Is Moffett Nathanson Now Positive For Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)?

Andrew Cummings
December 7, 2017

877.29 million shares or 0.13% more from 876.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (NYSE:WMT). Trustmark State Bank Department accumulated 42,462 shares or 0.37% of the stock. 499,200 are owned by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management Corporation. CIBC cut their price target on shares of Wal-Mart Stores from $100.00 to $90.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. (NYSE:WMT). Fragasso Grp Incorporated Incorporated owns 18,639 shares.

Marsico Capital Management Llc increased Treehouse Foods Inc (NYSE:THS) stake by 19,302 shares to 149,678 valued at $12.23M in 2017Q2. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 89.2% during the 1st quarter. (NYSE:WMT). Investment Counsel Inc reported 3.73% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.34% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Gam Ag stated it has 366,187 shares. Founders Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com reported 20,034 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Cim Invest Mangement has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Denver Investment Advisors Llc acquired 11,592 shares as Wal (WMT)'s stock rose 13.55%. Murphy Pohlad Asset Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.41% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) by 1.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. WMT's SI was 44.06 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 10,507,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $740,752,453.50. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $97.67. 9,009,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,950,248. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. The firm has a market capitalization of $238.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.85 and a beta of 0.09. It operates through three divisions: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and SamÂ's Club. It has a 156.53 P/E ratio.

Past digital investments, Walmart said it will continue to strengthen its retail stores. Vetr cut shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $91.97 target price for the a research note on Friday, November 17th. Therefore 33% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $78.15. The company now has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $92.68. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.98 EPS. equities analysts expect that Wal-Mart Stores will post 4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:WMT) on Friday, June 23 with "Hold" rating. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:ANDE) earned "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $62 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Sunday, September 6. Wal-Mart Stores had a return on equity of 16.92% and a net margin of 2.31%. Bank of America Corp upgraded Wal-Mart Stores from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $76.00 to $88.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Canaccord Genuity maintained Velocys plc (LON:VLS) rating on Friday, October 2. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by UBS. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with "Positive" on Friday, February 10. (NYSE:WMT) earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 15. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 1,373 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $104,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares in the last quarter.

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