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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended Aug. 17.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

 Walmart (WMT) reported a strong second quarter and raised its earnings per share guidance Thursday. Equity analyst Zain Akbari plans to modestly raise the wide-moat retailer's $90 fair value estimate. Ecommerce growth was a particular bright spot, he said does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.