Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is at least 23.56% than its current record low price of $65.28. There was a -1.16% decline on 8/10/2017 that led the price to move at $80.66. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $80.55 and $81.4. This company shares are 0.38% off its target price of $80.97 and the current market capitalization stands at $245.71B. The recent change has given its price a 3.95% lead over SMA 50 and -1.62% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 9.09% gains, 5.95% gains and 16.76% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found WMT’s volatility during a week at 1.24% and during a month it has been found around 1.12%.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $74.41 billion or 30.1% in WMT stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vanguard Group Inc owns $8.59 billion in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., which represents roughly 3.5% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.54% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 91,133,379 shares of the stock are valued at $7.44 billion. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which currently holds $6 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 2.44% of its market capitalization.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of Mar reporting period, 695 institutional holders increased their position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) by some 47,382,313 shares, 712 decreased positions by 36,437,501 and 194 held positions by 828,006,001. That puts total institutional holdings at 911,825,815 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 101 new institutional investments totaling 4,605,202 shares while 77 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,878,368 shares.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Executive Vice President Cheesewright David has sold 25,729 shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) in trading session dated Jun. 28, 2017. These shares are worth $1,972,128 and were traded at $76.65 each. The SEC filing shows that WALTON S ROBSON performed a sale of 3,000,000 shares. The Director, 10% Owner disposed these shares by way of transaction on Jun. 12, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $79.25 per share worth to an income of some $237,750,000 on account of WALTON S ROBSON.

10% Owner, WALTON ALICE L, sold 3,000,000 common shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) in the open market. In a transaction dated Jun. 12, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $79.25, raking in a sum of $237,750,000. After this sale, 1,536,679,855 common shares of WMT are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $123,948,597,104.

In the transaction dated Jun. 12, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the 10% Owner; WALTON JIM C disposed a total of 3,000,000 shares at an average price of $79.25, amounting to approximately $237,750,000. The insider now directly owns 1,540,438,499 shares worth $124,251,769,329.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), with 10 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 10 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 2 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.27 average brokerage recommendation.

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