United Asset Strategies buys $418,384 stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : United Asset Strategies scooped up 7 additional shares in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 5,736 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $418,384.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 0.15% of United Asset Strategies’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Thompson Investment Management reduced its stake in WMT by selling 1,087 shares or 2.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 49,806 shares of WMT which is valued at $3,632,850. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.71% of Thompson Investment Management’s portfolio.Bremer Trust National Association reduced its stake in WMT by selling 78 shares or 0.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,324 shares of WMT which is valued at $979,980. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.26% of Bremer Trust National Association’s portfolio.Laurel Grove Capital reduced its stake in WMT by selling 300 shares or 2.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,900 shares of WMT which is valued at $728,145. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.43% of Laurel Grove Capital’s portfolio.Nordea Investment Management Ab boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 45,202 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,586,985 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $190,893,623. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.54% of Nordea Investment Management Ab’s portfolio.Contravisory Investment Management boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 50 additional shares and now holds a total of 80 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $5,890.

Wal-Mart Stores opened for trading at $72.8 and hit $73.49 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $73.3, with a gain of 0.49% or 0.36 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 49,44,907 shares. Company has a market cap of $228,450 M.

On the company’s financial health, Wal-Mart Stores reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on May 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.88. The company had revenue of $114986.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $112675.79 million. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Wal-Mart Stores. Wal-Mart Stores was Downgraded by Northcoast to ” Neutral” on Jul 12, 2016. Nomura Resumed Wal-Mart Stores on Jun 23, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $81.Company shares were Upgraded by Jefferies on Jun 6, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 82 from a previous price target of $60 .

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is engaged in the operation of retail wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company’s operations are conducted in three segments: Walmart U.S. Walmart International and Sam’s Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates retail stores in all 50 states in the United States Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico with three primary store formats as well as digital retail. The Walmart International segment consists of operations in 26 countries outside of the United States and includes numerous formats divided into three main categories: retail wholesale and other. The Sam’s Club consists of membership-only warehouse clubs and operates in 48 states in the United States and in Puerto Rico as well as digital retail.

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