(NYSE:WMT) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 1,476 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 696 shares in the last quarter. Chojnowski David also sold $408,070 worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares. Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 225,961 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $15,618,000 after buying an additional 8,507 shares in the last quarter.
Thursday's results are the latest in a series of reports in which the world's biggest retailer has lifted overall sales through store beautification, higher employee pay and stepped-up investment in e-commerce.
Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "sell" rating and issued a $67.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. (NYSE:WMT) opened at $81.27, and ended 0.26% higher at $80.98. Phoenix Investment Adviser Llc sold 279,405 shares as Five Star Quality Care Inc (FVE)'s stock declined 24.00%. The company's 50 day moving average price is $77.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.51. Kingdom Ridge Capital Llc who had been investing in Emcore Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $235.19M market cap company. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 18 by TheStreet.
Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) reports comparable sales increased 1.7% in Q2 to match the estimates of analysts. Analysts, polled by Thomson Reuters, were looking for earnings of $1.07 a share on $122.84 billion in revenue. The company had revenue of $116.53 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $117.01 billion.
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For the full-year, the company expects underlying EPS will be in the range of US$4.30 to US$4.40, while the current quarter's EPS is seen falling somewhere in the 90 to 98 cents range. Target's net profit in the second quarter dropped 1.2 percent to $672 million, down from $680 million in the same quarter a year ago.
The company also released profit expectations that were below what analysts were expecting. Pacific Crest lowered shares of Wal-Mart Stores to a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, April 30th. Stephens raised Wal-Mart Stores from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $78.00 to $91.00 in a report on Friday. Vetr upgraded shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $79.40 price target for the company in a report on Monday, May 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.
In other news, insider Jacqueline P. Canney sold 1,322 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.00, for a total transaction of $259,020,065.00. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 23,006,720 shares of company stock valued at $1,816,131,604. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Shares for $314.12 million were sold by WALTON ALICE L on Wednesday, February 22. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.65, for a total transaction of $1,972,127.85.
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