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


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $73.160 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 $1.330 a share for the upcoming quarter and $4.330 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 $73.096, and stock is trading $-1.101 points away or -1.506% from its 50-day moving average of $73.096. Further it is trading $1.944 or +2.775% away its 200-day moving average of $70.051. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) 52-week high is $75.190 and the 52-week low is $56.300.

This explains if the stock moves $-3.195, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +27.877% 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 15.499.

The stock last ended the trading session at $71.995 and registered a market cap of $223.83B. 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 5.020.

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