John T. Walton is one of the biggest insider owners in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -1.44%, which maintained for the month at -2.29%. New York Life Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 6.7% in the third quarter. Seven Eight Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Wal-Mart Stores during the second quarter worth $111,000.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s (BKS) has price-to-cash ratio of 67.91 and price to sale ratio of 0.19. Now shares have been rated as Buy from 0 brokerage firms and 1 brokerage firms say as Strong Buy. Shares of The Priceline Group Inc. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 8,319,158 shares of the retailer's stock worth $607,461,000 after buying an additional 389,425 shares during the period. The firm has a SMA 50 (Simple Moving Average) of -1.77% and a SMA 200-(Simple Moving Average) of -1.69%. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a 52 week low of $60.20 and a 52 week high of $75.19. The Market Cap of the company stands at 210.2 Billion. Analysts had expected Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The retailer reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.02. The mean forecast was for $118.7 billion and $0.96 a share, respectively. The company has a market capitalization of $210.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.869 and a beta of 0.10. New York Life Trust Co. now owns 2,871 shares of the retailer's stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 180 shares in the last quarter. On average, equities analysts predict that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Finally, Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th.
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Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock. Buckingham Research set a $70.00 price target on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 7.2 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 18.7 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 13.4 percent.
On the contrary, Zacks gets a consensus analyst rating on the stock. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 26 analysts. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 211,033 shares of the retailer's stock worth $15,219,000 after buying an additional 74,782 shares in the last quarter. Company insiders own 51.55% of the company's stock.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed its last trading session at $69.21 with the loss of -1.37%. Shares registered one year high at $74.66 and the one year low of $58.50. (WMT) revealed in a regulatory filing that Rosalind Brewer, age 54, the chief executive officer of its Sam's Club section, will be retiring from the company effective February 1, 2017.