Stock To Watch: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $69.07 on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.93 a share for the upcoming quarter and $4.26 for the current fiscal. Technical View The technical analysis of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St is $72.68, and stock is hovering 0.29 or +0.40% distant from $72.68. It is noted that the 200-day MA is $68.68, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St stock is $4.29 or +6.25% off from this point. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) 52-week high is $74.35 and the 52-week low is $56.30. This explains if the stock moves $-1.38, it will post a 52-week high. In event of $+29.61% points decline, a 52-week low will be hit. Taking the Valuation Aspect To emphasize the valuation of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St, shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ratio came in at 16.13. The stock last ended the trading session at $72.97 and registered a market cap of $227.42B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) PEG ratio is at 12.19.

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