Toronto Dominion Bank lessened its position in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 0.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,500,366 shares of the retailer’s stock after selling 9,572 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank owned about 0.05% of Walmart worth $146,498,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WMT. Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Walmart in the fourth quarter valued at about $26,000. Carolina Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Walmart during the fourth quarter worth $27,000. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Walmart by 75.6% in the 1st quarter. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC now owns 230 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares during the period. AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Walmart by 138.9% in the 4th quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 258 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, MBM Wealth Consultants LLC grew its position in Walmart by 197.2% in the 4th quarter. MBM Wealth Consultants LLC now owns 315 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 209 shares during the last quarter. 29.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of WMT stock traded down $0.71 on Tuesday, reaching $123.25. 240,318 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,828,699. The stock has a market cap of $351.27 billion, a PE ratio of 23.39, a P/E/G ratio of 5.08 and a beta of 0.30. Walmart Inc has a one year low of $101.40 and a one year high of $133.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.27. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $125.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $119.25.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 19th. The retailer reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.06. Walmart had a return on equity of 18.33% and a net margin of 2.81%. The firm had revenue of $134.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.91 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.13 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that Walmart Inc will post 4.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on WMT shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 target price on shares of Walmart in a research note on Tuesday, May 19th. Nomura raised their price objective on Walmart from $131.00 to $139.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 20th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective (up from $137.00) on shares of Walmart in a research report on Thursday, April 23rd. CSFB upped their target price on Walmart from $127.00 to $135.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 20th. Finally, Odeon Capital Group downgraded shares of Walmart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and twenty-three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $132.03.

In related news, EVP Kathryn J. Mclay sold 7,324 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.00, for a total transaction of $922,824.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 51,526 shares in the company, valued at $6,492,276. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Marc E. Lore sold 85,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.52, for a total transaction of $10,924,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 2,387,965 shares in the company, valued at $306,901,261.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 262,324 shares of company stock valued at $32,286,124. 50.22% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Walmart Profile

Walmart Inc engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, shoes.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications.

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