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Walmart Inc. stock rises Wednesday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Walmart Inc. WMT, -0.21% inched 0.17% higher to $144.55 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.91% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.48% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Walmart Inc. closed $9.11 short of its 52-week high ($153.66), which the company achieved on December 1st.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.74% rose 0.75% to $3,475.79, Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, -0.82% rose 0.51% to $460.73, and Target Corp. TGT, -0.11% rose 0.78% to $244.14. Trading volume (4.9 M) remained 2.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.0 M.

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