If you invested in Walmart 10 years ago, that decision would have paid off. A $1,000 investment made on May 16, 2009, would be worth more than $2,700 as of midday May 16, 2019, for a total return just more than 175%, according to CNBC calculations.
Over the same period, the S&P 500 returned 227%.
Sales at U.S. Walmart stores (open for at least 12 months) were up 3.4%, the biggest increase for the first quarter in nine years, according to the retailer. Analysts predicted growth of 3.3% according to figures from financial markets data provider Refinitiv.
So, you could have a shot