Walmart Inc. [WMT] stock Upgrade by Wells Fargo analyst, price target now $165

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Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.57% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -2.81%. The company report on September 9, 2021 that Walmart Highlights Sustainability Commitments With Inaugural $2 Billion Green Bond Issuance as Part of Jumbo Transaction.

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced it has successfully priced the company’s first green bond. Net proceeds from the $2 billion green bond offering will be used to fund existing and future projects that enable Walmart to achieve its sustainability goals.

Over the last 12 months, WMT stock rose by 6.12%. The one-year Walmart Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.09. The average equity rating for WMT stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $405.97 billion, with 2.80 billion shares outstanding and 1.41 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.50M shares, WMT stock reached a trading volume of 6450689 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Walmart Inc. [WMT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WMT shares is $168.86 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WMT stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Walmart Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 05, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on May 19, 2021, representing the official price target for Walmart Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $162 to $170, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Outperform rating on WMT stock. On December 21, 2020, analysts increased their price target for WMT shares from 153 to 170.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc. is set at 1.94, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.72. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.04, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMT in the course of the last twelve months was 30.01 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

WMT Stock Performance Analysis:

Walmart Inc. [WMT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.81. With this latest performance, WMT shares dropped by -2.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 6.12% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WMT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 33.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.57 for Walmart Inc. [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 145.11, while it was recorded at 146.42 for the last single week of trading, and 141.78 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Walmart Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Walmart Inc. [WMT] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.82 and a Gross Margin at +24.83. Walmart Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.42.

Return on Total Capital for WMT is now 17.68, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.73. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 17.37, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.53. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Walmart Inc. [WMT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 78.15. Additionally, WMT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.87, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.05. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 71.61, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 40.20.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Walmart Inc. [WMT] managed to generate an average of $5,874 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 87.37 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.29.Walmart Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

WMT Stock EPS

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WMT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Walmart Inc. go to 8.00%.

Walmart Inc. [WMT] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $125,751 million, or 31.60% of WMT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 131,332,067, which is approximately 0.646% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 90,061,853 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.06 billion in WMT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $9.11 billion in WMT stock with ownership of nearly 1.591% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Walmart Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 1,319 institutional holders increased their position in Walmart Inc. [NYSE:WMT] by around 55,399,793 shares. Additionally, 1,041 investors decreased positions by around 27,800,054 shares, while 265 investors held positions by with 783,691,852 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 866,891,699 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMT stock had 156 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,913,441 shares, while 115 institutional investors sold positions of 2,189,791 shares during the same period.

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