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Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding (end-of-period, EOP). Wal-Mart Stores Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $57.24. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was 3,210 Mil. Therefore, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $183,740 Mil.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Apr. 2015 ($251,867 Mil) to Jul. 2015 ($231,416 Mil) and declined from Jul. 2015 ($231,416 Mil) to Oct. 2015 ($183,740 Mil).
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's annual market cap increased from Jan. 2013 ($231,814 Mil) to Jan. 2014 ($241,440 Mil) and increased from Jan. 2014 ($241,440 Mil) to Jan. 2015 ($274,315 Mil).
Enterprise value is the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's enterprise value for Today is $256,579 Mil.
Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as
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Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the companys debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.
Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.
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