Reviewing the Insider Trends for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Sva Plumb Wealth Management Ltd Liability holds 0.4% or 41,195 shares. The company has market cap of $260.53 billion.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) now the company's industry has 13.86 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.24. More interesting news about Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) were released by: Businessinsider.com and their article: "Walmart will not be hiring extra workers for the holiday season, and regular ..." published on September 20, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Wal-Mart Is Simplifying Its Sprawling US Store Operations" with publication date: September 12, 2017. Waldron LP holds 0.22% or 2,557 shares in its portfolio. The dividend was $0.510 per share for the quarter or $2.04 on an annualized basis. Rhumbline Advisers reported 284,261 shares.

Petrus Trust Lta invested 1.16% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Amg Funds Limited Liability holds 32,716 shares or 1.36% of its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards holds 14,634 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Davenport Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 78,009 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wetherby Asset Inc reported 0.41% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). The retailer reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.01. They expect $0.97 earnings per share, down 1.02% or $0.01 from last year's $0.98 per share. WMT's profit will be $2.94B for 22.19 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter.

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Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 24 selling transactions for $4.06 billion activity. Shares for $202.63M were sold by WALTON JIM C on Monday, May 22. The insider WALTON S ROBSON sold 3.00 million shares worth $237.76M. 11,104 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $868,299 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J. Another trade for 5,142 shares valued at $408,070 was made by Chojnowski David on Friday, May 19. On Tuesday, May 30 the insider WALTON ALICE L sold $114.04M. Its almost 2,800 US supermarkets have been lowering prices and exploring new ways to sell food as it battles rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), discounters Lidl and Aldi, and the newly merged Amazon-Whole Foods. Therefore 20% are positive. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Company holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 31,818 shares. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,297,419 shares of the retailer's stock worth $237,678,000 after buying an additional 2,035,800 shares during the period.

On July 14 the company was set at "Buy" in a report from Goldman Sachs which was a boost from the previous "Neutral" rating. Wal-Mart Stores now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $78.15. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, June 9 by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Monday, September 18. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 18 by TheStreet. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 58% are positive. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, October 28 to "Buy". The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 6 by Jefferies. (The) raised Wal-Mart Stores from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and lifted their price target for the company from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research note on Friday, July 14th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 2. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to "Equal-Weight" rating and $65 target in Wednesday, March 2 report. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. The shares sold for $79.54. 53 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. Jefferies Group analyst D. Binder now anticipates that the retailer will post earnings per share of $0.96 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.98. Guyasuta Inv Advsrs Inc accumulated 0.03% or 4,645 shares. Lincoln Corporation reported 11,418 shares stake. Pggm Investments accumulated 103,173 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv accumulated 300,518 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Finally, Crow Point Partners LLC bought a new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter valued at $127,000. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 62,351 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio.

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More notable recent Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Wal-Mart Stores: Fighting Back" on October 12, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: "Wal-Mart acquires New York City delivery service Parcel" published on October 03, 2017, Reuters.com published: "Wal-Mart tests direct-to-fridge; Amazon ups restaurant game" on September 22, 2017. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 30.70% of the total shares.

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