Market experts’ mean price target is at $74.92 for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock. First Call has set EPS estimate of $1.33 for next quarter and $4.34 for this year.
The technical appraisal of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St identifies that the 50-day MA of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock is $71.16, and is trading $-2.71 points away or -3.80% from 50-day moving average of $71.16. It is trading $-2.48 or -3.49% off 200-day MA of $70.93. MA should be denoted as moving average.
The 52-week high of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was $75.19 while $56.30 is the low in the same period. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St share price need to increase over $-6.74 to register 52-week high or nosedive +21.58% for hitting 52-week low.
Technical study is a trading tool used to assess securities and attempt to estimate their future movement by analysing statistics collected from trading activity, like volume and price movement. Unlike fundamental experts who attempt to assess a security’s intrinsic value, technical experts focus on price movement recorded on charts and numerous analytical tools to assess a security’s weakness or strength and estimate future price changes.
Technical analysts believe past trading activity and price changes of a security are better indicators of the security’s likely future price movements than the intrinsic value of the security. Technical analysis was shaped out of basic concepts garnered from Dow Theory, a philosophy about trading market activities that originated from the initial literatures of Charles Dow. Two simple assumptions of popular Dow Theory that trigger all of technical study are market discounts every element that may impact a security’s price and secondly market price movements are in identifiable trends and patterns that repeat over time.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) P/E ratio is 14.74 while PEG ratio is at 5.62. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St stock recorded a close of $68.45 in last trading session, which gets it market cap to $211.73B.
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