Stock: Walmart (WMT)


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Announcements


Meetings
Apr 05, 2021: Walmart: Formal Business Meeting for Shareholders on June 2 to be Held Virtually Given the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 30, 2021 - Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that its Annual Shareholders' Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held in a virtual-only format and will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online through a live audio webcast, there will not be a physical location for the annual meeting.

Source: Company Website

2019

Jun 05, 2019: Walmart Announces 2019 Formal Business and Annual Shareholders' Meeting Voting Results
ROGERS, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Formal Business and Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Approximately 92 percent of all outstanding shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting.

During the business meeting, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon commented, "Our top priority is to serve customers. Sam Walton was called a merchant with a servant's heart, and we still embody that mindset today. Over the years, we've learned that the best way to serve our customers is by creating shared value among our broad group of stakeholders. That means we consciously work to balance the interests of our customers, our associates, shareholders, suppliers, communities and our broader influence on the world."

The company reported that shareholders approved the election of each of Walmart's 12 director nominees. Each director nominee received affirmative votes from approximately 97 percent or more of the shares voted, excluding abstentions and broker non-votes, as follows (all percentages are rounded):

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Mar 28, 2019: Walmart Announces 2019 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Activities
Walmart Announces 2019 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Activities Formal Business Meeting for Shareholders on June 5, Followed by a Separate Event for Associates and Shareholders on June 7

Each Event to be Webcast, Along with Investment Community Question and Answer Session with Management the Afternoon of June 7

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced the company's 2019 Annual Shareholders' meeting and activities. A formal business meeting focused on shareholder voting on proxy proposals will take place on Wednesday, June 5, followed by the company's traditional event for associates and shareholders on Friday, June 7. Shareholders of record must present proof of share ownership and photo identification to gain access both Wednesday and Friday.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

2018

Oct 16, 2018: Walmart Underscores Its Unique Assets, Strong Execution and Innovation at Its Investment Community Meeting
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 16, 2018 - Today, Walmart will host its annual meeting for the investment community where its leadership team will discuss how the company is shaping its future, moving with speed and innovating for tomorrow to win for customers and shareholders. The company is also sharing select guidance metrics for the next fiscal year.

"We're adapting and transforming with speed to better serve our existing customers and reach new ones," said Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon. "We're operating with discipline, balancing our short and long-term opportunities. While we're excited about what we've done so far, we aren't satisfied. As we execute today and build for tomorrow, our associates and unique omni-channel assets position us for success."

Source: SEC

2017

Oct 03, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Webcast 2017 Meeting for the Investment Community
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will webcast its 2017 Meeting for the Investment Community on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from approximately 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT. A live video webcast of the presentations will be available through the link provided on the events portion of the company's corporate website at http://news.walmart.com/events/. In addition, and consistent with last year, the company will issue a pre-meeting press release at approximately 6:30 a.m. CDT on Oct. 10 which will include key messages and select guidance. About Walmart Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 02, 2017: Walmart Announces 2017 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Voting Results
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Approximately 92.7 percent of all outstanding shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting.

The company reported that shareholders approved the election of each of Walmart's 11 director nominees. Each director nominee received affirmative votes from approximately 94 percent or more of the shares voted, excluding abstentions and broker non-votes, as follows (all percentages are rounded to the nearest 1/100 of 1 percent):

Shareholders voted on a non-binding advisory resolution to establish the frequency of future advisory shareholder votes to approve the compensation of Walmart's named executive officers, with approximately 98.74 percent of the shares present in person or represented by proxy voting to hold such future advisory votes annually. The Board of Directors had recommended a frequency of one year.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 30, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores announces AGM
Wal-Mart Stores has announced its Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, June 02.

May 26, 2017: Walmart to webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders and its question and answer session with the investment community
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will host its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, June 2, as well as its question and answer session with the investment community. A live webcast of both sessions will be available at stock.walmart.com. The shareholders meeting will begin at 8 a.m. CDT and will conclude at approximately 11 a.m. CDT.

The question and answer session with the investment community, led by Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon, will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. CDT. To access the live webcast of the session directly, click here. A transcript will also be available on Friday, June 2 on the company's website.

Additionally, shareholders can stay informed by following @WalmartNewsroom on Twitter and can join the conversation by using #WalmartShares.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Press Releases

2021

Mar 18, 2021: Walmart Enlists American Fashion Designer Brandon Maxwell as Creative Director for Select Elevated Fashion Brands
Known as one of the industry's leading American fashion designers, Maxwell will act as Creative Director for Free Assembly and Scoop, driving the design of seasonal collections for men's, women's, children's and accessories. In his role, he will be responsible for collection design and providing input into material selection, sourcing and production. He will also be involved in brand marketing initiatives and campaigns for both elevated brands.

Source: Company Website

Mar 13, 2021: Walmart Investment to Accelerate Growth of Rakuten's Global Ecosystem
TOKYO, Japan, March 12, 2021 - Today, Rakuten announced that Walmart Inc. will invest 16.6 billion yen ($153 million) to accelerate the growth of Rakuten's ecosystem in Japan and globally. The investment will see Walmart take a 0.9% stake in Rakuten and is in line with other recent strategic equity investments the company has made that enable Walmart to benefit from future growth in a rapidly changing global retail environment.

Source: Company Website

Mar 10, 2021: Walmart Expands Vriddhi Program to Uttar Pradesh to Help MSMEs Access Domestic and Global Customers
BANGALORE and AGRA, Feb. 25, 2021 - Walmart today launched a new Vriddhi e-Institute in Agra to provide small businesses in Uttar Pradesh access to skills and competencies to grow in a post-pandemic environment through online and offline channels such as Flipkart's marketplace and Walmart's international supply chain.

Source: Company Website

Feb 24, 2021: Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience a McKinsey & Co. Report Created in Collaboration with Walmart
We identified the opportunity to accelerate our efforts by collaborating with McKinsey & Company to fund and support the production of a new report called Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience.

Source: Company Website

Feb 23, 2021: Walmart: Document and Entity Information
Document and Entity Information Document Feb. 16, 2021 Entity Information [Line Items] Document Type 8-K Document Period End Date Feb. 16, 2021 Entity Registrant Name Walmart Inc. Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE

Source: SEC

Feb 22, 2021: Walmart reports record Q4 and FY21 revenue
Walmart will host its annual meeting for the investment community. During the meeting, Walmart's leadership team will highlight how the company will build on its strong performance in FY21 and existing momentum with customers. The company's strong financial position makes it the right time to accelerate investments in key areas, enabling it to grow faster while leveraging its unique assets to build a business model that will define the next generation of retail.

Source: SEC

Feb 22, 2021: Walmart: Document and Entity Information
Document and Entity Information Document Feb. 18, 2021 Entity Information [Line Items] Document Type 8-K Document Period End Date Feb. 18, 2021 Entity Registrant Name Walmart Inc. Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE

Source: SEC

Feb 20, 2021: Walmart Reports Record Q4 and FY21 Revenue
Annual revenue of nearly $560 billion resulted in $35 billion of growth; $40 billion of growth in constant currency.2 Q4 FY21 GAAP EPS of ($0.74); Adjusted EPS2 of $1.39. Decision to repay property tax relief in the U.K. lowered GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS by $0.07; COVID-related costs were $1.1 billion in Q4. Walmart continues to build the next generation business model, investing in automation to fuel future sales and earnings growth. FY22 capital investments are expected to be nearly $14 billion to build supply chain capacity and automation to stay ahead of demand, improve the customer experience and increase productivity.

Source: Company Website

Feb 20, 2021: Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner to Associates: 'A Memorable Year...and an Investment in You'
When I joined Walmart in 1993, one of the first things I learned working in the Garden Center at Store 100 in Bentonville, Arkansas, was that "Our people make the difference." Today we're releasing our FY21 results, and we'll all remember 2020 as an unprecedented year in which our people truly made a difference.

Source: Company Website

Feb 20, 2021: Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Winter Weather Response Efforts to Help Those Affected by Recent Storms
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 19, 2021 - With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts.

Source: Company Website

Feb 08, 2021: Walmart and Sam's Club Pharmacies Are Ready to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared information on the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Through this partnership, Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies can now accept and administer federal allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walmart and Sam's Club are working with the federal government to help increase access to COVID-19 vaccines at select pharmacies in 22 states once vaccine doses are available, starting late next week.

Source: Company Website

Feb 08, 2021: The Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity Awards Over $14 Million in First Round of Grants
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020. Today, Walmart announced that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are distributing the first $14.3 million of that commitment in grants to 16 different nonprofit organizations.

