Global Markets: Walmart earnings miss expectations

By Commodity News Service Canada
WINNIPEG, Feb. 20, 2018 – Quarterly earnings for American retail giant Walmart missed expectations. The company released revenue and sales data for the holiday period but took a hit in the gross margins category. Walmart earned US$136.3 billion in revenue, which fell below analysts’ expectations of US$134.9 billion.
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