Peconic Partners adds Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) to its portfolio

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Peconic Partners added new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 75,000 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $5,541,750 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 15, 2016 with the SEC.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 0.97% of Peconic Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Fiduciary Trust Co boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,649 additional shares and now holds a total of 80,378 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $5,939,130. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.20% of Fiduciary Trust Co’s portfolio. Newfound Research added WMT to its portfolio by purchasing 27 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,993. Ci Investments sold out all of its stake in WMT during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 200,100 shares of WMT which is valued $14,759,376.Headinvest boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 740 additional shares and now holds a total of 45,831 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $3,360,329. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 1.24% of Headinvest’s portfolio.Kwmg reduced its stake in WMT by selling 745 shares or 9.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,441 shares of WMT which is valued at $547,286. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.29% of Kwmg’s portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores closed down -0.94 points or -1.29% at $72.06 with 9,618,272 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $73, the shares hit an intraday low of $72.01 and an intraday high of $73.05 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Wal-Mart Stores reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Aug 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.02. The company had revenue of $119405.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $119327.18 million. The company’s revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wal-Mart Stores. Company shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Aug 19, 2016 to “Market Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 78 from a previous price target of $71 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 19, 2016 to “Underperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 76 from a previous price target of $73 .Wal-Mart Stores was Downgraded by Northcoast to ” Neutral” on Jul 12, 2016.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is engaged in the operation of retail wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company’s operations are conducted in three segments: Walmart U.S. Walmart International and Sam’s Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates retail stores in all 50 states in the United States Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico with three primary store formats as well as digital retail. The Walmart International segment consists of operations in 26 countries outside of the United States and includes numerous formats divided into three main categories: retail wholesale and other. The Sam’s Club consists of membership-only warehouse clubs and operates in 48 states in the United States and in Puerto Rico as well as digital retail.

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