Source: Company Website

Feb 01, 2021: Weve Spent the Past Year Preparing with CDC and Others to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
As we prepare this week to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Maryland, Texas, Delaware, Indiana and the District of Columbia to eligible populations as determined by each district and state, we know our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are ready. It has been a year of hard work and preparation to get to this point. And as more people become eligible for vaccination, it's a good time to take a look back at how we got here.

Source: Company Website

Jan 29, 2021: Walmart Announces Expanded Vision and New Name for its Media Business
Walmart Connect, formerly Walmart Media Group, is growing its offerings to provide unparalleled opportunities for partners to accelerate their connection to customers in a closed-loop, omnichannel environment

Source: Company Website

2020

Dec 10, 2020: Walmart prepares to administer Covid vaccines at stores across the U.S.
Walmart is getting ready to administer Covid-19 vaccinations across the country once a vaccine is approved, the company's chief medical officer said Thursday.

In a post on the company's website, Dr. Tom Van Gilder said the retailer is preparing its more than 5,000 stores and Sam's Club locations to receive the vaccine doses - such as having freezers and dry ice at pharmacies to store them at the right temperature.

"I know we are all ready to get back to normal and enjoy life beyond the epidemic, and these vaccines will help us do that," he said.

Walmart is one of several companies gearing up for coronavirus vaccines, especially as the much-awaited doses get closer to approval and availability in the U.S. There are six vaccine candidates, including one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech that a Food and Drug Administration panel recommended for emergency use at a meeting Thursday. If the FDA gives the final OK, it could become the first vaccine distributed in the country.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage nationwide, the vaccine's availability could help slow the spread and get the economy back on track. More than 15 million Americans have gotten sick and more than 286,000 have died from Covid-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Wednesday marked the deadliest day of the pandemic for the U.S., as the country recorded 3,124 new coronavirus deaths, according to a CNBC analysis of the data.

Health-care workers and residents and staff at long-term care facilities should be the first in line for the Covid-19 vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but states and jurisdictions will ultimately decide who is prioritized. CVS Health and Walgreens have struck deals with the government to administer the vaccine to staff and residents at nursing homes and other facilities.

On Thursday, CVS CEO Larry Merlo said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that the company is ready to start vaccinations at those locations within 24 to 48 hours of receiving its share of vaccines.

"Pending approval, I'm confident that we'll be in thousands of facilities before the Christmas holiday," he said.

Gilder said Walmart is entering into agreements with states to be able to offer vaccinations at pharmacies or other locations, such as long-term care facilities. He did not specify the states or any agreements that the company has signed. A Walmart spokesperson declined to share additional details.

He said Walmart has begun to tackle other challenges that could slow down or complicate a widespread rollout to the general public, including educating employees about the vaccine so they're informed ahead of time.

Walmart is also thinking through a process to help people keep track of their first and second doses of the vaccine. The vaccines that require two doses must be separated by 21 or 28 days, depending on which one, and that timing boosts effectiveness.

Gilder said Walmart already has health-care staff who administer millions of doses of other vaccines. He said it's uniquely positioned to help get the vaccine to many Americans.

"With 90% of the American population living within 10 miles of a Walmart, we will play an important part in making sure those who want a vaccine can get one when they are eligible based on their state's prioritization, especially those in hard to reach parts of the country that have recently been hit hard by the epidemic," he said.

Source: CNBC

Nov 27, 2020: Walmart, Target winners in online holiday shopping boom: Cowen analyst
Oliver Chen, Cowen senior retail analyst, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the holiday shopping winners and losers in midst of the pandemic.

Source: CNBC

Nov 19, 2020: Walmart and McDonald's are among top employers of Medicaid and food stamp beneficiaries, report says
Walmart and McDonald's are among the top employers of beneficiaries of federal aid programs like Medicaid and food stamps, according to a study by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

The question of how much taxpayers contribute to maintaining basic living standards for employees at some of the nation's largest low-wage companies has long been a flashpoint in the debate over minimum wage laws and the ongoing effort to unionize these sectors.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., commissioned the study, which was released Wednesday by the congressional watchdog agency. The Washington Post was the first to report on the data. Sanders, who has run for the Democratic nomination for president, is a leading progressive lawmaker and a consistent critic of corporations.

Source: CNBC

Oct 24, 2020: Walmart Sues DOJ and DEA Seeking Clarity for Pharmacists in Dispensing Prescription Opioids
BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 22, 2020 - Walmart has sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), asking a federal court to clarify the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Walmart Inc. v. DOJ, et al. is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Source: SEC

Oct 22, 2020: Walmart and Sam's Club Support Safe Medication Disposal with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Events in Communities Across the Country
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 21, 2020 - Walmart and Sam's Club are hosting in-person medication disposal events at select store and club locations across the country on Saturday, October 24, as part of the DEA's biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from a home medicine cabinet.

A complete list of DEA Take Back Day location events can be found at: https://takebackday.dea.gov. Law enforcement will be set up in participating Walmart and Sam's Club parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 24 to help the public safely dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

"We recognize the potential danger for misuse and abuse of prescription medications when they fall into the wrong hands. By offering a range of options for safe medication disposal, we can help our customers prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse," Lisa Smith, Senior Director, Clinical Team, Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness, said.

Source: Company Website

Oct 15, 2020: Walmart CEO on new equity initiative to create access to economic opportunities
The Business Roundtable, a non-profit organization made up of over 200 of America's largest employers, announces a new corporate initiative to help create more equitable access to economic opportunities for Black Americans and other communities of color. Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss.

Source: CNBC

Oct 15, 2020: Walmart CEO says TikTok deal would help make social media more shoppable
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday that the retailer wants to own part of popular video app TikTok because it sees social media as a huge business opportunity and a powerful way to reach customers.

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," he said Walmart sees TikTok as a "discovery opportunity" for consumers to find merchandise they want to buy.

"If you're watching a TikTok video and somebody's got a piece of apparel or an item on it that you really like, what if you could just quickly purchase that item?" he said. "That's what we're seeing happen in countries around the world. And it's intriguing to us, and we would like to be part of it."

Source: CNBC

Oct 15, 2020: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to Congress: Get a stimulus deal done
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday called on Congress to work together and pass a stimulus deal to help American families and small businesses.

"For both sides, I think what they need to keep in mind is that there are Americans that need them, that don't really care about politics, aren't really tied up in this election and they just need some help," he said, in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

He said lawmakers on both sides of the aisle - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin - should hammer out an agreement, even if they need to tinker with it and improve upon it over time.

Source: CNBC

Oct 14, 2020: Walmart divides Black Friday deals into 3 separate events that kick off online
For shoppers who can't part with Black Friday traditions, Walmart said Wednesday that it still plans to have in-store events featuring deep discounts.

Yet the holiday sales days will come with pandemic-related precautions. Stores will open at 5 a.m. local time. Customers must line up single-file before they enter. Stores will limit the number of people inside. Employees will distribute sanitized shopping carts. And some, dubbed health ambassadors, will greet shoppers and remind them to put on a mask.

Walmart is planning to take steps to discourage crowds and nudge some bargain hunters online, too. The company said it will split up Black Friday into three different holiday sales events, staggered throughout the month of November. Each will begin on its website and hit stores a few days later.

Source: CNBC

Oct 14, 2020: Walmart
Walmart plans to hold three separate savings events through the month of November, rather than focusing on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving. The promotions will begin on Walmart.com and continue in the retailer's stores, with the first such event scheduled for November 4.

Source: CNBC

Oct 12, 2020: Big-box retailers like Walmart, Target try to beat Amazon on speed by focusing on curbside pickup
As big-box retailers throw their own sales events during Amazon Prime Day, expect to see them tout an asset that the e-commerce giant doesn't have: numerous stores across the country where customers can quickly retrieve their online purchases.

Amazon Prime Day starts at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday and lasts through Wednesday. Target will have "Deal Days" and Best Buy will jumpstart Black Friday sales on those days. Walmart holds its "Big Save Event" from 7 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday.

Buy online, pick up in store options - such as curbside and in-store pickup - have gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic as a safe, convenient alternative to browsing store aisles.

Source: CNBC

Source: CNBC

Oct 11, 2020: Big-box retailers like Walmart, Target try to beat Amazon on speed by focusing on curbside pickup
As big-box retailers throw their own sales events during Amazon Prime Day, expect to see them tout an asset that the e-commerce giant doesn't have: numerous stores across the country where customers can quickly retrieve their online purchases.

