Notable Stock Analysts Ratings: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will report its next earnings on 21-Feb-17. The company reported the earnings of $1.07/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.02/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.05/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 4.9%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and for the current quarter 26 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.96/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.93/share and a High Estimate of $1.03/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 18 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as 118.7 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is 117.9 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 120.1 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 117.41 Billion.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 4 analysts have given a Buy signal, 18 said it’s a HOLD, 2 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 26 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. might touch $90 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $74.85 and $61 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. got Initiated on 21-Oct-16 where investment firm Piper Jaffray Initiated the stock to Neutral.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed its last trading session at $71.19 with the gain of 0.25%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 220.77 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $75.19 and 52-week low of $58.32. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 1.62% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 1.72% and 2.38% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Aug 18, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Dec 2, 2015.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.84 and Average Volume (3 months) is 8.73 million. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 15.5 and Forward P/E ratio of 16.44.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 7.2%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 18.7%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 13.4%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of 2.88%, where Monthly Performance is 1.97%, Quarterly performance is 0.08%, 6 Months performance is 1.93% and yearly performance percentage is 24.97%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 18.96%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 0.96% and Monthly Volatility of 1.26%.