Walmart Inc [WMT] is 15.83% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Walmart Inc [NYSE: WMT] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.94% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.31%. The company report on March 14, 2024 at 9:30 AM that Walmart and unspun Collaborate on 3D Fabric Weaving Technology, Aiming To Reduce Apparel Manufacturing Waste and Drive US-Based Manufacturing.

— ​Companies announce pilot project to explore first-of-its-kind approach to more quickly and efficiently convert yarn directly into garments –.

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Walmart (NYSE: WMT), the world’s leading omnichannel retailer, today announced a pilot project with unspun, a pioneering fashion tech company using the world’s first 3D weaving technology, a collaboration that, if successful, could help reduce the environmental impact of garment production, offer a more sustainable process for meeting apparel demand and support the companies’ shared commitment to shift more textile manufacturing back to the U.S. Out of its micro factory in Oakland, California, unspun’s first-of-its-kind technology promises to more quickly and efficiently transform yarn into garments.

Over the last 12 months, WMT stock rose by 30.88%. The one-year Walmart Inc stock forecast points to a potential upside of 7.2. The average equity rating for WMT stock is currently 1.51, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $490.17 billion, with 8.05 billion shares outstanding and 4.32 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 20.72M shares, WMT stock reached a trading volume of 14020721 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 $65.59 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 1.51. 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.

Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Walmart Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on February 21, 2024. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, HSBC Securities raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on September 22, 2023, representing the official price target for Walmart Inc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $165 to $168, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on WMT stock. On August 11, 2023, analysts increased their price target for WMT shares from 170 to 180.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Walmart Inc is set at 0.74, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.76. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.85, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMT in the course of the last twelve months was 32.42 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.24.

WMT Stock Performance Analysis:

Walmart Inc [WMT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.31. With this latest performance, WMT shares gained by 4.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.88% 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 62.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.54 for Walmart Inc [WMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 57.55, while it was recorded at 61.06 for the last single week of trading, and 54.06 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Walmart Inc Fundamentals:

Walmart Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.24 and a Current Ratio set at 0.83.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Walmart Inc posted 0.45/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.4/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 12.50%. 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] Institutonal Ownership Details

The top three institutional holders of WMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2815%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.03 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.59 billion in WMT stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $156.75 billion in WMT stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8325%.