2. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is up $0.37 (0.5%) to $74.93 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.20-$75.13 after having opened the day at $74.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.56.

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 $242.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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