Legal General Group Plc buys $548,893,639 stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Legal General Group Plc scooped up 129,750 additional shares in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 8,145,031 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $548,893,639.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 0.57% of Legal General Group Plc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Jacobs Coca reduced its stake in WMT by selling 130 shares or 2.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,100 shares of WMT which is valued at $346,698. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.08% of Jacobs Coca’s portfolio.Hilton Capital Management reduced its stake in WMT by selling 5,200 shares or 46.43% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,000 shares of WMT which is valued at $407,880. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.11% of Hilton Capital Management’s portfolio.Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx reduced its stake in WMT by selling 8,294 shares or 2.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 387,011 shares of WMT which is valued at $26,587,656. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.56% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Arvest Bank Trust Division boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 22,501 additional shares and now holds a total of 174,165 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $11,965,136. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 1.01% of Arvest Bank Trust Division’s portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores closed down -0.59 points or -0.87% at $67.39 with 85,91,494 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $67.95, the shares hit an intraday low of $67.3 and an intraday high of $67.96 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. Shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Oct 7, 2016 to “Market Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 76 from a previous price target of $78 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Oct 7, 2016 to “Underperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 75 from a previous price target of $76 .KeyBanc Capital Mkts Initiated Wal-Mart Stores on Sep 30, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $90.

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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