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Walmart shares fall on earnings miss, retailer sees sales growth slowing in coming year

February 18, 2021


Walmart on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations as the retailer aims to turn the strength of its e-commerce business during the pandemic into lasting momentum and higher profits by boosting investment.

Shares were down nearly 6% Thursday morning, as investors reacted to the retailer’s warning that it expects sales to moderate this year. It said earnings per share will decline, but will range flat to slightly higher after excluding divestitures.

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