Retirement Systems Of Alabama buys $116,062,627 stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) : Retirement Systems Of Alabama scooped up 45,683 additional shares in Wal-Mart Stores during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,582,960 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $116,062,627.Wal-Mart Stores makes up approximately 0.66% of Retirement Systems Of Alabama’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Strs Ohio reduced its stake in WMT by selling 31,411 shares or 2.25% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,361,694 shares of WMT which is valued at $99,839,404. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.43% of Strs Ohio’s portfolio.Puplava Financial Services reduced its stake in WMT by selling 294 shares or 3.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,104 shares of WMT which is valued at $598,399. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.34% of Puplava Financial Services’s portfolio.Stokes Hubbell Capital Management boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 39 additional shares and now holds a total of 7,018 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $518,209. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 0.22% of Stokes Hubbell Capital Management’s portfolio.Beacon Capital Management reduced its stake in WMT by selling 855 shares or 59.38% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 585 shares of WMT which is valued at $43,196.Centurylink Investment Management Co boosted its stake in WMT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 31,898 additional shares and now holds a total of 42,064 shares of Wal-Mart Stores which is valued at $3,106,006. Wal-Mart Stores makes up approx 1.09% of Centurylink Investment Management Co’s portfolio.

Wal-Mart Stores closed down -0.27 points or -0.37% at $72.97 with 63,02,187 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $73.17, the shares hit an intraday low of $72.76 and an intraday high of $73.25 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

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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