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CLOSING UPDATE: Walmart decreases further 0.2%, led Broadline retailers sector lower 18 June 2018 18:11 EDT

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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).

Walmart, NYSE's largest broadline retailer company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.8% to trade at $US83.0 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which weakened 10.5 points (or 0.7%) to 1,534.0. Representing a weighting of about 81.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 87% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 88% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 5.9 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.6%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The negative 0.37 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

+ The price dropped 3.6% in the last month.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 27.7 [23.9]

+ Dividend yield of 2.5% [2.8%]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 2.7% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 12.7% is lower than sector average of 13.1%.

Note

Walmart today is at a discount of 24.1% to the 12-month high of $US109.29 on 29 Jan, 2018. It is at a premium of 15.5% to the 12-month low of $US71.84 on 10 Jul, 2017.

Bullish Signals:

Interest cover is less leveraged at 7.5 times.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.2. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

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

Undervaluation:

Return on Assets 5.1% [4.6%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Walmart decreases 0.6%, leads Broadline retailers sector lower

18 June 2018 13:00 EDT

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has decreased 0.6% to trade at $US83.16 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which weakened 7.7 points (or 0.5%) to 1,536.8. Representing a weighting of about 81.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 82% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 79% of average so far today.

Morning Alert: Walmart decreases 0.7%, leads Broadline retailers sector lower

18 June 2018 11:16 EDT

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has decreased 0.7% to trade at $US83.14 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which weakened 8.3 points (or 0.5%) to 1,536.2. Representing a weighting of about 81.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 82% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 68% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Walmart decreases 0.1%, led Broadline retailers sector lower

15 June 2018 18:13 EDT

Walmart, NYSE's largest broadline retailer company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.1% to trade at $US83.70 vs. the Broadline retailers sector which weakened 0.2 points (or 0.01%) to 1,544.5. Representing a weighting of about 81.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 88% of the market in the past six months. Trading volume was 1.3 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 17.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%.

Afternoon Alert: Walmart decreases 0.7% - underperforming 84% of stocks

15 June 2018 13:02 EDT

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has decreased 60.0c (or 0.7%) today to trade at $US83.19 and has underperformed 84% of the market in the past six months.

Walmart Inc. (N:WMT)

ISIN: US9311421039

PermID: 4295905298

CIK: 104169

CUSIP: 931142103

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com