Morning Runner: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

19 May, 2017, 05:17 | Author: Glen Fletcher
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$314.12 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by WALTON JIM C.

Among 32 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Wal-Mart Stores will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current year. Fort Point Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.4% in the third quarter.

In related news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 4,542,361 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 2nd. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter worth approximately $104,000. The firm has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 6.80%. Fiduciary Group LLC increased its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 14.2% in the third quarter.

The number of Wal-Mart Stores Inc shares in issue is 3,033,009,000 which have a current share price of 76.16 bringing Wal-Mart Stores Inc's market capitalisation to 230.98B Dollars. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.69% of the company's stock.

According to Sanford C. Bernsteins price target of 75 on the company's stock this indicates the broker now believes there is a decrease of -1.52% from Wal-Mart Stores Inc's current price of 76.16. Wal-Mart Stores has a 52-week low of $62.72 and a 52-week high of $76.40.

The 50 day moving average of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) is 73.85 whilst its 200 day moving average is 70.63.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) have shown a low EPS growth of -0.60% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -15.30% yoy. The retailer reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.01. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.98% and a return on equity of 17.71%. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 12.87% and performed 8.76% over the last six months. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 9.16% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.72%. Wal-Mart Stores's dividend payout ratio is now 43.48%.

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Receive News & Ratings for Wal-Mart Stores Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Wal-Mart Stores Inc and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter. (WMT) reported last quarter earnings figures on February 21.

Shares outstanding are recorded as 3048.37 billion and total shares floated are 1386.62 billion. Target is set to report on Wednesday before opening bell, while Wal-Mart's earnings release is scheduled for Thursday before the bell. Equity research analysts have given opinions on where they foresees the stock level. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research note on Friday, April 7th. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Capital Bank, 3 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $76.73. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. The stock was trading on below-average volume. Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a temporary restriction such as the lock-up period after an initial public offering.



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