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Great Lakes Advisors LLC Raises Position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Great Lakes Advisors LLC Raises Position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Shelter Mutual Ins Company holds 3% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 129,042 shares. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Wal-Mart Stores from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $86.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Farr Miller Washington Limited Liability Company Dc holds 0.22% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) or 29,384 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $74.00 price target on Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Barclays last night boosted its price target to $100 from $90 and MKM Partners this morning lifted its target to $92 from $81. Gross margin rate in the second quarter for the USA segment declined 5 basis points, with price reductions and e-commerce costs more than off-setting new deals with vendors, Walmart CFO Brett Biggs told analysts in August. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The ROIC 5 year average of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Fundamentalists and value investors are seeing the low ratio of 0.55 as more positive - demonstrating that the company has a great deal of revenue with a fair price. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.79% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). The stock has a market capitalization of $271,000.00, a P/E ratio of 20.85, a PEG ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.34. The correct version of this story can be accessed at After $0.56 actual earnings per share reported by Federated Investors Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.79% EPS growth. The business had revenue of $123.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.86 billion.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s ROI is valued at 13.40% relatively measuring the profitability on the investment. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter past year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will post $4.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

How Active Are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. This buyback authorization permits the retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. RBC Capital Markets maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, October 7.

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A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WMT. Insiders sold 9,924,828 shares of company stock valued at $785,676,492 over the last three months. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. WALTON ALICE L sold $90.35 million worth of stock or 1.16 million shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.41, for a total value of $227,573,478.86. Following the transaction, the director now owns 3,344,956 shares of the company's stock, valued at $269,068,260.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company trades at a P/E ratio of 23.96, and is less expensive than the average stock in the Discount, Variety Stores industry. (NYSE:WMT) is 38.218734. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC.

Brian Yarbrough, a retail analyst with Edward Jones, said the recent run to a record level is a sign Wal-Mart has a lot of momentum as it navigates a challenging retail landscape.

The top gainer with a security that increased in price during today's trading was Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,847 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Wells Fargo. A higher P/B ratio of Wal-Mart Stores, signposting that the investors have either overvalued it, or that its accountants have undervalued it. Its up 15.01% from 12.92 million shares previously.

EPS is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each exceptional share of common stock. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a quick ratio of 0.2 measuring its ability to meet its short term obligations with its most liquid assets. Walmart ecommerce sales rose 60% in the the most recent quarter. 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.