Tag: Walmart Inc.

by Paul Gatling -

Walmart initiates first stock split since 1999

Bentonville retailer Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced details of a three-for-one stock split Tuesday (Jan. 30) as part of its strategy to “maintain accessible share prices” for its employees. The…

by Kim Souza -

Insiders reflect on Walmart turning 60

When 44-year-old Sam Walton opened the first Walmart in July 1962, the economy was recovering from a recession. Unemployment was high, as were taxes. But that did not stop the…

by Paul Gatling -

Walmart hires 1st chief economist

Bentonville-based Walmart Inc. has added to its economic team by hiring its first chief economist. John List, a distinguished professor at the University of Chicago, fills that role for the…