Amazon Prime Day starts at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday and lasts through Wednesday. Target will have "Deal Days" and Best Buy will jumpstart Black Friday sales on those days. Walmart holds its "Big Save Event" from 7 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday.

Buy online, pick up in store options - such as curbside and in-store pickup - have gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic as a safe, convenient alternative to browsing store aisles.

Source: CNBC

Oct 08, 2020: Walmart
Walmart's Sam's Club unit is planning to sell smaller packages of food for the holiday season, in anticipation of downsized family gatherings due to the pandemic.

Source: CNBC

Oct 05, 2020: Walmart signs trio of drone deals as it races to play catch-up with Amazon
Brent Morgan is one of many Americans who have had a Walmart package dropped off at his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet his delivery did not fit the typical mold.

A drone flew overhead and dropped a bag in his front lawn. Inside, there was an at-home Covid-19 test kit.

The aerial delivery in Morgan's Las Vegas neighborhood is part of a new effort by Walmart to understand how drones could expand its on-demand deliveries and help it better compete with Amazon.

Over the past month, Walmart has announced three deals with drone operators to test different uses for the drones. It's teamed up with Flytrex to deliver groceries and household essentials in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It plans to launch another pilot project with Zipline, a company best known for its medical drone deliveries in African countries like Ghana and Rwanda, for on-demand deliveries of health and wellness products early next year. And it's testing deliveries of at-home Covid-19 test kits with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp in Las Vegas and Cheektowaga, a suburb of Buffalo, New York.

Drones, once seen as futuristic or a novelty, have gained traction as a potentially mainstream way for retailers to deliver purchases to their customers. Growing e-commerce sales have intensified pressure on retailers to speed up deliveries and use quick turnaround times as a differentiator. More Americans have gotten used to drones, as they have seen them in the sky or bought a hobby drone of their own. And pandemic-related trends, such as shopping from the couch instead of the store aisle and limiting contact with strangers, could broaden their appeal, too.

Tom Ward, Walmart's senior vice president of customer products, said drones could be another way to use its giant big-box stores "to serve customers in as many ways as we possibly can that suits their needs, whether that's speed or convenience."

"Drones now are at a place where I think that technology represents a huge opportunity," he said.

Yet Walmart and its rivals will have to overcome a variety of hurdles, such as bringing down the cost of deliveries and overcoming pushback from people who may see buzzing delivery vehicles over their backyard as a nuisance or invasion of privacy.

Walmart has not released terms of its deals with the drone companies and would not say how it splits costs.

Ward said the retailer is still testing and trying to better understand what consumers want and what the deliveries would cost. He said Walmart doesn't yet know when drone deliveries may become widely available across the U.S.

"Where we see success and where we can see this proposition make sense for the customers and make sense for the business, we will move really quickly," he said.

Source: CNBC

Sep 23, 2020: Walmart looks to hire 20,000 workers to help pack and ship holiday orders this year
Walmart said it will hire 20,000 seasonal employees who will help pack and ship online purchases at its fulfillment centers as it anticipates more holiday shopping to shift online during the coronavirus pandemic.

It marks the first time in five years that the big-box retailer has announced significant holiday hiring. The company is adding the seasonal workers, even after its pandemic-fueled spree. Since March, it has hired more than 500,000 employees across its U.S. stores and supply chain to keep up with demand for a wide range of items, from groceries to hair color and bicycles.

Over the past few years, Walmart has largely given extra hours to its existing employees to keep up with the pace of holiday shopping.

However, this year the pandemic could complicate how the season unfolds. New Covid-19 cases are rising by a weekly average of 5% or more in 29 states and Washington, D.C., according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. And public health officials are concerned those numbers could grow as colder temperatures force people inside.

In a news release Wednesday, Walmart said it will stretch Black Friday sales throughout the holiday season and have more deals online, rather than squeezing them into a single day that jams up stores - though it shared few details about specific offers.

Holiday sales could rise by 1% to 1.5% this year, according to an estimate from consulting firm Deloitte. However, it said actual spending will hinge on how much high-income consumers spend on lavish gifts and how much lower-income families pull back because of unemployment or uncertainty.

Another consulting firm, AlixPartners, said many Americans will begin buying holiday gifts before Halloween as traditions like "doorbuster" sales and one-day Black Friday deals fade away. Several retailers including Walmart, Target and J.C. Penney have already said they will remain shut on Thanksgiving Day. For this reason, AlixPartners is including October in its holiday sales forecast, and estimates an increase of 1% to 2.6% in sales over the same three-month period last year.

Walmart said it anticipates that many trends that began during the pandemic may continue or intensify over the typically busy shopping season. For example, it said, people's holiday wish lists may reflect their new and simpler routines. They may ask for items like exercise equipment, since they aren't going to the gym. Customers may buy their family and friends athleisure or sleepwear for lounging around at home. And people may treat their new work-from-home buddy to a cozy new dog bed or squeaky toy.

"Over the past six months, our customers have been shopping differently, and we expect that will continue into the most important shopping season of the year - the holidays," said Scott McCall, chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S. "We've heard from our customers that many plan on starting their holiday shopping well before Black Friday, and that they're looking for gifts that fit their current lifestyle."

Other retailers have begun offering glimpses of what they see ahead as well. Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette predicted consumers will buy beauty and home items as people exchange fewer experiential gifts like a spa gift card or movie tickets. Lowe's speeded up the installation of store lockers in major metro markets, anticipating people may prefer to retrieve their own online purchases of Christmas decor or a power tool gift without interacting with employees or other customers. Home Depot said it has teamed with Pinterest to inspire homemade gift ideas, an option that may appeal to the growing number of Americans tackling DIY projects or tightening their belt because of the recession.

And numerous companies are trying to reduce crowds and encourage shopping by extending promotions over a number of months. Home Depot, for example, said its Black Friday specials will last nearly two months. Target said holiday deals will start in October. And media reports have suggested that Amazon will hold its delayed sales event, Prime Day, on Oct. 13.

Some aspects of the Walmart shopping experience will remain the same, however: The retailer said it will keep up safety procedures, such as a requiring masks. It will also continue shortened store hours, something that will keep stores clean and stocked - but also could cut into parents' late-night shopping trips.

Source: CNBC

Sep 22, 2020: Walmart
The retailer is partnering with Goldman Sachs (GS) to provide lines of credit to third-party merchants who sell their products on Walmart.com.

Source: CNBC

Sep 21, 2020: Jim Cramer on the politics behind the Oracle and Walmart-TikTok deal
"Chinese are going to have to accelerate the distribution of their stock now at the time of the Oracle-Walmart investment, which is something the president really wants," CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday. "The Chinese have not wanted that, but it sounds like the Chinese are going to have to give in because the president wants a huge win here, and he'll get it if they do accelerate and therefore there will be no Chinese stake when the Walmart-Oracle deal closes."

Source: CNBC

Sep 21, 2020: Why TikTok deal could mean big growth for Walmart's ads business
Walmart confirmed over the weekend it had tentatively agreed to purchase a 7.5% stake of TikTok in the U.S., alongside Oracle's larger 12.5% stake.

That deal could be a boon for the retailer's tiny but growing advertising business.

Although it's known for its big-box stores, Walmart has an advertising business that resembles Amazon's, albeit on a much smaller scale. On Walmart's own website, advertisers can sponsor their products to appear prominently in search or on product detail pages. It also has a display advertising network, which lets advertisers reach Walmart customers both on the retailer's own digital properties and off-site, whether that's on other websites or on social channels like Instagram or Pinterest.

Walmart Media Group boasts about its "massive scale" and "massive reach" to advertisers, saying 160 million customers visit its stores or its website every month, and claims 90% of households have shopped at Walmart at least once in the prior 12 months, attributing 2020 data.

But in its 2020 annual report, the company said Walmart Media Group along with "fuel and financial services and related products" make up less than 1% of annual net sales.

By way of comparison, in Q2, Amazon's "Other" business segment, which "primarily includes sales of advertising services," accounted for $4.2 billion in net sales, a bit less than 5% of the company's total. It's consistently growing around 40% on an annualized basis.

Source: CNBC

Sep 21, 2020: Walmart
Oracle and Walmart shares rose 1.9% and 0.7%, respectively after President Donald Trump said over the weekend he approved a deal in which the two companies would partner with social video app TikTok in the U.S. "I approved the deal in concept," Trump said Saturday.

