Founders Financial Securities adds Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) to its portfolio

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Founders Financial Securities added new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 49,385 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $3,410,528 , the company said in a statement filed on Apr 11, 2016 with the SEC.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 1.59% of Founders Financial Securities’s portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores opened for trading at $68.94 and hit $69.41 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $69.06, with a gain of 0.38% or 0.26 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 75,84,493 shares. Company has a market cap of $217,148 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Central Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in WMT by selling 550 shares or 26.62% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,516 shares of WMT which is valued at $104,695. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.03% of Central Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Trust Co boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,798 additional shares and now holds a total of 58,594 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $3,949,236. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 1.82% of Trust Co’s portfolio.Greylin Investment Mangement Inc reduced its stake in WMT by selling 650 shares or 1.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 43,275 shares of WMT which is valued at $2,916,735. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.69% of Greylin Investment Mangement Inc’s portfolio.Academy Capital Management Inctx reduced its stake in WMT by selling 9,924 shares or 3.23% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 297,604 shares of WMT which is valued at $20,058,510. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 4.91% of Academy Capital Management Inctx’s portfolio.Hollencrest Securities reduced its stake in WMT by selling 9,731 shares or 66.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,805 shares of WMT which is valued at $323,857. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.06% of Hollencrest Securities’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Wal-Mart Stores reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Feb 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.44. The company had revenue of $128684.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $130407.04 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.61 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wal-Mart Stores. Wal-Mart Stores was Resumed by Barclays to “Equal Weight” on Mar 31, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by MKM Partners on Feb 19, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $63 .Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Feb 12, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 66 from a previous price target of $64 .

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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