Alert: New Earnings Report (8/15/19)-Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT).

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For its second fiscal quarter (ending July 31), Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) has reported E.P.S. of $1.27 compared to $-0.29 a year ago. E.P.S. were $4.45 for the latest four quarters through July 31 versus $1.76 for the same period a year ago — an increase of 153%.

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Recent Price Action

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On 8/15/19, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) stock enjoyed a very large increase of 6.1%, closing at $112.69. Moreover, trading volume in this advance was exceptionally high at 359% of normal. Relative to the market the stock has been strong over the last nine months and has risen 4.1% during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, WMT is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

Wal-Mart Stores has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Neutral). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing very contradictory signals. Wal-Mart Stores has a poor Appreciation Score of 22 but a good Power Rating of 77, triggering the Neutral Value Trend Rating.

Rating Review

In light of this new information and positive market action we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. This review will be completed in the next several days.

About John Lafferty 44922 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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