Who is Walmart's transfer agent?
Walmart’s transfer agent is Computershare and can be contacted globally at 1-800-438-6278.
What is the difference between batch trades and market order trades when selling stock?
- Batch trades: With batch trades, sale requests received prior to 1:00 p.m. CST on a day the stock market is open, are grouped together and sold throughout the day. Sale proceeds on shares included in batch trades are calculated based on the average price of all Walmart shares sold by Computershare in the plan on that day. Batch sale requests received on or after 1:00 p.m. CST are processed the following business day and would receive that days average price.
- Market order trades: Through market order trades, stock will be sold as soon as the request can reasonably be processed at the market price in effect at that time. Typically, orders placed during the market hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST, will be submitted promptly. Orders placed during non-market hours will be submitted as soon as the market opens.
Is there a direct stock purchase plan for Walmart stock?
Yes, you can purchase Walmart stock through Computershare. To receive information about Computershare's direct stock purchase plan, which is not sponsored by Walmart, you can contact Computershare globally at 1-800-438-6278 or visit www.computershare.com/walmart.
How do I sell or transfer my stock, change the address on my stock account or replace a lost stock certificate?
Computershare can assist you with your account. You may contact Computershare by calling (800) 438-6278 or visit www.computershare.com/walmart.
As a shareholder, why is it important that I keep my company stock account information (including address) current?
It is important that you keep your account address up to date and vote your proxy. Certain states will consider your account as “abandoned” if you fail to have communication with Walmart (via our transfer agent; Computershare). Abandoned accounts may result in your shares and/or un-cashed dividends being remitted to your state of residence as unclaimed property under the escheatment guidelines of each state. Once remitted to the state, reclaiming your escheated stock and/or un-cashed dividends can be a cumbersome and lengthy process. So, we encourage you to keep your account information current. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact Computershare by calling (800) 438-6278 or visit www.computershare.com/walmart.
I am a current (or former) Walmart associate. How can I check the status of my stock or profit sharing?
Current and former associates with inquiries about share holdings or profit sharing should call 1-888-968-4015 to reach the Walmart Participant Service Center. This is an automated system, though representatives are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Does Walmart pay dividends?
For the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, Walmart is paying an annual dividend of $1.59 per share, paid in quarterly installments. View our dividend history for more information.
When are dividends paid?
Dividends are declared by the Board of Directors and communicated through a news release. View our dividend history for more information.
Does Walmart have a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)?
Yes. For information, contact Computershare at 1-800-438-6278 and select option 3 on the automated system or go directly to www.computershare.com/walmart.
Does Walmart offer direct deposit of dividends?
Yes. To have your dividend check deposited directly into your checking or savings account, visit Computershare or call 1-800-438-6278.
As a shareholder, why is it important that I cash my dividends checks promptly after receiving them?
Failure to cash dividends may result in your account being considered “abandoned” and your dividends being remitted to your state of residence as unclaimed property under the escheatment guidelines of each state. Once remitted to the state, reclaiming your escheated un-cashed dividends can be a cumbersome and lengthy process. So, we encourage you to cash your dividends promptly after receipt. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact Computershare by calling (800) 438-6278 or visit www.computershare.com/walmart.
General Stock Information
When will there be another stock split?
Walmart's Board of Directors determines whether and when there will be a stock split. Any announcement of a stock split would be communicated through a company news release. See our stock split history.
When is Walmart's Annual Shareholders Meeting?
The Shareholders Meeting has historically been held the first Friday in June each year. In 2013, the meeting was on June 7 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Watch the webcast here.
When was Walmart's initial public offering? What was the price?
In 1970, Walmart offered 300,000 shares of its common stock to the public at a price of $16.50 per share. Walmart shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 25, 1972 under the symbol WMT.
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Who are Walmart's independent auditors?
Ernst and Young LLP