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Sep 25, 2020

Walmart (WMT, $136.42) to hire 20,000 to meet holiday season demand

Walmart  plans to hire 20,000 workers in the face of  an expected increase in online demand this holiday season.

The retail behemoth said that job applicants are expected to start immediately. The hired workers will pack and ship online orders at Walmart’s e-commerce fulfillment centers . Pay will range from $15.75 to $23.75 an hour.

Walmart has hired over 500,000 workers since March.

The company said it will offer more shopping online, to  prevent overcrowding at its stores amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickeron's analysis shows: 

WMT sees its Stochastic Oscillator ascending out of oversold territory

On September 23, 2020, the Stochastic Indicator for WMT moved out of oversold territory and this could be a bullish sign for the stock. Traders may want to buy the stock or buy call options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 51 instances where the indicator left the oversold zone. In 33 of the 51 cases the stock moved higher in the following days. This puts the odds of a move higher at over 65%.

Current price $136.46 is above $130.19 the highest resistance line found by A.I. Throughout the month of 08/24/20 - 09/24/20, the price experienced a +4% Uptrend. During the week of 09/17/20 - 09/24/20, the stock enjoyed a +0.01% Uptrend growth.

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

Following a +2.23% 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where WMT advanced for three days, in 173 of 336 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are 51%.

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In 135 of 315 cases where WMT Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 43%.

Bearish Trend Analysis

The 10-day RSI Indicator for WMT moved out of overbought territory on September 03, 2020. This could be a bearish sign for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 44 similar instances where the indicator moved out of overbought territory. In 10 of the 44 cases, the stock moved lower in the following days. This puts the odds of a move lower at 23%.

The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on September 14, 2020. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on WMT as a result. In 28 of 92 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are 30%.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for WMT turned negative on September 10, 2020. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 51 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In 16 of the 51 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at 31%.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where Apple declined for three days, the price rose further in 50 of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are 31%.

WMT broke above its upper Bollinger Band on September 01, 2020. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Tickeron has a positive outlook on this ticker and predicts a further increase by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 69%. During the last month, the daily ratio of advancing to declining volumes was 1.88 to 1.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is 3 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 89, placing this stock better than average.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of 29 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: WMT's P/B Ratio (5.14) is slightly higher than the industry average of (2.33). P/E Ratio (21.79) is within average values for comparable stocks, (40.48). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.50) is also within normal values, averaging (0.59). Dividend Yield (1.85) settles around the average of (1.13) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.68) is also within normal values, averaging (0.46).

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is 35 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly weaker than average sales and a marginally profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is 39 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. WMT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is 74 (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to slightly better than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

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WMT's MACD Histogram crosses above signal line

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for WMT turned positive on February 20, 2024. Looking at past instances where WMT's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 47 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Price Prediction Chart

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where WMT advanced for three days, in of 335 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 318 cases where WMT Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The RSI Indicator demonstrates that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 4 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.

The Stochastic Oscillator has been in the overbought zone for 1 day. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where WMT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

WMT broke above its upper Bollinger Band on February 26, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 45, placing this stock better than average.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. WMT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (5.724) is normal, around the industry mean (10.847). P/E Ratio (31.160) is within average values for comparable stocks, (23.981). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.035) is also within normal values, averaging (3.054). Dividend Yield (0.013) settles around the average of (0.022) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.746) is also within normal values, averaging (1.243).

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly weaker than average sales and a marginally profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST), Target Corp (NYSE:TGT), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG), Big Lots (NYSE:BIG).

Industry description

Companies in the discount stores industry specialize in offering substantial discounts on a vast array of retail products. Some companies in this industry also operate general merchandise warehouse clubs. Products sold at discount stores are typically similar to those of any department store, but the pricing of the goods is generally much lower (and hence the name “discount”). Think Dollar General Corporation, Dollar Tree, Inc. and Five Below, Inc. Many discount stores target low-income households and/or price-sensitive consumers as their potential market. Discount stores’ profitability could hinge on factors like competitive pricing, sufficient locations, healthy revenue per square foot, and effective advertisement. These store operators could have an edge over other retailers during financial crises or recessions, when many consumers could be looking for less expensive alternatives.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Discount Stores Industry is 68.41B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 1.78K to 480.11B. WMT holds the highest valuation in this group at 480.11B. The lowest valued company is TUEMQ at 1.78K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Discount Stores Industry was 3%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 4%, and the average quarterly price growth was 10%. BIG experienced the highest price growth at 32%, while WMMVY experienced the biggest fall at -2%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Discount Stores Industry was -80%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was -73% and the average quarterly volume growth was -74%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 48
P/E Growth Rating: 54
Price Growth Rating: 44
SMR Rating: 43
Profit Risk Rating: 45
Seasonality Score: -22 (-100 ... +100)
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a retail discount department store

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Specialty Stores
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702 S.W. 8th Street
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Employees
2100000
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https://stock.walmart.com
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, WMT has been loosely correlated with COST. These tickers have moved in lockstep 53% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is some statistical probability that if WMT jumps, then COST could also see price increases.

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