Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

WMT (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$67.10
neg -0.52
-0.77%
Today's Range: 67.04 - 67.83 | WMT Avg Daily Volume: 8,681,800
Last Update: 01/20/17 - 3:02 PM EST
Volume: 6,181,940
YTD Performance: -2.17%
Open: $67.74
Previous Close: $67.62
52 Week Range: $60.91 - $75.19
Oustanding Shares: 3,073,190,306
Market Cap: 210,267,680,737
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 7 7 7 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 9 9 9 8
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.65
Latest Dividend: 0.50
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.94%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/07/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.81
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WMT Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.81 14.80 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-1.84% 8.09% -11.25%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -0.70 0.00 0.01
Net Income -11.80 -0.10 -0.05
EPS -9.50 -0.10 -0.03
Earnings for WMT:
EBITDA 33.56B
Revenue 482.13B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (01/17) Qtr (04/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $1.30 $0.97 $4.31 $4.37
Number of Analysts 11 7 13 11
High Estimate $1.35 $1.02 $4.37 $4.62
Low Estimate $1.25 $0.94 $4.25 $4.30
Prior Year $1.49 $0.98 $4.59 $4.31
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -12.69% -1.17% -6.02% 1.26%
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Shares are testing their October low, and charts don't signal an imminent recovery rally.
In spite of the National Retail Federation raising its fourth-quarter holiday sales forecast to 4% as opposed to the original 3.6% number, nearly all retailers of consequence who have issued preliminary holiday sales results (Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) , TJX Companies (TJX) , Ross Stores (ROST) , Best Buy (BBY) , Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and Nordstrom (JWN) have not yet released estimates) have indicated weaker comparable-store sales at their brick-and-mortar facilities. The market has punished all misses at this juncture.
Amid all the pre-inaugural craziness, it's comforting to know market moves aren't random.
Bonds and bond-equivalent stocks (REITs, utilities and consumer staples) act well -- as concerns about the possible timing of fiscal stimulation (not surprisingly) surface. Notes and bond yields are about 3 basis points lower in today's session -- at the low this morning they were down 6 basis points. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) up a little less than a beaner. Retail better on a more defined probability (lower) of a border tariff tax. J.C. Penney (JCP) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Kohl's (KSS) and Norstrom's (JWN) leading the way. Energy stocks stronger (on a higher crude oil price) -- Schlumberger (SLB) Exxon Mobil (XOM) are up. Hartford Financial (HIG) a standout in the insurance space. Added to this name. Campbell Soup (CPB) continues to exhibit good absolute and relative price action. I Love Gold! And I have added to SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) up for the fifth day in a row (but modestly so). I have added to The Mighty Oak. Oil up $0.60. Gold up $17.60! The Bad Brokerage, banks and insurance are stinking up the joint. A good thing, as I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) (a recent Best Ideas List short), Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JP Morgan Chase (JPM) ,
If Trump is successful, we will see sales continue their upward momentum.
Tech stocks feel like they may be going higher, as the economy is picking up.
Expect shares of WMT work lower to around $65 in the next few weeks.
You have to think that if these stocks were so high once, then it's likely they will be again.
Disney and Goldman are doing a lot of the heavy lifting.
Holiday retail results reveal the size of the Amazon-induced carnage.

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