Walmart $WMT Initiates 3:1 Stock Split to Expand Accessibility and Encourage Investor Participation

Walmart Inc. (WMT) has announced a 3:1 split of its common stock as part of ongoing efforts to optimize trading and broaden the reach of its shares among associates.

With more than 400,000 participants in Walmart’s Associate Stock Purchase Plan, the company aims to enhance accessibility to its stock and encourage greater participation.

The stock split, scheduled for February 23, 2024, is expected to significantly increase the number of outstanding shares, providing a new opportunity for smaller investors to engage with the company.

Trading under the existing symbol WMT on a post-split basis will begin on February 26, 2024.

The final ratio for the stock split, approved by Walmart’s board, is anticipated to raise the number of outstanding common shares from approximately 2.7 billion to around 8.1 billion.

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