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129 funds opened positions while 457 raised stakes. The retailer reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.03. Barclays Plc has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It also reduced Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) stake by 6,079 shares and now owns 37,554 shares. Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Management has 0.27% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

A number of analysts recently commented on WMT shares. Blair William Il holds 313,919 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Laurel Grove Capital Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.38% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Gam Holdings Ag owns 366,187 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, October 10th that permits the company to repurchase $20.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a 1-year low of $65.28 and a 1-year high of $100.13. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share.

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Ionic Capital Management Llc increased Wal (WMT) stake by 169.23% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Eqis Cap owns 19,880 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. WMT's total short interest was 44.06 million shares in December as published by FINRA. Iberiabank stated it has 81,062 shares or 1.83% of all its holdings. Murphy Pohlad Asset Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.41% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Marsico Capital Management Llc sold 20,651 shares as Hdfc Bank Ltd (HDB)'s stock rose 20.33%. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Jefferies Group set a $110.00 target price on Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Therefore 33% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has $120 highest and $11 lowest target. The company now has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $92.68. HDFC Bank Limited had 5 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC grew its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 36.6% in the 1st quarter. (NYSE:WMT) on Friday, June 23 with "Hold" rating. Sterne Agee CRT has "Neutral" rating and $68 target. BMO Capital Markets has "Market Perform" rating and $91 target. Also, Director S Robson Walton sold 826,617 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, November 17 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 8,601 shares of the retailer's stock worth $620,000 after acquiring an additional 1,047 shares during the period. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 16.92%. (NYSE:WMT) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by M Partners. Canaccord Genuity maintained Velocys plc (LON:VLS) on Monday, February 6 with "Speculative Buy" rating. (NYSE:WMT) earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 15. Canaccord Genuity maintained Velocys plc (LON:VLS) rating on Friday, October 2.

The stock increased 0.85% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $97.83. 9,009,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,950,248. Credit Suisse downgraded Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. The Grain segment operates grain elevators; stores grains; and provides grain marketing, risk management, and corn origination services. The company has market cap of $289.81 billion. The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club.

With growth centric drive in Discount, Variety Stores industry with 26.01 PE ratio.

Past digital investments, Walmart said it will continue to strengthen its retail stores. Sales in the most recent quarter surged, thanks in part to rebuilding efforts after a pair of devastating hurricanes hit Texas and Florida, and wildfires consumed entire neighborhoods in the West.