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Should You Buy Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock Friday?

Friday, December 08, 2023 03:39 PM | InvestorsObserver Analysts

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Should You Buy Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock Friday?

Walmart Inc (WMT) receives a weak valuation score of 24 from InvestorsObserver analysis. Our proprietary scoring system considers the overall health of the company by looking at the stock's price, earnings, and growth rate to determine if it represents a good value. WMT holds a better value than 24% of stocks at its current price. Investors who are focused on long-term growth through buy-and-hold investing will find the Valuation Rank especially relevant when allocating their assets.

Valuation Rank - 24
WMT gets a 24 Valuation Rank today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the rankings on WMT!

Metrics Analysis

WMT has a trailing twelve month Price to Earnings (PE) ratio of 25.45 which places it above the histroical average of roughly 15. WMT is currently trading at a poor value due to investors paying more than what the stock is worth in relation to its earnings. WMT's trailing-12-month earnings per share (EPS) of 6.02 does not justify its share price in the market. Trailing PE ratios do not factor in the company's projected growth rate, thus, some firms will have high PE ratios caused by high growth recruiting more investors even if the underlying company has produced low earnings so far.
WMT's 12-month-forward PE to Growth (PEG) ratio of 3.3 is considered a poor value as the market is overvaluing WMT in relation to the company's projected earnings growth due. WMT's PEG comes from its forward price to earnings ratio being divided by its growth rate. A PEG ratio of 1 represents a perfect correlation between earnings growth and share price. Due to their incorporation of more fundamentals of a company's overall health and focusing on the future rather than the past, PEG ratios are one of the most used valuation metrics by analysts today.


All together these valuation metrics paint a pretty poor picture for WMT at its current price due to a overvalued PEG ratio due to strong growth. The PE and PEG for WMT are worse than the average of the market resulting in a valuation score of 24. Click Here to get the full Report on Walmart Inc (WMT) stock.

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