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

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

The company has Beta Value of 0.13 and ATR value of 0.93. On average, equities research analysts predict that Wal-Mart Stores Inc will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current year. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.79, for a total value of $314,105,443.23. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,507,127 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $754,306,647.33. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Inside the closing six months period the stock's performance declined -2.06% while overall yearly performance gained 6.62%.

In other news, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 4,375,337 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The share price is now down -1.31% for the past three months. During the trading on 03/17/2017, Company's stock ranged from $69.81 to $70.75.

In recent action, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 2.75 and Price to cash per share ration is at 31.28. WealthTrust Arizona LLC raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.5% in the third quarter. The rating by the stock financial advisor at Bank of America was issued on Mar 14, 2017 in a research report to their Investors and Clients. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $74.37.

The stock's price switched up 0.91% 20-Days Simple Moving Average, added 3.43% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and rose 1.17% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average. Tiffany & Co declared a 1.3 percent rise in quarterly sales on Friday as strong demand for its high-end jewelry in Japan and China helped offset weak holiday sales in the Americas.Net sales rose to $1.23 billion in the fourth quarter ended January 31, from $1.21 billion a year earlier, the second straight rise this year.Net income fell to $157.8 million, or $1.26 per share, from $163.2 million, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 21st. The retailer reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.01. Wal-Mart Stores had a return on equity of 17.71% and a net margin of 2.98%. The firm had revenue of $129.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.22 billion. Piershale Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.3% in the third quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.51 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.92%.

In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 0.20 while current ratio for time period was 0.90.

The Stock has Weekly volatility of 0.99% and monthly volatility of 1.20%. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main bought a new stake in Wal-Mart Stores during the fourth quarter valued at about $274,739,000. Lincluden Management Ltd. raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 2.2% in the second quarter. In a statement, the Brazilian unit of Wal-Mart said it fully trusts its internal food safety procedures. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 28,148 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $2,030,000 after buying an additional 1,950 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.6% in the third quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.20% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed its last trading session at $70.72 with the loss of -0.2%.