Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Quadrature Capital Ltd scooped up 357,472 additional shares in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 380,301 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $28,100,441.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 1.97% of Quadrature Capital Ltd’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Choate Investment Advisors boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 59 additional shares and now holds a total of 20,713 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $1,530,484. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.10% of Choate Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Bb&t Securities reduced its stake in WMT by selling 6,145 shares or 6.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 85,805 shares of WMT which is valued at $6,328,977. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.10% of Bb&t Securities’s portfolio.Smith Chas P Associates Pa Cpas boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 6,256 additional shares and now holds a total of 191,367 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $13,958,309. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 2.32% of Smith Chas P Associates Pa Cpas’s portfolio.Butensky Cohen Financial Security Inc reduced its stake in WMT by selling 1,040 shares or 3.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 29,049 shares of WMT which is valued at $2,129,873. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 2.07% of Butensky Cohen Financial Security Inc’s portfolio.Lasalle Street Capital Management reduced its stake in WMT by selling 7,761 shares or 27.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,000 shares of WMT which is valued at $1,475,800. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 1.37% of Lasalle Street Capital Management’s portfolio.
Wal-Mart Stores closed down -0.73 points or -1.00% at $71.97 with 93,91,390 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $72.89, the shares hit an intraday low of $71.96 and an intraday high of $73.07 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday 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.