WMT Stock Pops as Walmart Beats Q3 Expectations

  • Walmart (WMT) stock is rising on a third-quarter earnings beat.
  • That includes EPS and revenue coming in above estimates.
  • The company also posted a solid outlook for Q4.
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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) stock is rising on Tuesday following the release of the retail giant’s third-quarter earnings report.

The good news for holders of WMT stock starts with the company’s adjusted EPS of $1.50. That beats out the $1.32 per share that Wall Street had expected for the quarter. It also represents 3.4% growth from the $1.45 per share reported the same time last year.

Adding to that good news is Walmart’s revenue of $152.8 billion. That’s another win for the retailer compared to analysts’ revenue estimate of $147.75 billion. It’s also an 8.7% increase over the $140.5 billion reported the same time last year.

WMT Expects Solid Results for Q4

Walmart’s outlook for the fourth quarter includes an adjusted EPS decline of between 3% and 5%. Considering its Q4 fiscal 2022 adjusted EPS of $1.53, the EPS for Q4 fiscal 2023 should still come in above Wall Street’s estimate of $1.46 per share.

When it comes to Q4 revenue, Walmart also expects growth of 3%. Taking into account its fiscal Q4 2022 revenue of $152.9 billion, this might end up lower than analysts’ revenue estimate of $158.76 billion for the period.

Shares of WMT stock are seeing heavy trading today after beating Q3 estimates. This has some 7 million shares on the move as of this writing. That’s already above the company’s daily average trading volume of about 6.5 million units.

WMT stock is up 7% as of Tuesday morning.

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