Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores (NYS: WMT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Wal-Mart's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Bentonville, Ark. (1945)
Hypermarkets and supercenters
CEO Michael Duke (since 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$8.0 billion / $55.4 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 89% of the 7,044 members who have rated Wal-Mart believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Wal-Mart] is a staple of America and may be one of the safest stocks known to mankind. This stock has been around $50-60 for the last ten years and have paid dividends in the mean time. It may only be [a 2% yield], but it has never crashed since then. Now it is around $70! This company has had its scandals and the stock price has never faded. You may hate [Wal-Mart] for ruining communities, but you can't hate this stock. I'd rather put my money in WMT than a savings account.
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