Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Releases FY 2025 Earnings Guidance

Walmart (NYSE:WMTGet Free Report) issued an update on its FY 2025 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.370- for the period, compared to the consensus 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts have commented on WMT shares. Tigress Financial lifted their price target on Walmart from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. Evercore ISI increased their target price on shares of Walmart from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their price target on Walmart from $62.00 to $63.33 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Walmart from $62.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Walmart from $54.33 to $58.67 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, February 19th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average target price of $67.59.

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Walmart Price Performance

Shares of WMT opened at $64.68 on Friday. Walmart has a 12 month low of $48.34 and a 12 month high of $64.88. The company has a market cap of $521.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.68, a PEG ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 0.49. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $60.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $56.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.24.

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, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $161.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $159.57 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 21.57%. The business’s revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that Walmart will post 2.37 earnings per share for the current year.

Walmart Announces Dividend

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

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other news, Director S Robson Walton sold 14,685,327 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.61, for a total value of $860,755,966.56. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 656,397,261 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $38,473,631,458.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In related news, Director S Robson Walton sold 14,685,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.61, for a total transaction of $860,755,966.56. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 656,397,261 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $38,473,631,458.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP David Chojnowski sold 10,950 shares of Walmart stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.33, for a total transaction of $638,750.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 104,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,086,850. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 29,019,140 shares of company stock worth $1,696,045,631. Company insiders own 46.51% of the company’s stock.

About Walmart

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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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