Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Posted gains of 0.77% in the Last Trade

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Crossvault Capital Management LLC now owns 12,915 shares of the retailer's stock worth $931,000 after buying an additional 2,075 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "sell" rating and issued a $67.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.69% of the company's stock. (NYSE:WMT) rose 0.77% to $76.29. BKS Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter worth about $110,000. St Johns Invest Mgmt Lc has 0.59% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 10,422 shares. (NYSE:KR) was down -1.29% at $29.14 on Monday, in a 52-week range of $28.18 to $37.40 and with a consensus analyst target price of $34.36. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 77 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock ended last trade at $43.96 a share and the price is up more than 15.89% so far this year. Finally, TLP Group LLC purchased a new stake in Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter valued at about $128,000. The stock closed last trading session at $75.71, down by -0.55%, with a volume of 5,892,910 shares against an average volume for the last 30 days of 6,803,174. The stock exchanged hands with 8.84 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 6.80 million shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $73.85 and a 200 day moving average of $70.63. Wal-Mart Stores has a 52-week low of $62.72 and a 52-week high of $76.40. The company has a market cap of $227.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 0.09.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) have shown a high EPS growth of 0.00% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -58.60% yoy. WMT's profit will be $2.93B for 19.87 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. The firm had revenue of $129.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $130.22 billion. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 17.8% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.4 percent. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 earnings per share. Daiwa Sb Invests Limited invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT).

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on WMT. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.67%. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, December 16. Payden & Rygel raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 12.1% in the third quarter.

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Analysts await Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) to report earnings on August, 4. Cullinan Associates Inc owns 3.39 million shares or 19.93% of their USA portfolio. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. They set a positive rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Vetr downgraded Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $69.26 price target for the company.in a report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a neutral rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research note on Friday. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) opened at 76.29 on Thursday. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 4,542,361 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 2nd. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares of the company's stock, valued at $756,408,072.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company has dropped -4.01% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 1.22%.

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