Walmart Seeks Buyers for Closed Healthcare Centers

Walmart Seeks Buyers for Closed Healthcare Centers

Retail giant Walmart Inc (WMT: NYE) is reportedly looking for buyers for its recently closed healthcare centers, according to a Fortune report. The company might be in talks with health insurance giant Humana Inc (HUM: NYE) for a potential acquisition, but the deal’s finalization remains uncertain.

 

Stock Target Advisor’s Analysis on Walmart: 

Walmart Inc currently gives a slightly bullish rating by the Stock Target Advisor, with a forward target price of $95.45. This suggests a promising 12-month price change of +40.22%. The average analyst target price over the course of the next year is pegged at $92.38, implying a “Strong Buy” average analyst rating.

The trajectory of Walmart Inc’s stock price has seen a positive trend, witnessing a weekly change of +0.65%, a monthly change of +2.31%, and a substantial yearly change of +29.08%.

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31 market analysts currently cover Walmart Inc, affording it an average Strong Buy rating and a target price of $92.38. The Discount Stores sector, where the company operates on the NYE exchange, on average, receives a “Buy” rating with Stock Target Advisor’s rating pinned as Neutral.

 

Walmart: An Overview of Financial Performance 

In the span of one year, Walmart Inc displayed a capital gain of 29.08% and a dividend return of 1.51%, ranking it in the 80% and 66.67% sector percentile for capital gain and dividend return respectively.

Looking at a longer duration of five years, the company demonstrated a 26% revenue growth (33.33% sector percentile) and a substantial 132.55% earnings growth. The latter places the company in an impressive 83.33% sector percentile. However, it’s important to highlight the 5-year dividend growth, which dipped by -9.65%, leading to Walmart Inc’s position in the 100% sector percentile.

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