Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Is Losing Ground After Q4 Profit Disappoints


Same-stores sales of its wholesale Sam's Club division were up 2.4 percent, while nine of Walmart's 11 worldwide business segments reported same-store sales growth during the latest period. The firm has a market cap of $278,790.00, a PE ratio of 25.03, a P/E/G ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 0.42.

Shares in Walmart, the biggest retailer in the world by revenues, fell by 10 per cent after the company published results for the final quarter of 2017, wiping nearly $30 billion off its market value. About 75,217 shares traded. It also increased its holding in Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:ALK) by 127,591 shares in the quarter, for a total of 343,499 shares, and has risen its stake in Inc Research Holdings Inc A (NASDAQ:INCR). It has underperformed by 9.65% the S&P500. Therefore 38% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has $126.0 highest and $11 lowest target. The stock of Visa Inc. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 1 with "Buy". Barclays Capital maintained Baidu, Inc. Susquehanna has "Positive" rating and $80 target. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, February 10. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, November 18 by M Partners. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 30 with "Hold". (NYSE:EV) on Tuesday, October 24. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 144 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:BIDU) to report earnings on February, 22. Company fiscal year is ending in January and analysts' consensus recommendation is Outperform for WMT and estimated EPS for next quarter is 3.76. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by BJ's Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 120.00% EPS growth.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT ) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.33 Tuesday morning, compared to $1.30 a year ago.

Excluding special items that crimped profits such as restructuring charges and an impact from offering a one-time bonus to employees, earnings came to $1.33 per share in the fourth quarter ended January 31.

Those efforts have cost the retailer billions in recent years, but Walmart has assured investors of the payoff. Northcoast upgraded the shares of WMT in report on Friday, November 13 to "Buy" rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) on Monday, August 10 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, December 19. Arvest Bankshares Trust Division holds 1.09% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 19 with "Neutral". $727,698 worth of Walmart Inc. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $100.72.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Windsor Cap Mngmt Llc, a Arizona-based fund reported 18,045 shares. Bancorporation Of America De holds 0.29% or 23.52 million shares in its portfolio. Matarin Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0.37% in The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL). (NYSE:WMT). Arkansas-based Stephens Ar has invested 0.86% in Walmart Inc. Vantage Advsr Ltd invested in 3,690 shares. Willis Invest Counsel stated it has 1.41% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. Synovus Financial Corporation holds 0.23% or 151,565 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:WMT) for 703,149 shares. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Counselors Inc holds 0.24% or 101,100 shares.

Excluding charges, Walmart earned $1.33 per share. The stock's average target of $35 is -29.28% below today's ($49.49) share price. 2,065 Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $200,291 were sold by Canney Jacqueline P. WALTON JIM C sold $131.11 million worth of stock or 1.65 million shares. Public Sector Pension Board reported 0.06% stake. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 43,147 shares. Garrison Bradford owns 8,332 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Farmers Tru holds 2.11% or 79,987 shares.

Total revenue increased 4.1 percent to $136.3 billion, beating analysts' estimates of $134.9 billion. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 4,883,390 shares of the retailer's stock worth $369,565,000 after acquiring an additional 1,689,364 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 4,230 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 121,969 shares, and cut its stake in Target (NYSE:TGT).