Wal-Mart Stores (WMT): Price Target and June Short Interest Disclosure

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : The highest level Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is projected to reach is $82 for the short term and the lowest estimate is at $50. The consolidated price target from 16 rating analysts who initiate coverage on the stock is $70.31 and the possibility the share price can swing is $7.49.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), According to the latest information the short interest in Wal-mart Stores plummeted by 11.7% or 4,612,107 shares. The final shorts are 2.3% of the total floated shares. The positions dropped from 39,561,398 shares on June 15,2016 to 34,949,291 on June 30,2016. According to the per-day average trading of 9,524,123 shares, the days to cover are 4. The information was released by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc (FINRA) on June 12th.

Also, Major Brokerage house, Jefferies upgrades its ratings on Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT). In the latest research report, Jefferies raises the target price from $60 per share to $82 per share. According to the latest information available, the shares are now rated Buy by the analysts at the agency. Previously, the analysts had a Hold rating on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on June 6, 2016.


Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT): stock turned positive on Thursday. Though the stock opened at $73.79, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $74.11 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $73.61 and closed the trading day at $73.7, in the green by 0.11%. The total traded volume for the day was 6,646,403. The stock had closed at $73.62 in the previous days trading.

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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