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Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) went down by -0.57% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $153.66. The company’s stock price has collected -2.81% of loss in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 1 hour ago that Litecoin hoax highlights crypto market vulnerable to scams: ‘Walmart has no relationship with litecoin,’ says big box retailer

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 40.87 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 21 analysts out of 36 who provided ratings for Walmart Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 5 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $168.21, which is $23.8 above the current price. WMT currently public float of 1.41B and currently shorts hold a 1.23% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WMT was 7.50M shares.

WMT’s Market Performance

WMT stocks went down by -2.81% for the week, with a monthly drop of -2.68% and a quarterly performance of 3.20%, while its annual performance rate touched 6.12%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.34% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.30% for Walmart Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.39% for WMT stocks with a simple moving average of 2.29% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WMT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WMT stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for WMT by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for WMT in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $165 based on the research report published on August 05th of the current year 2021.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WMT reach a price target of $150. The rating they have provided for WMT stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on May 19th, 2021.

Telsey Advisory Group gave a rating of “Outperform” to WMT, setting the target price at $170 in the report published on May 19th of the current year.

WMT Trading at 0.05% 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 -5.60% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.30%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.34%, as shares sank -2.99% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.12% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WMT fell by -2.81%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.16% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $148.39. In addition, Walmart Inc. saw 0.63% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WMT starting from WALTON ALICE L, who sale 1,000,000 shares at the price of $146.46 back on Sep 09. After this action, WALTON ALICE L now owns 313,116,068 shares of Walmart Inc., valued at $146,462,178 using the latest closing price.

WALTON JIM C, the 10% Owner of Walmart Inc., sale 1,000,000 shares at $146.46 during a trade that took place back on Sep 09, which means that WALTON JIM C is holding 313,116,068 shares at $146,462,178 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WMT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.82 for the present operating margin
  • +24.83 for the gross margin

The net margin for Walmart Inc. stands at +2.42. The total capital return value is set at 17.68, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.73. Equity return is now at value 12.50, with 4.10 for asset returns.

Based on Walmart Inc. (WMT), the company’s capital structure generated 78.15 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 43.87. Total debt to assets is 25.05, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 71.61. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 40.20.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.81, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 87.37 and the total asset turnover is 2.29. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.97.

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