Piper Sandler lifts Walmart Inc. [WMT] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] surged by $1.28 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $133.865 during the day while it closed the day at $132.88. The company report on August 25, 2022 that myQ Smart Technology Will Soon Expand Walmart+ InHome Deliveries to the Garage.

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The garage continues to gain popularity as the delivery location of choice for today’s savvy online shoppers.

Walmart is joining forces with myQ® smart garage technology to expand in-garage delivery through Walmart+ InHome. Millions of homeowners who already use the myQ app to monitor, control and secure their garage door, and Walmart+ InHome members, will soon be able to have their Walmart groceries and household essentials conveniently delivered to their garage. InHome associates will also be able to pick up returns within the garage, eliminating the hassle of returns for customers.

Walmart Inc. stock has also loss -1.26% of its value over the past 7 days. However, WMT stock has inclined by 3.42% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -1.69% and lost -8.16% year-on date.

The market cap for WMT stock reached $376.06 billion, with 2.75 billion shares outstanding and 1.43 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.56M shares, WMT reached a trading volume of 5788292 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say 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 $150.45 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Walmart Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 22, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS dropped their target price from $180 to $165. 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 $175 to $160, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Outperform rating on WMT stock. On May 18, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for WMT shares from 155 to 150.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc. is set at 3.18, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.76, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMT in the course of the last twelve months was 55.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.20.

WMT stock trade performance evaluation

Walmart Inc. [WMT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.26. With this latest performance, WMT shares gained by 0.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -9.31% 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 51.25, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.96 for Walmart Inc. [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 128.74, while it was recorded at 133.86 for the last single week of trading, and 138.10 for the last 200 days.

Walmart Inc. [WMT]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

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.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Walmart Inc. [WMT] stock

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 6.00%.

Walmart Inc. [WMT]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $116,875 million, or 32.70% of WMT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 128,344,108, which is approximately 2.119% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 93,857,825 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.47 billion in WMT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $7.97 billion in WMT stock with ownership of nearly -0.911% of the company’s market capitalization.

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 1,282 institutional holders increased their position in Walmart Inc. [NYSE:WMT] by around 54,498,097 shares. Additionally, 1,293 investors decreased positions by around 58,794,585 shares, while 274 investors held positions by with 766,259,262 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 879,551,944 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMT stock had 146 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,384,595 shares, while 211 institutional investors sold positions of 4,501,251 shares during the same period.


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