Published: Wed, January 18, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Walmart plans giant expansion that will create thousands of jobs

Walmart plans giant expansion that will create thousands of jobs

V Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) traded -1.24% lower on the day.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) performance over the past one year soared 9.55% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bearish trend of -2.88%. Most recently on 9/23/16 the stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The company is in the process of upgrading its 4,648 USA stores, aimed at improving customer experience, and at the same time investing heavily in its e-commerce platform to counter the challenges posed by online retailers. Current year EPS projections for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 19,309,257 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,409,962,000 after buying an additional 297,217 shares during the last quarter.

10/07/2016 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. (NYSE:WMT) to post net income of about $0.96 per share on $118,695.00M in revenue.

Store openings will decline from 130 this year. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $69.73 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.09. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.49 EPS. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 18.7%. The firm's revenue was up.5% on a year-over-year basis.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first reported by Community Financial News and is the propert of of Community Financial News. "If e-commerce becomes as big as everyone thinks it's going to be, you're not going to need 3,800 retail and discount stores across the U.S. When you have that many, do you really need to open more?" The legal version of this story can be read at

Recently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. They now have a United States dollars 62 price target on the stock. (NYSE:WMT). The report is likely to be publicized on or around 2017-02-21. The original version of this news story can be accessed at MKM Partners reissued a neutral rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Thursday, December 29th. They now have a United States dollars 74 price target on the stock.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Drexel Hamilton. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at $481,646,154.60. The Insider information was revealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. Also, CEO C Douglas Mcmillon sold 75,063 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 21st. Stock's intraday price range hit the peak level of $68.02 and touched the lowest level of $67.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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