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6/30/15Wal-Mart (WMT) Dividend Stock Analysis for 2015 (Dividend Growth Investor)

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6/23/15Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock... (Jutia Group)

[AP] - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), currently valued at $233.43B, started [...]

6/17/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart uses tax havens to cut taxes on foreign... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has assets worth at least $76 billion through shell companies domiciled in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the report said. The report says Wal-Mart does not list these subsidiaries in its annual filings and called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to require disclosure to make the [...]

6/5/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Waltons fend off shareholder bid to dilute control of Wal-Mart board (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - The change is effective as of the end of the annual shareholders' meeting on Friday, near Wal-Mart headquarters in Arkansas. The family, which owns most of Wal-Mart's shares, was able to defeat an attempt by some investors to choose a chairman without ties to the Waltons, arguing that a greater measure of [...]

6/4/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): 15 Totally Wacky Things You Can Buy at Wal-Mart (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Ahead of Wal-Mart's investor meeting, TheStreet has selected the wackiest items on sale at the retail behemoth. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $239.36B, started the session at $74.55.   During the trading session, WMT traded between $74.18 to $74.98 and has traded [...]

6/2/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart to raise wages for 100,000 U.S. workers... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would raise wages for more than 100,000 of its U.S. workers in some departments from July. The world's largest retailer will increase the wages of managers of service-oriented departments such as electronics and auto care to $13-$24.70 per hour from $10.30-$20.09 currently. Hourly wage of managers of [...]

5/28/15Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Donate $500,000 to Support Texas and ... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation today announced donations totaling $500,000 to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by the floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The amount donated includes cash along with in-kind donations such as food, water, cleaning supplies, baby and personal care products. Read more on this. [...]

5/27/15Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan settle lawsuit related to accident (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it settled a lawsuit with the representatives of comedian Tracy Morgan and two others, who were seriously injured in an accident involving its truck. The crash on June 7 last year killed comedian James McNair. Wal-Mart had already settled with his children. Read more on this. Wal-Mart [...]

5/22/15Market Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibioti... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. The voluntary guidelines announced on Friday would limit suppliers to using antibiotics to treat [...]

5/19/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart 1Q Earnings Stung By Skittish Consumers (Jutia Group)

[at Fox Business] - Wal-Mart is the latest victim of an economic slowdown in the U.S. that has left consumers skittish and prompted them to stay home and save rather than go out and spend. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $246.82B, opened this morning at [...]

5/18/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Video: Walmart’s HR Chief On Raising Minimum Wage — And Consulting ... (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - With 1.3 million workers, there's no bigger, or more closely followed, employer in America than Walmart, and Kristin Oliver is the HR executive responsible for all of them. In an exclusive interview with Forbes' Paul Noglows at the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Detroit this month, she talked about the Read [...]

4/8/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Pay Raises for More Than 13,000 Walmart Associat... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Walmart's additional $1 billion investment in its workers this year, Walmart is giving pay raises to 13,186 associates in South Carolina for the pay period starting April 4. With the raises, associates earn at least $1.75 an hour above the state [...]

4/6/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart Launches Spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign, Inviting ... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Today Walmart launches the spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, a nationwide initiative inviting the public to take action in the fight against hunger. Working with some of the nation’s leading food companies – Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft, and Unilever – Walmart is offering the 140 million [...]

3/25/15Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart U.S. Strategic Update (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Walmart U.S. President and CEO Greg Foran will host investors and analysts at the NYSE on Wed., April 1 to discuss his strategic priorities for the business. Joining Foran will be Judith McKenna, Walmart U.S. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $262.66B, opened [...]

3/23/15Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Should Analyst Upgrades Value Facebook as Much as Wal-Mart? (Jutia Group)

[at 24/7 Wall St.] - A couple of investment banks have weighed in on Facebook. Should the social media powerhouse be valued the same as Wal-Mart? Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $269.09B, started trading this morning at $83.17.   Today, shares have traded between $83.12 [...]

3/19/15Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Target Said to Follow Wal-Mart, TJX and Increase Pay (Jutia Group)

[at Bloomberg] - (Bloomberg) -- Target will raise employee pay to at least $9 an hour this year, following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart and TJX, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $263.57B, started the session [...]

3/17/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Buy Wal-Mart While Investors Overreact (Jutia Group)

[StreetAuthority Network] - Are wage increase announcements bad news for share prices? That's the easy conclusion to draw after seeing the recent pullback in shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $266.86B, started the session at $82.88.   Looking at today's [...]

3/10/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): OPINION: Wal-Mart?s Wage Hikes a Win for Free Enterprise (Jutia Group)

[at Fox Business] - Wal-Mart?s recent announcement that it will voluntarily increase its minimum wage to $9 an hour has union backed groups such as OUR Walmart claiming victory in its efforts to force employers to increase ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $265.34B, opened at $82.27. [...]

