The stock ticker symbol for Wal-Mart is WMT on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. In 1970, Wal-Mart became publicly traded, and its first stock sold for $16.50 per share.
In 1972, Wal-Mart became listed on the NYSE as WMT. Wal-Mart had 51 stores that year and sales of $78 million. In 1993, Wal-Mart experienced its first $1 billion sales week, and 1997 saw its first $100 billion sales year. As of 2014, Wal-Mart states that more than 2.2 associates internationally work for the company in more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries. At least 200 million customers frequent Wal-Mart stores each week.