Stock Price of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Increases 2.29%

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. s in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has dropped -0.76% in the past 12 Weeks but analyzing the 6 month chart of the stock, the price of the stock has managed to drop negative and it has dropped down to -4.39% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 2.78% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a positive value of 0.92 compared to overall market. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has climbed 2.29% in the past week and advanced 1.33% in the last 4 weeks. The company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.46% in the past week but underperformed the index by 0.49% in the last 4 weeks.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 1.06 points or 1.53% at $68.02 with 12,445,633 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $68.25, the shares hit an intraday low of $67.76 and an intraday high of $68.6 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $209,038 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 3,073,190,300 shares. The 52-week high of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is $75.19 and the 52-week low is $62.35.

Wal-Mart Stores Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 17, 2016. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $117176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $117861.52 million. The companys revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Susquehanna on Feb 10, 2017 to Positive, Price Target of the shares are set at $80.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Bernstein on Feb 6, 2017 to Mkt Perform, Price Target of the shares are set at $75.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Wells Fargo to Market Perform on Jan 25, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores was Resumed by Stifel on Jan 20, 2017 to Hold, Price Target of the shares are set at $70.Wal-Mart Stores was Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Nov 18, 2016 to Market Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $76 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 9, 2017, Rosalind G Brewer (Executive Vice President) sold 32,350 shares at 68.32 per share price.On Nov 23, 2016, C Douglas Mcmillon (President and CEO) sold 75,063 shares at 69.08 per share price.On Sep 9, 2016, S Robson Walton (director 10% owner) sold 2,100,000 shares at 71.31 per share price.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the worlds 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 SAMS Club segment and the International segment.

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