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Walmart's quarterly United States e-commerce sales growth accelerates

17 May 2018, 06:39 | Kelvin Horton

Comparable sales at US Walmart stores grew 2.1% in the first quarter

Comparable sales at US Walmart stores grew 2.1% in the first quarter

68 Investors Sold All; 541 Reduced Holdings; 435 increased holdings while 165 active investment managers bought holdings. Funds hold 865.70 million shares thus 1.77% less from 2017Q3's 881.34 million shares. Funds holding Wal Mart Stores Inc in top 10 increased from 48 to 86 for an increase of 38.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in WMT.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Bridgecreek Investment Management reported 0.38% stake. Financial Advantage Inc. revealed 106,617 shares position in Wal Mart Stores Inc. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. had 66 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Walmart's payout ratio is 47.06%. The firm operates discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites, such as walmart.com and samsclub.com, as well as mobile commerce applications. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its holdings in Walmart by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. Since May 16, 2017 WMT has risen 23.53% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 11.98%. Last year's EPS was $1, while now analysts expect change of 13.00 % up from current $1.13 EPS.

Analysts also use the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for stock valuation, which is calculated as market price per share ($84.52) divided by EPS (3.20). Last quarter $1.33 earnings per share was reported.

A surge in USA government bond yields to their highest level in nearly seven years sent Wall Street shares sliding on Tuesday (May 15) after strong retail sales data stoked inflation concerns and shareholders fretted about looming trade talks between the United States and China. Petrus Lta holds 1.62% or 66,126 shs. First Corp In owns 0.23% invested in Walmart Inc. WMT is hitting $84.52 during the last trading session, after increased 0.15%.Walmart Inc. has volume of 9.32M shares. 21,495 were reported by Kepos Capital Limited Partnership. Advisor Partners Ltd Co holds 37,165 shs or 0.69% of its capital. Twin Tree Management Lp has 0.03% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Estabrook Mngmt owns 42,368 shs for 0.63% of their capital. California-based Dowling & Yahnke Limited Co has invested 0.63% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 3,700 shs. (NYSE:WMT). Macquarie Limited holds 0.02% or 122,360 shs in its capital. Bb&T Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 146,423 shares.


Volume on U.S. exchanges was 6.60 billion shares, contrast with the 6.67 billion-share average for the full session over the last 20 trading days. Walmart had a net margin of 1.97% and a return on equity of 16.85%. Eighteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Susquehanna maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, September 14 by Jefferies. On Thursday, January 18 Goldman Sachs upgraded Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Wednesday, August 19. Guggenheim restated a "buy" rating on shares of Walmart in a research note on Monday, April 30th. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 926,494 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $75,204,000 after purchasing an additional 16,334 shares in the last quarter. BMO Capital Markets set a $96.00 price target on shares of Walmart and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Same-store sales are a positive above a growth rate of 2.6%. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by UBS.

On May, 17 is anticipated Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 19. On Friday, November 17 the company was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Monday, February 12 RBC Capital Markets maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Thursday, February 8 with "Buy" rating. 33,730 were accumulated by Halsey Assoc Incorporated Ct. Meeder Asset Inc invested in 71,024 shs or 0.6% of the stock.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has been given a $102.00 price objective by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 1st.

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