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Consensus recommendation

As of Jan 14, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 33 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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Outperform6
Hold20
Underperform2
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Share price forecast

The 27 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 60.00. The median estimate represents a 7.18% increase from the last price of 68.11.
High32.1%90.00
Med7.2%73.00
Low-11.9%60.00

Dividends

In 2016, Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported a dividend of 1.96 USD, which represents a 2.08% increase over last year. The 15 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.00 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 2.19%.
Div growth (TTM)2.08%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Nov 17, 2016, Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported 3rd quarter 2017 earnings of 0.98 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 26 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 3rd quarter results by 1.01%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Feb 21, 2017.
Average growth rate+4.26%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported annual 2016 earnings of 4.59 per share on Feb 18, 2016.
The next earnings announcement from Wal-Mart Stores Inc is expected the week of Feb 21, 2017.
Average growth rate+0.84%
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Revenue history & estimates

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had 3rd quarter 2017 revenues of 118.18bn. This missed the 118.68bn consensus estimate of the 18 analysts following the company. This was 0.66% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results.
Average growth rate+0.47%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had revenues for the full year 2016 of 482.13bn. This was 0.73% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+1.93%
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