Even if Wal-Mart (WMT -0.5%) is having a sluggish sales quarter, it's winning in the bond...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Even if Wal-Mart (WMT -0.5%) is having a sluggish sales quarter, it's winning in the bond market. The retailer secured ultra-low coupon rates for billion-dollar plus bond offering due in 2018 (1.125%), 2023 (2.55%), and 2043 (4%). Despite a headline or two about empty shelves or soft consumer spending patterns, the amount of free cash flow the company generates makes it a force to be reckoned with.