Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

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Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on Wal-Mart Stores in a research report on Friday, February 10th. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 6 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 19 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 2 given UNDERPERFORM rating.

JPMorgan raised its price target to $80 from $68. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $74.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $70.82. The Norway-based Dnb Asset Mgmt As has invested 0% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT).

The company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.04 billion. Investors were weighing quarterly results from Wal-Mart Stores and other big retailers. Fiera Corporation holds 0.02% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) or 40,874 shares.

TRIPPED UP: Foot Locker plunged 16.6 percent after the athletic footwear and apparel retailer's latest quarterly profits fell short of analysts' forecasts. Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $246.61 billion market cap company.

Wal-Mart's USA same-store sales rose 1.4% in the first quarter - the 11th straight quarterly increase - as the retailer benefited from an increase in store foot traffic. Revenue was $117.54 billion, just shy of the $117.63 billion analysts had expected. Energy companies also rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main acquired a new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the fourth quarter valued at $274,739,000. Analyst's mean target price for KGC is $4.37 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.80. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global copyright legislation. Wal-Mart plans to expand the price cuts to more than a million items by the end of June. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. McMillon C Douglas had sold 75,063 shares worth $5.19M. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.50, for a total value of $211,500,000.00. The company's stock has a normal trading capacity of 8.27M shares while the relative volume is 1.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 15,585,041 shares of company stock worth $1,110,035,611. It dropped, as 97 investors sold WMT shares while 540 reduced holdings.

Wal-Mart is aggressively trying to compete with Amazon's juggernaut Prime membership, scrapping a fee-based shipping program test earlier this year in favor of free, two-day shipping for online orders of its most popular items with a minimum purchase order of $35. Wal Mart Stores Inc now has $246.43B valuation. The stock lost 83 cents to $1.99.

Even as it goes after Amazon online, Wal-Mart is shoring up its stores, working to make customer service friendlier and faster. Its shares fell $1.35 to $55.59. The so-called Store No. 8 will be located in Silicon Valley. The stock added $16.28 to $112.11. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.69% of the company's stock.

All traditional stores have struggled as Amazon and other online retailers draw shoppers away.

Walmart sales at same-stores in the US were up for the 11 consecutive quarter and the company reported a tenth straight quarter of increased traffic. 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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