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How to buy Walmart (WMT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Walmart shares.

Walmart Inc is a discount stores business with stocks listed in the US. Walmart shares (WMT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$64.65 – an increase of 6.89% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Walmart

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Walmart. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WMT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Walmart reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$64.01, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Walmart, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Walmart. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Walmart stock price (NYSE:WMT)

Use our graph to track the performance of WMT stocks over time.

Have Walmart's shares ever split?

Walmart's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 25 February 2024. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Walmart shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Walmart shares which in turn could have impacted Walmart's share price.

Walmart shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-17.
52-week rangeUS$47.8248 - US$64.415
50-day moving average US$60.2526
200-day moving average US$55.5857
Target priceUS$66.03
PE ratio 33.5131
Dividend yield US$0.76 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.91

Walmart share growth calculator

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Walmart price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $64.65

1 week (2024-05-13) 7.02%
1 month (2024-04-19) 8.60%
3 months (2024-02-20) 10.29%
6 months (2023-11-20) 24.89%
1 year (2023-05-19) 29.38%
2 years (2022-05-19) 62.89%
3 years (2021-05-20) 36.18%
5 years (2019-05-20) 91.05%

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Is it a good time to buy Walmart stock?

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Is Walmart under- or over-valued?

Valuing Walmart stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Walmart's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Walmart's P/E ratio

Walmart's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Walmart shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Walmart's PEG ratio

Walmart's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4381. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Walmart's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Walmart's EBITDA

Walmart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$38.9 billion (£30.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Walmart's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Walmart share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Walmart's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$47.8248 up to US$64.415. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Walmart's is 0.494. This would suggest that Walmart's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Walmart financials

Revenue TTM US$648.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.18%
Gross profit TTM US$147.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.81%
Return on equity TTM 18.64%
Profit margin 2.39%
Book value 10.412
Market capitalisation US$515.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Walmart share dividends

15%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.61% of net profits

Recently Walmart has paid out, on average, around 14.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Walmart shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Walmart's case, that would currently equate to about $0.76 per share.

While Walmart's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Walmart is investing more in its future growth.

Walmart's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2025. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 August 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Walmart's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Walmart.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Walmart's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Walmart's overall score of 33.72 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Walmart is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Walmart's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.47/100

Walmart's environmental score of 6.47 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walmart is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Walmart's social score

Social score: 20.6/100

Walmart's social score of 20.6 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walmart is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Walmart's governance score

Governance score: 11.14/100

Walmart's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Walmart is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Walmart's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Walmart scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Walmart has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Walmart Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.72
Total ESG percentile 55.48
Environmental score 6.47
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 20.6
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.14
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 4

Walmart overview

Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, other units, and eCommerce worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores under Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, PhonePe and other sites; and mobile commerce applications. The company offers grocery and consumables, including dairy, meat, bakery, deli, produce, dry, chilled or frozen packaged foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral, snack foods, candy, other grocery items, health and beauty aids, paper goods, laundry and home care, baby care, pet supplies, and other consumable items; fuel, tobacco and other categories. It is also involved in the provision of health and wellness products covering pharmacy, optical and hearing services, and over-the-counter drugs and other medical products; and home and apparel including home improvement, outdoor living, gardening, furniture, apparel, jewelry, tools and power equipment, housewares, toys, seasonal items, mattresses and tire and battery centers. In addition, the company offers consumer electronics and accessories, software, video games, office supplies, appliances, and third-party gift cards. Further, it operates digital payment platforms; and offers financial services and related products, including money transfers, bill payments, money orders, check cashing, prepaid access, co-branded credit cards, installment lending, and earned wage access. Additionally, the company markets lines of merchandise under private brands, including Allswell, Athletic Works, Equate, and Free Assembly. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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