Birinyi Associates Trimmed Wal (WMT) Stake By $445,050; Hugoton Royaltytrust (HGT) Shorts Decreased By 31.23%

September 13, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Birinyi Associates Inc decreased Wal (WMT) stake by 22.95% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Birinyi Associates Inc sold 6,450 shares as Wal (WMT)’s stock rose 13.55%. The Birinyi Associates Inc holds 21,650 shares with $1.50M value, down from 28,100 last quarter. Wal now has $239.33 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.60% or $0.48 reaching $80.12. About 4.82 million shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Hugoton Royaltytrust (NYSE:HGT) had a decrease of 31.23% in short interest. HGT’s SI was 176,200 shares in September as released by FINRA. Its down 31.23% from 256,200 shares previously. With 76,600 avg volume, 2 days are for Hugoton Royaltytrust (NYSE:HGT)’s short sellers to cover HGT’s short positions. The SI to Hugoton Royaltytrust’s float is 0.45%. About 97,829 shares traded or 67.05% up from the average. Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT) has risen 26.62% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 97 investors sold WMT shares while 540 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 479 raised stakes. 868.78 million shares or 0.20% more from 867.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First State Bank Tru Of Newtown reported 12,387 shares. Century Companies owns 9.78M shares for 0.73% of their portfolio. Samlyn Cap Limited Liability Co stated it has 829,823 shares. Tortoise Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 3,375 shares. Security Bankshares Of So Dak accumulated 1.26% or 14,919 shares. Campbell Newman Asset holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 10,705 shares. Schnieders Mngmt Lc holds 8,218 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 510,618 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Life owns 60,725 shares or 0.6% of their US portfolio. James Invest Rech has 0.56% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 312,057 shares. Boston Research Mgmt invested in 1.93% or 49,022 shares. First Amer Commercial Bank invested in 0.29% or 50,027 shares. Howe And Rusling Inc invested 0% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). American Registered Inv Advisor Inc holds 20,383 shares or 0.64% of its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% or 2,957 shares.

Since March 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 24 sales for $4.06 billion activity. 1.46M shares valued at $114.04M were sold by WALTON ALICE L on Tuesday, May 30. On Monday, June 5 WALTON JIM C sold $256.21 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) or 3.22M shares. On Monday, June 5 WALTON S ROBSON sold $256.21 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) or 3.22 million shares. Gearhart Jeffrey J sold $868,299 worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, May 24. $104,113 worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was sold by Canney Jacqueline P. 5,142 shares were sold by Chojnowski David, worth $408,070 on Friday, May 19.

Among 35 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 104 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated the shares of WMT in report on Monday, November 9 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Stephens given on Saturday, August 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, May 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $69 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $67 target in Thursday, May 19 report. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 1. Deutsche Bank maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, May 16 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of WMT in report on Friday, May 19 to “Market Perform” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 18 by TheStreet.

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