Traders Revving Their Engines as Stock Reaches Most Active List: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Early action on shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) puts the stock on today’s active list. At press time, the stock had seen a change of -0.69% from the opening price. Monitoring recent stock trading activity, the stock price has reached $70.43. Company shares have been recently noted at -6.33% off of the 52 week high and 23.72% away from the 52 week low. Narrowing in closer, the stock is -3.22% off of the 50 day high and 5.01% removed from the 50 day low.

Analyst Views

Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT). According to First Call, the consensus price target for the company is $74.85. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is currently 2.70. This number is based on a scale from 1 to 5. Analysts rating the company a 1 or 2 indicate a Buy recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation.

Past Stock Performance

Year to date performance for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) sits at 18.96%. For the quarter, the stock has changed 0.08%. Monthly stock performance comes in at 1.97%. Looking a little bit closer, performance over the past week is 2.88%.