Stock Roundup: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) jumped 0.21 percent and ended the day at $76.5. The Average Volume of the company is 8.36 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 17.45, while Forward P/E ratio is 16.87.

The highest price WMT stock touched in the last 12 month was $76.40 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $61.40. The stock has a Return on Assets of 6.8 percent, Return on Investment of 13.4 percent and a Return on Equity of 17.8 percent. The company’s market cap is $230.15 Billion.

A price target is the projected price level of a financial security stated by an investment analyst. It represents a security’s price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has been given an average price target of $74.56 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 9.04, the 50-day is 6.22 and the 20-day is 2.87. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $1.07 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 124.96 Billion and 120.76 Billion with an average of 122.6 Billion.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has an Average Brokerage Recommendation (ABR) of 2.36, according to data compiled by Zacks Investment Research. The recommendation scale measures the value from 1 to 5, where 1 means ‘’Strong Buy’’ and 5 stands for ’’Sell’’.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 5 rated the stock as Buy, 6 rated Outperform, 19 rated Hold, 2 gave an Underperform and 2 rated sell.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) performance during the last one year Improved 17.12 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 11.49 percent. The stock Jumped 11.76 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 15.88 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 6.77 percent. Its weekly performance showed an upward trend of 1.76 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 2.8 percent, operating profit margin was 4.7 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 25.6 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 0.31.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has 3.01 Billion shares outstanding and 1.39 Billion shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 4.15 and the short float is around of 2.5%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.69, while the relative strength index is 81.83.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.2, current ratio was 0.9, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.54 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.59.