Svenska Handelsbanken Ab (publ) adds Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) to its portfolio

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Svenska Handelsbanken Ab (publ) added new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 900,000 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $66,258,000 , the company said in a statement filed on Jul 12, 2016 with the SEC.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 3.96% of Svenska Handelsbanken Ab (publ)’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Factory Mutual Insurance Co reduced its stake in WMT by selling 50,000 shares or 10.73% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 415,892 shares of WMT which is valued at $30,617,969. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.39% of Factory Mutual Insurance Co’s portfolio.Newman Dignan Sheerar boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 50 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,471 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $330,139. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.21% of Newman Dignan Sheerar’s portfolio.Packer Co Ltd reduced its stake in WMT by selling 67,500 shares or 18.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 300,000 shares of WMT which is valued at $22,152,000. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 3.56% of Packer Co Ltd’s portfolio.Stock Yards Bank Trust Co boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 246 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,075 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $1,102,586. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.15% of Stock Yards Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores closed down -0.03 points or -0.04% at $73.67 with 59,94,796 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $73.98, the shares hit an intraday low of $73.44 and an intraday high of $74.01 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Wal-Mart Stores reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on May 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.88. The company had revenue of $114986.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $112675.79 million. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wal-Mart Stores. Wal-Mart Stores was Downgraded by Northcoast to ” Neutral” on Jul 12, 2016. Nomura Resumed Wal-Mart Stores on Jun 23, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $81.Company shares were Upgraded by Jefferies on Jun 6, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 82 from a previous price target of $60 .

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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