Walmart Inc Stock 10 Year History

| November 10, 2018

If you want to invest in stocks and be successful, you have to do your analysis. To help your analysis, this report gives you various insights from past 10-year performance of Walmart Inc (WMT) stock in NYSE exchange.

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After reading this report, you will know the average annual return of Walmart Inc (WMT) stock and the performance compared to broader market indices. Additionally, you will see the relative performance against similar stocks.

This report has 4 sections that will help you gain valuable insights regarding Walmart Inc (WMT) stock's past 10-year history.

Note: We will update this report at most every month or at least every quarter (there can be exceptions). The data range used to generate this report is between 2008-10-17 and 2018-10-15.

Below is a table of contents to help you navigate between the sections.

  1. WMT Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return
  2. How Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market
  3. 10 Biggest One-Day Gains
  4. 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

1 WMT Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return

WMT 10-Year Price Chart:

Below is a graph showing closing prices of Walmart Inc (WMT) for the past 10 years. The below chart uses adjusted close instead of market close prices. (Adjusted close factors in corporate or institutional level actions outside the market.)

10 Year Price Chart Walmart Inc (WMT)

Average Annual Return:

Assume you had invested in WMT stock on 2008-10-17. Assume you had remained invested for 10 years through 2018-10-15. Then the average annual return can be calculated using the formula shown below.

R = 100 x [(EP/SP)^1/10 - 1]where,
EP - WMT price at 2018-10-15 = 93.82
SP - WMT price at 2008-10-17 = 41.9392
and R stands for the annual return.

If we substitute the values, we will be able to find the R-value as follows.
R = 100 x [(93.82/41.9392)1/10 - 1]
= 8.38 %

The (above) calculated return corresponds to the past 10-year history of Walmart Inc (WMT). If you want to know the returns for the ongoing year (2018) visit the, 2018 performance report of WMT stock.

Note:

  1. We haven't factored in the dividends (if any) in the above calculation.
  2. We have used geometric mean to calculate the average annual return.

An Interesting Question:

If you had invested 1000$ in WMT 10 years ago, how much your investment would have grown by now?

We just found the annual return to be 8.38% Higher%. Therefore, your investment now would be 2236.1$.

2 How Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market

You should not evaluate a stock in isolation. Rather, you will benefit more if you assess the performance against broad indices and similar stocks.

This section compares how WMT performed relative to the NYSE composite index. (You can think of NYSE composite index as a reflection of the entire stock market.)

Below graph compares 10-Year returns of Walmart Inc (WMT) vs NYSE composite. The blue line represents WMT stock while red represents the NYSE composite. Both the lines represent the percentage changes in the respective prices over time.Performance of Walmart Inc (WMT) Stock Against NYSE composite Index

Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Walmart Inc (WMT)8.38%
NYSE (NYA)7.6%

Thus, Walmart Inc (WMT) has returned 10% Higher compared to NYSE composite.

3 10 Biggest One-Day Gains

Knowing biggest one-day gains helps one to visualize the volatility of a stock. These days usually reflect a high volume of buying due to factors like good earnings.

Below table shows 10 biggest one-day gains of Walmart Inc (WMT) stock. The table also lists the dates to help you analyze what could have triggered the price movement.

DateOpenCloseGains
2008-10-2850.9455.178.30%
2008-12-0554.2958.217.22%
2008-11-2653.8156.695.35%
2017-11-1695.1299.624.73%
2008-11-1352.9754.933.70%
2018-02-0697.64100.93.34%
2010-07-2049.2650.883.29%
2009-04-2948.8550.453.28%
2016-01-0762.9765.033.27%
2008-12-0352.6954.383.21%
10 Biggest One-Day Gains Walmart Inc (WMT)

For analyzing trends, some investors give more importance to gains and losses over a 52 week period than longer durations like 10 years. If you also think so, have a look at the 52 weeks report for WMT.

4 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

Let us now see 10 biggest one-day losses of Walmart Inc (WMT) stock.

Note: Generally, losses test investor emotions. Many sell at the wrong time due to fear of loss. These are days when investors would have lost most.

DateOpenCloseLoss
2015-10-1466.6160.03-9.88%
2008-12-0155.3753.01-4.26%
2018-02-2195.1191.52-3.77%
2008-11-0655.5853.49-3.76%
2011-08-0850.848.92-3.70%
2015-08-2565.4563.1-3.59%
2011-08-1050.0248.41-3.22%
2018-02-05103.4100.09-3.20%
2008-11-0555.8854.13-3.13%
2018-02-08103.23100.02-3.11%
10 Biggest One-Day Losses Walmart Inc (WMT)

Conclusion:

Hopefully, the above report helps you learn about the past ten-year performance of Walmart Inc (WMT) shares. Kindly use the comments sections below to suggest corrections or improvements to the report.

Recommended Reading: Some investors prefer dividend paying companies. If you are one, have a look at the WMT dividend history.

Disclaimer:

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