Capital Fund Management Sa Has Cut Stake in Walmart INC (Call) (WMT) by $3.85 Million

October 2, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.25, from 0.88 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 60 investors sold WMT shares while 484 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 839.67 million shares or 1.93% less from 856.22 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Richard C Young & Ltd invested in 0.95% or 54,972 shares. Middleton And Incorporated Ma accumulated 0.05% or 3,315 shares. Sit Investment accumulated 0% or 225 shares. Laurion LP invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 295,385 are owned by Compass Mgmt. The Georgia-based Narwhal Capital has invested 0.11% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Arrow Fincl Corp invested in 0.55% or 28,840 shares. Pinnacle Associates Ltd accumulated 86,409 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Hap Trading Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 68,663 shares. Ionic Mngmt Ltd Com, New York-based fund reported 3,900 shares. Gam Holdg Ag reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Missouri-based Jones Fincl Lllp has invested 0% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Manchester Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 10,835 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Edgestream Limited Partnership reported 0.08% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Hamel Assoc invested 3.79% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 45 selling transactions for $3.25 billion activity. WALTON ALICE L sold $50.60M worth of stock or 531,360 shares. Canney Jacqueline P also sold $150,388 worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares. $1.57 million worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by Furner John R.. 600,000 shares were sold by WALTON JIM C, worth $57.22M. $464,176 worth of stock was sold by Chojnowski David on Thursday, June 7. Biggs M. Brett had sold 18,421 shares worth $1.77 million on Thursday, August 30.

Capital Fund Management Sa decreased its stake in Walmart Inc (Call) (WMT) by 4.39% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Fund Management Sa sold 45,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.13% with the market. The hedge fund held 987,300 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $84.56 million, down from 1.03 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Fund Management Sa who had been investing in Walmart Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $278.98B market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $95.25. About 4.35 million shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 20.55% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500.

Capital Fund Management Sa, which manages about $3.92B and $19.17 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Valero Energy Corp (Put) (NYSE:VLO) by 98,100 shares to 459,200 shares, valued at $50.89M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) by 434,461 shares in the quarter, for a total of 455,161 shares, and has risen its stake in Match Group Inc.

Analysts await Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on November, 15. They expect $1.03 earnings per share, up 3.00 % or $0.03 from last year’s $1 per share. WMT’s profit will be $3.02B for 23.12 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.29 actual earnings per share reported by Walmart Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.16 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Walmart acquires Cornershop” on September 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Walmart (WMT) to Acquire ELOQUII” published on October 02, 2018, Fool.com published: “Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree” on October 02, 2018. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “IBM and Microsoft Are Upgrading Walmart’s Digital Supply Chain” published on September 30, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Walmart Shares Down 5% This Year as Amazon Rallies 68%” with publication date: September 29, 2018.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Walmart (NYSE:WMT), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Walmart had 16 analyst reports since April 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, August 17 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, May 1. Bank of America maintained the shares of WMT in report on Thursday, May 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Accumulate” rating by Gordon Haskett on Thursday, May 17. Argus Research maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, August 17. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $112 target. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Friday, September 14. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 17 report. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, August 17. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, August 17.

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