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Dividend Growth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores(WMT) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.91% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $2. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.5. Wal-Mart Stores has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.58% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $2. Wal-Mart Stores(WMT) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.44 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.38. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.06. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Wal-Mart Stores(WMT) is at the rate of 5.94% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.75. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rose 0.26% or 0.18 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $68.67 the stock was seen hitting $69.24 as a peak level and $68.61 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $68.87. The daily volume was measured at 8,413,787 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $75.19 and the 52-week low is $62.35. The company has a market cap of $211,651 million. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has dropped 0.3% in the last five trading days, however, the shares have posted positive gains of 1.12% in the last 4 weeks. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has dropped 2.88% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -0.36%.

Currently the company Insiders own 51.55% of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -11.65% . Institutional Investors own 29.69% of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -11.65%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 9, 2017, Rosalind G Brewer (Executive Vice President) sold 32,350 shares at 68.32 per share price.On Nov 23, 2016, C Douglas Mcmillon (President and CEO) sold 75,063 shares at 69.08 per share price.On Sep 9, 2016, S Robson Walton (director 10% owner) sold 2,100,000 shares at 71.31 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Susquehanna on Feb 10, 2017 to Positive, Price Target of the shares are set at $80.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Bernstein on Feb 6, 2017 to Mkt Perform, Price Target of the shares are set at $75.Wal-Mart Stores was Initiated by Wells Fargo to Market Perform on Jan 25, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores was Resumed by Stifel on Jan 20, 2017 to Hold, Price Target of the shares are set at $70.

Wal-Mart Stores Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 17, 2016. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $117176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $117861.52 million. The companys revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 EPS.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the worlds largest retailer. They are engaged in the operation of mass merchandising stores, which serve their customers primarily through the operation of three segments, which are the Wal-Mart Stores segment, the SAMS Club segment and the International segment.

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