$WMT (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)

$WMT {{ '2015-07-01T20:08:56+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$WMT 1Q16 10-Q: On Feb. 19, 2015, BoD approved FY16 annual dividend of $1.96 vs. $1.92 per share in FY15 and will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.49 per share. Walmart generated free cash flow of $2.2Bil vs. $3.8Bil in 1Q15. Gross profit rate increased 9 bps vs. 1Q15. During 1Q16, WMT made capital investments globally of $2.2Bil.

$WMT {{ '2017-06-16T13:26:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT agreed to buy Bonobos, Inc., an apparel brand built on the internet. This comes at a time of growth and innovation in e-commerce for $WMT. The brands will be offered on Jet.com and possibly other $WMT brands in a variety of countries over time, and include Bonobos and recently-acquired ModCloth.

$WMT {{ '2017-06-16T13:24:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT agreed to buy Bonobos, Inc., an apparel brand built on the internet, for $310MM in cash. This is expected to close toward end of 2Q17 or beginning of 3Q17. After closing, Bonobos founder and CEO Andy Dunn will report to Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, and oversee collection of digitally-native vertical brands.

$WMT {{ '2017-06-02T17:17:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT's CEO Doug McMillon said the company has "started to invent the future of shopping again," as the company leverages technology to empower associates and improve the customer experience. The CEO outlined vision for future of shopping at annual shareholders meeting.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T12:48:50+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$WMT Wal-Mart Stores Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2018 Highlights

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T12:23:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Beginning in 2Q18 and for the remainder of this year, Walmart International’s results will be negatively impacted by the operating profit loss due to the sale of the Suburbia business in Walmex. $WMT expects EPS to be impacted by approx. $0.01 for the third and fourth quarters. For the full year, the impact to sales is expected to be about $600MM.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T12:12:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 1Q18, $WMT remodeled 95 stores globally, and in the U.S. it expanded the online grocery service to include nearly 670 locations. The company also added a limited number of new stores, and made two relatively small acquisitions in the e-commerce space, Moosejaw and ModCloth.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T12:09:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 1Q18, $WMT experienced a slower start than expected in Walmart U.S. unit, due in part to delayed federal tax refund checks. Sam's Club comp sales grew 1.6% in the quarter led by 1.1% comp traffic growth and e-commerce gross merchandise volume increased 21%.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T11:49:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q18, $WMT's revenue from US segment grew 2.9% to $75.43Bil, that from International segment declined 3.5% to $27.09Bil and that from Sam's Club grew 2.8% to $13.99Bil.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T11:44:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2Q18, $WMT expects EPS of $1-1.08, which excludes an estimated net benefit of approx $0.05 from the sale of Suburbia. Comparable sales are expected to be up 1.5-2% for Walmart US, and up 1-1.5% for Sam's Club.

$WMT {{ '2017-05-18T11:40:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Boosted by strong online presence, retailer $WMT reported 1.4% increase in sales in 1Q18 to $117.5Bil. Online sales and GMV rose 63% and 69%, respectively. Net income was $3.04Bil, or $1 per share, compared to $3.08Bil, or $0.98 per share, a year ago. US comp sales grew 1.4%, driven by a traffic increase of 1.5%.

$WMT {{ '2017-03-17T20:17:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT has acquired the assets and operations of ModCloth, an online specialty retailer of unique women’s fashion and accessories. The deal closed on March 17, 2017.

$WMT {{ '2017-02-21T15:19:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT BoD approved an annual cash dividend for FY18 of $2.04 per share, up 2% from $2.00 per share paid during prior year. The dividend will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.51 per share. The dividend is payable on April 3, 2017, of record on March 10, 2017.

$WMT {{ '2017-02-21T14:35:18+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$WMT Wal-Mart Stores Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2017 Highlights

$WMT {{ '2017-02-21T12:36:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WMT's international business delivered strong sales growth in constant currency in 4Q17 and Sam's Club delivered its best comp sales growth of FY17. The company added that it expects to train more than 225,000 department managers and hourly supervisors by this fall.

$WMT {{ '2017-02-21T12:31:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT expects FY18 EPS of $4.20-4.40. For 1Q18, the company predicts EPS of $0.90-1.00, U.S. comp sales to increase 1-1.5% and comp sales in Sam's Club (ex. fuel) of about up 1%. The company said the EPS forecast assumes currency exchange rates remain at current levels. Also, this assumes full-year effective tax rate to be around 32%.

$WMT {{ '2017-02-21T12:28:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT reported a 18% drop in 4Q17 earnings due to higher costs and expenses. Net income fell to $3.76Bil or $1.22 per share from $4.57Bil or $1.43 per share last year. Revenue rose 1% to $130.94Bil. Adjusted EPS decreased to $1.30 from $1.49. U.S. comp sales increased 1.8% and neighborhood market comps grew about 5.3%.

$WMT {{ '2017-02-15T15:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT closed acquisition of Moosejaw for about $51MM. Moosejaw is an online active outdoor retailer with a large web presence as well as 10 physical stores. Moosejaw CEO Eoin Comerford, his executive team, and Moosejaw's 350-plus employees will continue to be based in Michigan, and will join $WMT's new U.S. e-commerce retail organization.

$SBUX {{ '2017-01-25T12:37:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SBUX announced the nominations of Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Sam’s Club, and EVP of $WMT; Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, Executive Chairman of LEGO Brand Group; and Satya Nadella, CEO of $MSFT, to its BoDs. Each are nominated for election to the board at annual meeting on March 22. $SBUX's board member James Shennan Jr. to retire after 27 years of service.

$UNH {{ '2017-01-17T11:49:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNH appointed Timothy Flynn to its BoD. Flynn is a member of the BoD of $JPM, $WMT, $AA and a member of the board of trustees of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

$STZ {{ '2017-01-05T16:54:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$STZ said retailers are starting to re-look their stock keeping units (SKU), and retailers like $WMT is looking to have higher margin, fast-moving, growing products on their shelves. The company believes with its strong portfolio, premiumization strategy and high margin brands, it will benefit from these changes.

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