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Reviewing the Insider Trends for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

13 October 2017, 08:42 | Cesar Cruz

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) stock price target increased to $77.00, issued a research note today by RBC Capital Markets

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The company is trading up since yesterday's close of 84.13. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 89.2% during the 1st quarter. The company has market cap of $256.09 billion. It closed at $82 lastly. It is down 51.32% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky increased Wal (WMT) stake by 263.69% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock rose 0.43% or $0.37 reaching $86.06 per share. The dividend was $0.510 per share for the quarter or $2.04 on an annualized basis. The stock declined 0.60% or $0.51 reaching $85.18 on the news. About 486 shares traded.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 17th. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. Sterneck Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Therefore 49% are positive. On August 15 Citigroup left the company rating at "Neutral" and moved up the price target from $69.00 to $80.00. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Wednesday, February 8 by Cowen & Co.

On August 18 Jefferies kept the company rating at "Buy" but raised the price target to $93.00 from $86.00. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 19 report. Moreover, Leavell Investment Management has 0.11% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). S&P Research has "Hold" rating and $62 target. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,344,956 shares in the company, valued at approximately $268,265,471.20.

On July 14, 2017 the stock rating was changed to "Buy" according to a Goldman Sachs report which is up from the previous "Neutral" rating. On Thursday, May 19 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight".

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 24 sales for $4.06 billion activity. Sandberg Sheryl sold 163,500 shares worth $24.51 million. Its almost 2,800 US supermarkets have been lowering prices and exploring new ways to sell food as it battles rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), discounters Lidl and Aldi, and the newly merged Amazon-Whole Foods. Shares for $202.63M were sold by WALTON JIM C on Monday, May 22.

In other Wal-Mart Stores news, Director S Robson Walton sold 129,628 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. Inc. now owns 1,526 shares of the retailer's stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 1,252 shares in the last quarter.

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More notable recent Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: which released: "Wal-Mart acquires New York City delivery service Parcel" on October 03, 2017, also with their article: "Wednesday's Vital Data: Nvidia Corporation (NVDA), Tesla Inc (TSLA) and Wal ..." published on October 11, 2017, published: "Wal-Mart finds way to appeal to millennial shoppers" on October 11, 2017.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 sales for $3.37 million activity.

Genesee Valley Trust Company, which manages about $235.77M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4,873 shares to 11,194 shares, valued at $861,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Its up 0.05, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.45, for a total value of $166,146,352.35. 159 funds opened positions while 684 raised stakes. Greylin Invest Mangement holds 9,930 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. 970,900 are owned by Point72 Asset Limited Partnership. Iab Commercial Bank reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Provise Grp Ltd Liability Corp holds 341,966 shares or 1.4% of its portfolio. Wagner Bowman Mngmt Corporation accumulated 10,100 shares. Budros Ruhlin & Roe invested in 0.43% or 17,452 shares. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Wal-Mart Stores' Q3 2018 earnings at $0.96 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.45 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.20 EPS. Soros Fund Management Ltd Co invested in 0.68% or 655,669 shares. Woodstock Corp invested in 2.13% or 403,113 shares. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s institutional ownership is 30.7%, while its institutional transactions stand at 0%. Wal-Mart Stores had a return on equity of 17.71% and a net margin of 2.98%.

About 19,718 shares traded. "These projects, which allow consumers to order grocery product on an app and have it placed directly in their car's trunk in a drive through at the store, represent a very interesting merger of Wal-Mart's low-price offer together with surged convenience and personalization enabled by technology".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its up 8.06, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 1.07M shares. 53 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. Mason Street Advsrs Lc stated it has 100,140 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 7,136 shares. Pggm Investments accumulated 103,173 shares. Guyasuta Inv Advsrs Inc accumulated 0.03% or 4,645 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 284,261 shares. 16,000 shares valued at $2.37M were sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, May 22. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 3 with "Buy" rating. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Com reported 3,400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Westpac Bk reported 88,016 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd holds 10,011 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

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