Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Q4 Profit, 2018 Outlook Miss The Mark

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The company has market cap of $213.59 million.

The stock increased 1.56% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $13.05. Following the sale, the insider now owns 19,060 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,848,629.40. National Instruments Corporation (NATI) has risen 38.06% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc decreased its stake in Wal Mart Stores Inc (WMT) by 24.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beck Capital Management Llc acquired 9,947 shares as Wal (WMT)'s stock rose 13.55%. Winfield Assocs invested 0.06% in Walmart Inc. Wal Mart Stores Inc now has $279.93B valuation. The stock decreased 1.32% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $18.75. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.69, for a total transaction of $198,891,716.76.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) yearly performance is 52.14% and net profit margin is 2.30%. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. LLBH Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 7,843 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $594,000 after purchasing an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Eog Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) by 4,023 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 185,769 shares, and cut its stake in Guggenheim Bulletshares (BSJI).

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by WALTON JIM C. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.19 and a current ratio of 0.81. (NYSE:WMT). Amg Funds Ltd Liability Com has 31,518 shares. Shine Advisory Services Inc holds 0.02% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Monday, July 17. Nikko Asset Management Americas holds 0.05% or 6,300 shares. Raymond James Tru Na holds 0.57% or 101,657 shares in its portfolio. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Virtus Advisers stated it has 0.09% in Walmart Inc.

Armistice Capital Llc increased Freshpet Inc (FRPT) stake by 6.01% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The insider Fong Ivan K sold 2,348 shares worth $547,377. Edgestream Prtnrs Ltd Partnership has 1,553 shares. Argi Inv Serv Lc reported 20,052 shares. (NYSE:WMT) or 15,763 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 sales for $33.77 million activity.

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More notable recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Tuesday, September 26.

In other Wal-Mart Stores news, Director S Robson Walton sold 826,617 shares of Wal-Mart Stores stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd.

Among 11 analysts covering Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores to $120.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Gordon Haskett initiated the shares of WMT in report on Tuesday, May 9 with "Buy" rating. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Gearhart Jeffrey J sold $727,698 worth of stock or 9,216 shares.

Walmart Inc., the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations.

Even analysts who were generally pleased with the latest results said they still see signs of the difficulties Walmart is having as it tries to become more of an online power. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 4.62% or $0.06 from last year's $1.3 per share. The institutional investor held 939,552 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $73.42M, down from 1.02 million at the end of the previous reported quarter.

First Dallas Securities Inc decreased Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) stake by 16,162 shares to 54,919 valued at $1.75 million in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Citigroup Inc. It also reduced Fluor Corp (NYSE:FLR) stake by 551,806 shares and now owns 190,054 shares.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) opened at $103.23 on Friday. The firm has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, August 19 with "Buy". BMO Capital Markets maintained Analog Devices, Inc. The rating was maintained by Wolfe Research with "Underperform" on Saturday, August 22. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 8 by Leerink Swann.

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