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Morning Trending Tickers: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 239.22 B. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 17.08, a forward P/E of 16.36 and EPS of 4.41. At a stock price of 75.24 (-4.65%) it has a dividend yield of 2.71%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -0.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by -4.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 5.53% and more long-term 5.82% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 2.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 1.40%.

For performance, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -5.26%. For the last month performance for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is 0.16%. While the last quarter is 7.65% and half year, 5.47%. Finally for the year, performance is 5.53%.

The 52-week high for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is at -6.51%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 15.26%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.66% and 5.14% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.76%, and for the month it is 1.35%. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has a target price of 80.49.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, and for total debt/equity Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has 0.63. The gross margin is 25.70%, while operating margin is 4.70%, the profit margin is 2.80%. The current ratio is 0.8 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.90%, with instituitional ownership at 30.20%. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a payout ratio of 45.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 3179.43. The shares float is 1454.28, with the float short at 2.22%, with short ratio coming to 3.74.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., get 6.80%, with its returns on investment at 13.40%. Return on equity is 17.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 80.49, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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