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Should You Buy Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock After it Has Fallen 16.48% in a Week?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 01:50 PM | InvestorsObserver Analysts
Should You Buy Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock After it Has Fallen 16.48% in a Week?

The market has been down on Walmart Inc (WMT) stock recently. WMT gets a Bearish score from InvestorsObserver Stock Sentiment Indicator.

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Walmart Inc has a Bearish sentiment reading. Find out what this means for you and get the rest of the rankings on WMT!

What is Stock Sentiment?

Sentiment uses short term technical analysis to gauge whether a stock is desired by investors. As a technical indicator, it focuses on recent trends as opposed to the long term health of the underlying company. Updates for the company such as a earnings release can move the stock away from current trends. Sentiment is how investors, or the market, feels about a stock. There are lots of ways to measure sentiment. At the core, sentiment is pretty easy to understand. If a stock is going up, investors must be bullish, while if it is going down, sentiment is bearish. InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator looks at price trends over the past week and also considers changes in volume. Increasing volume can mean a trend is getting stronger, while decreasing volume can mean a trend is nearing a conclusion. For stocks that have options, our system also considers the balance between calls, which are often bets that the price will go up, and puts, which are frequently bets that the price will fall.

What's Happening With WMT Stock Today?

Walmart Inc (WMT) stock is trading at $123.29 as of 1:36 PM on Wednesday, May 18, a decline of -$8.06, or -6.14% from the previous closing price of $131.35. The stock has traded between $121.53 and $128.27 so far today. Volume today is high. So far 22,921,327 shares have traded compared to average volume of 8,633,121 shares. To see InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Score for Walmart Inc click here.

More About Walmart Inc

America's largest retailer by sales, Walmart operated over 10,500 stores under 46 banners at the end of fiscal 2022 , selling a variety of general merchandise and grocery items. Its home market accounted for 82% of sales in fiscal 2022, with Mexico and Central America (6%) and Canada (4%) its largest external markets. In the United States at the namesake banner, around 56% of sales come from grocery, 32% from general merchandise, and 11% from health and wellness items. The company operates several e-commerce properties apart from its eponymous site, including Flipkart and shoes.com (it also owns a roughly 10% stake in Chinese online retailer JD.com). Combined, e-commerce accounted for about 13% of fiscal 2022 sales. Click Here to get the full Stock Report for Walmart Inc stock.

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