2/27/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart Learns It’s Better To Lead Than To Follow (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - Walmart's announcement that it would increase the minimum wage beginning this year to $9, and ultimately $10 per hour for all employees came as something of a surprise, given how entrenched the company had become in maintaining and defending the status quo. But Walmart is learning it's better to lead than [...]

2/24/15Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – The Wal-Mart headline you probably missed (Jutia Group)

[at CNBC] - Lost among last week's headlines was news that could be even more significant for Wal-Mart employees. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), currently valued at $271.97B, started trading this morning at $84.52.   During today's session, WMT traded between $83.92 to $84.75 and has traded [...]

2/23/15Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Despite Walmart’s wage hike, 15 million workers are still stuck with l... (Jutia Group)

[at CNNMoney.com] - Many are saying "Hallelujah" and "finally" to news that Walmart is raising wages. Target and other major retailers are feeling pressure to do the same. Walmart, America's biggest employer, ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $272.68B, started the session at $84.39.   [...]

2/20/15Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart’s Big Pay Hike Is Really Bad News for These 3 Struggling Reta... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Wal-Mart's wage increase could make matters worse for already struggling retailers like Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch and J.C. Penney. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $271.80B, opened at $82.68.   During today's session, WMT traded between $82.55 to $84.38 with [...]

2/19/15Market Update (NYSE:WMT): A Wal-Mart worker making $9 an hour would have to work 2.8 million hour... (Jutia Group)

[at Fortune] - Wal-Mart is raising its minimum employee wages to $9 per hour. CEO Doug McMillon received $25.6 million in compensation last year. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $269.20B, opened at $84.50.   Looking at today's market, WMT one day range is $83.39 to [...]

2/17/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart Foundation Salutes North Carolina’s 77... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - The Walmart Foundation today announces a $1 million grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University to help kick-off the Welcome Home North Carolina initiative to support a three year pilot to identify new ways in which the non-profit, public and private sectors can better work together [...]

2/10/15Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – More than half of Canadians plan to spend $177 o... (Jutia Group)

[CNW Group] - More than half of Canadians plan to spend $177 on average on gifts this Valentine's Day - Walmart Canada Releases Valentine's Day Survey results for 2014 Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current market cap of $279.71B, started trading this morning at $86.52.   [...]

2/6/15Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Sources: Walmart zeroing in on Davenport, Winter Haven for massive eco... (Jutia Group)

[at bizjournals.com] - Polk County is in the running to score a mega-size warehouse deal that real estate sources say is an ecommerce fulfillment center for Walmart Stores Inc. Walmart is zeroing in on sites in the Davenport area as well as CSX Corp.'s Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, according to [...]

1/23/15Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Do you need the Walmart Direct2Cash tax-refund... (Jutia Group)

[Consumer Reports] - Walmart's announcement earlier this week that it would offer a faster, less expensive way for taxpayers to get their state and IRS tax refund in cash sounds promising, particularly for those who ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), currently valued at $285.19B, started trading this morning at [...]

1/20/15Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart Says ‘Skip The Check’ & Pick Up Ta... (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - Don't want to wait for your tax refund check? Bankless? Walmart thinks they have an answer for you with their new Direct2Cash service. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current market cap of $279.08B, started trading this morning at $86.83.   A quick [...]

12/26/14Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift ... (Jutia Group)

[Entrepreneur] - Shoppers can now cash in gift cards from roughly 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants in exchange for a Walmart card. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $280.13B, opened at $86.18.   Looking at the stock, its one day range is $86.01 to $87.14 and [...]

12/24/14Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Exclusive: U.S. minimum wage hikes to affect 1,400-plus Walmart stores (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Minimum wage increases across the United States will prompt Wal-Mart Stores Inc to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations, according to an internal memo reviewed ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), currently valued at $278.61B, opened this morning at $86.94. [...]

12/19/14Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart de Mexico board names Ostale new CEO (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart de Mexico , Mexico's biggest retailer, said on Friday that Enrique Ostale, Walmex Chairman and Latin America chief executive officer for parent company Wal-Mart Stores Inc , will also take over ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $275.90B, opened at $86.26. [...]

12/16/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers’ class action (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current market cap of $267.40B, started the [...]

12/11/14Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Save the Date: Walmart Celebrates 12/13/14 with New Sequence of Savings (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - This Saturday’s date is 12/13/14, the last number-sequential date this century. To celebrate, Walmart is kicking off a sequence of savings this weekend with new, lower prices on hundreds of items in stores. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $271.68B, began trading this morning at $83.26. [...]

12/2/14Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Some Cargill beef sold at Wal-Mart may have e-coli – Canadian agency (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Some ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Canada may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, as meat producer Cargill recalled the products. The agency ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current market cap of $278.89B, opened at [...]

