Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.08

Xavier Trudeau
Mai 19, 2017

The company have shares float of 51.48 million.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) traded down 1.55% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $75.11. Sigma Planning Corp raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 7.4% in the third quarter. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Wal-Mart Stores will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current year. After $1.41 actual earnings per share reported by Chevron Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.40% negative EPS growth.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.36. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores from $71.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Finally, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 27.2% in the third quarter. Analysts on average have given a price target of $74.56 to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stock. The company's stock had a trading volume of 8,371,552 shares. The Kroger Co.is now trading -1.34% below its 20-day and -7.65% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while -0.58% compared with its 50-day simple moving average.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) current short interest stands at 35,622,123 shares. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $4.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.50 to $4.80.

The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 119.78 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 115.64 Billion. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment values are 17.8 percent and 13.4 percent respectively. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.49 EPS. They expect $0.48 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.06 from last year's $0.42 per share.

About 200 products from Sam's Clubs stores will initially be available for Sam's Club customers in China to order online via JD's website, expanding to 700 this year, says Rebecca Lui, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on WMT. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.67%. Wal-Mart Stores's dividend payout ratio is 43.48%.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has the market capitalization of $232.56 Billion. (WMT) reported last quarter earnings figures on February 21.

The number of shares now held by investors is 3.03 Billion. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Friday, February 10th. They set a "hold" rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Vetr downgraded Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $69.26 price target for the company.in a report on Monday, February 6th. S&P Research downgraded the shares of WMT in report on Thursday, October 15 to "Hold" rating. Greenleaf Trust bought a new position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter worth about $373,000. Finally, Bernstein maintained their market perform stance on May 12, with a target price of $75. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $76.73. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,425,911 shares of the retailer's stock worth $319,196,000 after buying an additional 180,969 shares during the last quarter. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.50, for a total value of $211,500,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at approximately $476,044,833.20. 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. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.69% of the company's stock.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. Wal-Mart is letting online customers in China order from its Sam's Club stores in the USA for the first time to cater to China's increasingly affluent, well-traveled shoppers.

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