Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] loss -1.88% on the last trading session, reaching $119.41 price per share at the time. The company report on June 8, 2022 that Walmart Names Finalists to Pitch at 2022 Open Call Event, Marking the Largest Group Ever Selected.
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Suppliers with products made, grown or assembled in the U.S. will meet one-on-one with Walmart merchants during the June 28-29 event.
Walmart has made its selections for the ninth annual Open Call event. With nearly 1,200 small and mid-sized business owners receiving official invitations, this year’s registrants mark the largest group ever selected to participate in the two-day event. Finalists represent all fifty (50) states, including the District of Columbia, with nearly sixty percent (60%) of them self-identifying as a diverse-owned business. The business owners have the option of pitching their shelf-ready products directly to Walmart and/or Sam’s Club merchants either virtually or in person on the second day of Open Call. Each supplier will be afforded a 30-minute one-on-one pitch meeting for a chance to secure deals ranging from supplying products to a few local stores to supplying products to hundreds of Walmart and Sam’s Club locations as well as Walmart.com and Walmart Marketplace. Open Call is set for June 28 and 29.
Walmart Inc. represents 2.75 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $325.49 billion with the latest information. WMT stock price has been found in the range of $119.09 to $121.24.
If compared to the average trading volume of 9.22M shares, WMT reached a trading volume of 8291931 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $156.74 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 2.00. 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.
UBS have made an estimate for Walmart Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 18, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group dropped their target price from $175 to $160. The new note on the price target was released on May 18, 2022, representing the official price target for Walmart Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $155 to $150, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on WMT stock. On May 18, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for WMT shares from 160 to 153.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc. is set at 3.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.57. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.28, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.34.
Trading performance analysis for WMT stock
Walmart Inc. [WMT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.37. With this latest performance, WMT shares dropped by -19.03% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -15.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -15.05% 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 28.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 26.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 31.26 for Walmart Inc. [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 142.39, while it was recorded at 121.56 for the last single week of trading, and 142.47 for the last 200 days.
Walmart Inc. [WMT]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Walmart Inc. [WMT] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.97 and a Gross Margin at +25.10. Walmart Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.39.
Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.66, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.50.
Walmart Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.20 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.
Walmart Inc. [WMT]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 9.53%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Walmart Inc. [WMT]
There are presently around $108,246 million, or 33.00% of WMT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 125,681,258, which is approximately 0.416% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 92,319,285 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $11.24 billion in WMT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $7.36 billion in WMT stock with ownership of nearly -0.381% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Walmart Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,363 institutional holders increased their position in Walmart Inc. [NYSE:WMT] by around 66,219,481 shares. Additionally, 1,203 investors decreased positions by around 54,216,063 shares, while 312 investors held positions by with 769,012,323 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 889,447,867 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMT stock had 175 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,637,362 shares, while 151 institutional investors sold positions of 5,460,725 shares during the same period.