Source: CNBC

Sep 21, 2020: Trump: Oracle, Walmart must have total control of TikTok
President Trump created confusion on Monday morning after describing the deal between Oracle, Walmart and TikTok in different terms compared to how the parties themselves described it over the weekend. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

Source: CNBC

Sep 19, 2020: Trump agrees to TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart, allowing app's U.S. operations to continue
President Donald Trump said Saturday he has approved a deal in principle in which Oracle and Walmart will partner with the viral video-sharing app TikTok in the U.S., allowing the popular app to avoid a shutdown.

"I have given the deal my blessing - if they get it done that's great, if they don't that's okay too," Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before departing for North Carolina. "I approved the deal in concept."

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it would delay the prohibition of U.S. transactions with TikTok until next Sunday.

Shortly after Trump's comments, Oracle announced it was chosen as TikTok's secure cloud provider and will become a minority investor with a 12.5% stake. TikTok confirmed Oracle's role and said it was working with Walmart on a commercial partnership.

Walmart said it has tentatively agreed to a purchase 7.5% stake, and CEO Doug McMillon would serve as one of the five board members of the newly created company.

"In addition, we would work toward an initial public offering of the company in the United States within the next year to bring even more ownership to American citizens," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement.

TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance will own the remaining 80% of TikTok, according to a person familiar with the matter. However, because 40% of ByteDance is owned by U.S. venture capital firms, the Trump administration can technically claim TikTok Global is now majority owned by U.S. money.

TikTok said it will maintain and expand its headquarters in the U.S., while bringing 25,000 jobs across the country. Trump had said a new company will likely be incorporated in Texas.

Trump said the companies would also make a $5 billion contribution toward an education fund. Oracle and Walmart said in a joint statement that the global TikTok business will pay over $5 billion in new taxes to the U.S. Treasury Department, and that the companies and TikTok investors would build and provide online videos to teach kids about history, science and other subjects.

"We're going to be setting up a very large fund for the education of American youth and that'll be great," the president said. "That's the contribution I've been asking for."

The outcome could boost Oracle's position as a company that can handle challenging computing workloads and help to resolve a geopolitical dispute between the U.S. and China.

TikTok and Oracle both said Monday that ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, had sent a proposal to the U.S. Treasury Department over the previous weekend. Reports throughout the week said that negotiations were bogged down on the precise details of the deal, including the ownership stakes of Oracle and ByteDance, and control of the recommendation algorithms TikTok uses to promote particular material.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz was a member of President Trump's transition team, and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison threw a fundraising event for Trump earlier this year.

"We are a hundred percent confident in our ability to deliver a highly secure environment to TikTok and ensure data privacy to TikTok's American users, and users throughout the world," Catz said in a statement Saturday after Oracle's role was announced. "This greatly improved security and guaranteed privacy will enable the continued rapid growth of the TikTok user community to benefit all stakeholders."

Oracle already provides cloud infrastructure to online video services 8x8 and Zoom, among other clients, although Amazon, Microsoft and other companies picked up more cloud revenue than Oracle in 2019, according to estimates from industry research company Gartner.

Microsoft had sought to acquire TikTok's operations in the U.S. Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with Walmart as a partner, but said ByteDance had decided not to do that deal.

Oracle and Walmart said U.S. TikTok user data would be moved to Oracle's cloud infrastructure. The companies did not provide a timeline.

China and the Trump administration have used tariffs in their trade war in recent years, and their disagreements have spilled over into the technology industry. The Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States pushed for a sale of dating app Grindr by the Chinese company that bought it in 2016, and the committee later looked into ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of Musical.ly, a video sharing app that ByteDance merged with TikTok in 2018, because of national security concerns. A Trump executive order in August in August sought to block U.S. transactions with ByteDance, as well as Tencent, which owns messaging app WeChat.

President Trump had taken steps to ban TikTok in the U.S. or make ByteDance sell the app's U.S. assets. The Chinese government subsequently revised export restrictions so that they now cover "recommendation of personalized information services based on data analysis," among other things. TikTok's app draws on recommendation systems to select videos to show each user.

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Sep 18, 2020: Final Trades: Walmart, Accenture, Illinois Tool Works & more
The "Halftime Report" traders give their top picks to watch for the second half.

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Sep 18, 2020: Cramer: Oracle and Walmart need to work harder to please Trump on TikTok deal
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday that Oracle and Walmart are "scrambling" to find out what else they can do to gain approval from the Trump administration in their bid to acquire minority stakes in Chinese-owned TikTok.

"I think that Walmart and Oracle will be working all weekend to try to figure out how they can satisfy [President Donald Trump]. I think they already feel they've given him everything they can but obviously that's not going to get it done," Cramer said on "Squawk Box."

Cramer's comments Friday came shortly after the Commerce Department said it plans to ban U.S. business transactions with TikTok and another Chinese app, WeChat. It was the latest development in a weekslong saga regarding the fate of the apps, which Trump has claimed present a national security risk.

In an emailed statement, TikTok said it had already made numerous concessions to address security concerns raised by the Trump Administration, including choosing a U.S. company to host its data and services.

Cramer, host of "Mad Money," said the fate of any potential TikTok deal likely rests with Trump, who earlier this week said he was not fond of TikTok's current owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, retaining a majority stake in the wildly popular social media app.

"The president is the guy doing this. It's not any of his advisors. It's the president, and so nobody knows what's really going to happen," Cramer said.

CNBC's David Faber said Friday that he's sticking by his reporting. "I don't think there's anything in today's news from Commerce that indicates that it's not possible Trump will sign off on this transaction. It is possible he will come to the rescue. That is sort of the dramatic denouement that he likes."

Sources told Faber Thursday that to address ownership concerns, ByteDance plans to do an initial public offering of global TikTok on a U.S. exchange, according to people familiar with the matter. Oracle would own a minority stake. Walmart would also take a stake. Chinese officials would also have a say in any potential deal involving TikTok, which could further complicate any resolution. Trump on Wednesday backed off his demand that the U.S. Treasury get paid as part of the deal.

Based on his reporting, Cramer said he believes the Commerce Department's actions Friday are likely meant to apply additional pressure on Oracle and Walmart to take larger stakes in TikTok. Another motivation could be to accelerate the timeline of global TikTok's IPO, Cramer said. "An IPO that's not 12 months from now, but an IPO that's now. Contact a banker, and they do an IPO in four weeks," he said. "I think it's a deal if they do that, but I just can't see them willing to give in any more than they have."

Faber sees WeChat as a more serious issue. WeChat, which is widely used in the U.S. by Chinese expats and others to communicate with friends and associates in China, is owned by Chinese tech powerhouse Tencent Holdings.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday said the department's order applies to WeChat and TikTok differently, with more stringent restrictions hitting TikTok starting Nov. 12. That could potentially be to allow for more time for Oracle and Walmart to negotiate a deal that Trump would approve.

Although that could be the case, Cramer said he believes the companies "view it as this weekend or nothing."

Oracle did not respond to CNBC's request for comment. A Walmart spokesman declined to comment.

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Sep 17, 2020: Oracle, Walmart stakes in TikTok likely less than 20%: Sources
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the latest news on TikTok and when Trump may make a decision on the deal.

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Sep 17, 2020: TikTok set to IPO globally if Trump approves deal with Oracle, Walmart
President Donald Trump is expected to decide on TikTok's fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources told CNBC's David Faber.

To address ownership concerns, ByteDance plans to do an initial public offering of global TikTok on a U.S. stock exchange, according to people familiar with the matter. Oracle will also own a minority stake that will be less than 20% of the new global TikTok, two of the people said. Walmart will also take a stake, though its size is still unknown, according to two of the people.

The Treasury Department sent major revisions about security issues on the TikTok/Oracle term sheet Wednesday night, sources told CNBC's Sara Eisen. ByteDance has fully agreed to those revisions, the sources said, although it's unclear what the changes entailed.

Trump has been meeting with Cabinet members and other advisers as he decides whether or not to approve the deal, according to others familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. There are mixed points of views among his advisers, who include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, one of the people said.

An initial public offering of TikTok would likely be the largest technology IPO in recent years. Private valuations of the company have been estimated to be about $50 billion. Recent public offerings, such as Snowflake, have added billions of dollars in valuation when stocks hit the public markets.

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Sep 17, 2020: Walmart: President Trump expected to rule on TikTok deal in the next 24 to 36 hours
Walmart will partner with Oracle on the TikTok deal, sources tell CNBC. President Trump is also expected to rule on the deal in the next 24 to 36 hours. CNBC's David Faber joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss.

