Walmart stock: buy or sell

WMT stock price: $141.20 0.29% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


Walmart stock brief

  • Walmart stock barely moved 0.29% to close at $141.20 on the stock market on Wednesday.
  • In December 2020 price started slicing and drawed 2 consecutive lower tops. this downtrend marked a -7.39% loss(from its highs at $152.46).
  • Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company 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, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $WMT stock a buy?

In the current situation of Walmart there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $WMT in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Walmart stock?

Do you know when is it time to sell Walmart stock?. Trading strategies let us to avoid impetuous decisions based on our moods or the noise surrounding the market. We like very simple strategies to guide us on when is a good time to sell a stock. Be aware that these strategies are not intended for selling short $WMT stock

As a rule of thumb, you must never mantain a trade that produces higher than expected losses by the time of purchase. The timing to sell your stock should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Walmart stock?

Currently, Walmart stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Walmart stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Walmart ratings

In the last month we couldn't find any rating for Walmart

Walmart stock analysis

Walmart accumulates a selloff of -7.39% since its latest top December 2020 at $152.46. The stock drew 3 consecutive lower tops.

SMAs overview

WMT stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $141.71 (0.36% above)
  • R2: $145.46 (3.02% above)
  • R3: $146.89 (4.03% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $138.61 (-1.83% below)
  • S2: $136.30 (-3.47% below)
  • S3: $133.70 (-5.31% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The price is trading near to the upper Bollinger band, indicating some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell signal, as price can trade in these levels for many days and weeks

    WMT stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI broke out the oversold line of 30 in early March after just being in the oversold zone for just one day (what can be considered a strength signal). The RSI value on Wednesday was 65.35. Since then, Walmart stock exploded a 10.88%

    WMT stock RSI chart

    Walmart stock price history

    Walmart started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $0.04 on Aug 1972. Since then, WMT stock surged by 352,900.00%, with an average of 7,352.08% per year. An investment of $1,000USD at that time would have a value of $3,530,000.00 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    WMT stock price history chart

    Price target for Walmart stock

    Nobody knows how much a share will be priced in the future. However, many stock price forecasts are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    The following table shows the price predictions released by financial institutions for the last 30 days. Again, these forecasts are not direct recommendations for individual traders and must not be trusted blindly.

    We don't have any target price published in the previous 30 days for Walmart.

    Earnings and financials

    Walmart ($WMT) had the quarterly investors event and released the report last February. Walmart posted earnings of $1.39 per share on sales of $152.1 billion. The market estimate was $1.50 per share on revenue of $148.5 billion.

    This compares to Earnings of $1.38 per share same quarter last year, so reported EPS means an increase of 0.72%. Turnover inched a 7.35% on an annualized basis in the , from $1.4T to $1.5T last quarter.

    Walmart ($WMT) will host the Q1 earnings call mid next May. Market predicts of $1.20, compared to previous quarter that was $1.39.

    Walmart competitors

    Walmart is classified inside the Discount Stores industry, where it has industry peers.

    Walmart major competitors are:

    Walmart competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    Walmart ($WMT) $367.8B
    Amazon ($AMZN) $1.6T Strong buy 7
    Costco Wholesale ($COST) $150.6B Strong buy 10
    Target ($TGT) $93.9B Strong buy 1
    Dollar General ($DG) $47.4B Buy 9
    eBay ($EBAY) $38.0B Buy 1
    Dollar Tree ($DLTR) $26.7B Neutral 0
    Kohl's ($KSS) $9.1B Neutral 0
    Macy's ($M) $5.8B Sell 0

    1 In the last 30 days.

    Walmart performance

    To better understand Walmart performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For Walmart, the benchmark is made against Amazon, Costco Wholesale, Target, Dollar General, eBay, Dollar Tree, Kohl's and Macy's.

    WMT performance compared
    Walmart ($WMT) 7.20% -2.50% -1.30%
    Amazon ($AMZN) 7.50% 2.10% 4.30%
    Costco Wholesale ($COST) 12.00% 3.70% 2.00%
    Target ($TGT) 10.80% 10.30% 25.70%
    Dollar General ($DG) 12.20% 5.60% -0.20%
    eBay ($EBAY) 2.30% 10.10% 14.20%
    Dollar Tree ($DLTR) 6.10% 7.40% 21.90%
    Kohl's ($KSS) -8.20% 29.60% 177.80%
    Macy's ($M) -15.10% 26.20% 158.10%

    The opinions written in this post are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this paper does not have an understanding of the particular circumstances of the reader, his or her financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are expressed for educative purposes only

    Walmart summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$140.53 - $141.7
    Previous close$140.79
    Session gain0.29%
    Average true range$1.98
    50d mov avg$135.79
    100d mov avg$140.62
    200d mov avg$138.80
    Earnings dateMay 18th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Walmart stock symbol?

    Walmart Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the WMT symbol

    Is Walmart stock a buy or sell?

    Walmart had no ratings in the last four weeks Read the article to get additional tips on trading WMT stock.

    Will WMT go up?

    There were no predictions published by market analysts in the last 4 weeks for Walmart.