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CLOSING UPDATE: Wal-Mart Stores hits 52-week high fifth time in one month 20 October 2017 18:07 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Wal-Mart Stores, NYSE's largest broadline retailer company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US87.45 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US87.44. This brought its four-day rise to $US1.70 or 2.0%. Trading volume was 87% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 2.01 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The stock has outperformed 81% of the NYSE market over the past 6 months.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high five times and in the last three months ten times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 7.2% [6.1%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 17.5% is better than sector average of 17.5%.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Net profit margin has averaged 3.2% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.01% discount to 12-month high of $US87.45 against the 35.7% premium to 12-month low of $US64.44 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 21.0 [18.6]

Dividend yield of 2.3% [2.6%]

TODAY'S ALERT

Afternoon Alert: Wal-Mart Stores increases 0.5%, leads Broadline retailers sector higher

20 October 2017 13:05 EDT

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has increased 0.5% to trade at $US86.84 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which strengthened 11.7 points (or 0.8%) to 1,546.2. Representing a weighting of about 85.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 57.4% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 80% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 84% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Wal-Mart Stores increases 0.2%, led Broadline retailers sector higher

19 October 2017 18:05 EDT

Wal-Mart Stores, NYSE's largest broadline retailer company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.2% to trade at $US86.40 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which strengthened 4.0 points (or 0.3%) to 1,534.5. Representing a weighting of about 85.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 69.0% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 77% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.5 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

Afternoon Alert: Wal-Mart Stores increases 0.5% - outperforming 83% of stocks

19 October 2017 13:05 EDT

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has increased 43.0c (or 0.5%) today to trade at $US86.65 and has outperformed 83% of the market in the past month. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (N:WMT)

ISIN: US9311421039

PermID: 4295905298

CIK: 104169

CUSIP: 931142103

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com