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Walmart

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Baird boosts Walmart price target to $120 from $115 after 'solid' Q2

Baird analyst Peter Benedict raised his price target for Walmart to $120 from $115 saying the company's "solid" Q2 results reinforced his positive thesis. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares. The Q2 results were encouraging, with "solid" U.S. sales and strong expense management fueling a 4% earnings beat, Benedict tells investors in a research note. He believes Walmart's business is "strong" and that its "sophisticated" omni-channel strategy is becoming increasingly difficult to match. As such, the analyst thinks Walmart shares can maintain their "premium valuation metrics."

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WMT Walmart
$111.41

5.16 (4.86%)

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FBCO
07/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $195
FBCO
Outperform
Walmart partnership could serve as driver for Advance Auto Parts, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Seth Sigman notes that Advance Auto (AAP) has launched what appears to be the initial phases of its partnership with Walmart (WMT), adding about 5,000 SKUs to the Walmart website. The analyst ultimately believes that, if done right, this could serve as an incremental driver for Advance Auto Parts, benefiting from Walmart's growing online traffic and product offering. That said, more important for the stock in short term will be improving comps after the slow start and weather impact in Q2, along with instilling confidence in the margin outlook, he contends. Sigman has an Outperform rating and $195 price target on Advance Auto Parts' shares.
07/23/19
LOOP
07/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $115
LOOP
Hold
Walmart price target raised to $115 from $106 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf raised his price target on Walmart to $115, saying the company's recently announced consolidation of the U.S. stores and e-commerce divisions' supply chains and financial management is positive for its continued expansion in omnichannel merchandising. The analyst notes that the perception of this consolidation as a sign of "retrenchment and/or infighting at the senior operating ranks" is mistaken. Wolf is keeping his Hold rating on Walmart however, citing its current valuation.
08/12/19
BARD
08/12/19
NO CHANGE
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BARD
Outperform
Baird comfortable with Walmart expectations ahead of Q2 results
Baird analyst Peter Benedict said he remains comfortable with Q2 Walmart expectations ahead of its report on Thursday. The analyst believes comp trends will remain solid and although he expects pressure on margins from Flipkart, he sees the company continuing to manage and drive SG&A efficiencies. Benedict reiterated his Outperform rating and $115 price target on Walmart shares.
08/15/19
BOFA
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $120
BOFA
Buy
Walmart Q2 results 'impressive' given tough comparison, says BofA/Merrill
BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Robert Ohmes noted that Walmart U.S. faced its toughest comparison of FY20 in Q2 given that U.S. same-store sales grew 4.5% in the same quarter of last year. Given that tough comparison, he views the U.S. same-store sales growth of 2.8% "impressive," Ohmes stated in a post-earnings research note. Walmart's raised full-year adjusted EPS guidance implies $4.83-$4.85, versus the consensus estimate of $4.84, said Ohmes. He reiterated a Buy rating on Walmart shares with a $120 price target, stating that he expects U.S. momentum to continue, fueled by the company investing in its stores, people and "omni-channel transformation."

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