Walmart Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 132.22  2.40  1.85%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your highly speculative risk level, our recommendation regarding Walmart is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Walmart buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Walmart positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Walmart's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Walmart's buy-and-hold perspective. Check out Walmart Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Walmart and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Walmart.

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Hype Condition

Low keyDetails

Current Valuation


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Economic Sensitivity

Follows the market closelyDetails

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For the selected time horizon Walmart has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.07), Jensen Alpha of (0.20), Total Risk Alpha of (0.29) and Treynor Ratio of (0.24)
Macroaxis provides trade recommendation on Walmart to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Walmart. Our trade advice engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Walmart is not overpriced, please check out all Walmart fundamentals, including its revenue, earnings per share, last dividend paid, as well as the relationship between the total debt and retained earnings . Given that Walmart has a price to earning of 45.47 X, we strongly advise you to confirm Walmart market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevalent risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Walmart Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Walmart generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
The company has 68.48 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 0.8, which is OK given its current industry classification. Walmart has a current ratio of 0.84, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due. Debt can assist Walmart until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Walmart's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Walmart sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Walmart to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Walmart's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.
Walmart has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
About 48.0% of Walmart outstanding shares are owned by insiders
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Walmart current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Walmart analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Walmart analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price141.88
Target Median Price145.00
Target High Price170.00
Recommendation Mean2.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions37
Target Low Price78.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Walmart Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Walmart's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Walmart's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Walmart stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Walmart price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Walmart returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Walmart stock.
Mean Return-0.15Value At Risk-3.77
Potential Upside2.50Standard Deviation2.36
   Return Density   
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Walmart historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Walmart Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(19.88 B)(2.54 B)(14.3 B)(16.12 B)(22.83 B)(24.63 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(9.06 B)(24.04 B)(9.13 B)(10.07 B)(6.01 B)(6.49 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations28.34 B27.75 B25.25 B36.07 B24.18 B24.13 B

Walmart Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Walmart or Consumer Defensive sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Walmart stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Walmart stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.65
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.1

Walmart Volatility Alert

Walmart exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -2.4 and kurtosis of 8.76. However, we advise investors to further study Walmart technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Walmart's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Walmart's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Walmart Implied Volatility

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Walmart Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Walmart's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Walmart's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Walmart and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Walmart or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Walmart's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Walmart by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsWalmartPeer Average
Return On Equity15.53 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset6.31 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin2.26 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin6.08 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation427.59 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding2.77 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders47.91 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions33.02 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted13.47 M4.71 M
Price to Earning45.47 X28.72 X
Price to Book4.36 X9.51 X
Price to Sales0.62 X11.42 X
Revenue576.01 B9.43 B
Gross Profit143.75 B27.38 B
EBITDA35.03 B3.9 B
Net Income13 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents11.82 B2.7 B
Cash per Share4.31 X5.01 X
Total Debt68.48 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.80 %48.70 %
Current Ratio0.86 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share29.62 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations17.56 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.97 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.84 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.95 X4.89 X
Number of Employees2.3 M18.84 K
Market Capitalization358.22 B19.03 B
Total Asset199.58 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings68.08 B9.33 B
Working Capital(4.38 B)1.48 B
Current Asset60.24 B9.34 B
   Acquisition by Carla Harris of 110 shares of Walmart subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Walmart Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Walmart . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution201658.0
Daily Balance Of Power0.7947
Rate Of Daily Change1.02
Day Median Price131.33
Day Typical Price131.63
Price Action Indicator2.09

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables6.28 B6.52 B8.28 B6.94 B
Inventories44.44 B44.95 B56.51 B48.06 B

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Is Walmart's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Walmart. If investors know Walmart will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Walmart listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
Market Capitalization
355.9 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
Return On Equity
The market value of Walmart is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Walmart that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Walmart's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Walmart's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Walmart's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Walmart's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Walmart's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Walmart value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Walmart's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.