Federated Investors Inc. PA decreased its position in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 31.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 319,830 shares of the retailer’s stock after selling 148,980 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Walmart were worth $27,393,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WMT. Stelac Advisory Services LLC bought a new position in shares of Walmart during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Princeton Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Walmart during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $135,000. KHP Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Walmart during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $142,000. Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Walmart during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $165,000. Finally, Adviser Investments LLC grew its position in shares of Walmart by 77.0% during the 2nd quarter. Adviser Investments LLC now owns 1,935 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 842 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.43% of the company’s stock.

In other Walmart news, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 230,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.71, for a total value of $22,061,155.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at approximately $645,906,591.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director S Robson Walton sold 653,830 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.94, for a total transaction of $54,882,490.20. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,347,254 shares in the company, valued at $280,968,500.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,062,152 shares of company stock worth $639,573,872 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 51.11% of the company’s stock.

WMT opened at $96.90 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $283.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.51. Walmart Inc has a 12 month low of $77.50 and a 12 month high of $109.98. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 16th. The retailer reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.07. Walmart had a net margin of 1.02% and a return on equity of 18.16%. The business had revenue of $127.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $124.67 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.08 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Walmart Inc will post 4.8 earnings per share for the current year.

WMT has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $99.00 target price on shares of Walmart and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walmart from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $88.00 target price on shares of Walmart and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Gordon Haskett downgraded shares of Walmart from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price on shares of Walmart in a research report on Friday, May 18th. Nineteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.89.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, hayneedle.com, shoes.com, moosejaw.com, modcloth.com, bonobos.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce and voice-activated commerce applications.

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