Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Consensus Alert

Sell-side analysts that cover the company currently have a consensus target price of $75.694 on shares. The target includes estimates from 17 analysts that were polled by Zacks Research. The top target price projection provided by these polled analysts is $90. The lowest target price prediction is currently at $50.  

Zacks research also gives calculated recommendations from sell-side analysts that cover company shares. These recommendations land on a simplified scale provided by Zacks Research. Using data provided from various analysts, shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are presently listed with an ABR of 2.56. This number is using a recommendation scale where the ratings range from a 1 to a 5. Following this scale, a 1 would signify a Strong Buy while a 5 would represent a Strong Sell.

We can also take a look at some company earnings per share or EPS information. Earnings per share is the segment of profit for a company that is allocated to every outstanding share of a company’s common stock. Earnings per share numbers can serve as an indicator for the profitability of a certain company. EPS is broadly thought to be one of the most important factors when evaluating the price of a share. A Zacks consensus currently shows Street analysts projecting the company to post per share earnings of $0.97. For the period ending 2016-07-31, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) reported actual EPS of $1.07. This number was $0.05 away from analyst predictions, providing a surprise factor of 4.9%. The company is expected to next release earnings on or around 2016-11-17.

The data in this report is in part provided by Zacks Research and Yahoo Finance.  The author does not have, nor plans to take any position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. shares within the next 14 days.  Readers should not consider this as a recommendation to buy or sell company stock.  This piece is for informational purposes only.  Potentialy investors should always conduct full research before making investment decisions. 

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