Why has Wal-Mart Stores, Inc stocks declined in the past 3-4 years?

In 2004, Wal-Mart stocks was at $60.00 plus. Since then, the stock has declined in value. Now, it's at $42 to $46 dollars per share. What is the deal with Wal-Mart?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Because they were forced out of South Korea and Germany in 2006

  • 1 decade ago

    The deal is there has always been negative press with Walmart, hiring immigrants in Texas, sexist scandel, not giving health insurance fairly, non'promotion of women, etc. Also, when you are the 200 lb. gorilla, you will be picked on. They managed to put many smaller companies out of business, and have moved into many diversified neighborhoods, where they have not been welcomed, and have been picketed.

    But their earnings have been up of late, but on the bad side, most all retail has been down due to the credit squeeze, whereby people who had adjustable mortgages, have seen their rates go up, and now have less to spend.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The demand for a stock is based, in part, on the company's perceived future profitability and growth. All stock prices are based on supply and demand. If the stock is not in demand, the market price declines.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    in any business industry there is a limit to growth.

    most of Walrusmart growth has been in overseas countries. USA is reaching a saturation point due to the number of them of every corner.

    not every one wants to buy from them.

    just people with poor income sense.

    Source(s): biz owner
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