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Consensus recommendation

As of Jul 17, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 32 polled investment analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Aug 11, 2014. The previous consensus forecast advised that Wal-Mart Stores Inc would outperform the market.
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Buy5
Outperform6
Hold18
Underperform1
Sell2

Share price forecast

The 28 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Wal-Mart Stores Inc have a median target of 80.58, with a high estimate of 92.00 and a low estimate of 58.00. The median estimate represents a 5.81% increase from the last price of 76.15.
High20.8%92.00
Med5.8%80.58
Low-23.8%58.00

Dividends

In 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported a dividend of 2.00 USD, which represents a 2.04% increase over last year. The 15 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.07 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 3.55%.
Div growth (TTM)2.04%
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Earnings history & estimates

On May 18, 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported 1st quarter 2018 earnings of 1.00 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 28 analysts following the company and exceeded last year's 1st quarter results by 2.04%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Aug 17, 2017.
Average growth rate+2.59%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported annual 2017 earnings of 4.32 per share on Feb 21, 2017.
The next earnings announcement from Wal-Mart Stores Inc is expected the week of Feb 20, 2018.
Average growth rate-3.58%
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Revenue history & estimates

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had 1st quarter 2018 revenues of 117.54bn. This missed the 117.80bn consensus estimate of the 21 analysts following the company. This was 1.41% above the prior year's 1st quarter results.
Average growth rate+0.66%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had revenues for the full year 2017 of 485.87bn. This was 0.78% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+0.88%
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