Walmart beats all around, with e-commerce sales rising

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday,

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday,

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter with rising e-commerce sales.

The company posted a first-quarter profit of $2.13 billion on Thursday, or 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.14 per share, which is 2 cents better than industry analysts were expecting, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.

The Bentonville, Arkansas, company's revenue was $122.69 billion, beating projections for $120.08 billion.

Shares of Walmart Inc. are up almost 3 percent before the opening bell.

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