In other Wal-Mart Stores news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 2,057,004 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. Invesco Ltd sold 201,410 shares as the company's stock rose 6.12% with the market. After this sale, 1,508,350,626 common shares of WMT are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $141,950,877,413.
Compass Capital Management Inc decreased Wal (WMT) stake by 2.19% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. However, Walmart is likely to get only 20 percent of the company's share due to objections of other company investors. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.89, for a total transaction of $113,346,572.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our daily email newsletter. (NYSE:WMT). Pioneer Savings Bank N A Or holds 7,417 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Sky Investment Group LLC bought a new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the fourth quarter worth about $202,000. Towle & Co sold 1.92M shares as Destination Maternity Corporat (DEST)'s stock declined 31.47%. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 1,429 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 43.5% in the 4th quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,847 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,345,065 shares of the company's stock, valued at $324,103,347.85. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 52.9% in the 2nd quarter. Spirit of America Management Corp NY now owns 7,174 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $708,000 after acquiring an additional 2,150 shares during the last quarter.
Institutional investors now hold around $93.76 billion or 30.7% in WMT stock.
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) traded down $2.59 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $91.52. A total of 51.97 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 9.28 Million. Wal-Mart Stores has a 12 month low of $69.33 and a 12 month high of $109.98. (NASDAQ:FEYE). Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 15,009 shares. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.03/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 3.1%. Analysts projected earnings per share of $1.37 for the quarter. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 16.92%. After $-0.21 actual EPS reported by FireEye, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.57% negative EPS growth.
Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and for the current quarter 29 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.37/share.
Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trading at OANDA, said: "US equity markets fell overnight on the back of higher US Treasury yields which are providing investors with more income than dividends on the S&P 500 Index". This is a positive change from Wal-Mart Stores's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.
A number of research firms recently commented on WMT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wal-Mart Stores from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $112.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 20th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $101.00 price target on Wal-Mart Stores and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price target on Wal-Mart Stores from $104.00 to $99.00 and set a "hold" rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $102.76. Seventeen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. (NYSE:WMT) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, January 8.
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