Wal-Mart Stores Stock Hits New 52-Week High (WMT)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $80.36, above its previous 52-week high of $79.96 with 311,618 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $258.91 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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. You can view the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report.

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