WalMart Stores Beta

  

Beta Analysis

Beta is one of the most important measures of equity market volatility. Beta can be thought of as asset elasticity or sensitivity to market. In other words, it is a number that shows the relationship of financial instrument to the financial market in which this instrument is traded. For example if Beta of equity is 2, it will be expected to significantly outperform market when market is going up and significantly underperform when market is going down. Similarly, Beta of 1 indicates that an asset and market will generate similar returns during over time.
WalMart Stores 
Beta 
 = 
Covariance 
Variance 
 = 
0.19

About Beta

In a nutshell, Beta is a measure of individual stock risk relative to the overall volatility of the stock market. and is calculated based on very sound finance theory - Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM).However, since Beta is calculated based on historical price movements it may not predict how a firm's stock is going to perform in the future.
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WalMart Stores Beta Assessment

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In accordance with recently published financial statements WalMart Stores Inc has Beta of 0.19. This is 90.0% higher than that of the Services sector, and 24.0% lower than that of Discount, Variety Stores industry, The Beta for all stocks is 52.5% higher than the company.
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WMT NYQWalMart Stores Inc
0.19
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0.86
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1.62
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WalMart Stores Beta Comparison
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WalMart Stores is rated below average in beta category among related companies.
As returns on market increase, WalMart Stores returns are expected to increase less than the market. However during bear market, the loss on holding WalMart Stores will be expected to be smaller as well.
Return On Equity18.62 %
Return On Asset7.69 %
Profit Margin3.12 %
Operating Margin5.25 %
Current Valuation260.66 B
Shares Outstanding3.2 B
Shares Owned by Insiders51.35 %
Shares Owned by Institutions30.60 %
Number of Shares Shorted27.84 M
Price to Earning16.07 times
Price to Book2.68 times
Price to Sales0.44 times
Revenue484.03 B
Gross Profit120.56 B
EBITDA34.73 B
Net Income15.09 B
Cash and Equivalents6.99 B
Cash per Share2.18 times
Total Debt53.12 B
Debt to Equity0.64 times
Current Ratio0.92 times
Book Value Per Share24.79 times
Cash Flow from Operations28.1 B
Short Ratio2.60 times
One Year High87.41
One Year Low56.3
Earnings Per Share4.67 times
Price to Earnings To Growth16.43 times
Number of Employees2.2 M
Beta0.19
Market Capitalization214.53 B
Total Asset205.14 B
Retained Earnings87.9 B
Working Capital(5.38 B)
Current Asset65.11 B
Current Liabilities70.49 B
Z Score4.4