USA stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading; oil rises
22 Mai, 2017, 03:50 | Author: Marc Bacque
That means for nearly three years now, stores open at least 12 months have posted year-over-year sales gains - nearly unheard of in the current retail environment, where companies like Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, and many others are facing imminent destruction. Second-quarter same-store sales are expected to rise 1.5% to 2.0% at USA stores and 1.0% to 1.5% at Sam's Club stores, excluding fuel sales.
Barclays has an Overweight rating and raised its price target to $90 from $82. Four investment 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.
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) opened at 77.54 on Friday. The stock's price moved up its 200-day moving average of $57.23. Wal-Mart Stores has a 52-week low of $65.28 and a 52-week high of $77.66. Its price to sales ratio of 0.47 ranks lower than the industry's 0.95.
In its latest earnings report earlier this week, retailer superpower Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) seems to have firmly reversed a couple of troubling trends that had been taking hold in previous years.
EARNINGS BEAT: Ross Stores rose 2.4 percent after the discount retailer reported quarterly results that beat Wall Street's estimates.
For a total return analysis, there is the 13.40% return on equity and the 17.80% return on assets to consider. The only negative was that net revenue at $117.5 billion was a little less than the $117.8 billion that was expected. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.98 EPS.
The huge retailer made heavy investments into cleaning up its US stores that now stand at 4,700, lowering prices, expanding its capabilities digitally and bulking up on its offerings online. Analysts anticipate that Wal-Mart Stores will post $4.33 EPS for the current fiscal year. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.51 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. Wal-Mart Stores's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.48%. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright legislation.
In related news, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 3,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.99, for a total transaction of $264,012,022.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $740,752,453.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -1.79% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm's performance is turning out to be bearish with a -6.10% fall for the week.
Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an approximately 19.9% interest in White Gold Corp.by selling its 100% interest in the White Gold exploration project in the Yukon Territory to the company. Following the earnings release, investors were very positive on the stock, and shares rose again on Friday after analysts had their say as well. Fiduciary Group LLC boosted its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 14.2% in the third quarter. The share price of WMT has increased by over 10.89% in the last six months. LLC increased its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.4% in the first quarter. Fort Point Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.4% in the third quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 28,529 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $2,058,000 after buying an additional 95 shares during the last quarter. Cohen Lawrence B now owns 6,050 shares of the retailer's stock worth $436,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter.
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