Top Retail Stocks by Market Cap: WMT, CVS, WAG, TGT, COST, GAP
Monday, February 28, 2022 2:30 PM

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Retail stocks chipped higher on Monday, after the commerce department showed a better-than-expected rise in the personal income, and a marginal gain in the consumer spending. Therefore, we decided to bring you the top six retail stocks by market cap today.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is the largest retail company with market capitalization of $185.26 billion. The company has a trailing P/E of 11.70 and a price to sales ratio of 0.44. The PEG ratio of WMT is 1.13 and the company has a beta of 0.39. For the first nine months ended October, the company reported total revenues of $305.48 billion, with earnings of $10.33 billion, or $2.79 per share. WMT’s stock is trading higher by 0.60 percent at $52.06 on Monday.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) has a market capitalization of $45.49 billion. The company has a P/E of 13.36 and a price to sales ratio or P/S of 0.47. The PEG is at 1.03 for CVS, with a low beta of 0.78. The debt to equity ratio is 26.65 on a total debt of $10.06 billion. For FY 2010, CVS reported revenues of $96.41 billion, down from $98.72 billion in FY 2009. Net income for FY 2010 was 3.42 billion or $2.49 per share compared to net income of $3.67 billion or $2.55 per share for FY 2009. CVS had gained 0.79 percent to $33.20 on Monday.

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) is ranking third in the list with a market capitalization of $39.92 billion. The company’s stock is trading at a P/E of 19.26 and a P/S of 0.57. The PEG ratio is at 1.19, but with a dividend yield of 1.60 percent. The debt to equity ratio is 16.72 on a total debt of $2.40 billion. For FY 2010, WAG reported revenues of $67.42 billion, up from $63.33 billion in FY 2009. Net income for FY 2010 was $2.09 billion, or $2.12 per share, compared to $2 billion, or $2.02 per share for FY 2009. WAG was trading with a gain of 3.22 percent to $43.32 Monday afternoon.

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has a total market capitalization of $36.81 billion. Target’s stock is trading at a P/E of 13.07 and a P/S of 0.55. The PEG ratio is 0.97, with annual dividend yield of 1.80 percent. The debt to equity ratio is 101.54 on total debt of $15.73 billion. For FY 2010, Target reported revenues of $67.39 billion, up 3.7 percent from $65.37 billion. Net income for FY 2010 was $2.92 billion, or $4 per share, compared to $2.48 billion, or $3.30 for FY 2009. Target’s shares gained 0.08 percent to $52.40 on Monday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST), with a market capitalization of $32.53 billion comes in the top six list of companies. The company’s stock is trading at a P/E of 24.56 and a P/S ratio of 0.40. The PEG ratio of the company is 1.64, but it comes with a dividend yield of 1.10 percent. The debt to equity ratio is 18.5, on total debt of $2.17 billion. The company reported revenues of $76.25 billion for FY 2010, compared to $69.88 billion for FY 2009. The net income for FY 2010 was $1.3 billion, or $0.77 per share. Costco gained 0.92 percent to $74.25 on Monday.

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has a market capitalization of $13.85 billion, with a P/E of 12.49 and a P/S ratio of 0.96. The PEG ratio of the company is 1.11, with a dividend yield of 1.80 percent. The company does not have any debt on its balance sheet. For fiscal 2010, the company reported sales of $14.7 billion, an increase of 3 percent, compared $14.2 billion for FY 2009. The diluted earnings per share for FY 2010 was $1.88 per share, an increase of 19 percent compared to $1.58 per share in the previous year. GAP shares were trading lower by 0.84 percent at $22.56 Monday.

 

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