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%.
Recent Price Action
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.
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.