Walmart Inc.

Everyone knows that Walmart is a big company, but not many people understand just how vast it really is. In addition to being the largest company in the world by revenue with over $548 billion in 2020, it is the largest private employer in the world with over 2.2 million employees. Walmart stores have a total floor space of about 105 square kilometers, larger than the city of Copenhagen.

Walmart was founded in 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas, a city closely tied to the fortunes of the retail giant and where the headquarters remain. Sam Walton bought a small shop in the city and differentiated himself by selling goods at the lowest price possible. Today, his family still retain majority control of Walmart, and are collectively the richest family in the US with a 2020 net worth of over $200 billion.

The ascent of the company since its 1950 founding has been meteoric, expanding from a regional chain in the 1960s to national prominence over the 1970s and 1980s. Walmart pioneered the model of vast out of town superstores, a trend which dominated the American retail marketplace until the 2000s. The logistics operation, and immense power of their buying department, mean this remains one of the cheapest and the most popular stores in the US. Walmart’s growing eCommerce division sees it in direct competition with Amazon for this invaluable market.

By far the largest market for Walmart is the US, although it operates in more than 20 countries. Walmart once had total control over the major British supermarket ASDA, which it partly exited in 2009, while still maintaining a legacy stake. International expansion is often seen as the one thing Walmart can’t do well – its piecemeal presence in India, and vacillation over European expansion both facing criticism from analysts. Walmart’s failed foray into Germany between 1997 and 2006 incurred enormous losses and soured management’s view on the European market. On the other hand, Walmart’s successful Mexican subsidiary operates over 2,600 stores and is the largest retailer in Latin America.

Walmart’s 1970 IPO at $16.50 per share would have been one of the best-performing investments possible, especially when factoring in eleven stock splits and Walmart’s significant dividend. Though the shares are publicly traded and attract as part of both the S&P500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indices, the Walton family’s investment vehicle and foundation are by far the largest shareholders, followed by the Vanguard group.

SaxotraderGO HERO

Invest in Walmart Inc. stocks in SaxoTraderGO

Do you want more information about investing or investing in the Walmart Inc. stock? Then open an account with Saxo Bank now. You will also receive technical analysis, expert insights, market news and much more.

SaxotraderGO HERO

See stock analyzes and key figures Walmart Inc.

Get access to clear analyzes and key figures for the Walmart Inc. stock. At Saxo Bank, you will find expert insights from our own SaxoStrats, view market analysts as well as technical analysis, all gathered in one place.

Before investing in individual stocks, it is recommended to make a thorough analysis. Investing carries risks, your investment can lose value.

Stocks illustration_769x385_v2

*The illustration is used as an example only. For the most up-to-date information on this instrument, existing customers should use the trading platform.

Gainers
Instrument
Nio Inc.
NIO:xnys . USD
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc
RR:xlon . GBP
BYD Electronic Company Ltd
00285:xhkg . HKD
Tencent Holdings Ltd
NNND:xfra . EUR
UniCredit SpA
CRIN:xetr . EUR
Instrument

“Market movers” show you the biggest price fluctuations across selected markets. Data is delayed up to 30 minutes. See the full disclaimer for more information.

Invest in popular stocks, in addition to Walmart Inc.

Invest in popular stocks, in addition to Walmart Inc.

At Saxo Bank, you can trade over 19,000 stocks. The large selection allows you to find exactly what you need, from niche small-cap options to the well-known large companies with high market caps. See a selection of the most popular stocks you can invest in on our user-friendly platforms, SaxoTraderGO.

Find your next investment

Are you looking for inspiration? Our SaxoStrats provide daily analysis across asset classes including stocks that can help you identify your next opportunity. If you want to invest in a specific market trend, you can select stocks based on different themes. Use our Stock Screener to filter stocks by sector, market, investment theme and more.
Find our investment
Account-overview-front-desktop

Should our experts invest for you?

Do not have the time, knowledge or energy to make your own investments? So let our independent experts navigate the market and manage your investments for you.

Frequently asked questions about Walmart Inc.

Find quick answers to your questions about trading Walmart Inc. at Saxo Bank. We have gathered answers to the questions we most often get from new and existing customers.

It’s easy to buy Walmart shares by logging in to one of our platforms - SaxoInvestor, SaxoTraderGO or SaxoTraderPRO - and searching for the ticker ‘WMT’. If you don’t have an account, create one by clicking here.

To find the price of Walmart shares on your account, log in and search for the ticker ‘WMT’. Then select trade ticket, click on the ‘I’ icon and then navigate to ‘Trading Rates’ to see costs. No account? No problem – just click here to open a Saxo account now.

Our platforms offer a range of different financial information to help you decide if Walmart is the right investment for you. You will find stock analysis, financial reports, and current and historical price charts on your account. You can open an account here.

Walmart consistently pays and increases its quarterly dividend to investors. You can find full dividend history and yield analysis by logging on to your trading platform. If you don’t have an account yet, you can click here to open one.

You can check how Walmart shares have performed in the past by logging in to your trading platform account to see detailed price charts and historical financial data. If you don’t have an account, you can open one by clicking here.

Information on this page is not intended for investment advice or as an individual recommendation for trading. Reward to the author of this article was / is not related to his / her specific recommendation or views. Although Saxo Bank carefully collects and maintains these pages using reliable sources, Saxo Bank can not guarantee that this information is correct, complete or current. If you use this information without verification, it is at your own expense and risk. No rights can be inferred from the information on these pages. Investment involves risks. Your investment may be worth less. Read more information about the specific product risks on the product pages.

Saxo Bank A/S (Headquarters)
Philip Heymans Alle 15
2900
Hellerup
Denmark

Contact Saxo

Select region

International
International

Trade responsibly
All trading carries risk. Read more. To help you understand the risks involved we have put together a series of Key Information Documents (KIDs) highlighting the risks and rewards related to each product. Read more

This website can be accessed worldwide however the information on the website is related to Saxo Bank A/S and is not specific to any entity of Saxo Bank Group. All clients will directly engage with Saxo Bank A/S and all client agreements will be entered into with Saxo Bank A/S and thus governed by Danish Law.

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries and regions. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.