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Walmart

$114.67

0.44 (0.39%)

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Walmart CEO shares next steps in response to deadly shootings

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, in a memo to employees shared on the company's website, said: "We've been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer. It's clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable. After visiting El Paso on Aug. 6, I mentioned that we would be thoughtful and deliberate in our responses. We're ready to share our next steps. We've been giving a lot of thought to our sale of firearms and ammunition. We've previously made decisions to stop selling handguns or military-style rifles such as the AR-15, to raise the age limit to purchase a firearm or ammunition to 21, to require a 'green light' on a background check while federal law only requires the absence of a 'red light,' to videotape the point of sale for firearms and to only allow certain trained associates to sell firearms." McMillon adds that "After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons; We will sell through and discontinue handgun ammunition; and We will discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking our complete exit from handguns... We believe these actions will reduce our market share of ammunition from around 20% to a range of approximately 6 to 9%. We believe it will likely drift toward the lower end of that range, over time, given the combination of these changes." The CEO said Walmart is also "respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam's Clubs in states where 'open carry' is permitted - unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. As it relates to concealed carry by customers with permits, there is no change to our policy or approach. Finally, we encourage our nation's leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger." Reference Link

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WMT Walmart
$114.67

0.44 (0.39%)

08/15/19
GDHS
08/15/19
UPGRADE
GDHS
Buy
Walmart upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett
08/15/19
GDHS
08/15/19
UPGRADE
Target $125
GDHS
Buy
Gordon Haskett upgrades Walmart, calls stock 'a must own' in current environment
Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom said that Walmart is "perceived to be a good port when the waters get choppy," but given the inflection in EBIT and EPS growth from compression to acceleration, he now views the stock as "a must own name." Given his increased conviction following the company's second quarter results, Grom upgraded Walmart to Buy from Accumulate and raised his price target on the stock to $125 from $115. He sees Walmart's acceleration in U.S. same-store sales growth as likely an outlier, rather than the norm in retail, and thinks some of its gross margin shortfall in the quarter was transitory and "self-inflected" due to a greater degree of price actions, Grom noted.
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08/16/19
NO CHANGE
Target $125
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Outperform
Walmart price target raised to $125 from $115 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Kelly Bania raised her price target on Walmart to $125 and kept her Outperform rating, after its "strong" Q2 results, saying the company continues to take market share in the grocery store space while making the right investments in e-commerce to sustain earnings growth in the future. The analyst notes that despite the weather headwinds in seasonal categories, Walmart's EBIT remained on "solid trajectory" and its e-commerce margins expanded for the second consecutive quarter. Bania further cites Walmart "planting the seeds" for future growth with grocery delivery and innovations in healthcare.
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09/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $115
MSCO
Overweight
Walmart health clinic plans a 'logical next step,' says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman noted that CNBC reported late last week that Walmart is opening a health clinic in Georgia later this month, marking its fourth such clinic. He thinks it makes sense for Walmart, which he notes is the third-largest U.S. pharmacy provider, to play a bigger role in healthcare and sees this is a logical next step given what he views as synergies between retail and healthcare. Sam Walton talked about lowering healthcare costs for consumers as long as 30 years ago, noted Gutman, who thinks standalone health clinics can have positive implications for Walmart's retail business but greater potential consequences for better access to healthcare and lower costs for consumers. He maintains an Overweight rating on Walmart shares.

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SPDR Gold Shares

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Apple

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II-VI

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NVR

NVR

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-30.45 (-0.83%)

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Jefferies Financial Group

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Jefferies Financial Group

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NOC

Northrop Grumman

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IIVI

II-VI

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NVR

NVR

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Norsk Hydro

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Resonant

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NINE

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ATOM

Atomera

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0.17 (4.82%)

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MPWR

Monolithic Power

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AAPL

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IDACORP

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Phillips 66

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POST

Post Holdings

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