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Walmart Inc WMT Stock Quote

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NYSE: WMT

Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 140.98
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Discount Stores
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 138.69  –  141.30
  • Year Range 117.27  –  160.77
  • Market Cap 380.1949 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 5.4 Mil /  6.4 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.65
  • Price / Book 5.26
  • Forward Div Yield 1.59%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.59%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis WMT

Valuation
Currency in USD
WMT is Fairly Valued at a 2% Discount.
WMT is 3 at a 2% -2.

1-Star Price

> 194.40

5-Star Price

< 100.80

Economic Moat

Wide

Trend: Stable

Capital Allocation

Standard

Omnichannel Transformation Should Continue To Pay Off for Walmart As Consumers Focus on Value

Zain Akbari Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

| Zain Akbari |

With unrivalled scale, prodigious procurement strength, a strong brand, and a growing e-commerce platform, we believe Walmart is the only American firm that can compete comprehensively with Amazon’s retail offering. We expect shoppers will require retailers to offer a menu of fulfillment options for sales made through digital and physical channels, advantaging Walmart’s dense store network, deep vendor relationships, and established brand.

The retail environment is intensely competitive and is being disrupted by Amazon’s expanding scope and distribution strength, but we expect Walmart to hold serve. With its scale bringing cost leverage that can be used to keep prices low (drawing traffic and spreading fixed expenditures over a larger sales base), Walmart should be able to compete aggressively, particularly for the roughly 50 million households we estimate do not subscribe to Amazon Prime, a proposition solidified by its introduction of the Walmart+ membership program.

With a large share of many of its vendors’ sales, Walmart’s size allows it to dictate terms, enabling it to control procurement costs while ensuring its assortment is optimized for all channels. Its strength translates across borders to its non-U.S. operations. While Amazon is the partner of choice for vendors looking to capitalize on e-commerce’s explosive growth, Walmart is the most valuable outlet for top manufacturers in terms of dollar sales, which should remain a formidable cost advantage.

While we believe its days of material domestic store count growth have passed, Walmart has redirected capital toward development of its global omnichannel capabilities (organically and through acquisitions). We view its efforts positively and suspect it has built an infrastructure that should support average digital percentage growth well into the double-digits for years to come. Traditional channel growth should be hard to come by, but we suspect Walmart’s robust grocery offering will promote traffic, feeding its ability to leverage costs and investments in automation and infrastructure.

Key Statistics WMT

Company Profile WMT

Business Description

America’s largest retailer by sales, Walmart operated over 10,500 stores under 46 banners at the end of fiscal 2022, selling a variety of general merchandise and grocery items. Its home market accounted for 82% of sales in fiscal 2022, with Mexico and Central America (6%) and Canada (4%) its largest external markets. In the United States at the namesake banner, around 56% of sales come from grocery, 32% from general merchandise, and 11% from health and wellness items. The company operates several e-commerce properties apart from its eponymous site, including Flipkart (it also owns a roughly 10% stake in Chinese online retailer JD.com). Combined, e-commerce accounted for about 13% of fiscal 2022 sales.

Contact
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, AR, 72716
Industry Discount Stores
Employees 2,300,000

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FAQs for Walmart Inc Stock

Yes. WMT has a forward dividend yield of 1.59%. See WMT’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WMT’s market cap is 380.19 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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WMT’s stock style is Large Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WMT’s price/sales is 0.65.
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WMT’s price/forward earnings is 21.64.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

WMT’s price/book is 5.26.
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WMT’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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