2.53% Jul 25, 05:01 PM
$1.92 Paid Quarterly
37.1% EPS $5.18
39 years Since 1975
11 days Aug 06, 2014

WMT - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date Aug 06

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-08-06 2014-08-08 2014-09-03 Regular
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-12-03 2014-12-05 2015-01-05 Regular
Date has passed
Next Ex-Dividend Date
Next Pay Date

WMT - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.53%

Arrow-right
5y
All

WMT - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $1.92

5y
All
Dividend payouts are split-adjusted

WMT - Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal Dividend Growth History for WMT. 15.8% 18.2% 39 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

WMT - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 39 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.8800 2013 18.2%
$1.5900 2012 8.9%

WMT - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 39 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-12-03 2014-12-05 2015-01-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-08-06 2014-08-08 2014-09-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-05-07 2014-05-09 2014-06-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2014-02-20 2014-03-07 2014-03-11 2014-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4700 2013-02-21 2013-12-04 2013-12-06 2014-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) - News

  • Before Tuesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Before Friday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) sunk on Thursday morning after the retailer reported lower net income and sales that missed estimates, as...
  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Beats EPS Estimates; Guides Below Views; Raises Dividend (WMT)

    Before the opening bell on Thursday morning, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reported its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings, posting lower quarterly earnings compared to last year's Q4. WMT's Earnings in Brief
    • WMT reported fourth quarter revenues of $129.7 billion, up 1.5% from last year's Q4 net sales of $127.78 billion.
    • Consolidated net income for the quarter came in at $4.65 billion, which was down 20.9% from last year's Q4 figure of $5.876 billion.
    • WMT's diluted net income per common share was reported as $1.34, but on an adjusted basis, the company's EPS came in at $1.60.
    • WMT was able to beat analysts' EPS estimates of $1.59 by 1 cent, but the company came in below revenue views of $130.44 billion.
    • Looking ahead to Q1, WMT sees EPS in the range of $1.10 to $1.20, which is below analysts' estimates $1.23. For the full year, WMT sees EPS in the range of $5.10 to $5.45, which is also below analysts' expectations of $5.5.4.
    CEO Commentary WMT's president and CEO, Doug McMillon, had the following comments: "Our company grew net sales this year to reach more than $473 billion. Global eCommerce sales, including acquisitions, surpassed the $10 billion mark, a 30 percent increase over last year. We will continue to grow our global business by focusing on customers and serving them how they want to be served." WMT Raises Dividend Wal-Mart Stores announced a 2.1% raise to its dividend, boosting its quarterly payout from 47 cents to 48 cents. The dividend will is payable on April 1 to shareholders on record as of March 11. The stock goes ex-dividend on March 7. Stock Performance WMT shares were down $1.28, 0r 1.71%, in pre-market trading. YTD, the company's stock is down 5.15%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)  have a yield of 2.57% based on Wednesday's closing price of $74.85 and the company's annualized payout of $1.92. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

    Expand to read the full story »

  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Updates Q4 and FY2013 Guidance; Shares Fall (WMT)

    Early on Friday morning, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) updated its Q4 and FY2013 expectations. The company's official earnings report will be released on February 20.   The company announced that it expects Q4 EPS from continuing operations to be "at or slightly below the low end" of its range of $1.60 to $1.70. For FY2013, WMT sees adjusted EPS to be "at or slightly below the low end" of its $5.11 to $5.21 range. The company's updated guidance is below the Street's estimates of $1.65 Q4 EPS and $5.17 FY2013 EPS. In the company's earnings guidance, it includes a 10 cent per share impact of two discrete items. The two discrete items are related to Brazil and China store closures, and other financial issues dealing with stores in Brazil, China and India. The company also announced that it sees its holiday shopping season coming in slightly below its results from 2012. WMT's CFO, Charles Holley, had the following explanation for these anticipated results: "First, the sales impact from the reduction in SNAP (the U.S. government Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits that went into effect Nov. 1 is greater than we expected. And, second, eight named winter storms resulted in store closures that impacted traffic throughout the quarter." The company's stock was down 64 cents, or 0.86%, in early morning trading. YTD, the company's stock is down 5.27%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) have a yield of 2.52% based on Thursday's closing price of $74.75 and the company's annualized payout of $1.88. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

    Expand to read the full story »

  • Dividends in Focus: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

    In 2013, discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) shares rose 13%. Below, we analyze the company’s current dividend policy and what could happen with its dividend in 2014.

    Wal-Mart Stores's Current Dividend Policy

    Wal-Mart currently offers a dividend yield of approximately 2.4%. The company will pay its next quarterly dividend of 47 cents on January 2. For 38 consecutive years, WMT has raised its dividend. In 2012, WMT increased its dividend by 8.9% and in 2013 the company boosted dividends by 17.5%. We believe the company will likely raise its dividend payout once again in the first quarter of 2014.

    Dividend.com DARS Ratings for Wal-Mart Stores

    Overall Rating:Neutral (3.4/5)

    Metric Rating Explanation
    Relative Strength Stock is performing in-line with the market or better.
    Overall Yield Attractiveness Stock's dividend yield is below average.
    Dividend Reliability This rating is related to the length and consistency of a company's dividend payouts, as well as our opinion on how likely the company is to continue payouts in the future.
    Dividend Uptrend Dividend payouts are consistent, but increases small.
    Earnings Growth Earnings estimates are uptrending.

    The Bottom Line

    Although WMT's yield isn't all that impressive, the company has made it clear that it intends to ramp up its dividends in the near future. WMT's ability to offer consumers low priced goods has put it far ahead of its competition in the brick-and-mortar retail space. For long term investors seeking a retailer with a decent dividend yield (in-line with the S&P 500), WMT may be a good choice in 2014. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

    Expand to read the full story »

Top-5-pitch