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Sep 17, 2020: Walmart: Trump expected to rule on TikTok deal in the next 24 to 36 hours, sources tell CNBC
President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on TikTok's fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources tell CNBC's David Faber. Walmart is also expected to partner with Oracle in a deal where Oracle would own roughly 20 percent of the social media app, according to the sources.

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Sep 15, 2020: Walmart
The big-box retailer's membership program, Walmart+, officially launches on Tuesday, as a competitor to Amazon.com's Prime. The membership includes unlimited free delivery on orders over $35, and discounts on gas, among other things.

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Sep 14, 2020: Walmart and Zipline team up to bring their own drone delivery to the U.S.
Walmart and Zipline are teaming up to bring their own version of drone delivery to the U.S. If successful, the service has the potential to expand to general merchandise

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Sep 03, 2020: Walmart gets creative, goes virtual as it plans for holiday toy shopping
Before each holiday season, Walmart gathers hundreds of kids at a convention center near its Arkansas headquarters.

The young testers try out lots of toys and pick those they would like to get from Santa. That shapes the retailer's list of top toys and determines which ones it orders in abundance.

This year, the company mailed toys to several dozen kids to test at home. It's one example of how the coronavirus pandemic has changed norms for the holiday season - even before it has truly begun.

Walmart had to come up with the workaround for its toy testing group to compile its list of top-rated toys. It developed an online tool that lets kids virtually unbox, test and play with toys since multiple kids can't wheel around the same truck or play with the same doll in store aisles or at demos due to the pandemic.

Walmart Wonder Lab will allow kids to try over 100 toys and guide virtual hands to interact with them. It's a scaled-up version of a tool the company had the past two holiday seasons.

Walmart's Brad Bedwell said the retailer has shipped more toys to fulfillment centers this year because it anticipates many customers to buy them online.

Toys that will be sold this holiday season hit store shelves in August to see how they performed, said Bedwell, merchandising director of preschool toys and omni merchandising.

This year's top-rated toys range from classics like Lego to outdoor toys like scooters and hoverboards to unique products like Squeakee, a interactive balloon dog from Moose Toys that makes sounds and does tricks and sells for $59.88. Unlike last holiday season, there will also be a number of items tied to the popular Disney+ show "The Mandalorian," including a Bop It! game designed to look like The Child, made by Hasbro, that will sell for $14.88

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Sep 03, 2020: Amazon will 'take over the world' from Walmart and keep growing: Analyst
Walmart's newly launched subscription program can't challenge Amazon; and Amazon's stock will continue to rise if they can keep SG&A spending flat, says Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities.

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Sep 01, 2020: Trading Nation: Walmart rallies on details of membership programs
Todd Gordon of Ascent Wealth Partners and Quint Tatro of Joule Financial discuss how they're processing Walmart's announcement of Walmart+ and if they continue to favor Amazon over Walmart with Seema Mody.

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Sep 01, 2020: Walmart
Walmart shares popped more than 6% after the retailer said it would launch its own membership service, Walmart+, later this month. The new service will feature unlimited free delivery and discounts of as much as 5 cents a gallon for fuel. Walmart was also the best-performing Dow component around midday.

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Aug 31, 2020: Walmart
Shares of the retailer slipped over 3% following a downgrade to hold at R5 Capital. "We see a more muted outlook for sales over the next 12 months," the firm said on Monday. R5 Capital has a $147 target on the stock, which is abut 9% above where it currently trades.

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Aug 28, 2020: Walmart could provide opportunities in e-commerce synergies, says interim head of TikTok
Walmart said Thursday that it's teaming up with Microsoft in a bid for TikTok. Vanessa Pappas, interim head of TikTok, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss Walmart joining the talks.

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Aug 28, 2020: Walmart's 2020 ESG Efforts: Making Important Progress Toward Positive Societal, Environmental Change
By Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

I am excited to let you know that today we released Walmart's 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which covers the fiscal year ending on Jan. 31, 2020 (FY2020).

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Aug 28, 2020: Walmart Statement Regarding Discussions with Microsoft About TikTok
Walmart Inc. issued a public statement regarding discussions with Microsoft involving ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok service in the United States:

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Aug 28, 2020: Hurricane Laura Facility Status
The safety of our associates and customers is our top priority. Walmart's Emergency Operations Center monitors hurricanes and other potential disasters in real time. We assess the status of our facilities and will continue to operate as long as it is safe to do so. We pay close attention and follow local and/or state evacuation mandates.

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Aug 28, 2020: TikTok's current head explains how Walmart fits into its recent e-commerce push
Following CNBC's report Thursday that Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft in its effort to buy TikTok, the social media app's interim head Vanessa Pappas said the social media upstart and retail giant already have a common interest.

"For us, we've been really focused recently on rolling out some e-commerce features. We've been providing that for our creator community as another way for them to earn a livelihood," Pappas said in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday. "I think there's a lot of different synergies there."

TikTok began testing new social commerce features last year by allowing some users to add links to their profiles and videos. Levi's was among the first retail brands to use TikTok's new "Shop Now" feature to direct users to merchandise. The company partnered with influencers to spread their message and reported high engagement and traffic to its website in early tests as of April, according to TechCrunch.

TikTok is under pressure to sell to an American company before Sept. 20 when an executive order banning U.S. entities from transactions with the app would go into effect. The Trump administration has raised national security concerns with TikTok due to its Chinese parent company, ByteDance. Members of both parties in Congress have shared fears over the potential for ByteDance to be compelled by the Chinese Communist Party to share American user data.

TikTok has repeatedly disputed that it would share data with Chinese officials, saying TikTok is not offered in China and data for the app is not stored in the country.

Microsoft was the first to emerge as a potential buyer for TikTok as pressure mounted. Though it has had a mixed record on consumer offerings, Microsoft would be able to offer TikTok a strong cloud infrastructure at a well-resourced company. Oracle, another cloud provider, has also emerged as a potential buyer. Walmart teamed up with Microsoft after its attempt to become majority owner of TikTok through a partnership with SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet fell apart, CNBC previously reported.

Pappas said she's not directly involved in deal talks but saw strengths in both Microsoft and Oracle as technology providers.

"I think if you look at the various players and the partners that we're hearing from, I think they're amazing tech companies," she said. "Oracle has its strengths in terms of being a leading data infrastructure company and focused on security, Microsoft as well, great security and privacy platform as well as everything they're doing with cloud."

Pappas took the helm at TikTok after former CEO Kevin Mayer announced his resignation this week. Mayer, a former Disney executive who was thought to be in contention for that CEO job before it was filled by Bob Chapek, said he had been looking forward to running a global company. That the actions of the U.S. government seemed to have changed the role he signed up for.

A deal to buy TikTok's U.S., Canadian, Australian and New Zealand operations could be announced as soon as next week, sources told CNBC. The deal is likely to be valued at $20 billion to $30 billion, according to the sources.

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Aug 28, 2020: How Walmart teaming up with Microsoft in TikTok bid could affect the talks
Adam Singolda, founder and CEO of content discovery and advertising platform Taboola, and Rich Greenfield, partner at LightShed Partners, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss Walmart teaming up with Microsoft to make a bid for TikTok's U.S. assets.

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Aug 28, 2020: Acquiring TikTok makes strategic sense for Walmart, would send stock higher: Retail analyst
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team discusses what a TikTok acquisition could mean for Walmart and Microsoft with Michael Baker, senior retail analyst for Nomura Instinet.

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Aug 27, 2020: Walmart
Shares of Walmart jumped 4.5% to its session high after the supermarket chain confirmed it's teaming up with Microsoft in a bid for popular Chinese social media app TikTok. TikTok is nearing an agreement to sell its U.S., Canadian, Australian and New Zealand operations in a deal likely in the $20 billion to $30 billion range and it could announce a deal in the coming days, sources say. Microsoft shares gained nearly 2.5%.

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Aug 27, 2020: Why Walmart got into the TikTok bidding war
CNBC's Alex Sherman reported that Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft in the company's bid for TikTok. He joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss why Walmart is getting in on the action.

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Aug 27, 2020: Cowen analyst Oliver Chen says Walmart's bid for TikTok is a great vehicle for reaching new customers
Cowen analyst Oliver Chen joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss his thoughts on Gap and retail as well as Walmart's bid for popular video platform TikTok.

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Aug 27, 2020: Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft on TikTok bid
Walmart said Thursday that it's teaming up with Microsoft in a bid for TikTok.

The retail giant confirmed to CNBC that it's interested in buying the popular short-form video application.

Walmart shares hit a 52-week high of $139.35 on Thursday. At the close, they were up nearly 5% to $136.63, bringing the company's market cap to almost $387 billion.

