Walmart stock is share ownership in Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer. Walmart stock is a dividend stock, and trades on the NYSE under the symbol WMT.
Walmart stores opened in 1962 and since then, has experienced significant growth, with over 11,500 stores worldwide.
In 1991, the company opened its first store outside of the U.S. through a joint venture with a Mexican retailer.
Walmart stock earnings in 2014 slipped to $16.7 billion in 2014, as it spent more on store upgrades. But earnings per share rose to $5.11 due to fewer shares outstanding.
In fiscal 2015, higher healthcare costs cut Walmart’s earnings to $16.2 billion, or $4.99 a share. If you exclude unusual items, such as costs to close some stores in Japan, it earned $5.07 a share.
In August 2016, Walmart agreed to acquire online e-commerce website Jet.com. This business, which began operating in July 2015, sells a variety of products from over 2,400 retailers.
This is part of Walmart’s growing e-commerce strategy. Another part of Walmart’s e-commerce strategy involves China. The company has formed an alliance with Chinese online retailer JD.com. Under the terms of the deal, JD.com acquired Yihaodian—Walmart’s shopping website in China. In exchange, Walmart received a 5% stake in JD.com. It later increased this stake to 10.8%.
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