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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio: 1.90 (As of Jul. 2017)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

NYSE:WMT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5   Max: 4.7
Current: 1.9

-0.5
4.7

During the past years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 4.70. The lowest was -0.50. And the median was 1.20.

NYSE:WMT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 207 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. NYSE:WMT: 1.90 )

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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