2017 Q4 Sentiment for Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) at 0.99

May 16, 2018 - By Richard Doty

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Wal Mart Stores Inc’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) in 2017 Q4 decreased to 0.99, SEC.gov filings reveal. That’s down -0.03, from 2017Q3’s 1.02. 600 investment managers increased and opened new stock positions, while 609 sold and reduced holdings in Wal Mart Stores Inc so the sentiment turned negative. These funds own 865.70 million shares, that’s down from 881.34 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Wal Mart Stores Inc in top 10 increased from 48 to 86 for an increase of 38. 68 Investors Sold All; 541 Reduced Holdings; 435 increased stakes while 165 investment managers bought stakes.

Largest Wal Mart Stores Inc Shareholders

Cullinan Associates Inc owns 3.24 million shares in Wal Mart Stores Inc as of 2017 Q4. As of 2017 Q4, 515,402 shares of Wal Mart Stores Inc are owned by Rwwm Inc.. Further, Gabalex Capital Management Llc reported 400,000 shares in Wal Mart Stores Inc equivalent to 11.35% of its fund’s portfolio. Financial Advantage Inc. revealed 106,617 shares position in Wal Mart Stores Inc. The New York-based fund Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. looks positive on Wal Mart Stores Inc, having 100,000 shares.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide.The company has $253.65 billion market cap. It operates through three divisions: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and SamÂ’s Club.The P/E ratio is 26.19. The firm operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com, as well as mobile commerce applications.

WMT touched $85.91 during the last trading session after $1.39 change.Currently Walmart Inc. is uptrending after 23.53% change in last May 16, 2017. WMT has 9.70M shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.98%.

Earnings report for Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is awaited on May, 17 before the open., RTT reports. Last year’s EPS was $1, while now analysts expect change of 13.00 % up from current $1.13 EPS. In case of $1.13 EPS WMT’s profit could reach $3.34 billion. After $1.33 EPS was reported previous quarter, analysts now see negative EPS growth of -15.04 % for Walmart Inc..

Calamos Limited Liability Company owns 632,761 shs. Flippin Bruce And Porter Inc reported 1.82% of its capital in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Green Valley Invsts Llc holds 3.69% of its capital in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 783,404 shs. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Com stated it has 395,414 shs. Wunderlich Capital Managemnt invested in 20,868 shs or 1.43% of the stock. Cutler Counsel has invested 2.06% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Green Square Cap Ltd Co owns 70,315 shs for 1.05% of their capital. Moreover, Wellington Management Grp Llp has 0.04% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Country Club Trust Communication Na owns 249,891 shs. Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 2,598 shs. Mutual Of Omaha Bancorporation Wealth Management holds 12,991 shs or 0.35% of its capital. Moreover, First Co has 1.1% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Liability holds 70,174 shs or 0.63% of its capital. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership invested in 0% or 34,200 shs. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 124,754 shs.

Walmart Inc. had 1 sale and 0 insider purchases since December 11, 2017. This’s net activity of $200,291.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 23 have positions in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) as follows: 13 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 10 with “Hold”. The positive are 57%. Since November 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Wal-Mart Stores Inc has 34 analyst reports. The company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 20. On Thursday, April 19 the stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research. On Wednesday, February 21 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, November 17 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy” on Friday, February 16. On Friday, February 16 the company was maintained by Jefferies. The stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, November 17. On Thursday, February 8 the rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, May 1. On Thursday, December 7 the rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Hold”.

For more Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news published recently go to: 247Wallst.com, 247Wallst.com, 247Wallst.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Walmart Leads Amazon in Online Grocery Shopping” published on April 18, 2018, “Walmart Sheds UK’s Asda, Looks to India for Growth” on April 30, 2018, “Walmart Helps Battered Lord & Taylor With E-Commerce Deal” with a publish date: May 16, 2018, “Walmart: Winner In The Flipkart Bidding Race?” and the last “Walmart Slated To Report Earnings Before Thursday’s Open” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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