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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Today, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Takes Center Stage

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Walmart Inc. (WMT) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.16, or -0.11%, to $144.25. The Walmart Inc. has recorded 278,893 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Walmart Commerce Technologies and Salesforce Team Up To Unlock Local Fulfillment and Delivery Solutions for Retailers.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Discount Stores industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $144.41 and fluctuated between $145.71 as its day high and $144.20 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Walmart Inc. is $388.16B. A total of 5.04 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 6.21M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, WMT has seen 2 BUY and 98 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 2,332,000 and the disposition of 39,448,583 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 48 BUYs and 234 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 3,250,198 shares during that period but sold 68,503,049.

In the most recent transaction, WALTON S ROBSON sold 350,000 shares of WMT for 143.31 per share on Dec 23. After the transaction, the Director now owns 267,693,635 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 23, WALTON JIM C sold 350,000 shares at 143.31 per share. WMT shares that 10% Owner owns now total 267,693,635.

Among the insiders who sold shares, WALTON ALICE L disposed of 350,000 shares on Dec 23 at a per-share price of $143.31. This resulted in the 10% Owner holding 267,693,635 shares of WMT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Furner John R. sold 4,375 shares at $144.81 per share on Dec 22. Company shares held by the Executive Vice President now total 255,059.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Walmart Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.24, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.55%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 44.63. WMT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/8/2022 when it declared a $0.56 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/3/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/6/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/11/2022. The WMT stock dividend was $0.56 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WMT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $161.14 with high estimates of $175.00 and low estimates of $133.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WMT has a high of $160.77 and a low of $117.27.

As of this writing, WMT has an earnings estimate of $1.31 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 29 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.37 per share and a lower estimate of $1.27. The company reported an EPS of $1.3 in the last quarter, which was -12.20% lower than expectations of $1.48.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 40 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WMT is Sell with a score of 4.30. A total of 23 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 7 rated it as Overweight while 10 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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