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Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Par Capital Mngmt Inc accumulated 2.99 million shares or 0.55% of the stock.

But investments, along with more aggressive pricing generally, cost money. That company boosted its annual forecast earlier this week after improving both its online sales and customer traffic.

Walmart guided third-quarter EPS at $0.90 to $0.98. Bernstein initiated Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Monday, February 6. GLG LLC now owns 114,964 shares of the retailer's stock worth $7,946,000 after buying an additional 7,308 shares in the last quarter. Shares had declined 25 percent this year through Tuesday. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp sold 121,000 shares as the company's stock rose 15.09% with the market. Firefly Value LP has invested 0.04% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). And its earnings grew by 2% to touch $1 a share. Institutional investors own 30.00% of the company's stock.

The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) is a huge mover today! (NYSE WMT) opened at 80.98 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $238.33 billion, a PE ratio of 17.95 and a beta of 0.29.

America's Car-Mart, Inc. (CRMT) is set to release earnings in the last three months at $0.91 a share on $149.52 million sales.

Although many retailers are struggling to draw shoppers in, Wal-Mart posted same-store sales growth at its US locations for the 12th consecutive quarter, fueled by traffic growth of 1.3%. The Firm operates through three divisions: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. Fulton Comml Bank Na has 0.1% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 16,180 shares.

Total revenues rose to US$123.36mln from US$120.85mln the year before, versus market expectations of US$122.71bn.

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Faced with the threat of Amazon encroaching on its turf, Wal-Mart has been rolling out initiatives like "easy reorder", free two-day shipping with no membership required, and an online grocery service, which is slated to hit 1,100 Wal-Mart stores this year. (WMT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 09, 2017" published on August 08, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Wal-Mart: "Buy After Earnings" with publication date: "August 13, 2017. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright laws. Finally, Morningstar, Inc. reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Despite its generally satisfactory Q2 results, however, Walmart lowered its annual profit guidance to $4.30 to $4.40 earnings per share, in an acknowledgement that it was forgoing margins for grocery market share. Cowen and Company restated a "buy" rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Thursday. The hedge fund run by Neil Chriss held 48,600 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $680,000, down from 169,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of WMT in report on Monday, October 26 to "Outperform" rating. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $79.77. On Wednesday, June 7 WALTON ALICE L sold $259.02 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) or 3.28M shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.65, for a total transaction of $1,972,127.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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