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Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Position Boosted by CHICAGO TRUST Co NA


Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc decreased its stake in 3M Company (MMM) by 4.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bares Capital Management Inc. owns 3.47 million shares or 6.61% of their USA portfolio. The institutional investor held 128,651 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.13M, up from 126,601 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $527.26 million. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,847 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. About 42.65 million shares traded or 371.93% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.36% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Invesco Limited reported 8.66 million shares. 263,000 were reported by Alphaone Investment Ltd. Legacy Private reported 0.09% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC).

Analysts await Walmart Inc. Quantbot Techs LP has invested 0.16% in Walmart Inc. Comml Bank Of The West has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc, New York-based fund reported 9.53M shares. 10,687 are owned by Windward Capital Mngmt Ca. (NYSE:WMT) or 1,586 shares. Westover Capital Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested in 35,986 shares. Nwq Management Ltd Llc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 718,317 shares. Three Peaks Mgmt Limited holds 207,078 shares or 1% of its portfolio.

Lathrop Investment Management Corp, which manages about $440.08M and $350.24M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 5,210 shares to 229,530 shares, valued at $15.82M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Natl Asset Mngmt Inc reported 88,430 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. It also reduced its holding in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 64,892 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.51M shares, and cut its stake in Macquarie Infrastructure Cor (NYSE:MIC). Also, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 2,057,004 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. (NYSE:WMT). 2,807 were accumulated by Oberweis Asset Management Incorporated. Another trade for 9,216 shares valued at $727,698 was sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J. Therefore 49% are positive. The retailer reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.03.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) opened at $104.78 on Friday. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $85.0 target. Citigroup maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, May 20 with "Neutral" rating. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Market Perform". (NYSE:WMT) rating on Wednesday, October 11.

Walmart failed to keep some basic items in stock over the holiday period. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 7 with "Hold". The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, June 14. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Wal-Mart Stores to $120.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Jefferies maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, February 16 with "Buy" rating. Raymond James Trust Na has 1,773 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 sales for $33.77 million activity. The insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15M. The insider Lindekugel Jon T sold $92,023. On Wednesday, September 20 the insider HOLMES JAMES sold $108,068. Vale Michael G. sold $1.54M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. Investment Advsr has 16,590 shares. 2 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. Dodge And Cox reported 21.06 million shares. (NYSE:WMT). Iridian Asset Mgmt Lc Ct owns 2,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

The company said during the call that its federal corporate tax rate for the current year will be between 24 percent and 26 percent due to the new tax reform. Perkins Coie Tru invested in 1,085 shares or 0.04% of the stock. B T Cap Dba Alpha Cap has 23,640 shares for 0.88% of their portfolio. Nordea Invest Management has 746,738 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Hallmark Capital Mngmt has 0.27% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% or 175,493 shares. Iberiabank invested in 1.1% or 84,339 shares. Chilton Invest Ltd Liability Com reported 2,858 shares. Martin Currie Ltd holds 3,800 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 2,149 shares of the retailer's stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 2,123 shares in the last quarter. Stephens maintained the shares of SYMC in report on Thursday, February 1 with "Hold" rating.

Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 7 analyst (s) whereas last month 6 analyst (s) have given outperform rating.

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