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Wal-Mart Stores operates retail and other stores in various formats. Co.'s operations comprise of three business segments: Walmart U.S., which is a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as walmart.com., and operating retail stores in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.; Walmart International, which consists of operations in 27 countries outside of the U.S. and includes numerous formats divided into three categories: retail, wholesale and other; and Sam's Club, which operates membership-only warehouse clubs, as well as samsclub.com, in the U.S., and its members include both business owners and individual consumers. According to our Wal-Mart Stores stock split history records, Wal-Mart Stores has had 9 splits.
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Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) has 9 splits in our Wal-Mart Stores stock split history database. The first split for WMT took place on August 25, 1975. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. WMT's second split took place on December 17, 1980. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 4000 share position following the split. WMT's third split took place on July 12, 1982. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 4000 share position pre-split, became a 8000 share position following the split. WMT's 4th split took place on July 11, 1983. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 8000 share position pre-split, became a 16000 share position following the split. WMT's 5th split took place on October 07, 1985. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 16000 share position pre-split, became a 32000 share position following the split. WMT's 6th split took place on July 13, 1987. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 32000 share position pre-split, became a 64000 share position following the split. WMT's 7th split took place on July 09, 1990. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 64000 share position pre-split, became a 128000 share position following the split. WMT's 8th split took place on February 26, 1993. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 128000 share position pre-split, became a 256000 share position following the split. WMT's 9th split took place on April 20, 1999. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of WMT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 256000 share position pre-split, became a 512000 share position following the split.

When a company such as Wal-Mart Stores splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the Wal-Mart Stores stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 512000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Wal-Mart Stores shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of WMT, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete Wal-Mart Stores stock split history. Wal-Mart Stores split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 10/23/2007
End date: 10/20/2017
Start price/share: $43.93
End price/share: $87.44
Starting shares: 227.63
Ending shares: 290.21
Dividends reinvested/share: $15.82
Total return: 153.76%
Average Annual Total Return: 9.76%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $25,377.04
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 10/23/2007
End date: 10/20/2017
Start price/share: $43.93
End price/share: $87.44
Dividends collected/share: $15.82
Total return: 135.05%
Average Annual Total Return: 8.92%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $23,500.46
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
08/25/19752 for 1
12/17/19802 for 1
07/12/19822 for 1
07/11/19832 for 1
10/07/19852 for 1
07/13/19872 for 1
07/09/19902 for 1
02/26/19932 for 1
04/20/19992 for 1
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