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Today’s Large Cap Details for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) of Discount, Variety Stores

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 227.52 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is 76.29 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 80.38. Volume today has so far reached 2743, with an average volume of about 8940.41. The GAP for this stock, is -0.07%.

The P/E ratio is 17.33, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.58. The current EPS for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is 4.41, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.45%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.57% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.88%. Quarter over quarter is 2.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -0.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 30.20%. Shares outstanding is 2980.33, while shares float is at a value of 1454.3. Float short for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is 2.79% and the short ratio is 4.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.63. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.2. The most recent gross margin is 25.70% and their operating margin is 4.70%. The profit margin is 2.80%.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.80%, and on investment, 13.40%. Return on equity is 17.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.47, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.14 and Price/cash is 34.76, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 16.1.

The simple moving averages are 1.31% and 6.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.20% and the 52 week low is 16.87%.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.67%, with a current price of 76.29. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 45.40%. This is in an industry, Discount, Variety Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Discount, Variety Stores industry means that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.34%, with performance for the month coming to -4.46%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.36%, and for the half year the performance is 3.58%. Volatility for this week is 1.31% and for the month this is 1.35%.


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