Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors

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Walmart's Revenue Rises, but Profit Falls Amid E-Commerce Push

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. (WMT) reported fourth-quarter adjusted profit per share of $1.33 compared to $1.30, prior year. This is the only downside from the whole quarter report from the company but it is enough to give their investors jitters on the pre-market.

The nation's largest private employer said last month that it would raise the starting salary for USA workers to $11 an hour, give a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expand its maternity and parental leave benefits.

The stumble sent share prices down by 10.2%. About 49.13M shares traded or 411.44% up from the average. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart February 2018. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.56, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. 7 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,060 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,848,629.40. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt holds 14,018 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The growth had been 50%, year-over-year. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability stated it has 0.27% in Walmart Inc. Afam Cap Incorporated reported 80,573 shares.

"We are now analyzing the accounting impact of the Tax Act, but our analysis is incomplete", the company said in a statement.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $1.37 billion activity. Therefore 79% are positive. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, December 1 with "Buy". They set a "neutral" rating for the company. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 8. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $39 target in Thursday, January 21 report. The firm has "Underperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 17. Wal-Mart Stores presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $101.26. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 51.67% or $0.31 from last year's $0.6 per share.

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Walmart earned $2.17 billion, or 73 cents in diluted earnings per share, during the fourth quarter, down from $3.75 billion, or $1.22 a share during the same quarter the previous year. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Wal-Mart Stores 133.19 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 136.72 Billion. Deutsche Bank maintained Walmart Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $76 target in Sunday, August 23 report. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt holds 1.11% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Tuesday, March 14 with "Buy" rating.

The stock was down $9.43 to $95.35. Quanta Services Inc. had 46 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, May 6. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight". (NYSE:WMT). Tokio Marine Asset Management accumulated 46,677 shares or 0.55% of the stock. The company's shares were given away at $97.46 per share worth to an income of some $181,727,522 on account of Walton Alice L. "Sells 182,918 Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)" was posted by Equities Focus and is owned by of Equities Focus. 9,216 shares valued at $727,698 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J on Tuesday, August 29.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for WMT to be 5.4%. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.33% of the company's stock. Fdx Advsr reported 0.01% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Moreover, Foster Dykema Cabot & Ma has 0.16% invested in Walmart Inc. 775,958 Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $62.26M were sold by WALTON JIM C. $200,291 worth of Walmart Inc. The SI to BLOCKCHAIN POWER TRUST UNIT's float is 0.02%. (NYSE:WMT) for 16,999 shares. Smith Chas P And Assoc Pa Cpas reported 234,769 shares. It also upped Ishares 7 (IEF) stake by 22,870 shares and now owns 26,366 shares. Stearns Group holds 0.27% or 13,952 shares in its portfolio.

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