Dividends4Life: Stock Analysis: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Stock Analysis: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Posted by D4L | Thursday, April 22, 2010 | | 0 comments »

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in North America. The company operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Wal-Mart Stores, Sam's Club, and International.

WMT is a member of the S&P 500, a Dividend Aristocrat and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index. WMT enjoys dominant positions in most markets where it competes. The company continues to gain market share aided by the economic downturn as consumers choose WMT over higher-cost competitors and take advantage of its convenience. Its unmatched scale leads to favorable terms on everything from the products it sells to store leases and distribution agreements. These advantages are demonstrated in the company's strong free cash flow of $3.63/share for FY 2010, up over 23% from FY 2009 and 2.7 times FY 2008's comparative number of $1.33. The company recently announced an 11% increase in its cash dividend. ...

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