Wafra Investment Advisory Group Has Raised Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Stake; Shapiro Capital Management Has Decreased Wal (WMT) Position

January 13, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Shapiro Capital Management Llc decreased Wal (WMT) stake by 99.16% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Shapiro Capital Management Llc sold 1.05 million shares as Wal (WMT)’s stock rose 13.55%. The Shapiro Capital Management Llc holds 8,958 shares with $699.98M value, down from 1.06M last quarter. Wal now has $298.82B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $100.87. About 6.95 million shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc increased Goldman Sachs Group (GS) stake by 63.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc acquired 22,616 shares as Goldman Sachs Group (GS)’s stock declined 13.97%. The Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc holds 58,432 shares with $13.86M value, up from 35,816 last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group now has $96.95B valuation. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $257.03. About 2.85 million shares traded or 5.40% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 insider sales for $1.67 billion activity. $727,698 worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J. On Wednesday, August 23 the insider WALTON S ROBSON sold $62.26 million. $158.93 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by WALTON JIM C. The insider Canney Jacqueline P sold $200,291. Another trade for 474,042 shares valued at $37.94 million was made by WALTON ALICE L on Monday, August 21.

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 137 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 6 by Jefferies. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, November 16. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by S&P Research. Wolfe Research maintained Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Saturday, August 22 with “Underperform” rating. Gordon Haskett initiated the shares of WMT in report on Tuesday, May 9 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, 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. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability Company accumulated 340 shares. Twin Tree Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 55,707 shares. Davidson And Garrard has 24,189 shares. Quantum invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). First Midwest Savings Bank Tru Division invested in 19,764 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Huber Capital Ltd Liability has invested 1.11% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Swiss Bancshares owns 6.21M shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Group Limited Com holds 1,728 shares. Alpha Windward Limited Liability holds 10,544 shares or 0.51% of its portfolio. Mayo Investment Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 5,350 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Lincluden Mgmt Limited holds 50,528 shares. Kdi Capital Ptnrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 19,300 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has 0.78% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 616,487 shares. Moreover, Bradley Foster And Sargent Inc Ct has 0.02% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 7,755 shares.

Shapiro Capital Management Llc increased General Electric Com (NYSE:GE) stake by 25,945 shares to 44,813 valued at $1.08B in 2017Q3. It also upped Wpx Energy Inc. (NYSE:WPX) stake by 78,680 shares and now owns 12.38M shares. Flir Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) was raised too.

Analysts await Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.36 EPS, up 4.62% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.3 per share. WMT’s profit will be $4.03B for 18.54 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.00% EPS growth.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc decreased United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) stake by 90,369 shares to 53,678 valued at $6.23M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Jp Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) stake by 51,269 shares and now owns 7,326 shares. Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) was reduced too.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $15.08 million activity. On Monday, August 7 SOLOMON DAVID M sold $754,997 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 3,260 shares. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $6.13M was made by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M on Friday, October 20. $1.19M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by GNODDE RICHARD J. 7,393 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares with value of $1.81M were sold by VINIAR DAVID A. Shares for $4.16M were sold by ROGERS JOHN F.W. on Tuesday, August 8.

Among 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, February 5 report. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Monday, October 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, March 30. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Tuesday, December 12. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $260.0 target. Wood maintained the shares of GS in report on Friday, April 7 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 20. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, April 21 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, October 16. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $265 target in Thursday, August 10 report.

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