Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is the world’s largest company in terms of annual revenues, operating approximately 5,300 stores in the United States and 6,100 stores in 27 other countries around the globe, as well as e-commerce Internet web sites in 11 countries. The retailer offers home improvement products, electronic devices, home entertainment systems, apparel, and pharmaceutical products, as well as pharmacy, optical, hearing aid, money order, wire transfer, check cashing, and bill payment services. It also operates automobile tire and battery centers. Wal-Mart was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton on July 2, 1962 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company went public during February 1984.