|Bid||238.00 x 1044400|
|Ask||244.00 x 411400|
|Day's range||238.90 - 243.00|
|52-week range||224.10 - 283.60|
|PE ratio (TTM)||14.53|
|Earnings date||9 Nov 2017|
|Dividend & yield||0.13 (4.24%)|
|1y target est||267.67|
Asda, the British supermarket arm of Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, reported its first underlying sales growth in three years on Thursday and said its back-to-basics turnaround under a new management team was working. Of Britain's big four supermarket players -– market leader Tesco (Frankfurt: 852647 - news) , Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons -- Asda has been hurt the most by the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl as its traditional price advantage was eroded. Wal-Mart has said Asda was too slow in responding to that competition and prior to Thursday's update Asda had reported eleven straight quarters of like-for-like sales decline.
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