TikTok's Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, is nearing an agreement to sell its U.S., Canadian, Australian and New Zealand operations in a deal that's likely to be in the $20 billion to $30 billion range, sources say. It has not yet chosen a buyer, but could announce the deal in coming days, the sources say.

With Walmart's confirmation, it joins several others trying to acquire the tech company, including Oracle.

Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove declined to say how the two companies would split ownership of TikTok, if they had the winning bid, and whether the retailer would be the majority owner.

Walmart is pursuing the acquisition at a time when it's trying to better compete with Amazon. It plans to launch a membership program, called Walmart+, soon. The subscription-based service is the retailer's answer to Amazon Prime, which includes original TV shows and movies.

In a statement, the big-box retailer said TikTok's integration of e-commerce and advertising "is a clear benefit to creators and users in those markets." It did not say how it would use TikTok or whether it would be part of Walmart+.

"We believe a potential relationship with TikTok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with an important way for us to reach and serve omnichannel customers as well as grow our third-party marketplace and advertising businesses," it said. "We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US TikTok users while satisfying the concerns of US government regulators."

The deal, if approved, would give Walmart and Microsoft access to hundreds of millions of consumers who could buy their products or become a lucrative audience for ads. In a filing this week, TikTok said it has nearly 100 million monthly active U.S. users. That's up nearly 800% from January 2018.

Daniel Ives, managing director and technology analyst at Wedbush Securities, described TikTok as "a huge shot in the arm" for Walmart's e-commerce business.

"When you think right now about going up against the 800-pound gorilla, Amazon, obviously they've been behind the eight ball," he said. "But Walmart could use this as a golden opportunity to partner with Microsoft and monetize the TikTok base, which could start to rival Instagram in the next few years just given its global presence."

He gave the bid an 85% to 90% chance of going through.

On Walmart's recent earnings call, CEO Doug McMillon did not say when Walmart+ would launch or which perks it would include, but he acknowledged the buzz around it. He said the membership program will speed up deliveries for customers through curbside pickup and delivery, strengthen relationships with them, and collect valuable data.

Walmart had previously worked on a deal with SoftBank, but that bid faced resistance from the U.S. government because it did not include a cloud technology backbone component, people familiar with the matter said.

With Microsoft involved, Walmart could be better positioned. Two years ago, Walmart announced a five-year cloud deal with Microsoft. The retailer adopted Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and a bundle that includes the Office 365 productivity applications.

TikTok was pushed to look for a buyer after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in July that he was considering banning TikTok and other Chinese applications for security reasons. The U.S. government said it's concerned the Chinese government can access user data collected by TikTok.

The Pentagon banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices in January. The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate followed suit this summer. President Donald Trump joined calls for the app's ban. His presidential campaign urged people with ads on Facebook and Instagram to sign a petition.

Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6, alleging China may potentially have access to "Americans' personal and proprietary information" through data collected by TikTok. The app has repeatedly denied those allegations. It says its user data is stored in the U.S., with a backup in Singapore, and its data centers are not located in China.

On Thursday, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quit the company, citing political pressure and the forced sale. He announced his departure just months after starting in the role.

"I understand that the role that I signed up for-including running TikTok globally-will look very different as a result of the US Administration's action to push for a sell off of the US business," he said in the memo obtained by CNBC.

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Aug 27, 2020: With bid for TikTok, Walmart looks to turn a political turf war to its own advantage
For Walmart, a political tug of war over TikTok has become an opportunity to nab an app with a huge fan following.

The company confirmed Thursday that it's teaming up with Microsoft to buy the tech platform, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance.

TikTok's parent company is looking for a buyer after the U.S. government pushed for a ban of the app and alleged the Chinese government could access user data. TikTok has denied those allegations and is challenging the U.S. government in a lawsuit. ByteDance is weighing other offers, including one from Oracle, but could pick the buyer in coming days, according to people familiar with the matter.

For some, the big-box retailer - best known for its giant Supercenters and its low prices - may seem like an unlikely buyer for the tech platform of viral videos and numerous teenage users. Yet Walmart's background as a retailer rather than a tech company may actually give it an edge. Some companies, such as Amazon or Facebook, have been boxed out of the bidding war because they already have a huge tech presence and would raise antitrust concerns.

"For Walmart, it would be a coup to get part of this asset," said Daniel Ives, managing director and technology analyst at Wedbush Securities. "It really falls into their lap, given the political backdrop."

TikTok fits into Walmart's broader strategy to expand its reach with customers, collect valuable consumer data and amp up its e-commerce business to fend off Amazon, analysts and industry watchers say. It could also shake up its reputation by affiliating itself with the video platform.

Walmart could reach hundreds of millions of consumers with the app. TikTok has about 100 million monthly active U.S. users, an increase of nearly 800% from January 2018, according to a lawsuit filing by the company. TikTok said it has more than 50 million daily U.S. users.

By owning TikTok, Walmart and Microsoft could both shake up their reputation and affiliate themselves with an app that's extremely popular among teens and kids.

"This would be really changing the perception of your grandfather's Microsoft and Walmart," Ives said.

It is unclear how Walmart and Microsoft would structure the deal and how much they'd pay for TikTok. The deal is expected to be in the $20 billion to $30 billion range, sources say. Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove declined to say how Walmart would split ownership of TikTok or say whether it would be the majority owner.

Walmart has made numerous acquisitions of brands known for their online savvy and ability to attract a younger audience. It bought Jet.com for $3.3 billion in 2016 to fuel its e-commerce expansion. It purchased digital natives, including menswear brand Bonobos and plus-size women's clothing line Eloquii, among others. Some of the companies, including ModCloth, however, it's bought only to sell them soon after. On Thursday, Walmart confirmed it's selling two other online brands it acquired: Shoes.com and Bare Necessities.

The retailer also has an incubation arm, Store No. 8, that's based in Silicon Valley. It's tested new concepts and launched brands.

By making a bid on TikTok with Microsoft, Walmart is changing its strategy on content. It's considered breaking into the video and entertainment business several times before, only to drop those plans. Among them, it bought video-on-demand service Vudu in 2010 for an undisclosed sum - but then sold it to movie ticketing company Fandango this year.

About two years ago, Walmart considered starting its own streaming service aimed at "middle America" and held talks with former Epix CEO Mark Greenberg. Walmart decided not to move forward those plans after balking on spending billions of dollars for new content.

Walmart's rival, Amazon, has used original TV and movies as a way to hook customers on its subscription service, Amazon Prime. Walmart confirmed it will launch its own membership program, Walmart+, but has declined to say when it will debut and what perks it will include.

TikTok has made a social network out of short videos that often go viral with music, memes, dances and other acts of self-expression. The app has gained a devoted following because of its simplicity and the delight of discovery as its algorithm surfaces random and entertaining videos, said Lauren Kozak, senior advisor of social media, analytics and data-driven marketing for The Diffusion Group, a media research and insights firm.

Kozak said Walmart's pursuit of TikTok makes sense as it tries to transform into more of a tech company and gain a better understanding of young consumers.

Yet, she said, if Walmart buys TikTok and tinkers with it, it could drive users away. She said that's especially true with its young users who "are very sensitive to corporate control and corporate branding."

"If they do too much with it, it will ruin TikTok and users will go somewhere else," she said. "It will kind of gross them out and make them feel like they have a corporate overlord. It's possible the very act of them buying it could break it."

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Aug 25, 2020: Walmart's Emergency Operations Center Manages a Once-in-a-Century Pandemic
If this whole collective out-of-body experience were a movie, the opening scene might take place here in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas, camera scanning along a bank of television monitors on the wall, data flooding the screens, associates deciphering it instantly. You can almost see the minds at work, digesting information, separating the good from the bad, the bad from the potentially catastrophic.

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Aug 20, 2020: Walmart: This is Our Playbook; We Solve Problems': Walmart's Emergency Operations Center Manages a Once-in-a-Century Pandemic
If this whole collective out-of-body experience were a movie, the opening scene might take place here in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas, camera scanning along a bank of television monitors on the wall, data flooding the screens, associates deciphering it instantly. You can almost see the minds at work, digesting information, separating the good from the bad, the bad from the potentially catastrophic.

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Aug 19, 2020: Walmart says consumer spending dropped as stimulus checks ran out
Walmart's fiscal second-quarter sales got a boost from this spring's stimulus checks, but that tapered off in July as shoppers spent that money.

Now, the retail giant is waiting to see if the government will put more cash in consumers' pockets and give the company another bounce - or if it will have to rely on other coronavirus pandemic-related trends to buoy sales, such as Americans cooking at home and fixing up their yards.

