Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Director S Robson Walton sold 545,504 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.09, for a total transaction of $52,962,983.36. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 4,345,065 shares in the company, valued at approximately $421,862,360.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

S Robson Walton also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, November 29th, S Robson Walton sold 1,043,722 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.61, for a total transaction of $101,877,704.42.
  • On Monday, November 27th, S Robson Walton sold 1,169,848 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.89, for a total transaction of $113,346,572.72.
  • On Wednesday, November 22nd, S Robson Walton sold 826,617 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.39, for a total transaction of $79,677,612.63.
  • On Monday, November 20th, S Robson Walton sold 3,902,889 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.42, for a total transaction of $380,219,446.38.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) traded up $0.82 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $97.83. 9,009,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,950,248. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.19 and a current ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market cap of $287,380.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.58 and a beta of 0.37. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a 52-week low of $65.28 and a 52-week high of $100.13.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The retailer reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $122.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.23 billion. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 16.92%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.98 EPS. analysts expect that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will post 4.43 earnings per share for the current year.

Wal-Mart Stores announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, October 10th that permits the company to repurchase $20.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the retailer to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts recently weighed in on WMT shares. Jefferies Group set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub raised shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market weight” rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $84.00 price target (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Bank of America set a $100.00 price target on shares of Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.68.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 13.9% during the 1st quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 8,601 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $620,000 after acquiring an additional 1,047 shares during the period. Denver Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 33,203 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $2,393,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the period. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC boosted its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 36.6% in the 1st quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 17,175 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $1,237,000 after buying an additional 4,605 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 29.4% in the 1st quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 111,703 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $8,052,000 after buying an additional 25,380 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 8,266,589 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $595,995,000 after buying an additional 99,921 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.40% of the company’s stock.

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Wal-Mart Stores Company Profile

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam’s Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes its mass merchant concept in the United States operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as digital retail.

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