Earnings and Growth Analysis : Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT)

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Earnings results for Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT)

Estimate Momentum measures change in analyst sentiment over time and may be an indicator of future price movements. The Change in Consensus chart shows the current, 1 week ago, and 1 month ago consensus earnings per share (EPS*) forecasts. For the fiscal quarter endingJul 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has decreased over the past week from 1.22 to 1.2(1.64%) and decreased over the past month from 1.22 to 1.2(1.64%). Of the 1 analysts making quarterly forecasts, none raised and 0 lowered their forecast. For the fiscal year ending Jan 2021 , the consensus EPS* forecast has decreased over the past week from 4.93 to 4.92(1.22) and remained the same over the past month at 4.93 . Of the 1 analysts making yearly forecasts, none raised and 1 lowered their forecast.

Walmart last announced its quarterly earnings results on May 19th, 2020. The retailer reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.06. The firm earned $134.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.91 billion. Its revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. Walmart has generated $4.93 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.8. Walmart has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020.

Analyst Opinion on Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT)

36 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Walmart in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $135.53, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 0.05%. The high price target for WMT is $150.00 and the low price target for WMT is $98.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 25 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.”

Walmart has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.64, and is based on 25 buy ratings, 9 hold ratings, and 2 sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $135.53, Walmart has a forecasted downside of 0.1% from its current price of $135.60. Walmart has been the subject of 21 research reports in the past 90 days, demonstrating strong analyst interest in this stock.

Dividend Strength: Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT)

Walmart pays a meaningful dividend of 1.63%, higher than the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Walmart has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years. The dividend payout ratio of Walmart is 43.81%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Walmart will have a dividend payout ratio of 39.93% next year. This indicates that Walmart will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT)

In the past three months, Walmart insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $32,666,074.00 in company stock. 50.43% of the stock of Walmart is held by insiders. A high percentage of insider ownership can be a sign of company health. Only 29.95% of the stock of Walmart is held by institutions.

Earnings and Valuation of Walmart Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WMT

Earnings for Walmart are expected to grow by 9.74% in the coming year, from $4.93 to $5.41 per share. The P/E ratio of Walmart is 25.78, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 17.56. The P/E ratio of Walmart is 25.78, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Retail/Wholesale sector average P/E ratio of about 36.66. Walmart has a PEG Ratio of 4.68. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Walmart has a P/B Ratio of 4.72. P/B Ratios above 3 indicate that a company could be overvalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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