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Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT)

Last Updated: Feb-22-2017 09:15:39

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Today's Wal-Mart Stock Update

Anyone interested in quick information on Wal-Mart stock, take a look right here. You will find the most important numbers in WMT trading today, February 22, 2017, like where shares last closed, how the current stock price compares to recent highs and lows, WMT's dividend yield - plus some other must-know data on Wal-Mart shares.Let's start with where WMT stock closed yesterday - at $71.45. From the previous trading session Wal-Mart shares went up 3.00% or $2.08 .Here's how the current Wal-Mart price compares to 52-week highs and lows...Wal-Mart is currently trading above where it was one-year ago, with shares having gone up by 10.50% from then.

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The Wal-Mart stock price 52-week high is $75.19. That was hit on 8/18/2016. The WMT stock 52-week low is $62.72, reached on 5/18/2016.Some more numbers to note - WMT trading volume yesterday was 12,837,400. That's lower than Wal-Mart stock's average daily trading volume of 22,413,387.Let's look at Wal-Mart's market cap, which is shares outstanding multiplied by Wal-Mart's share price. Wal-Mart has a market cap of 219,579,425,000. That means Wal-Mart has a mega market cap, because it's over 200 billion. As of April 2016, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Wal-Mart stock is 15.24. That's lower than the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare WMT to other companies in the same industry.The current EPS (earnings per share) of WMT is 4.60.Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for Wal-Mart is 0.09.Wal-Mart stock has a dividend yield of 2.88%. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from dividend stocks.Every day we publish Wal-Mart stock news and coverage on a handful of other key stocks we're watching now so you can maximize profits. To get new info and stock news on WMT and other companies you are interested in, sign up for Money Morning - it's free.

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Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) Profile

Prior Close$71.45
Market Cap$221.45 B
PE Ratio15.35
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the world's largest retailer. They are engaged in the operation of mass merchandising stores which serve their customers primarily through the operation of three segments which are the Wal-Mart Stores segment the SAM'S Club segment and the International segment.
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WMT Earnings

1st Quarter Earnings$1.3 (2017-02-21)
2nd Quarter Earnings$1.07 (2016-08-18)
3rd Quarter Earnings$0.98 (2016-05-19)
4th Quarter Earnings$1.49 (2016-02-18)
PE Ratio15.35
EPS Growth0.74%
Recent Earnings$1.3
Annual EPS$4.52
Market Capitalization$221.45 B
Insider Shareholder %0.5155%
Annual Revenue$484.6 B
Number of Shares Outstanding3,073,190 Shares
Institutional Shareholder %29.69%
Annual Net Income$0B
TTM Net Profit Margin$-0.03
One Year Return10.59%
Three Year Return5.6%
Five Year Return38.32%
Five Year Revenue Growth0%
Five Year Earnings Growth0%
Five Year Dividend Growth0%
Last Quarter EPS$0.98
Annual EPS$4.52
Annual Dividend$2
Annual Dividend Yield2.88%
Change in EPS YTD0.74%
PE Ratio15.35
Recent Earnings$1.3
Dividends per Share$0.5
Stock Split Ratio2-1

WMT Key Stats

Last Price$72.06
Net Change$0.61 (0.85%)
Ask Price$72.07
Open Price$72.25
Previous Close Price$71.45
High Price$72.37
Low Price$71.87
Number of Trades10,756
Fifty Two Week High$75.19 (2016-08-18)
Fifty Two Week Low$62.72 (2016-05-18)
Average Daily Volume9,276,231
Share Outstanding3,073,190 Shares
Total Dividend Payout$2/yr
Dividend Yield2.88%