Walmart Inc. [WMT] Stock trading around $139.41 per share: What’s Next?

Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] traded at a high on 10/24/22, posting a 1.91 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $139.41. The company report on October 19, 2022 that Walmart’s “Black Friday Deals for Days” Returns with More Savings, Longer Events and Earlier Access for Walmart+ Members.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 6264860 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Walmart Inc. stands at 1.79% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.22%.

The market cap for WMT stock reached $370.90 billion, with 2.74 billion shares outstanding and 1.40 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.79M shares, WMT reached a trading volume of 6264860 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $152.67 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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for Walmart Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 14, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on July 22, 2022, representing the official price target for Walmart Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $180 to $165, while UBS kept a Buy rating on WMT stock. On May 18, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for WMT shares from 175 to 160.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc. is set at 3.04, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.23.

How has WMT stock performed recently?

Walmart Inc. [WMT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.12. With this latest performance, WMT shares gained by 7.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.02% 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 64.16, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.26 for Walmart Inc. [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 133.78, while it was recorded at 135.64 for the last single week of trading, and 136.36 for the last 200 days.

Walmart Inc. [WMT]: Deeper insight into the 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 0.80.

Earnings analysis for Walmart Inc. [WMT]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Walmart Inc. [WMT]

There are presently around $122,502 million, or 32.90% 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 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 93,857,825 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.08 billion in WMT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.36 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 1,247 institutional holders increased their position in Walmart Inc. [NYSE:WMT] by around 54,034,828 shares. Additionally, 1,249 investors decreased positions by around 54,494,564 shares, while 290 investors held positions by with 770,188,277 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 878,717,669 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMT stock had 141 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,004,576 shares, while 183 institutional investors sold positions of 4,296,613 shares during the same period.


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