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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) 5-Year Yield-on-Cost %: 3.57 (As of Jul. 2017)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's yield on cost for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 3.57.


NYSE:WMT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78   Max: 4.76
Current: 3.57

1.78
4.76

During the past 13 years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest Yield on Cost was 4.76. The lowest was 1.78. And the median was 3.06.


NYSE:WMT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
65% of the 526 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NYSE:WMT: 3.57 )

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
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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
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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

Dividend Yield % and dividend growth of a stock is an important factor for income investors. But if company A raises its dividend constantly faster than company B, company A's future dividend yield might be much higher than Company B's even if their yields are the same now and their stock prices do not change.

Yield on Cost assumes that you buy and the stock today, and hold it for 5 years. If the company raises it dividends at the same rate as it did over the past 5 years, the dividends investors receive annually in 5 years relative to the stock price today.

Therefore, Yield-on-Cost of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is calculated as

Yield-on-Cost=Dividend Yield %*(1+Dividend Growth Rate)^5

Explanation

Of course the risk here is that the company may not raise its dividends as it did before. The key is to select the companies that can consistently raise its dividends. Usually companies with long history of raising dividends tend to do so.


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