Great Lakes Advisors LLC Raises Position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Lloyd Doyle
November 14, 2017

The institutional investor held 96,366 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.77 million, down from 101,872 at the end of the previous reported quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 3,564 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $269,000 after buying an additional 696 shares in the last quarter.

Guardian Capital Lp increased Wal (WMT) stake by 28.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The retailer reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.01. The company has market cap of $115.62 million. It closed at $90.92 lastly. Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) has risen 39.30% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Some other big-box retailers charge more for online purchases, including Costco Wholesale Corp, but the move is unusual for Walmart, which has long honed an "everyday low price" message and has worked to keep online prices at least as low as shoppers find in its 4,700 U.S. stores. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.97, down exactly $0.01 or 1.02 % from 2014's $0.98 EPS. The stock declined 0.48% or $15.96 reaching $3306.25 per share. Wal now has $271.60 billion valuation.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 24 insider sales for $4.06 billion activity.

Analytical Significance of Simple Moving Average for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The company has experienced volume of 2,385,081 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 2.54M share. The Meeder Asset Management Inc holds 39,523 shares with $1.30 million value, up from 27,237 last quarter.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) presently has a current ratio of 0.78. Therefore 14% are positive.


How Active Are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Insight 2811 Inc holds 0.6% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 10,403 shares. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,814,266 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $535,247,000 after buying an additional 203,692 shares during the period. The stock of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, September 21 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Cowen & Co. Morgan Stanley maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Thursday, May 19. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Wal-Mart Stores by 1.8% in the second quarter. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 59 investors sold WMT shares while 517 reduced holdings. 129 funds opened positions while 457 raised stakes. Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh has invested 0.11% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Cadence Bank Na owns 67,871 shares. Lathrop Mgmt accumulated 122,276 shares. Quantbot Techs Lp holds 942 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 6.71 million shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $74.00 price target on Wal-Mart Stores and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 153,077 shares. Parametrica Ltd accumulated 295 shares. Psagot Investment House Ltd holds 900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 5,186 shares of the retailer's stock worth $393,000 after acquiring an additional 253 shares during the period. Dearborn Lc, Illinois-based fund reported 2,742 shares. Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) has a Return on Assets of 0.70%.

More notable recent Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Wal-Mart flirting with +$90 close" on November 08, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "The Curious Case Of Wal-Mart" published on November 07, 2017, Wsj.com published: "Now Featured on Wal-Mart's Website: Higher Prices Than Stores" on November 12, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.03 in 2017Q1. WALTON JIM C had sold 2.58M shares worth $202.63M on Monday, May 22. 24 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. Massachusetts Fincl Ma reported 1.07 million shares. Commerce Bank stated it has 246,508 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. 20,000 are held by Selz Cap Llc. Coldstream Capital Mgmt stated it has 30,840 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has invested 0.01% in Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX). Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. 4,360 were reported by Focused Wealth Management Inc. Seizert Prtnrs Ltd accumulated 324,204 shares. D E Shaw & Inc has 0.06% invested in Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) for 798,425 shares. About shares traded. Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AQXP) has risen 122.35% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Van Eck Assocs reported 81,909 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. About 2,511 shares traded. Therefore 38% are positive. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Needham maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, August 8 report. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $3800 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, January 5. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a -3% and would give WMT a market capitalization of almost $262.34B. Insiders sold 9,924,828 shares of company stock valued at $785,676,492 over the last three months. FII's profit will be $57.45M for 13.32 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $992,825 activity.

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