Walmart Inc [WMT] moved up 0.24: Why It’s Important

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Walmart Inc [NYSE: WMT] closed the trading session at $163.41 on 10/31/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $161.95, while the highest price level was $163.62. The company report on November 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM that Walmart’s “Black Friday Deals” are Back with Major Savings and Early Access Shopping for Walmart+ Members.

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The stocks have a year to date performance of 15.25 percent and weekly performance of 0.10 percent. The stock has been moved at 8.09 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 2.07 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 2.63 percent over the most recent 3-months.

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If compared to the average trading volume of 5.47M shares, WMT reached to a volume of 4721424 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 $179.18 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 1.50. 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.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Walmart Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 22, 2023.

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The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc is set at 2.15, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMT in the course of the last twelve months was 22.88 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.26.

WMT stock trade performance evaluation

Walmart Inc [WMT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.10. With this latest performance, WMT shares gained by 2.07% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.67% 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 57.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.29, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.19 for Walmart Inc [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 161.14, while it was recorded at 162.43 for the last single week of trading, and 152.46 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 +4.01 and a Gross Margin at +24.14. Walmart Inc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.91.

Return on Total Capital for WMT is now 16.79, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.84. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.60, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.79. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Walmart Inc [WMT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 76.83. Additionally, WMT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.45, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.23. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 68.22, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.58.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Walmart Inc [WMT] managed to generate an average of $5,562 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 75.41 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.50.Walmart Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.26 and a Current Ratio set at 0.83.

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 7.37%.

Walmart Inc [WMT]: Institutional Ownership

The top three institutional holders of WMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in WMT stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in WMT stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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