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Walton family loses $27 bn in wipeout after Walmart cuts profit outlook

Walmart, controlled by the family, fell 11 per cent in New York trading after the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company reported earnings that lagged analysts' estimates

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The Walton family fortune tumbled almost $US19 billion ($27 billion) on Tuesday after Walmart slashed its profit outlook.

Walmart, controlled by the family, fell 11 per cent in New York trading after the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company reported earnings that lagged analysts’ estimates. Soaring inflation heaped pressure on the retailing giant’s profit margins in the first quarter, testing the company’s appetite to raise prices.

The family’s late patriarch, Sam Walton, centred the business on a discount ethos that has in the past helped buoy its stock during recessionary times. Walton’s three surviving children, Alice, Jim and Rob, daughter-in-law Christy and Christy’s

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 1:27 AM IST

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