To figure out the type of stocks that were a part of Walmart’s 2019 and 2020 financial statements, one must locate those documents. To do so, type in Walmart’s 2019 and 2020 financial statements (or something approximate) into a search engine. The first few results should lead you to Walmart’s website and their 2019 or 2020 Annual Report.
For the 2020 Annual Report, a type of stock and its per value is listed on the third page. This page marks the start of Walmart’s 10-K form. Any publicly traded company (which includes Walmart) has to file a 10-K form: it’s the law. This form provides a detailed overview of the given company’s financial condition.
On the first page of its form, Walmart lists the type of stock and its per value share. The type of stock is common stock. This means that basically anyone can purchase the stock and own a bit of Walmart. Walmart lists its per value at ten cents. This means that for ten cents, someone can own one share of Walmart.
In Part 2 of their 10-K form, Walmart provides further information about their common stock. They inform readers that their common stock can be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. They also disclose the number of people who own Walmart’s common stock. As of March 18, 2020, 217,840 people had common stock in Walmart.