As Wal (WMT) Stock Rose, Aqr Capital Management LLC Has Increased by $8.51 Million Its Holding

February 23, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers Trust reported 2.11% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). The Georgia-based Rowland And Co Inv Counsel Adv has invested 2.25% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Horrell Cap Mgmt invested 1.31% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Riverbridge Ptnrs Limited Co, a Minnesota-based fund reported 29,084 shares. Maryland Cap holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 9,785 shares. Kj Harrison And Ptnrs reported 5,000 shares. Shelton Mngmt, California-based fund reported 28,064 shares. Piedmont Investment Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.76% or 458,274 shares. Moreover, Ramsay Stattman Vela And Price has 0.15% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). E&G LP holds 0.1% or 2,900 shares. First American Bancorporation has invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 25,164 are held by Moors And Cabot. Credit Agricole S A, a France-based fund reported 2.24M shares. Valley Natl Advisers owns 3,721 shares. Moreover, Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Gru Limited Co has 0.02% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 20,752 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $1.37 billion activity. WALTON S ROBSON sold $158.93 million worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Friday, September 22. The insider Canney Jacqueline P sold 1,586 shares worth $125,299. The insider Gearhart Jeffrey J sold 9,216 shares worth $727,698. Shares for $131.11 million were sold by WALTON JIM C.

Cliff Asness increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 1.17% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc bought 109,119 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The hedge fund run by Cliff Asness held 9.47 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $744.75M, up from 9.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $275.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $92.89. About 12.66M shares traded or 21.62% up from the average. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $83.80B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) by 63,670 shares to 949,671 shares, valued at $51.24 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Steel Dynamics Inc (NASDAQ:STLD) by 374,295 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.18M shares, and cut its stake in Hertz Global Hldgs Inc.

More notable recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “4 Reasons To Buy Walmart After 10% Plunge” on February 21, 2018, also Usnews.com with their article: “Walmart Earnings Are a Huge Disappointment” published on February 20, 2018, Marketwatch.com published: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. name change to Walmart Inc. goes into effect Thursday” on February 01, 2018. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Walmart Inc Has Been Discounted Dramatically — Time to Buy” published on February 23, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Stock: Walmart Inc. (WMT) vs. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)” with publication date: February 21, 2018.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Ratings Coverage

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 149 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Sunday, June 4. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Friday, September 18 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, August 19 with “Market Perform”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, October 7. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $76 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, May 20. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 22. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Wednesday, February 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $99.0 target. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Nomura.

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