Walmart has boosted its dividend in each fiscal year since 1974, putting it at 49 consecutive years. Target's streak is just slightly longer at 51 years. Target's yield is much higher, and the dividend has been expanding more quickly in recent years.
The average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for Walmart (WMT) is equivalent to a Buy. The overly optimistic recommendations of Wall Street analysts make the effectiveness of this highly sought-after metric questionable. So, is it worth buying the stock?
Recently, Zacks.com users have been paying close attention to Walmart (WMT). This makes it worthwhile to examine what the stock has in store.