Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Trend: Walmart (NYSE: WMT)

Current Trend: Walmart (NYSE: WMT)


Walmart is part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the retail defensive industry. The company CEO is C. Douglas McMillon. Walmart Inc operates retail stores in various formats under various banners. Its operations comprise of three reportable business segments, Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam’s Club in three categories retail, wholesale and others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WMT stock showed a previous change of 0.65% with an open at 95.65 and a close of 96.20. It reached an intraday high of 96.35 and a low of 95.64.

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The stock has a market cap of $279.5b with 2.9b shares outstanding, of which the float is 2.9b shares. Trading volume reached 5,240,744 shares compared to its average volume of 7,542,217 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Walmart shares returned 0.63% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.42%. Over three months, it changed -6.88%. In one year it has changed -1.07% and within that year its 52-week high was 106.21 and its 52-week low was 81.78. WMT stock is 17.63% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 91.45 and a 50 day moving average of 94.54. Currently WMT stock is trading 5.19% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.28 that ended on 31st of January 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 29.33. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.36. The TTM EPS is 4.41, which comes to a TTM PE of 21.81. Historically, the PE high was 29.33 and the PE low was 11.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 48.96, which is a decrease of -49.11%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  1.08
07-31-2018:  1.29
04-30-2018:  1.14
01-31-2018:  1.33

The dividend per share is currently 2.08, which is a dividend yield of 2.16%. Also, the payout ratio is 47.17%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 93.67, which means it may be overvalued by -2.70%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.50% of insider ownership and 43.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 16,503,919, which is 0.57% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.84. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.34

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.96%, return on assets is 2.37%, profit margin is 0.90%, price-to-sales is 0.75 and price-to-book is 3.86.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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