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Walmart Stock Performance

During the 1970’s, Walmart offered common stock to the public. The stock was traded on

New York Stock Exchange. The first cash dividend was declared. Shareholders were provided an

annual dividend and paid quarterly every year (http://investors.walmartstores.com/

phoenix.zhtml? c).

In 1970, Walmart offered 300,000 shares of its common stock to the public at a price of

$16.50 per share. Since that time, Walmart have had eleven two for one stock splits. On a

purchase of 100 shares at $16.50 per share on their first offering, the number of shares has

increased. In March 1974, Walmart declared its first cash dividend of $0.05 per share. Walmart

has increased its dividend every year since its first dividend (http://investors.walmartstores.com/

phoenix.zhtml?c).

Walmart Current and Future Sales Revenue

According to all the data that has been evaluated, Walmart is the largest retailer in the world.

By the end of January 2010, Wal-Mart had more than $400 billion in revenue, $24 billion in

operating income, about 8,500 stores, and nearly 1 billion square feet of space. According to

statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 10% and 20% total of retail and grocery sales in

the US. The company controls the US retail surroundings and is growing globally at a fast

pace. The company recorded revenues of $408.214 million during the financial year ended

January, 2010, an increase of 0.9% over 2009. The operating profit of the company was $23,950

million in FY2010, and increase of 5.1% over 2009. The net profit was $14, 335 million in

FY2010, an increase of 7% over 2009 (Datamonitor, 2010).

Walmart Current and Future Profits

Wal-Mart Stores serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at…...

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