Target sales decline as traffic, order size fall

Target sales decline as traffic, order size fall

Target said it invested $500 million as part of its turnaround strategy in the first quarter, and was on track to invest more than $2 billion this year on analytics, supply chain and opening 100 more small-format stores in urban neighborhoods and college markets. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 10.94%. The news sent Target shares tumbling 12 percent, the most in more than eight years. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main purchased a new position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores during the fourth quarter worth approximately $274,739,000. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.49 earnings per share. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Wal-Mart Stores by 35.2% in the fourth quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 1,476 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 696 shares during the period.

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WMT has a 1-year high price of $ 76.78 and 1-year low price of $60.99.

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Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 21st. The retailer reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.01. First quarter sales for the period ended April 29 also dipped slightly from $16.2 billion to $16 billion. They expect $0.96 EPS, down 2.04 % or $0.02 from last year's $0.98 per share.

Digital sales grew to 4.3% of total revenue, up from 3.5% in the same quarter a year ago, with comparable digital channel sales increasing 22%.

For the first quarter, Target Corp. beat Wall Street earnings estimates but saw comparable store sales slip. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.51 dividend. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Wal-Mart Stores's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.48%.

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ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Position Decreased by WealthTrust Arizona LLC" was first posted by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Perspectives. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of global trademark & copyright legislation. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Wolfe Research given on Saturday, August 22. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $76.73. The company reported revenue of $122.72 Billion in the same period a year ago.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $74.9 to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's analysts are positive. (NYSE:URI), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Wal-Mart Stores now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $76.73. Zacks Investment Research cut Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.50, for a total value of $211,500,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, major shareholder Alice L. Walton sold 4,542,361 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.99, for a total value of $264,012,022.57. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares in the company, valued at $754,306,647.33. The stock's average target of $74.48 is -1.91% below today's ($75.93) share price.

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Another reason for Target's struggles is that its shoppers just aren't buying as much, thanks to the growing appeal of online merchants such as Amazon.com Inc., which has made an aggressive push into apparel, a key category for Target. The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club.

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