Analyst Ratings for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. WMT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

13 analysts declared WMT a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

WMT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 92, which equates to a potential upside of 15.27 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 61, implying potential capital losses of -23.57 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.47 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.69 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WMT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.09 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of WMT is -16.61.

WMT has a 52-week high of 80.48 and a 52-week low of 65.28. Currently the stock is 22.26 percent higher than its low, and 0.83 percent lower than its 52-week high. WMT has a price/earnings ratio of 18.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WMT value stock report compares WMT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $240.59 billion. WMT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.