Walmart reported a strong second quarter Tuesday, fueled by a 97% jump in e-commerce sales in the U.S. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the company benefited from Americans buying groceries, looking for ways to stay entertained during the pandemic and spending money on their homes. Some of those dollars came from government stimulus.

Yet the company did not provide a financial outlook for the rest of the year. In an interview with CNBC, Walmart Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs pointed to government stimulus as a factor that's creating uncertainty during the public health crisis.

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Aug 19, 2020: Cramer: Walmart needs to be cautious going forward despite blowout Q2 earnings
Cramer: Walmart needs to be cautious going forward despite blowout Q2 earnings

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Aug 19, 2020: Walmart says its second-quarter e-commerce sales surged 104% in China
Walmart's online shopping strategy is paying off in China, arguably one of the most developed e-commerce markets in the world.

The giant discount retailer reported Tuesday that net e-commerce sales in China grew 104% from a year ago in the three months ended July 31.

That's a faster pace than the 97% growth posted for net e-commerce sales in the U.S. The company's fiscal second-quarter results handily beat analyst estimates on both revenue and earnings per share.

The U.S. is still by far Walmart's largest market, with net sales of $93.3 billion in the second quarter versus $27.2 billion for the rest of the world. Walmart does not break out net sales for China, but noted that operating income did increase for the region.

The company also said its higher-end membership Sam's Club stores saw double-digit comparable sales growth in China.

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Aug 18, 2020: Walmart blows away earnings expectations. What Cramer and others are watching in retail
Big-box retailers are crushing earnings season.

Shares of Walmart and Home Depot both hit all-time highs Tuesday after the companies blew past analysts' earnings expectations. Their stocks cooled off later in the session. Walmart delivered its biggest earnings surprise in 31 years with a 97% increase in e-commerce sales for the fiscal second quarter. Home Depot's quarterly sales jumped 23%.

Market commentators including CNBC's Jim Cramer recommend playing the space strategically.

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Aug 18, 2020: Walmart
Walmart shares dipped 0.7% even after the biggest U.S. retailer posted stronger-than-expected results for the previous quarter. The company posted a profit of $1.56 per share on revenue of $137.74 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected earnings per share of $1.25 per share on revenue of $135.48 billion. Those results were driven in part by a 97% surge in online sales. However, the company also noted that consumer spending dropped during the quarter as U.S. stimulus checks ran out.

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Aug 18, 2020: Cramer: Walmart can't repeat blowout quarter without new coronavirus stimulus from Washington
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday that Walmart is a "remarkable juggernaut" but it won't be able to keep up the blistering growth that it saw in the second quarter without more help from D.C. lawmakers.

"I think the company needs to be a little cautious because unless there's another deal from Washington they won't be able to maintain that pace," Cramer said on "Squawk Box."

Addressing the reversal of Walmart's initial 6% pop in the premarket following its blockbuster earnings report, Cramer said investors should not be discouraged. "That doesn't mean that it's not a buy. But it does mean that they are staying, 'Whoa, this isn't going to keep happening,"

"We've seen this many times," the "Mad Money" host added. "These companies come in too hot. They say good things but they also say, 'Listen, we don't know if we can possibly continue it.' People take the latter. And then, two days later they forget the negative and they start buying it again."

Shares of Walmart, which hit all-time highs Monday, were slightly higher shortly after the open but then turned lower.

Earlier Tuesday, Walmart blew away expectations with adjusted per-share earnings of $1.56 on total revenue of $137.74 billion as shoppers rushed in to spend their government pandemic stimulus checks. Online sales during the pandemic nearly doubled as customers got packages shipped their homes and used curbside pickup at physical stores.

Walmart Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs told CNBC the retailer could get another bounce if Capitol Hill and the White House can agree on further coronavirus aid. "Stimulus was definitely impactful to the consumer in the second quarter, and we're watching what's going on in Washington."

Capitol Hill and the White House are trying to break their logjam on a new stimulus package.

Cramer, who is also a small business restaurant co-owner, said later on "Squawk on the Street" that Walmart is a "great American company," but the government can't ignore the struggle of smaller firms in the U.S., which can't afford to compete the big companies and can't afford to implement the coronavirus mitigation measures that make people feel safe.

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Aug 18, 2020: Walmart teases launch of Walmart+ membership program as e-commerce sales surge during pandemic
Walmart gave investors a few hints about its forthcoming membership program Tuesday, saying it will offer customers benefits like speedy deliveries and low prices.

For the past few months, investors and analysts have watched and waited for the launch of Walmart+. The big-box retailer confirmed in late February that it's developing the subscription-based service. It's expected to rival Amazon Prime with perks aimed at driving sales and loyalty.

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon acknowledged there's "a lot of buzz" around the service and laid out a bit of the retailer's strategy on a Tuesday earnings call. He said the program will emphasize customer experience with benefits, such as fast, convenient pickup and delivery. For the retailer, he said, it will strengthen relationships with shoppers. That will encourage repeat and bulk purchases and provide data about customer preferences, he said.

He did not say when Walmart+ will launch and what it will cost.

McMillon said Walmart has learned from its unlimited grocery delivery membership service, which it has tested since late last year.

"Since that launch we have proven to ourselves that we can pick and deliver a broad set of categories across the Supercenter - not just food and consumables, but a wide assortment of general merchandise," he said. "We think that assortment breadth and our ability to deliver with speed nationally combined with a few other benefits for customers will result in a compelling proposition."

E-commerce sales in the U.S. grew by 97% in the second quarter, which ended July 31, as shoppers bought items ranging from fishing poles and TVs to groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.

McMillon said it's variety of options, from curbside to delivery, acknowledge "the customer is ultimately in charge."

"We're going to have multiple ways to serve them, and those families will decide in that moment how they want to shop," he said. "And sometimes they'll be in the store, and sometimes they'll do pickup, and sometimes they'll do delivery, and many of them will buy a membership, and when they do they'll get benefits from that."

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Aug 17, 2020: Walmart: Forward-Looking Statements
The company's net sales and operating results were significantly affected by a continuation of the global health crisis. Increased demand for products across multiple categories led to strong top-line and gross margin results.

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Aug 13, 2020: How Walmart is trying to catch Amazon in e-commerce, as it launches Walmart+ to compete with Prime
From partnering with Instacart to launching Walmart+ as a competitor to Prime, here are all the ways Walmart is looking to catch up with Amazon's dominance in e-commerce as the pandemic pushes more shoppers online.

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Aug 13, 2020: Here are Thursday's biggest analyst calls of the day: Micron, Walmart, Best Buy, Deere & more
Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Thursday: Oppenheimer upgraded Estee Lauder to outperform from perform

Oppenheimer said in its downgrade of the stock that it sees "rapid" recovery primarily driven by the Chinese consumer among other things.

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Aug 13, 2020: What it would take for Walmart to catch Amazon in e-commerce
When it comes to brick-and-mortar retail, Walmart is king. It's the largest private sector employer in the U.S. and 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of one of its more than 4,700 U.S. stores.

In e-commerce, however, Amazon is the behemoth, with a vastly bigger inventory, millions of third-party sellers and 38.7% of market share compared with Walmart's 5.3%.

As the coronavirus pandemic pushes more shoppers online, Walmart is now taking big steps to catch Amazon in e-commerce, from partnering with Instacart to preparing to launch a membership service called Walmart+ as a competitor to Amazon Prime.

Watch the video for a detailed look at all the ways Walmart is trying to catch Amazon in the world of online shopping.

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Aug 04, 2020: Walmart
Walmart's stock fell 1.5% in extended trading after it was reported that the company has delayed the launch of Walmart+, a subscription service meant to compete with Amazon Prime, for the second time this year, according to Vox.

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Jul 30, 2020: Walmart cuts corporate roles as it merges online, store businesses
Walmart is cutting corporate roles across the company as it merges its online and store businesses in the U.S.

The country's largest retailer confirmed Thursday that it is eliminating some jobs in its back offices - but would not say how many workers will lose their jobs.

The layoffs were first reported by Bloomberg. Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said Walmart has laid off hundreds of corporate employees across store planning, logistics and real estate units.

"We are continuing on our journey to create an omnichannel organization within our Walmart U.S. business and we're making some additional changes this week," Walmart spokeswoman Jami Lamontagne told CNBC.

She said the company will share more details after notifying employees.

