New York State Teachers Retirement System Trimmed Its Wal Mart Stores (WMT) Holding, Energizer Holdings (ENR) Had 6 Analysts Last Week

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Park

New York State Teachers Retirement System decreased Wal Mart Stores (WMT) stake by 3.12% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. New York State Teachers Retirement System sold 89,066 shares as Wal Mart Stores (WMT)’s stock rose 13.55%. The New York State Teachers Retirement System holds 2.76M shares with $190.88M value, down from 2.85 million last quarter. Wal Mart Stores now has $235.53 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.05% or $0.04 reaching $76.38. About 4.34M shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Edgewell Personal Care Company (ENR) (NYSE:ENR), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Edgewell Personal Care Company (ENR) had 24 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, August 4 with “Buy”. As per Monday, April 4, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. UBS maintained Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) on Thursday, February 2 with “Neutral” rating. Morgan Stanley initiated Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) on Wednesday, July 22 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Thursday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) on Friday, May 5 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 7. The stock of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, June 14. See Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) latest ratings:

08/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0000 Maintain
05/05/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $57.00 New Target: $50.00 Maintain
19/04/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $58.00 New Target: $61.00 Downgrade
02/02/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $46 New Target: $53 Maintain

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The company has market cap of $2.91 billion. The Firm is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It has a 15.66 P/E ratio. It operates through four geographic divisions: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa , and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

About 405,566 shares traded. Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) has risen 21.70% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.17, from 0.33 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 1 investors sold Energizer Holdings Inc shares while 1 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 50,195 shares or 6.63% less from 53,762 shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Company invested in 0% or 169 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gulf International Comml Bank (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.02% in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR). Leavell Inv Mgmt reported 8,375 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Vantage Invest Advsrs Ltd Co holds 101 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Eqis Capital Mgmt has 0.04% invested in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) for 14,970 shares. Paradigm Financial Advisors Lc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) for 7,076 shares.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 35 insider sales for $7.18 billion activity. WALTON ALICE L also sold $211.50M worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares. 3.22 million Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $256.21M were sold by WALTON JIM C. 3.00 million shares valued at $237.76 million were sold by WALTON S ROBSON on Friday, June 9. 1,322 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $104,113 were sold by Canney Jacqueline P. Another trade for 5,142 shares valued at $408,070 was made by Chojnowski David on Friday, May 19. Shares for $868,299 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J on Wednesday, May 24.

Analysts await Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on August, 17 before the open. They expect $1.06 earnings per share, down 0.93% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.07 per share. WMT’s profit will be $3.27 billion for 18.01 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.00% EPS growth.

New York State Teachers Retirement System increased Synovus Financial Corp (NYSE:SNV) stake by 11,100 shares to 34,700 valued at $1.43M in 2016Q4. It also upped Quintiles Transnational Corp (NYSE:Q) stake by 5,300 shares and now owns 12,500 shares. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.12 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 97 investors sold WMT shares while 540 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 479 raised stakes. 868.78 million shares or 0.20% more from 867.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Private Harbour Mngmt & Counsel Limited Liability Corporation holds 17,947 shares. Riverbridge Prtn Ltd Liability holds 32,130 shares. Fayez Sarofim invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Lafayette Invs Inc stated it has 93,946 shares or 2.73% of all its holdings. Bessemer holds 0.29% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 914,476 shares. Fiduciary Of The Southwest Tx invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Sterling Inv Advisors Limited Liability Adv holds 0.25% or 3,531 shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has 3.27M shares. Morgan Stanley owns 10.25 million shares. Rwc Asset Management Llp invested in 374,964 shares. Kelly Lawrence W And Assoc Ca has invested 0.01% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Welch Forbes Ltd Company holds 115,373 shares. Adirondack stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). Texan Cap Mgmt invested in 0.16% or 4,881 shares. Tru Com Of Vermont has 0.1% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT).

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