$WMT (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)

$WMT {{ '2016-04-20T21:42:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT said its board nominated Steuart Walton for election to the Walmart board. With the proposed changes, that include the reduction of the number of Board members, the $WMT board will maintain its current independent majority at 67%, the company said.

$WMT {{ '2017-10-10T13:18:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Store operator $WMT said it expects FY18 GAAP EPS to be in the range of $4.18 to $4.28, and sees adjusted EPS between $4.30 and $4.40. For FY19, the company expects adjusted earnings to grow 5% YoY, supported by a 3% gain in net sales. Walmart plans to add 1,000 online grocery locations. Capital expenditure is forecast at $11Bil for FY18 and FY19.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-23T14:15:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a historic partnership, $WMT has joined hands with $GOOGL $GOOG to offer voice-activated shopping experience to customers. Under the partnership – a strategy clearly aimed at countering the dominance of $AMZN in the online marketplace – thousands of items will be made available for voice-shopping through Google Assistant, beginning next month.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T15:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WMT said its 2Q18 EPS was positively impacted by 5 cents from the sale of the Suburbia business in Mexico. Continued investment in e-commerce and technology resulted in a 13 basis points increase in operating expense, as a percentage of sales, during the quarter. The company expects comparable store sales to grow between 1.5% and 2% in 3Q18.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T15:28:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WMT said recent acquisitions, including Bonobos, further enhanced its assortment and provided critical category expertise. The company intends to expand its online grocery platform to more locations across the world. By the end of the year, 200 training academies for store associates are expected to start operating.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T12:40:16+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$WMT Wal-Mart Stores Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2018 Highlights

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T11:50:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Net sales of $WMT’s US division advanced 3.3% YoY to $78.7Bil in 2Q18. Sales of Sam’s Club increased 2.3% to $14.9Bil, while those of Walmart International decreased 1% $28.3Bil. Comparable stores sales of Walmart US, with fuel, rose 1.9% in 2Q18, and comp sales of Sam’s Club gained 1.4%.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T11:32:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q18, $WMT expects GAAP EPS in the range of $0.90 to $0.98. Comparable store sales of Walmart US, excluding fuel, are forecast to grow in the 1.5-2% range, and those of Sam’s Club are seen rising between 1% and 1.5%. The company estimates FY18 GAAP EPS to be in the $4.18-$4.28 range. Full year adjusted EPS is forecast between $4.3 and $4.4.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T11:24:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Multi-format retailer $WMT posted a 1.8% rise in US comparable sales in 2Q18 helped by strong traffic, marking the 12th consecutive growth. Profit plunged 23% annually to $2.9Bil, owing mainly to higher expenses, despite a 2.1% gain in revenues. Sales of Wal-Mart’s peers $TGT and $HD rose 6% and 2% respectively in their most recent quarter.

$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.

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