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Target's profit and sales beat estimates, shares jump (TGT, WMT, AMZN)

Target's profit and sales beat estimates, shares jump (TGT, WMT, AMZN)

Target shares rose 3 percent to $56.21 in morning trading Wednesday, though analysts cautioned that the company exceeded earnings targets that it had previously lowered. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power. The SI to Wal Mart Stores Incorporated's float is 2.29%. Adjusted first quarter net income (non-GAAP) was $99.7 million, or $1.05 per share, compared to first quarter 2016 adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) of $25.9 million, or $0.28 per share (1).

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 10.20%. Earnings per share were $1.23 compared with $1.05 during the same period of 2016. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 35.2% in the fourth quarter.

Now the P/E of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stands at 17.13. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 1,476 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 696 shares during the period. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The stock has a market capitalization of $227.81 billion, a PE ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 0.09.

Let's also take a brief look at the stock price in relation to some highs/lows and moving averages.

28 analysts on average are expecting Wal-Mart Stores Inc.to report earnings of $1.07 per share for the current quarter. Pacific Glob has invested 1.01% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Overall first quarter sales slipped 1.1% to $16.02 billion. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year's EPS is 0.20%.

Revenue fell 1.1 percent to $16.02 billion. Also, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 3,000,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 16th. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Cantab Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT).




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Analysts on average have given a price target of $74.9 to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 77 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price on Wal-Mart Stores from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, May 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Wal-Mart Stores presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $76.73. Zacks Investment Research cut Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

The goal of a stock price analysis is to study the behaviour of stock prices. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. $320.41M worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON ALICE L. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.50, for a total value of $211,500,000.00. Corporate insiders own 51.55% of the company's stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 485.87 Billion in the last fiscal year.

All traditional stores have struggled as Amazon and other online retailers draw shoppers away. The Firm operates through three divisions: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club.

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