Sontag Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,087 shares of the retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $101,000.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. increased its position in Walmart by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 10,348 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $969,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares during the period. Carmichael Hill & Associates Inc. increased its position in Walmart by 2.0% during the 4th quarter. Carmichael Hill & Associates Inc. now owns 5,502 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $512,000 after purchasing an additional 106 shares during the period. Winch Advisory Services LLC increased its position in Walmart by 45.1% during the 4th quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 344 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $32,000 after purchasing an additional 107 shares during the period. Pegasus Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Walmart by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. Pegasus Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,814 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $914,000 after purchasing an additional 107 shares during the period. Finally, New Capital Management LP increased its position in Walmart by 18.0% during the 4th quarter. New Capital Management LP now owns 720 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $67,000 after purchasing an additional 110 shares during the period. 28.94% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
In other Walmart news, insider John R. Furner sold 10,427 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.81, for a total transaction of $1,061,572.87. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Jacqueline P. Canney sold 980 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.03, for a total value of $97,049.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 54,588 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,405,849.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 14,240,978 shares of company stock worth $1,406,078,670. 51.11% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Shares of NYSE:WMT opened at $103.18 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $305.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.97, a P/E/G ratio of 4.75 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.23 and a current ratio of 0.80. Walmart Inc has a one year low of $81.78 and a one year high of $106.21.
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th. The retailer reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.33 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $137.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $137.63 billion. Walmart had a return on equity of 18.60% and a net margin of 1.30%. Walmart’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.33 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Walmart Inc will post 4.75 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 9th. Walmart’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.18%.
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Walmart Inc engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, shoes.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications.
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