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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Lost -0.55% in the last trading session

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Lost -0.55% in the last trading session

(WMT) is 11.08 percent while its Performance (Week) is -0.37 percent and Performance (month) is at 3.78 percent.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WMT. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research note on Friday, April 7th. The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a stock current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. Typically, they estimate what the company's earnings and cash flow will be for the next couple of years, and then apply a ratio - such as a price-to-earnings ratio - to those estimates to determine what the future stock price should theoretically be. Finally, Bernstein maintained their market perform stance on May 12, with a target price of $75. Out of 32 Wall Street analysts rating Wal-Mart Stores Inc, 14 give it "Buy", 2 "Sell" rating, while 16 recommend "Hold". The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $76.73. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Thursday, January 19th.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 8.46, the 50-day is 4.99 and the 20-day is 1.2. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a 12-month low of $62.72 and a 12-month high of $77.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $227.81 billion, a PE ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 0.09.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 21st. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 17.80%. The company had revenue of $129.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.22 billion. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The share price of KR has decreased by over -10.67% in the last six months. Finally, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 27.2% in the third quarter. On average, analysts forecast that Wal-Mart Stores Inc will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. If you are accessing this piece on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/05/15/wal-mart-stores-inc-wmt-shares-bought-by-high-point-bank-trust-co-updated-updated.html. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.51 dividend. On a consensus basis this yields to a Buy. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Wal-Mart Stores's dividend payout ratio is 43.48%. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.50, for a total value of $211,500,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 3,667,343 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.54, for a total value of $320,418,144.94. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at $476,044,833.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 15,585,041 shares of company stock worth $1,110,035,611. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 4.18 and the short float is around of 2.5%.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 9.26%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 11.93% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Piershale Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 0.3% in the third quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 4.0% in the third quarter. Fairfield Bush And Co has invested 1.4% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 878,000 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $63,321,000 after buying an additional 256,600 shares during the period.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 9.16% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. Wal-Mart is letting online customers in China order from its Sam's Club stores in the USA for the first time to cater to China's increasingly affluent, well-traveled shoppers.