Wal-Mart (WMT) is the biggest retailer in the world. Wal-Mart has the lowest prices on just about everything from home furnishings to groceries to ammunition to electronics. With more Americans shopping at Wal-Mart, the U.S. business is very likely to continue to produce big sales and big profits for the company.
Wal-Mart is extremely low risk in this economy because it booms in recessions. Internationally, Wal-Mart is experiencing tremendous growth. Wall Street and most investors do not understand how powerful the Wal-Mart International business is. Wal-Mart has thousands of businesses in emerging markets all over the world including Mexico, Brazil and China. While the data isn’t 100%, Wal-Mart earns many times what Yum! Brands earns from China, and WMT doesn’t get nearly the reputation of an emerging markets and/or China play as Yum! Brands does.
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WMT management has been increasing the dividend payout every year for decades. The management is dedicated to returning cash to shareholders via dividends and buybacks.
This stock is an absolute no-brainer for value investors. The recession proof US business, the massive international growth, and the increasing dividend mean I want to snap up as many shares of WMT now as possible.
I currently buy shares of WMT every month via my DRIP plan. I accumulate larger chunks of shares under $52 / share, and ideally under $50 / share. Anything under $45 per share and I’m backing up the truck big time.
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