Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Updates FY 2025 Earnings Guidance

Walmart (NYSE:WMTGet Free Report) updated its FY 2025 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 2.370- for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 2.360. The company issued revenue guidance of $668.3 billion-, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $673.5 billion. Walmart also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.62-0.65 EPS.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. UBS Group upped their price target on Walmart from $63.00 to $69.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. Bank of America upped their price target on Walmart from $67.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on Walmart from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Walmart from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Tigress Financial upped their price objective on shares of Walmart from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus price target of $67.59.

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Walmart Price Performance

Shares of Walmart stock opened at $64.65 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The company has a market cap of $520.95 billion, a PE ratio of 27.67, a P/E/G ratio of 4.21 and a beta of 0.49. The business has a 50 day moving average of $60.34 and a 200 day moving average of $56.50. Walmart has a 52 week low of $48.34 and a 52 week high of $64.88.

Walmart (NYSE:WMTGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 16th. The retailer reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $161.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $159.57 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 21.57% and a net margin of 2.88%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Walmart will post 2.39 earnings per share for the current year.

Walmart Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.2075 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 13th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. Walmart’s payout ratio is presently 35.52%.

Insider Activity

In other news, Director S Robson Walton sold 5,816,175 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.95, for a total transaction of $337,066,728.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 677,052,654 shares in the company, valued at $39,237,458,141.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In other Walmart news, Director S Robson Walton sold 5,816,175 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.95, for a total value of $337,066,728.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 677,052,654 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $39,237,458,141.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.78, for a total value of $117,560.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 656,395,261 shares in the company, valued at $38,582,913,441.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 29,019,140 shares of company stock worth $1,696,045,631 over the last three months. 46.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Walmart Company Profile

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Walmart Inc engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, other units, and eCommerce worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores under Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, PhonePe and other sites; and mobile commerce applications.

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