The future growth in sales and earnings will be stagnant due to the macroeconomic factors and consumer preferences. The company might not be able to go back to double digit growth in dividends due to the restricted growth in earnings and cash flows.
Wal-Mart's (WMT) plan to open up to 300 Neighborhood Markets and Walmart Express stores this year will have an impact on the dollar store group (DLTR, DG, FDO) as its scale makes it a factor. What to watch: The emergence of Wal-Mart will also tee up ...
(Reuters) - The struggles of the low-income U.S. consumer are playing out in Wal-Mart Stores Inc's grocery aisles. The world's largest retailer, which gets more than half its sales from groceries, on Thursday gave a disappointing full-year forecast.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT) recently announced its 41st consecutive annual dividend increase. This did not get much attention because of two reasons: 1) The dividend increase was not stellar, at just 2%.