Why Walmart (WMT) Stock Is Lower Before the Bell

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Walmart (WMT) stock is slipping before market open after missing revenue and earnings estimates for its first quarter. 

In pre-market trading, shares tumbled 3.2% to $76.25. 

The world's largest retailer earned $1.10 a share in its April-ending quarter, a nickel short of estimates according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Revenue of $114.9 billion edged 0.7% higher year over year and missed expectations for $116.27 billion. 

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TheStreet Ratings team rates WAL-MART STORES INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WAL-MART STORES INC (WMT) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels, 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."

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