Latest on the Beauty Pageant – This Round to Simon, Next Up: the Q & A

The City Wire kicked off the speculation in April with a short piece suggesting that four internal candidates – Doug McMillon, Bill Simon, Rollin Ford and Charles Holley – were the frontrunners to replace Mike Duke as CEO. Only two advanced to the talent round according to Bloomberg, which narrowed the race to two – Simon and McMillon. If the 1st quarter results are any indication, Simon may win this round with Walmart U.S. outperforming Walmart International. It’s fair to assume that the next Q & A will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting in June.

Do you think the winner will be announced at the shareholder meeting?  Who are you betting on? 

What do you think?