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New to Investing? This 1 Retail and Wholesale Stock Could Be the Perfect Starting Point

Building an investment portfolio from scratch can be difficult, especially if you're new to investing. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with so many different investment options out there, but focusing on stocks that are set to outperform the market over the next 12 months is an excellent place to start.

Let's now take a look at one standout stock that could be a perfect fit for your portfolio.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Walmart (WMT)

Walmart Inc. has evolved from just being a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer into an omnichannel player. In this regard, acquisitions; partnerships; delivery programs like Walmart + and Express Delivery; and investment in online e-commerce platform Flipkart are noteworthy. These position the company to keep pace with the changing retail ecosystem and stay firm in the presence of rivals like Amazon and Target. Markedly, Walmart’s product offerings include almost everything from grocery to cosmetics, electronics to stationery, home furnishings to health and wellness products, and apparel to entertainment products, to name a few.

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WMT was added to the Zacks Focus List on May 30, 2017 at $26.04 per share. Since then, shares have increased 128.61% to $59.53.

For fiscal 2025, nine analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.04 to $2.36. WMT boasts an average earnings surprise of 7.3%.

Earnings for Walmart are forecasted to see growth of 6.3% for the current fiscal year as well.

It can be very profitable to buy stocks with rising earnings estimates, as stock prices respond to revisions. By adding a Focus List stock like WMT, there's a great chance you'll be getting into a company whose future earnings estimates will be raised, which can lead to price momentum.

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