The price-to-earnings ratio for Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is 32.36x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for WMT is 0.49.
The public float for WMT is 1.38B and currently, short sellers hold a 0.91% of that float. On March 17, 2023, WMT’s average trading volume was 5.94M shares.
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WMT) stock’s latest price update
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT)’s stock price has decreased by -0.97 compared to its previous closing price of 139.64. but the company has seen a 0.81% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/02/23 that Walmart CEO Plans to Stay in Role at Least Three More Years
WMT’s Market Performance
Walmart Inc. (WMT) has experienced a 0.81% rise in stock performance for the past week, with a -4.96% drop in the past month, and a -6.24% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.50%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.71% for WMT. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.12% for WMT stock, with a simple moving average of 1.18% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WMT
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WMT stocks, with Gordon Haskett repeating the rating for WMT by listing it as a “Accumulate.” The predicted price for WMT in the upcoming period, according to Gordon Haskett is $155 based on the research report published on February 10th of the current year 2023.
Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WMT reach a price target of $159. The rating they have provided for WMT stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on February 08th, 2023.
Tigress Financial gave a rating of “Buy” to WMT, setting the target price at $176 in the report published on January 26th of the current year.
WMT Trading at -2.92% 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 -13.99% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.71%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.50%, as shares sank -5.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.70% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WMT rose by +0.81%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.63% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $140.86. In addition, Walmart Inc. saw -2.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WMT starting from WALTON S ROBSON, who sale 1,550,332 shares at the price of $138.21 back on Mar 15. After this action, WALTON S ROBSON now owns 257,930,893 shares of Walmart Inc., valued at $214,271,467 using the latest closing price.
WALTON JIM C, the 10% Owner of Walmart Inc., sale 1,550,332 shares at $138.21 during a trade that took place back on Mar 15, which means that WALTON JIM C is holding 257,930,893 shares at $214,271,467 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WMT
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +3.34 for the present operating margin
- +24.14 for the gross margin
The net margin for Walmart Inc. stands at +1.91. Equity return is now at value 17.90, with 5.60 for asset returns.
The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.82.
To wrap up, the performance of Walmart Inc. (WMT) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.