Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) During the most recent session, the shares traded at 0.05 points or 0.07% higher at $71.14. The money flow data is unimpressive with the net money flow value of $(-59.21) million. As per the intraday data, the upticks measured $69.45 million and the downticks measured $128.65 million. As a result, the up/down ratio registered a value of 0.54. The shares have seen 0.38% price change for the week.A block trade also made an entry with $3.55 million flowing in through upticks while $68.61 million flew out through downticks. The block tradeoff had the up/down ratio of 0.05. The net money flow for this big transaction was $(-65.06) million.


Currently the company Insiders own 51.55% of Wal-Mart Stores shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 31.1% of Wal-Mart Stores shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -9.78%. On the companys insider trading activities, Ford Rollin L., officer (EVP) of Wal Mart Stores Inc, unloaded 740 shares at an average price of $67.65 on February 25, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $50,061, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) stock ended Monday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.61 points or 0.86% at $70.53 with 7,907,562 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $71, the shares hit an intraday low of $70.485 and an intraday high of $71.18 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $219,817 million and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 3,116,646,700 shares. The 52-week high of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) is $74.14 and the 52-week low is $56.3.

Many analysts have stated their opinion on the company shares. Equity Analysts at the Brokerage Firm, Jefferies, upgrades their rating on the shares of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT). Jefferies has a Buy rating on the shares. Previously, the analysts had a Hold rating on the shares. As per the latest research report, the brokerage house raises the price target to $82 per share from a prior target of $60. The rating by the firm was issued on June 6, 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 Companys operations are conducted in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sams 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 Sams 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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