Walmart stock: buy or sell?
February 26th, 2020
Walmart Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.
Should I buy Walmart stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Walmart stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Walmart stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for WMT stock for the last 30 days.
Walmart stock analysis
Shares of the retail corporation ended today at $113.78 and decreased an unpleasant -0.53%.
The American multinational shares decreased -0.53% to $113.78 today. In this session, the retail corporation stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On November, WMT hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on November tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
After climbing for 4 weeks, this week Walmart eased a horrible -4.05%, closing at $113.78.
This week, Walmart stock dived below the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Stocks under the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Far behind is the all-time high the retail corporation marked by mid November 2019 but price is just -8.84% below that top.
Walmart stock price history
Walmart stock historical price chart
WMT stock reached all-time highs on November with a price of $124.82.
Walmart stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' WMT stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for the American multinational stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareThe retail corporation reported slightly fine results for 2019-Q1 . Walmart stepped up Earnings per Share (EPS) by 6.00%, beating analysts of $1.33. Walmart posted $1.41.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2019, Walmart annual turnover stepped up a slightly fine 2.81% to $514,405.00 M dollars from $500,343.00 marked in 2018. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed constant a -0.67% to 1.30%.
|2014||$476,290 M||-||$15,920 M3.3%||-|
|2014||$485,650 M||1.97%||$16,180 M3.3%||1.63%|
|2015||$485,651 M||0.00%||$16,363 M3.4%||1.13%|
|2015||$482,130 M||-0.73%||$14,690 M3.0%||-10.22%|
|2016||$482,130 M||0.00%||$14,694 M3.0%||0.03%|
|2016||$485,140 M||0.62%||$13,640 M2.8%||-7.17%|
|2017||$485,873 M||0.15%||$13,643 M2.8%||0.02%|
|2017||$500,340 M||2.98%||$9,860 M2.0%||-27.73%|
|2018||$500,343 M||0.00%||$9,862 M2.0%||0.02%|
|2019||$514,405 M||2.81%||$6,670 M1.3%||-32.37%|
Quarterly financial resultsWalmart reported $138,793.00 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 11.13% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $3,687.00 million with a profit margin of 2.66%. Profit margin raised a 1.29% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.37%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Walmart sales marked a slightly good growth and grew a 1.85%.
|2017-Q2||$117,540 M||-||$3,040 M2.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$123,360 M||4.95%||$2,900 M2.4%||-4.61%|
|2017-Q4||$123,179 M||-0.15%||$1,749 M1.4%||-39.69%|
|2018-Q1||$136,267 M||10.63%||$2,175 M1.6%||24.36%|
|2018-Q2||$122,690 M||-9.96%||$2,134 M1.7%||-1.89%|
|2018-Q3||$128,028 M||4.35%||$-861 M-0.7%||-140.35%|
|2018-Q4||$124,894 M||-2.45%||$1,710 M1.4%||-298.61%|
|2019-Q1||$138,793 M||11.13%||$3,687 M2.7%||115.61%|
Walmart ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Walmart shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 50.84% of all shares.
In case of Walmart stock, 30.98% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for WMT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Walmart:
|Market cap||$323.1 B|
|Total shares||2,840.0 M|
|Float shares||1,390.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||31.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||50.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Wednesday, February 26th, 2020|
|Day range||$113.65 - $115.17|
|Average true range||$1.73|
|50d mov avg||$117.15|
|100d mov avg||$117.87|
|200d mov avg||$113.85|
Walmart performanceTo better understand Walmart performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Walmart against in the following table:
Walmart competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Walmart competitor. This doesn't mean Walmart does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest Walmart stock news
- InvestorPlaceBuy Walmart Stock for a Pre-Earnings RallyAugust 1, 2019
- InvestorPlaceBe Prepared for a Pullback In Walmart StockJuly 26, 2019
- InvestorPlaceImprovements Do Not Justify the Higher Multiple in Walmart StockJuly 24, 2019
- InvestorPlaceWhy it Might Be Worthwhile to Consider Walmart StockJuly 23, 2019
- InvestorPlaceThe 3 Big Reasons to Stick With Walmart Stock in 2019July 18, 2019