Walmart (WMT) Shares Rose While Linden Advisors LP Trimmed by $13.36 Million Its Position; Dubuque Bank & Trust Company Has Raised Its Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stake by $761,042 as Shares Rose

September 14, 2018 - By Mary Bollinger

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Dubuque Bank & Trust Company increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 15.04% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dubuque Bank & Trust Company bought 9,281 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,979 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $5.87M, up from 61,698 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $348.65 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $82.35. About 1.26 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has risen 4.57% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.05% the S&P500. Some Historical XOM News: 24/05/2018 – Algeria’s Sonatrach hopes for Exxon Mobil deal on shale gas; 20/03/2018 – EXXONMOBIL – FACILITY STARTUP FOR POTENTIAL U.S. GULF COAST PROJECT COULD COME AS EARLY AS 2021; 25/04/2018 – Exxon Advances After Bigger-Than-Expected Dividend Increase; 11/04/2018 – EXXON: P’NYANG FIELD HAS INCREASED TO 4.36T CUBIC FEET OF GAS; 30/05/2018 – EXXON PRESS CONFERENCE ENDS; 12/04/2018 – EXXONMOBIL XOM.N – ONE TRAIN IS CURRENTLY OPERATING AT LNG PLANT NEAR PORT MORESBY; 27/04/2018 – CORRECT: EXXON 1Q PRODUCTION REPORTED IN ERROR; 07/05/2018 – Kashagan output to fall in July due to maintenance at Bolashak complex; 27/04/2018 – Exxon Mobil 1Q Capital Expenditures $4.87B; 06/03/2018 – EXXONMOBIL CORP XOM.N SAYS PAPUA NEW GUINEA HIDES GAS CONDITIONING PLANT, WELLS AND PIPELINE REMAIN SAFELY SHUT IN AFTER LARGE AFTERSHOCK

Linden Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Walmart Inc (WMT) by 78.61% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Linden Advisors Lp sold 157,212 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,788 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $3.67 million, down from 200,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Linden Advisors Lp who had been investing in Walmart Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $276.97B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $94.57. About 1.32M shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 20.55% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500. Some Historical WMT News: 09/05/2018 – Exclusive: Walmart and Target Take Page From Amazon’s Cloud Playbook; 08/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – U.S. Morning Call: Trump decision on Iran eyed, Fox-Disney-Comcast battle; 15/05/2018 – Walmart just abandoned cashierless checkout, and it reveals a huge challenge in its battle with Amazon; 07/03/2018 – TSYS Will Promote Walmart, Sam’s Club Locations to Existing Customer Base; 04/05/2018 – INDIA’S FLIPKART BOARD APPROVES DEAL TO SELL ABOUT 75 PCT OF CO TO WALMART-LED GROUP FOR ABOUT $15 BLN – BLOOMBERG CITING; 28/04/2018 – SAINSBURY’S SBRY.L AND WALMART’S WMT.N ASDA IN TALKS ABOUT 10 BLN STG MERGER – SKY NEWS; 10/04/2018 – Walmart Expands Online Grocery Delivery in Deal With Postmates; 22/03/2018 – ModCloth’s former CEO Matt Kaness has left Walmart just a year after the acquisition; 18/04/2018 – WOWT 6 News: BREAKING: Omaha police are on scene of a reported shooting at the Irvington Walmart Supercenter; 24/05/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Nine Classes of MSBAM 2014-C17

Linden Advisors Lp, which manages about $2.03 billion and $3.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ctrip.Com Int Ltd 1.25 15Sep22 (Prn) by 2.70M shares to 68.31M shares, valued at $70.48 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Nevro Corp 1.75 01Jun21 (Prn) by 3.50 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 19.72M shares, and has risen its stake in Tesaro Inc 3 01Oct21 (Prn).

Analysts await Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on November, 15. They expect $1.03 earnings per share, up 3.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $1 per share. WMT’s profit will be $3.02 billion for 22.95 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.29 actual earnings per share reported by Walmart Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.16% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Costco Wholesale Is the Real Walmart Killer” on September 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Walmart Not Out Of The Woods” published on August 17, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Walmart Is Latest to Get Into Grocery Delivery Business” on September 06, 2018. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Walmart acquires Cornershop” published on September 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Don’t Buy Walmart” with publication date: August 28, 2018.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 36 sales for $2.63 billion activity. 1,575 shares were sold by Canney Jacqueline P, worth $150,388. WALTON S ROBSON sold 1.19M shares worth $100.75M. $100.75M worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON JIM C on Tuesday, June 5. Another trade for 18,421 shares valued at $1.77M was sold by Biggs M. Brett. McKenna Judith J sold 12,111 shares worth $1.17 million. $1.57 million worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by Furner John R..

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.25, from 0.88 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 60 investors sold WMT shares while 484 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 839.67 million shares or 1.93% less from 856.22 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Ubs Asset Americas has 4.79 million shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Interstate National Bank has invested 1.21% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins stated it has 1.92% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Middleton And Ma holds 3,315 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. D Scott Neal, Kentucky-based fund reported 1,072 shares. Syntal Prns Ltd Co reported 21,920 shares. Nexus Mgmt reported 2.74% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Lincoln Cap Limited Company holds 6,364 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Cap City Fl invested in 0.85% or 23,118 shares. Schafer Cullen Capital Mgmt owns 6,552 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Missouri-based Monetary Mgmt Group Inc Incorporated Inc has invested 0.25% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Shayne And Ltd Liability accumulated 7,886 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Deltec Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 4,250 shares. Karp Management Corporation stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). D E Shaw & Co owns 1.99M shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 167 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $96 target in Friday, February 23 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, January 25. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 19. Deutsche Bank maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Sunday, August 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, November 17. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 15 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, May 20 with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 17. Wells Fargo maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating.

More notable recent Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “4 Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands” on September 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Exxon preparing £500M upgrade to UK’s largest oil refinery” published on September 11, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “4 Dividend Energy Stocks to Own as $80 Oil Could Happen This Fall” on September 14, 2018. More interesting news about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Major Oil Stocks Send Short Sellers Running for Cover” published on September 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Exxon Mobil: Not Near The Ledge” with publication date: August 21, 2018.

Among 28 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 100 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 11, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Vetr. Deutsche Bank maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Tuesday, March 29 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Sunday, April 22. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of XOM in report on Wednesday, January 10 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of XOM in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Howard Weil upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, June 5 to “Sector Outperform” rating.

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