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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 24, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 36 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
Hold21
Underperform2
Sell2

Share price forecast

The 30 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Wal-Mart Stores Inc have a median target of 73.00, with a high estimate of 90.00 and a low estimate of 58.00. The median estimate represents a -2.38% decrease from the last price of 74.78.
High20.4%90.00
Med-2.4%73.00
Low-22.4%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 17 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.07 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 3.60%.
Div growth (TTM)2.04%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 21, 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported 4th quarter 2017 earnings of 1.30 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 31 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 4th quarter results by 12.75%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on May 18, 2017.
Average growth rate-0.20%
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 4th quarter 2017 revenues of 130.94bn. This missed the 131.22bn consensus estimate of the 23 analysts following the company. This was 0.98% above the prior year's 4th quarter results.
Average growth rate+0.56%
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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