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is -2%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 0%.

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -2.9% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 4.24%.

The Company got Upgrade by BofA/Merrill on 22-Feb-17 from Neutral to Buy.

Insider Trades for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 9 Mar 2017 where McMillon (C Douglas), the Chief Executive Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 55513 shares were traded at a price of $69.86.

30 analysts projected Price Targets for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $90. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $58 and the Mean Price Target is $74.37.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has the market capitalization of $214.79 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $75.19 on Aug 18, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $62.72 on May 18, 2016.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.8 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 17.8% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.4 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 1.86 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.13 and ATR value of 0.93. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 0.99% and 1.20%.