Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

neg -0.59
Today's Range: 83.17 - 83.82 | WMT Avg Daily Volume: 7,154,100
Last Update: 03/03/15 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 6,420,412
YTD Performance: -2.24%
Open: $83.66
Previous Close: $83.96
52 Week Range: $72.61 - $90.97
Oustanding Shares: 3,223,189,895
Market Cap: 270,522,327,887
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WMT
Buy Hold Sell
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 4 5 5 7
Moderate Buy 1 1 2 2
Hold 14 12 11 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.76 2.65 2.58 2.38
Latest Dividend: 0.49
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.34%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/11/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.31
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WMT Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.31 16.60 26.45
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-2.82% 12.40% 42.28%
Revenue 1.50 0.09 0.03
Net Income 2.40 0.02 0.01
EPS 3.50 0.12 0.04
Earnings for WMT:
Revenue 485.65B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (04/15) Qtr (07/15) FY (01/16) FY (01/17)
Average Estimate $1.03 $1.18 $4.87 $5.11
Number of Analysts 14 14 17 13
High Estimate $1.06 $1.26 $5.00 $5.35
Low Estimate $1.00 $1.12 $4.73 $4.75
Prior Year $1.13 $1.21 $5.07 $4.87
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -8.41% -2.66% -3.88% 4.93%
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I have further expanded my short exposure .
2015 earnings growth could be slowest in years.
A lack of vision and effort is driving it into the ground.

The Week so Far, in a Nutshell Real Money Pro($)

"Apple Exceeds Emini Volume" questions whether AAPL shares had a "blow-off top" early in the week. "Apple's Price Gains Distort the Market" highlighted the outsized role of Apple on the broader market. Plus, my Apple view was summarized in Barron's. My Trade of the Week shorting the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) at an average cost of $338.85 was principally based on my cautious market view and an overbought view of the Index. The index closed slightly higher than my cost basis. Based on comments, my closing post, "See Ya in the Funny Papers," got a lot of interest in my Diary. On Tuesday, I delivered a negative analysis of Wal-Mart (WMT); the shares were down by about $1 per share in Wednesday's trading. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's second day of testimony was anti-climactic. Again, I felt she was neither hawkish nor dovish on Tuesday, just talking gibberish. This morning, S&P 500
Take retail, restaurant data with large grain of salt.
I spent part of the last week looking at Wal-Mart (WMT) with the hope that the recent price drop in shares would provide an investment opportunity. Although cosmetically pleasing against dismal fourth-quarter 2013 results, the company's recent results were not encouraging. 
I have suggested over the last few months that the benefit of lower energy prices is more ambiguous than the consensus believes.
The bulls regained their lost momentum.

That Was the Week That Was Real Money Pro($)

Let's review.
Feb 20, 2015 | 8:02 AM EST
WMT was downgraded to Equal-weight, Barclays said. $85 price target. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts. 

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