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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Dividends Per Share
$2.37 (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.96. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $2.37. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.87. As of today, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividend Yield is 2.50%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 0.83, which seems too high.

During the past 12 months, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 42.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 26.00% per year. The lowest was 11.20% per year. And the median was 17.10% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

1. Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )
=0.96/1.11
=0.86

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 0.87. The lowest was 0.09. And the median was 0.21.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 0.83, which seems too high.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.4802014-05-072014-05-092014-06-02Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4802014-03-072014-03-112014-04-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4702013-12-042013-12-062014-01-02Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4702013-08-072013-08-092013-09-03Cash Dividendquarterly

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.9/76.99
=2.47 %

Current Share Price is $76.99.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.9.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 3.15%. The lowest was 0.56%. And the median was 1.89%.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Dividend Yield, Dividend Payout Ratio, Earnings per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
Dividends Per Share 0.520.600.670.880.951.091.211.461.591.88

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Dividends Per Share 0.370.400.400.400.400.470.470.470.470.96
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