Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC lifted its position in shares of Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 4.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,035 shares of the retailer’s stock after buying an additional 199 shares during the quarter. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC’s holdings in Walmart were worth $469,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of WMT. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. grew its holdings in Walmart by 8.5% in the third quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 29,349 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $2,756,000 after purchasing an additional 2,299 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC grew its holdings in Walmart by 31.7% in the third quarter. Courier Capital LLC now owns 6,337 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $595,000 after purchasing an additional 1,527 shares during the period. Eagle Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Walmart by 2.9% in the third quarter. Eagle Capital Management LLC now owns 27,403 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $2,573,000 after purchasing an additional 766 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in Walmart by 1.6% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,413,286 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $696,182,000 after purchasing an additional 117,333 shares during the period. Finally, Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA grew its holdings in Walmart by 4.8% in the third quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 189,210 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $17,769,000 after purchasing an additional 8,710 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.05% of the company’s stock.

In other news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 387,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.70, for a total transaction of $38,196,900.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $666,084,846. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 734,950 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.48, for a total transaction of $67,968,176.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,183,580 shares in the company, valued at $664,337,478.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 11,818,674 shares of company stock worth $1,122,286,815. Corporate insiders own 51.11% of the company’s stock.

NYSE WMT opened at $95.58 on Monday. Walmart Inc has a 52 week low of $81.78 and a 52 week high of $106.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a current ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $283.14 billion, a PE ratio of 21.62, a PEG ratio of 3.97 and a beta of 0.32.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 15th. The retailer reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.06. Walmart had a net margin of 1.01% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The business had revenue of $124.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $124.86 billion. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Walmart Inc will post 4.83 earnings per share for the current year.

WMT has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. KeyCorp boosted their target price on shares of Walmart from $107.00 to $112.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, November 16th. Cowen boosted their target price on shares of Walmart from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 29th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $103.00 target price on shares of Walmart in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. MKM Partners lowered their target price on shares of Walmart from $107.00 to $105.00 in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Walmart from $113.00 to $116.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $104.62.

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Walmart Inc engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, hayneedle.com, shoes.com, moosejaw.com, modcloth.com, bonobos.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce and voice-activated commerce applications.

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