Walmart is rallying ahead of earnings WMT

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Walmart is edging up ahead of earnings.

The retailer reports first-quarter earnings ahead of Thursday's opening bell.

Analysts and investors are optimistic ahead of the results.

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Walmart is rallying ahead of its first-quarter earnings report, which is due out ahead before Thursday's opening bell. The stock is up 1.42 on Wednesday to 85.72 a share.

Wall Street analysts surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting the retailer to earn 1.11 per share on revenue of 120.47 billion. Not one analyst has a "sell" rating on the stock, while 15 rate it a 'buy,' and 19 rate it a "hold." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What Trump University was really like according to a former professorSee Also:How to dress your best in any work environment, from a casual office to the boardroomThe 13 most useful features in iOS 11Here's what time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding will start where you live and how to watch itSEE ALSO: One of Walmart's biggest bulls explains why it's a buy ahead of earnings WMT