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Walmart Inc. (WMT) Analysts See $1.12 EPS

Walmart Inc. (WMT) Analysts See $1.12 EPS

Fiduciary Tru Communication holds 0.08% or 45,922 shares. The stock increased 3.41% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $16.09. About 1.77M shares traded. Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) has risen 25.73% since April 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.67% the S&P500. Miles Capital Inc. now owns 3,557 shares of the retailer's stock worth $269,000 after acquiring an additional 106 shares during the period. Boston Private Wealth Llc holds 0.84% or 226,769 shares. Bright Rock Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wal Mart Stores Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $257.57 billion market cap company. About 6.59 million shares traded. Since April 28, 2017 WMT has risen 23.53% and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.98% the S&P500. Caprock Grp stated it has 0.42% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 18th. During the same quarter previous year, the company posted $1.30 earnings per share. If reported the P/E will be 19.48 with $3.30B profit. The retailer reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.37 by ($0.04). 2,065 shares were sold by Canney Jacqueline P, worth $200,291 on Monday, December 11. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 55% are positive. Since November 8, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Wal-Mart Stores has 38 analyst reports. Beacon Financial Grp Inc holds 0.32% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, February 21 with "Neutral" rating. Goldman Sachs maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $86 target in Wednesday, April 6 report. Citigroup maintained Walmart Inc. Jefferies maintained DTE Energy Company (NYSE:DTE) on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 16 by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, June 26 by Wells Fargo. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Walmart Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $101.71. The stock of Walmart Inc. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Monday, November 20 by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley maintained Walmart Inc. Oppenheimer set a $93.00 target price on Walmart and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $743.86 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) by 1,560 shares to 8,346 shares, valued at $2.16 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.02 in 2017Q3.

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Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 165 funds bought holdings and 435 increased holdings. The fund owned 1,130,564 shares of the retailer's stock after selling 43,694 shares during the period. California-based Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Meiji Yasuda Asset Management stated it has 73,315 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Godshalk Welsh Mngmt reported 4,180 shares. (NYSE:WMT). Connecticut-based Wexford Capital LP has invested 0.74% in Walmart Inc. Lumbard Kellner Ltd Llc has invested 3.64% in Walmart Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 0.07% of its portfolio in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) for 11,300 shares. Moors And Cabot invested in 0.4% or 30,411 shares. B & T Capital Mngmt Dba Alpha Capital Mngmt invested 1.09% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. Compass Mgmt reported 4.08% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:OMI). First Personal Financial Services owns 84 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Homrich Berg reported 6,852 shares. Cohen And Steers Inc reported 214,661 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Patten Group Inc owns 3,605 shares or 0.14% of their U.S. portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.37, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 34 investors sold OLED shares while 96 reduced holdings. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 156.2% in the first quarter. Nippon Life Glob Americas holds 1.52% or 192,835 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Paradigm Fincl Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.12% invested in Walmart Inc. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Holdg Lc accumulated 334,252 shares. Adage Ptnrs Ltd Company accumulated 0.46% or 2.06 million shares. They expect $0.18 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.04 from last year's $0.14 per share. Peak6 Investments Lp owns 21,671 shares. South Dakota Council has invested 1.15% in Walmart Inc. 2,064 are owned by Panagora Asset Mgmt. 561.38 million shares or 7.06% less from 603.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The company has a quick ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 57,910 shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. (NYSE:WMT). Delta Asset Management Limited Liability Co Tn reported 137,756 shares or 1.92% of all its holdings. Argus raised shares of Walmart from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $87.57 to $100.00 in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 0% or 15,300 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 0.01% or 144,546 shares.

Since January 1, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 0 insider sales for $88,104 activity.

In related news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 3,142,846 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 24th. Therefore 67% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:WMB) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, September 29 by Stephens. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 16 by Susquehanna. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Alembic. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, January 29 report. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 11. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 9 by Gordon Haskett. Bank of America upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, December 4 report.


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