Why You should Invest In Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for the period of 9-Day stands at 73.2% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 73.73%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Buy”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Buy”.

About Company

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com, as well as mobile commerce applications. It offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products, which include pharmacy, optical services, clinical services, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical products.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) opened the session at $95.12 and after going up 10.9% closed at $99.62. The stock gained 4.5 points in the last trade.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $94.72 and $99.68 during the previous active session. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) traded with the volume of 37.97 Million with average volume of 8.59 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 0.34 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 1.86 and 82.73 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is at 0.8% and the shares outstanding are 2.97 Billion.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stands at 2.05% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 23.97 while Forward P/E shows the value of 21.52.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 3.93. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 0.6 and 3.92 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 45.69 and 26.01 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stands at 0.2 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.8.

Return on Assets ROA of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is at 6.3% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stand at 16.7% and 13.4% respectively.

The payout ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stands at 48.4%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 10.32% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 15.54%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in green zone with the value of 25.61% while six month performance of the shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) remained bullish with the count of 26.47%.

The yearly and YTD performance of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) remained up at 39.54% and 44.13% respectively.