Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) went down by -0.01% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $153.66. The company’s stock price has collected 1.72% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 12 hours ago that Where Is Jack Ma? His Absence Is a Deal Breaker for Alibaba Stock.
Is It Worth Investing in Walmart Inc. (NYSE :WMT) Right Now?
Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 21.17 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WMT is at 0.48. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 20 analysts out of 33 who provided ratings for Walmart Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 6 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $162.60, which is $15.65 above the current price. WMT currently public float of 1.38B and currently shorts hold a 1.04% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WMT was 6.84M shares.
WMT’s Market Performance
WMT stocks went up by 1.72% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.89% and a quarterly performance of 3.73%, while its annual performance rate touched 24.94%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.54% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.32% for Walmart Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.73% for WMT stocks with a simple moving average of 9.52% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WMT
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WMT stocks, with RBC Capital Mkts repeating the rating for WMT by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for WMT in the upcoming period, according to RBC Capital Mkts is $170 based on the research report published on December 21st of the previous year 2020.
Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WMT reach a price target of $160, previously predicting the price at $155. The rating they have provided for WMT stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on November 13th, 2020.
Jefferies gave a rating of “Buy” to WMT, setting the target price at $165 in the report published on October 16th of the previous year.
WMT Trading at -0.03% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WMT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.57% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.32%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.54%, as shares sank -1.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +2.63% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WMT rose by +1.72%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +34.03% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $145.49. In addition, Walmart Inc. saw 1.72% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WMT starting from WALTON ALICE L, who sale 1,588,645 shares at the price of $144.23 back on Dec 30. After this action, WALTON ALICE L now owns 372,175,368 shares of Walmart Inc., valued at $229,124,309 using the latest closing price.
WALTON S ROBSON, the Director of Walmart Inc., sale 1,588,645 shares at $144.23 during a trade that took place back on Dec 30, which means that WALTON S ROBSON is holding 372,175,368 shares at $229,124,309 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WMT
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +4.10 for the present operating margin
- +24.69 for the gross margin
The net margin for Walmart Inc. stands at +2.84. The total capital return value is set at 14.72, while invested capital returns managed to touch 11.38. Equity return is now at value 26.40, with 8.20 for asset returns.
Based on Walmart Inc. (WMT), the company’s capital structure generated 97.01 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 49.24. Total debt to assets is 30.63, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 85.97. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 43.64.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.76, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.18. The receivables turnover for the company is 83.39 and the total asset turnover is 2.30. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.79.