Friday, 22 February, 2019

Invests $5.40 Million in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)

Nellie Chapman | 20 February, 2018, 21:05

The institutional investor held 150,047 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.18M, down from 157,410 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $710.76 million. In the last trading session, Walmart Inc.'s stock increased $1.55 or 1.50%, reaching $104.77. About 30.60 million shares traded or 7.48% up from the average. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

First Quadrant LP decreased its stake in Wal Mart Stores Inc (WMT) by 77.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund run by Pasco Alfaro / Richard Tumure held 380,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.99 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealthfront Inc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $281.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.98% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $148.55. About 14.90M shares traded or 64.88% up from the average.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) yearly performance is 52.14% and net profit margin is 2.30%. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.49, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold TFX shares while 114 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 324,233 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 17.89% or $0.22 from last year's $1.23 per share. Rothschild Invest Il has invested 1.39% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Wetherby Asset Inc has 0.15% invested in The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL). Ashfield Prns Limited holds 56,081 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Blackrock Inc owns 4.96 million shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. grew its position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Barclays Public Limited Co invested in 27,367 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Artisan Ptnrs Ltd Partnership owns 1.28 million shares.

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $83.80 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) by 328,962 shares to 1.34M shares, valued at $189.33M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON ALICE L. 1,586 Walmart Inc. Therefore 73% are positive.

Walmart is down more than 6% Tuesday morning after reporting disappointing earnings. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with "Buy". The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. The firm now has a neutral rating on the retailer's stock. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $124.0 target in Friday, September 22 report. Global Equities Research maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, August 28 report.

Online sales grew 23% in the final quarter of the year, the company said, down from 50% a year ago as it finalizes the integration of its $3.3 billion acquisition from 2016. $1.31M worth of stock was sold by KAPLAN GILLA on Tuesday, September 12. Canney Jacqueline P sold $125,299 worth of stock. Bridgeway Mgmt Incorporated owns 1.18 million shares. The Missouri-based Argent Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Walmart Inc. Therefore 25% are positive. On average, analysts expect Wal-Mart Stores to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5 EPS for the next fiscal year. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird maintained Walmart Inc. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 384,728 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $29,117,000 after acquiring an additional 149,608 shares in the last quarter. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Friday, November 10. Susquehanna maintained Walmart Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, November 15 by Oppenheimer. (NYSE:WMT) on Thursday, August 24 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:WMT) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 6. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Monday, August 22 by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:WMT) has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, June 4 by Wells Fargo. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, October 7 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Fragasso Gru reported 21,463 shares stake. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:WMT). First City Mngmt Inc holds 2,640 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Qv Invsts, Alberta - Canada-based fund reported 786,863 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 444,134 shares stake. Moreover, Atwood And Palmer has 0.01% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Everence Management invested in 0.58% or 32,711 shares. S&P Research downgraded Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 14,650 shares. Natixis reported 898,404 shares stake. Brighton Jones Ltd Liability stated it has 0.13% in Walmart Inc. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability Co holds 2.77% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 3,896 shares. (NYSE:WMT) for 5,025 shares. Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 3.14% in Apple Inc.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $1.37 billion activity. (NYSE:WMT) for 112,074 shares. Insiders sold 8,462,022 shares of company stock worth $821,845,857 in the last ninety days. $62.26 million worth of Walmart Inc.

Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 7 analyst (s) whereas last month 6 analyst (s) have given outperform rating.