WMT Stock: Sapphire Star Partners phonograph record exaggerated its position in Wal-Mart Stores INC (NYSE:WMT) by twenty one.7% throughout the fourth quarter, in line with its most up-to-date revelation with the SEC. The fund owned sixteen,000 shares of the retailer’s stock once shopping for an extra a pair of,851 shares throughout the amount. Wal-Mart Stores makes up roughly one.2% of Sapphire Star Partners LP’s investment portfolio, creating the stock its twenty first largest position. Sapphire Star Partners LP’s holdings in Wal-Mart Stores were value $1,106,000 as of its most up-to-date filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors additionally recently bought and sold shares of the corporate. PineBridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by a pair of.6% within the second quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. currently owns 277,287 shares of the retailer’s stock value $20,248,000 once shopping for an extra six,954 shares throughout the half-moon. Middle West Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by four.2% within the second quarter. Middle West Investment Management LLC currently owns thirteen,915 shares of the retailer’s stock value $1,016,000 once shopping for an extra 565 shares throughout the half-moon. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 11.7% in the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 4,545,614 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $331,919,000 after buying an additional 477,648 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 48.6% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 3,530,687 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $257,811,000 after buying an additional 1,154,142 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KLCM Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 8.3% in the second quarter. KLCM Advisors Inc. now owns 159,417 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $11,641,000 after buying an additional 12,211 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 29.69% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) opened at 70.45 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $215.93 billion, a PE ratio of 16.08 and a beta of 0.09. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $68.31 and its 200 day moving average is $70.06. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a 12 month low of $62.72 and a 12 month high of $75.19.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st. The retailer reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.01. Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.98% and a return on equity of 17.71%. The firm earned $129.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.22 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.49 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Wal-Mart Stores Inc will post $4.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December eighth are going to be paid a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of two.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is weekday, December sixth. Wal-Mart Stores’s payout quantitative relation is forty three.48%.