The price-to-earnings ratio for Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) is above average at 30.25x. The 36-month beta value for WMT is also noteworthy at 0.53. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 28 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”
The average price estimated by analysts for WMT is $180.55, which is $23.48 above than the current price. The public float for WMT is 1.43B, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.03% of that float. The average trading volume of WMT on November 16, 2023 was 5.67M shares.
WMT) stock’s latest price update
Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) has seen a decline in its stock price by -7.48 in relation to its previous close of 169.78. However, the company has experienced a -4.18% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. PYMNTS reported 2023-11-16 that Walmart has made the consumer spending slowdown official. As fiscal year third-quarter earnings results debuted Thursday morning (Nov. 16) showed a cautious outlook on consumers’ willingness to open their wallets into the holiday shopping season after the quarter’s end, investors sent the shares tumbling more than 7%.
WMT’s Market Performance
Walmart Inc (WMT) has seen a -4.18% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -2.76% decline in the past month and a -0.54% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.20%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.26% for WMT. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -4.25% for WMT’s stock, with a 2.16% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WMT
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WMT stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for WMT by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for WMT in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $200 based on the research report published on September 22, 2023 of the current year 2023.
WMT Trading at -3.36% 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 -7.57% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.26%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.20%, as shares sank -2.10% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.72% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WMT fell by -3.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +8.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $163.88. In addition, Walmart Inc saw 10.78% 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 Rainey John D, who sale 1,000 shares at the price of $164.37 back on Nov 01. After this action, Rainey John D now owns 167,735 shares of Walmart Inc, valued at $164,371 using the latest closing price.
McMillon C Douglas, the President and CEO of Walmart Inc, sale 9,708 shares at $162.99 during a trade that took place back on Oct 26, which means that McMillon C Douglas is holding 1,451,801 shares at $1,582,297 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WMT
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +4.01 for the present operating margin
- +24.14 for the gross margin
The net margin for Walmart Inc stands at +1.91. The total capital return value is set at 16.79, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.84. Equity return is now at value 17.87, with 5.59 for asset returns.
Based on Walmart Inc (WMT), the company’s capital structure generated 76.83 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 43.45. Total debt to assets is 24.23, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 68.22. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 38.58.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.80, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.13. The receivables turnover for the company is 75.41 and the total asset turnover is 2.50. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.82.
In summary, Walmart Inc (WMT) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. 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.