4. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is up $0.60 (0.8%) to $75.08 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.10-$75.28 after having opened the day at $74.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.49.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $246.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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