Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. reduced its position in shares of Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 5.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 174,868 shares of the retailer’s stock after selling 10,099 shares during the period. Walmart makes up 2.6% of Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest holding. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in Walmart were worth $17,268,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WMT. FMR LLC grew its position in Walmart by 45.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 17,982,372 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $1,360,906,000 after acquiring an additional 5,608,785 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in Walmart by 43.5% in the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 8,706,981 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $859,814,000 after acquiring an additional 2,637,516 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in Walmart by 52.9% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 4,883,390 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $369,565,000 after acquiring an additional 1,689,364 shares in the last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. grew its position in Walmart by 128.7% in the third quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 2,058,798 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $160,874,000 after acquiring an additional 1,158,519 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fred Alger Management Inc. grew its position in Walmart by 4,619.7% in the second quarter. Fred Alger Management Inc. now owns 1,128,064 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $85,372,000 after acquiring an additional 1,104,163 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.99% of the company’s stock.

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WMT has been the subject of several research reports. Robert W. Baird set a $110.00 target price on shares of Walmart and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Walmart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Citigroup upgraded shares of Walmart from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $106.00 to $117.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Vetr upgraded shares of Walmart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.38 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walmart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Nineteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $102.40.

Walmart Inc (WMT) opened at $87.14 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $260,541.50, a PE ratio of 26.65, a PEG ratio of 3.20 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a current ratio of 0.76. Walmart Inc has a one year low of $69.33 and a one year high of $109.98.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The retailer reported $1.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.37 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $135.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.63 billion. Walmart had a net margin of 1.97% and a return on equity of 16.85%. The business’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.30 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Walmart Inc will post 4.92 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. Walmart’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 63.61%.

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Walmart Profile

Walmart Inc, formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam’s Club.

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