Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) dip is a big Buy opportunity

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is 21.42% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $102.00 and a high of $153.66 in the current 52-week trading range. The WMT stock was last observed hovering at around $145.22 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.92% off its average median price target of $165.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 19.83% off the consensus price target high of $180.00 offered by 33 analysts, but current levels are -38.75% lower than the price target low of $104.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $144.30, the stock is -2.00% and -1.45% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 5.97 million and changing -0.63% at the moment leaves the stock 8.62% off its SMA200. WMT registered 20.85% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 20.47%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $148.23 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $137.54.

The stock witnessed a -4.82% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 5.22%, and is -1.14% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.46% over the week and 1.38% over the month.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) has around 2200000 employees, a market worth around $407.47B and $548.74B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 20.83 and Fwd P/E is 25.07. Profit margin for the company is 3.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 41.47% and -6.09% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (12.10%).

Walmart Inc. (WMT) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Walmart Inc. (WMT) is a “Overweight”. 33 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 6 think it is a “Overweight”. 20 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Walmart Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/18/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.5 with sales reaching $147.89B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 114.90% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 5.90% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 4.40% in year-over-year returns.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) Top Institutional Holders

2,838 institutions hold shares in Walmart Inc. (WMT), with 1.44B shares held by insiders accounting for 50.90% while institutional investors hold 61.79% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 2.83B, and float is at 1.39B with Short Float at 1.03%. Institutions hold 30.34% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 133.07 million shares valued at $18.62 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 4.70% of the WMT Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 87.11 million shares valued at $12.19 billion to account for 3.08% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 67.38 million shares representing 2.38% and valued at over $9.43 billion, while Bank of America Corporation holds 0.81% of the shares totaling 23.04 million with a market value of $3.22 billion.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by WALTON ALICE L, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that WALTON ALICE L sold 548,602 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 23 at a price of $143.30 per share for a total of $78.62 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 378.97 million shares.

Walmart Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 23 that WALTON JIM C (10% Owner) sold a total of 548,602 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 23 and was made at $143.30 per share for $78.62 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 378.97 million shares of the WMT stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 23, WALTON S ROBSON (Director) disposed off 548,602 shares at an average price of $143.30 for $78.62 million. The insider now directly holds 378,965,968 shares of Walmart Inc. (WMT).

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Walmart Inc. (WMT): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Dollar General Corporation (DG) that is trading 34.31% up over the past 12 months. Macy’s Inc. (M) is -31.37% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -7.32% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 15.39 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.87.

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