I'm Buying Wal-Mart Stock, Are You?

Since the beginning of 2015 I have been slowly acquiring stock in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT). Up until recently I have been using my Loyal3 account to pickup $100 a month in shares. Wal-Mart stock price has been falling the past 60 days, so I decided to increase my stake. I have made two recent purchases of $1,000 each. Purchase one was on May 23rd, 13.3121 shares at $1000. Purchase two was on June 8th, 13.7874 shares at $1,000. I now own 33.1434 shares. This share total will add $65 dollars to my annual dividend income. Wal-Mart is latest addition to my Dividend Dreams Fund.

An Overview of Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company's operations are conducted in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates retail stores in all 50 states in the United States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, with three primary store formats, as well as digital retail. The Walmart International segment consists of operations in 26 countries outside of the United States and includes numerous formats divided into three main categories: retail, wholesale and other. The Sam's Club consists of membership-only warehouse clubs and operates in 48 states in the United States and in Puerto Rico, as well as digital retail. Learn more about the Wal-Mart business and strategy at the company investor relations pages.

Wal-Mart Dividends And Annual Growth Rate

  • 3-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.6%
  • 5-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 12%
  • 10-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 14%
  • Annual Dividend Yield of 2.70%
  • 5-Year Dividend Per Share Average of $1.61
  • 5-Year Dividend Yield Average of 2.27%
  • Payout Ratio of 39.87%

The chart below shows the past seven years of annual dividends for the Wal-Mart. The chart illustrates a commitment to creating shareholder value. 

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Full Disclosure: Long WMT

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Yvonne Hummel 4 years ago Member's comment

why would anyone with any ethics invest in this corporate criminal?

Kurt Benson 5 years ago Member's comment

Great article, I did in fact buy WMT. What other stocks would you recommend?

Kurt Benson 5 years ago Member's comment

I bought 73 maybe gone 72.

Arthur Bezerra2 5 years ago Member's comment
Nearby my home, there is a big Walmart store and I have a nickname for this place: chaos.
Alexis Renault 5 years ago Member's comment

Why? There are two near me - one never has enough staff, and the staff always seems unhelpful and/or incompetent. Doing in store pick took so long, I would pay more elsewhere just to avoid the hassle. But recently they opened a much nicer, large store also near by (opposite direction). It is bright, clean, plenty of staff and all are helpful and friendly. It's become a pleasure to shop there!

Arthur Bezerra2 5 years ago Member's comment

The some situation and they change the places of the goods all time and despite that there is not a shortage of products in Brazil, sometimes we cannot find the stuffs, even basic like Nestlé products.