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5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. According to her, those shoppers are usually young families "who don't want to drag their kids around a Wal-Mart".

Wal-Mart also announced that, during the first quarter, the chain's online gross margin values rose 69% for the period. That's a rare bright spot in a largely gloomy retail environment in which retailers like Macy's and Target saw declines in comparable sales.

E-commerce sales increased by 63 percent in the quarter, which reflects and all of Walmart's businesses.

"We're transforming to become more of a digital enterprise", said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.

Wal-Mart, like other traditional retailers, has played catch-up to Amazon and other internet companies. It has also accelerated that shift with its acquisitions. The company's market capitalization is $2.09 billion with the total outstanding shares of 240.34 million. The clothing sites are operating as stand-alone operators and appeal to millennial shoppers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a 12-month low of $65.28 and a 12-month high of $77.66.

The company is still looking for startups to buy. They have shrugged at how, in the latest quarter, the amount Walmart spent on dividends and share repurchases dropped by 1.5 percent and 20.1 percent from a year ago, respectively. Wal-Mart is working to accelerate the integration between and, and trying to take advantage of its scale in areas like shipping. "The acquisitions have received a lot of attention but our plan in e-commerce is not to buy our way to success", he said. "Our robust results demonstrate the strength of our core businesses, as well as the positive momentum of our emerging businesses, including cloud computing, where we continue to see strong growth and market leadership". For Amazon's non-Prime members, the shipping time is five to eight days. now boasts 50 million SKUs, and growing, Lore said on a call with journalists, adding that Wal-Mart is very pleased with its growing assortment of food and essentials online.

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Wal-Mart is also launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.

Wal-Mart provides only a growth figure for its online business, and does not specify revenue. It has invested $2.7 billion in higher wages and training for workers to decrease turnover and make the shopping experience more appealing.

Earnings per share rose 2% to $1.00, up from 98 cents a year ago, and beating industry estimates of 96 cents a share.

The company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.04 billion.

On a per-share basis, the Bentonville, Arkansas, company had a profit of $1.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $1.30, smashing the consensus of $1.29 per share. The company's revenue rose to $117.5 billion, or $118.8 billion, if you adjust for currency fluctuations.

21 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending May 18, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 120818 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 122032 million and 119621 million respectively.

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