Walmart logged a -0.71% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $141.46 per share. The S&P 500 index moved 0.51% and the Nasdaq posted a 0.92% change.
Walmart shares moved 6.11% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $159.88 and a low of $116.32. During this time, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 15.34%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $144.0. Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores from the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The large-cap Consumer Cyclical company is based in Bentonville, AR. Walmart has returned a 1.6% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
Snapshot of the Company's Consistently Thin Margins:
|Gross Margins Growth||n/a||-1.63%||0.57%||1.09%|
|Operating Margins Growth||n/a||-7.96%||2.54%||12.41%|
|Earnings Per Share||$2.3||$5.25||$4.78||$4.93|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$17,409||$14,550||$25,810||$11,075|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||$10,344||$10,705||$10,264||$13,106|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||1.79||1.76||1.15||1.12|
Walmart Is Overpriced:
Compared to the Consumer Cyclical sector's average of 22.33, Walmart has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 33.13.
Walmart's P/B ratio is 5.47 compared to its sector average of 3.12. The company is likely overvalued in terms of its net asset value. The company's shares are currently trading 175.47% above their fair value as expressed by Benjamin Graham's formula:
√(22.5 * 5-year average EPS * book value per share) = √(22.5 * 4.12 * 28.45) = $51.35
39 analysts are following Walmart and have set target prices ranging from $144.0 to $180.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $141.46, WMT is trading -12.76% away from its average analyst target price of $162.15 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.