A delve into Institutional Ownership at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

A delve into Institutional Ownership at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Partnervest Advisory Serv Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.17% or 5,055 shares in its portfolio. (WMT) and 46 sells - amounting to a total of 52 insider trades during that timeframe. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, November 16th. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $1.23, while the High earnings estimate is $1.36.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $0. After $-0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Proofpoint Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.33% EPS growth.

Wal-Mart did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Salient Tru Lta reported 1.28% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). The retailer reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. The company had revenue of $122.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $120.23 billion. The low EPS estimate is $1.73, while the high EPS estimate is $1.9. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 127 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

A number of research firms have weighed in on WMT. It is positive, as 59 investors sold WMT shares while 517 reduced holdings. Morgan Stanley set a $90.00 target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The rating was reinitiated by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 20 with "Hold". The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.19. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since November 20, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has a market capitalization of $287,250.00, a PE ratio of 22.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 0.34. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, October 13 with "Market Perform" rating. Moreover, Petrus Trust Lta has 1.16% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). (WMT) has billion shares outstanding. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright legislation. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 139,035 shares.

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In related news, SVP David Chojnowski sold 684 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.24, for a total transaction of $62,262,869.92. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.22% of the company's stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company has market cap of $291.16 billion. 129 funds opened positions while 457 raised stakes. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 9,979,505 shares of company stock valued at $790,977,085. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 42.6% in the second quarter. 1,322 shares valued at $104,113 were sold by Canney Jacqueline P on Tuesday, May 23. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Ltd Co has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 4,883,390 shares of the retailer's stock worth $369,565,000 after acquiring an additional 1,689,364 shares during the period.

Rbf Capital Llc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 400% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 100.2% in the second quarter. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 121,457 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $11,764,325.02.

Wal-Mart's 50-day moving average is $82.35 and its 200-day moving average is $78.68. The Firm operates through three divisions: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes its mass merchant concept in the United States operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as digital retail.

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