Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) a good buy?

(NYSE:WMT) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The number of shares now owned by investors are 3.03 bln. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.05. However, the stock is trading at -0.3% versus recent highs ($81.76). Annual dividend yield of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. 3D Systems Corporation had 42 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, October 7 with "Underperform" rating.

Goodnow Investment Group Llc increased Commscope Hldg Co Inc (COMM) stake by 9.09% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Goldman Sachs has "Neutral" rating and $35 target. The brokerage presently has a "sell" rating on the retailer's stock.

Market Capitalization can be thought of as the overall price to buy the company. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by Telsey Advisory Group. The average volume is noted at 2.1 million shares while its relative volume is seen at 1.57. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Northcoast to "Buy". The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Friday, February 12. It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Sweden-based fund reported 190,547 shares. Amalgamated National Bank reported 0.2% stake. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 0.92% and 1.14%. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 369,080 shares. Brown Advisory holds 0.01% or 76,514 shares in its portfolio. 277.34 million shares or 0.00% more from 277.33 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Peak6 Invs LP invested in 0.01% or 23,309 shares. Massachusetts-based Eventide Asset Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 2.5% in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR). Shelter Insur Retirement Plan stated it has 130,324 shares or 4.08% of all its holdings. Weik Inv Svcs reported 44,710 shares stake. Frontier Capital Management Communications Lc holds 1.04% of its portfolio in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) for 3.16 million shares. Shares for $114.04M were sold by WALTON S ROBSON on Tuesday, May 30. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC raised its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 89.2% in the first quarter. Therefore 47% are positive. On average, equities analysts forecast that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will post $4.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm has "Positive" rating given on Friday, February 10 by Susquehanna. (WMT) traded down 0.56% during trading on Friday, reaching $80.42. The rating was downgraded by S&P Research on Thursday, October 15 to "Hold".

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 18th. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $70 target. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Hold" on Sunday, June 4. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by Nomura. The company now has Return on Equity of 17.80%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 97 investors sold WMT shares while 540 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 614 raised stakes. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -0.34%. Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 192,296 shares. Whittier Tru Communication Of Nevada holds 31,214 shares. Manning And Napier holds 358,045 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Sei Invs stated it has 325,111 shares.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE WMT) traded down 0.66% during trading on Friday, hitting $80.34. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. raised its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 75.2% in the first quarter. Guardian Cap Limited Partnership holds 66,816 shares or 0.67% of its portfolio. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Welch Forbes Ltd owns 115,373 shares. 3,478 are held by Truepoint. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0.05% or 5.50M shares. Silvercrest Asset Management Llc has 0.02% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price target on Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. The Friess Associates Llc holds 10,100 shares with $1.04M value, down from 13,300 last quarter.


A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in WMT.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 35 sales for $7.18 billion activity. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, September 12 by Cowen & Co. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at approximately $530,775,817.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 5 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. ROTHBLATT MARTINE A had sold 1,203 shares worth $178,632.

In related news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 2,576,324 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd.

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