11/28/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Strikes: Are the Workers Already Winning? (Jutia Group)

[at BusinessWeek] - Wal-Mart has improved its treatment of employees in the two years since the first Black Friday strikes Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $283.02B, opened this morning at $86.18.   Looking at today's trading action, the company's one day range [...]

11/26/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Should Walmart be your next bank? (Jutia Group)

[Consumer Reports] - Everyone loves Walmart’s power to deliver bargains. So the recent news that the mega retailer will offer smart-phone-friendly GoBank checking accounts alongside WrestleMania action figures and Ol... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $274.40B, opened at $84.90.   A quick [...]

11/25/14Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart U.S. chief merchandiser departs just be... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. chief merchandising officer was leaving the company in a management shuffle just as the crucial holiday shopping season kicks into gear. Duncan Mac Naughton, who had held ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), currently valued at $274.76B, opened this morning at $84.99. [...]

11/21/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): New Studies Return the Spotlight to Walmart Over Pay, Taxes (Jutia Group)

[at 24/7 Wall St.] - Two new studies support Walmart protestors in favor of higher wages, full-time jobs and freedom from retaliation. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current value of $274.50B, started trading this morning at $85.34.   Today’s price range has been between $84.88 [...]

11/18/14Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – I.D. Systems Receives Three-Year Contract Exte... (Jutia Group)

[GlobeNewswire] - WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- I.D. Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has executed a three-year extension of its contract with Walmart Stores, Inc. to provide VeriWise(TM) ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $270.36B, opened this morning at $83.53.   [...]

11/14/14Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Wal-Mart U.S. Revenue Gain Pushes Stock and ETFs Higher (Jutia Group)

[Zacks] - Wal-Mart same store sales in U.S. has risen for the first time in seven quarters, driving stock price and ETFs higher. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $265.70B, opened this morning at $82.45.   Looking at today's market, WMT one day range is $82.10 [...]

11/13/14Company Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – World’s Richest Woman Tops $40 Billion as Wa... (Jutia Group)

[Bloomberg] - The fortune of Christy Walton, the world's wealthiest woman, topped $40 billion today as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) hit an all-time high. Walton, 65, inherited a piece of the world's largest retailer in ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $267.28B, started trading this morning at $80.94. [...]

11/12/14Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart ‘urgent’ memo urges improvement at ... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger [...]

11/11/14Stock Update (NYSE:WMT): Talk of activist interest boosts Wal-Mart call volume ahead of earnings (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Traders placed bullish bets on Wal-Mart Stores Inc's options on Tuesday, the third trading day in a row, amid rumors that the retailer could face activist pressure to spin off its Sam's Club division. Activity in Wal-Mart's call options soared, with the combined call volume Friday through Tuesday rising to 145,000 contracts, [...]

10/30/14Market Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart Dishes On Halloween Business: Pet Costu... (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - Consumers are feting Halloween in record numbers this year: Total spending for the holiday on costumes, decorations, candy and more is estimated to swell to $7.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. A hefty chunk of those sales will be generated at Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer. Walmart spokesman John [...]

10/22/14Market Update (NYSE:WMT): Worst Things to Buy at Walmart (Jutia Group)

[at Kiplinger] - Walmart is known for saving shoppers money -- often lots of money. You name it, and Walmart probably stocks it. We compared regular (non-sale) prices at two Walmart stores with several of its competitors' regular prices. After also taking into account price-comparison research conducted by Web sites that specialize in finding [...]

10/17/14Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart looks to bump all workers’ pay above ... (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - The plan would put Wal-Mart in a league with Costco and Gap, which have won praise from President Obama for their practices. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), with a current market cap of $237.43B, ended trading yesterday at $73.82.   Looking at today's market, [...]

10/16/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): Walmart Picketing: Will Worker $15 An Hour Full-Time Demand Fly? (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - The same new labor movement that has gained some success in pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage in some cities has identified Walmart -- via the Walton family -- as its current target. Labor- and social welfare-backed organizations have helped arrange a picket outside the Park Avenue condo [...] [...]

10/15/14Market Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart CEO Outlines Growth Strategy at Annual ... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - In opening remarks at the company’s 21st Annual Meeting for the Investment Community, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon outlined the company’s growth strategy, including plans to invest in new capabilities and to continue improving the customer experience at all Walmart stores. Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores [...]

10/14/14Stock Update (NYSE:GPS): Gap to Hire More Seasonal Holiday Workers Than Walmart! (Jutia Group)

[at 24/7 Wall St.] - Gap apparently plan to make a big push this holiday season as it has said that it plans to hire 63,000 workers for the 2014 holiday season. Read more on this. The Gap, Inc. (GPS), with a current value of $15.86B, opened at $36.43.   [...]

10/14/14Stock Update: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announces FY 2016 earnings... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today provided its earnings calendar for fiscal year 2016. The dates are as follows: Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $251.29B, began trading this morning at $77.83.   During today's session, WMT traded between $77.67 to $78.63 and has traded [...]


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