Walmart beats as online sales continue to surge

For the full year, Wal-Mart issued in-line guidance, saying it expects to earn between $4.20 and $4.40 a share (up from previous guidance of $4.15 to $4.35). The Next Year EPS growth is 0.2%, Long term annual growth estimate of 2.55%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -2.26 percent. The Closing price of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Operating income at Sam's Club stores fell 8.5% in the quarter and 8.2% for the year.

Wal-Mart's (WMT.N) shares were the top gainer in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising 3 percent after the world's largest retailer reported higher-than-expected US sales.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. On the 7th day After Earnings Report, the stock hit its share price as $70.33 by showing -0.79% decrease from the Stock price Before Earnings were reported.

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"We've now seen nine consecutive quarters of traffic growth in our stores", Mr. Biggs said.

Macy's had net earnings of $472 million, or $1.54 a diluted share, down 13% from $543 million, or $1.73 a share, in the same period a year ago. The Stock has a 52-Week High of $75.19 and 52-Week Low of $62.72 following the dates, it touched its 52-Week High on Aug 18, 2016 and 52-Week Low on May 18, 2016.

Total U.S comparable sales for the quarter was 2.0 percent, compared to an increase of 0.1 percent. After this transaction, the insider's stake stands at 1,578,741,940 shares, with a market value of $109517328378. Customer traffic rose 1.4 percent in its US business. For the three-month period, Wal-Mart today announced revenue rose 3 percent, on a constant currency basis, to $133.6 billion.

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The brand-conscious millennial shoppers who form the core of Jet.com's customer base might find something unusual on the site this month: stodgy-yet-reliable store brands from Jet's new owner, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, estimates the proposal would cost the average family $1,700 in the first year alone.

The company said same-store sales rose 1.8 percent during the fourth quarter, topping Wall Street expectations. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.98% and a return on equity of 17.71%. The company raised its quarterly dividend to $0.51 per share from $0.50 per share. Since 1988, Zacks Rank #1 stocks have almost tripled the market, with average gains of +26% per year.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)'s latest quarter, EPS moved to $0.98 from $1.07 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $118,179.00M compared to $120,854.00M.

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While Wal-Mart will continue to be judged quarter by quarter, its long-term online prowess isn't so secure, says Nick Egelanian, president of retail development consultants SiteWorks International.


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