Walmart, Inc. stock trades under the ticker WMT & has shown recent bullishness that traders & investors should research further into.
WMT stock closed at $139.40/share on 3/17/2023.
Walmart, Inc. WMT Stock’s Technical Performance Broken Down
WMT Stock Price: $139.40
10 Day Moving Average: $138.04
50 Day Moving Average: $141.68
200 Day Moving Average: $135.76
On Friday, WMT stock completed a bullish MACD crossover, gaining +0.81% on the day’s session.
Recent trading volumes have been above average compared to the year prior & their RSI is neutral after their price has spent the last couple of months in a consolidation range.
WMT stock has support at the $138.04 (10 day moving average), $137.17 & $135.76 (200 day moving average), as they look to break out & above their $140.24, $141.60 & $141.68 (50 day moving average) resistance levels.
Walmart, Inc. WMT Stock As A Long-Term Investment
Long-term oriented investors will like WMT stock’s 32.7 P/E (ttm), but may find their 4.91 P/B (mrq) to be a bit too rich.
They recently reported 7.3% Quarterly Revenue Growth Y-o-Y, with 76.2% Quarterly Earnings Growth Y-o-Y.
Their balance sheet will require a more thorough review, with $8.89B of Total Cash (mrq) & $58.92B of Total Debt (mrq).
WMT stock pays a 1.62% dividend, which appears to be sustainable in the long-run, as their payout ratio is 52.46%.
33% of WMT stock’s outstanding share float is owned by institutional investors.
Walmart, Inc. WMT Stock As A Short-Term Trade Using Options
Traders with a short-term time horizon can trade options to profit from WMT stock’s price movements, while protecting their portfolios from volatility.
I am looking at the contracts with the 4/14 expiration date.
The $138, $139 & $137 call options are all in-the-money, listed from most to least level of open interest.
The $140, $142 & $141 puts are also all in-the-money, with the former strike being more liquid than the latter two.
Tying It All Together
WMT stock has many interesting charactertistics that traders & investors will find appealing.
Investors will like their dividend yield, as well as their P/E (ttm), but may want to review their balance sheet more thoroughly.
Traders will like their recent technical performance & how liquid their options are.
All-in-all, it is worth taking a closer look to see how WMT stock fits into your portfolio strategy.
*** I DO NOT OWN SHARES OR OPTIONS CONTRACT POSITIONS IN WMT STOCK AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING THIS ARTICLE ***