Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] shares went higher by 0.02% from its previous closing of $119.14, now trading at the price of $119.16, also adding 0.02 points. Is WMT stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.27 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of WMT shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 1.39B float and a unch run over in the last seven days. WMT share price has been hovering between $120.71 and $85.78 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Walmart Inc. [NYSE:WMT]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 85.78 to 120.71. This is compared to its latest closing price of $119.14.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 14 Nov (In 24 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Walmart Inc. [WMT]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Walmart Inc. [WMT] sitting at +4.50 and its Gross Margin at +25.10, this company’s Net Margin is now 2.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 17.48, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 10.50%. Its Return on Equity is 8.87, and its Return on Assets is 3.15. These metrics all suggest that Walmart Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Walmart Inc. [WMT] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 80.05. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 44.46, while its Total Debt to

Total Assets stands at 26.46. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 9.67, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 69.25.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 11.50 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.72. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.75, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.17. Walmart Inc. [WMT] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.80, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 10.17 and P/E Ratio of 26.84. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Walmart Inc. [WMT] earns $233,820 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 86.48 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.43. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.23 and its Current Ratio is 0.80. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Walmart Inc. [WMT] has 2.86B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $340.86B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 85.78 to 120.71. At its current price, it has moved down by -1.28% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 38.91% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.42, which indicates that it is 0.98% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 58.79. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Walmart Inc. [WMT] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Walmart Inc. [WMT], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.