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.
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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 0.21. This is 57.14% lower than that of the Services sector, and 90.91% higher than that of Discount, Variety Stores industry, The Beta for all stocks is 23.53% lower than the firm.

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WalMart Stores is rated below average in beta category among related companies.
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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 Equity19.03 %
Return On Asset7.42 %
Profit Margin2.99 %
Operating Margin4.91 %
Current Valuation267.23 B
Shares Outstanding3.12 B
Shares Owned by Insiders51.35 %
Shares Owned by Institutions30.60 %
Number of Shares Shorted37.1 M
Price to Earning16.28 times
Price to Book3.00 times
Price to Sales0.47 times
Revenue483.21 B
Gross Profit121.15 B
Net Income14.43 B
Cash and Equivalents7.6 B
Cash per Share2.44 times
Total Debt50.55 B
Debt to Equity0.65 times
Current Ratio0.84 times
Book Value Per Share24.06 times
Cash Flow from Operations29.14 B
Short Ratio3.42 times
One Year High74.14
One Year Low56.3
Earnings Per Share4.52 times
Price to Earnings To Growth8.64 times
Number of Employees2.3 M
Market Capitalization224.27 B
Total Asset198.7 B
Retained Earnings84.14 B
Working Capital(11.18 B)
Current Asset59.1 B
Current Liabilities70.28 B
Z Score4.4