Walmart is trying to turn its e-commerce business into a profitable one. It's made a series of organizational changes and announcements in recent months. In late February, the company merged its buyer teams on the store and online side to decrease conflicts over the pricing of products online and in-store. It struck deals with secondhand apparel and accessories site ThredUp in May and with Shopify in June to expand the assortment of goods and add new brands to its website.

It announced in May that it would wind down its Jet.com brand. And it's expected to launch a subscription-based service called Walmart+ to better compete with Amazon Prime.

Online sales have become even more crucial for the retailer during the coronavirus pandemic. Walmart's e-commerce sales in the U.S. shot up by 74% in the first quarter, which ended April 30.

In recent months, other retailers have also eliminated corporate positions, as the pandemic and recession heightens financial pressures. Macy's, Nike and L Brands, which owns Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, have all announced plans to reduce head count.

However, Walmart has faced a different set of circumstances during the pandemic. As an essential retailer, it's been able to keep stores open. Its sales have jumped as Americans buy more groceries and household essentials as they spend more time at home. Same-store sales grew by 10% and the company's average ticket increased by 16% in the first quarter.

In recent months, the big-box retailer has hired more than 400,000 employees for stores and fulfillment centers to help stock shelves and keep up with demand. With the larger workforce, labor costs have risen. Walmart announced three rounds of special bonuses that have totaled $1.1 billion.

The company's stock was down about 1% on Thursday.

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Jul 27, 2020: Target joins Walmart in staying closed for Thanksgiving this year
Two of the biggest retailers in the U.S. are closing their doors on Thanksgiving this year, sidestepping a recent tradition of keeping the lights on for customers to bargain hunt after their turkey dinners.

Target said Monday it will close up for Turkey Day, following Walmart's announcement of the same plans last week.

Instead, Target is encouraging shoppers to start their holiday shopping even earlier, in October.

"Let's face it: Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and this isn't a year for crowds," the retailer said in a blog post on its website, promising savings across its stores and online "earlier than ever."

It also said it will be making more than 20,000 items, including fresh and frozen food, available for curbside pickup and delivery ahead of the holidays, using its Shipt platform.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, most agree this holiday season is going to look a lot different than in past years. There's heightened fear around a second wave of Covid-19 cases spiking during the traditional flu season and as temperatures drop. Retailers, in turn, are having to adjust their plans to both meet customers' expectations and be mindful of their employees' safety.

Adding to the uncertainty, Amazon has delayed its annual Prime Day shopping event, which is normally in July, to "later than usual" this year. But it has not yet set a firm date.

The delayed timing of Amazon's Prime Day will likely put additional pressure on retailers to start their deals even earlier, in a bid to compete.

Dick's Sporting Goods also announced Monday that its stores will be closed on Turkey Day this year, including its Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream locations.

Target opened for the first time on Thanksgiving Day in 2011.

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Jul 24, 2020: Walmart's Majority-Owned Flipkart Launches Wholesale Business to Help Small Businesses in India Source Directly From Manufacturers and Producers
BENTONVILLE, Ark., BANGALORE, India - July 23, 2020 - The Flipkart Group, India's homegrown e-commerce group, today announced the launch of Flipkart Wholesale, a new digital marketplace that will help transform India's retail ecosystem by leveraging cutting-edge and locally developed extensive leadership in the consumer e-commerce segment and technology for the country's mom-and-pop "kirana" grocery stores and other small retailers. As part of this launch, the Group also announced the acquisition of 100% interest in Wal-Mart India Private Limited, which operates the Best Price cash-and-carry business, to leverage the strong wholesale capabilities of the company and enable growth and prosperity for the nation's kiranas and micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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Jul 22, 2020: Walmart Invests $428 Million More in Associates with Another Special Bonus; Totaling $1.1 Billion in Special Bonuses So Far This Year
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 21, 2020 - Walmart today announced it will pay out another special cash bonus to store, club, distribution center and fulfillment center associates for their ongoing contributions and dedication to serving customers, members and communities during this unprecedented time. The bonus will be $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly and temporary associates. Drivers, Managers and Assistant Managers in stores, clubs, DCs, FCs and Health & Wellness will also receive a bonus. It will add up to approximately $428 million.

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Jul 21, 2020: Walmart to spend $428 million on new round of worker bonuses, retailer will close on Thanksgiving
Walmart said Tuesday that it will give another round of bonuses to hourly employees and close its stores on Thanksgiving Day.

The big-box retailer said in a news release that it will spend about $428 million on the bonuses to thank employees for working during the coronavirus pandemic. Full-time hourly employees will receive $300 and part-time and temporary workers will get $150. The company will pay the bonuses on Aug. 20.

Walmart is the largest grocer and private sector employer in the country. So far, it's hired more than 400,000 employees during the pandemic to help stock shelves, clean stores and keep up with online orders, according to a company spokesperson.

As Americans stay at home, they've turned to the big-box retailer for groceries, toilet paper and a wide range of items, from bikes to hair color. Walmart's sales have shot up. Same-store sales jumped by 10% and e-commerce sales in the U.S. rose by 74% in the first quarter, ended April 30.

Customers have been spending more when they shop, too. The company's average ticket increased by 16% during the first quarter, Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs said.

Walmart shares were recently trading up about 1%. The stock, which has a market value of nearly $377 billion, has risen 12% year to date. Last week, it hit a 52-week high of $134.13.

During the pandemic, employees have had to work to keep up with that strong demand and have put their health at risk. Some Walmart employees have gotten sick and died from Covid-19. A family of a longtime employee in Illinois filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April.

Walmart has adopted a growing number of safety measures over the course of the pandemic, including providing masks and taking employees' temperatures. This week, it began requiring all customers to wear masks or face coverings.

The retailer has given two other special bonuses to employees. All of the bonuses have totaled $1.1 billion.

Walmart earned $14.88 billion on sales of $524 billion last year.

In the announcement Tuesday, Walmart said its stores - and its warehouse brand Sam's Club - will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to show appreciation for workers, too.

"We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones," said John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said in a news release. "We are certainly thankful to our people for all of their efforts."

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Jul 15, 2020: Walmart, Kroger will require customers to wear masks at their stores
Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, and Kroger, the largest U.S. supermarket chain, will require customers to wear a mask or face covering to shop in their stores.

The giant retailers separately announced the new policies on Wednesday as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in the many states and raise the risk of more government-mandated shutdowns. The companies join a growing list of retailers that require masks, including Best Buy, Costco and Apple.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies recommend wearing face coverings as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially when physical distancing isn't possible. Face coverings can also limit the spread by people who don't have symptoms, yet can spread the virus to other people.

Many retailers, including Walmart and Kroger, have dealt with a patchwork approach of state and local rules about face coverings. Without a national mandate, their employees have often had to police mask use in their stores.

Walmart U.S. Chief Operating Officer Dacona Smith and Sam's Club Chief Operating Officer Lance de la Rosa said in a post on the company's website that the majority of its more than 5,000 stores and clubs - about 65% - are in areas where there's already some kind of government requirement for face coverings.

They said the new requirement at Walmart and Sam's Club stores, which takes effect July 20, will keep customers and employees safe and "help bring consistency across stores and clubs" across its national footprint.

"While we're certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities," they said in the post.

Kroger owns nearly 2,800 stores across 35 states and Washington, D.C. under its own name and other banners, such as Fred Meyer and Fry's. The company said it will require customers to wear masks or face coverings starting July 22.

"We are taking this extra step now because we recognize additional precautions are needed to protect our country," company spokeswoman Kristal Howard said.

For some employees, enforcing mask requirements - whether a government mandate or a company policy - has been a challenge. In some cases, it has led to confrontations between employees and customers and viral social media videos.

Best Buy began requiring masks on Wednesday. The big-box retailer originally encouraged, but did not require them. The company's CEO, Corie Barry, said in May that the company has provided training on how to de-escalate tense situations as employees have served customers who are "scared, frustrated and occasionally hostile."

"It can range from customers being frustrated that they can't just walk into a store and get what they need to customers potentially not wanting to wear masks," she said on a call with reporters at the time.

In the website post, Smith and de la Rosa said Walmart will post signs, train employees and create a new role to enforce the policy. The designated employees, called health ambassadors, will get special training and will stand near the door. That person will remind customers about the mask requirement when they walk inside. All stores will use a single entrance.

Health ambassadors will be identified with a black polo shirt, they said. He or she "will work with those who show up at a store without a face covering to find a solution that works for everyone," according to the post.

At Sam's Club locations, an employee will also stand by the door and remind customers about the requirement. Complimentary masks will be provided, or masks will be available for purchase.

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Jul 13, 2020: Walmart could be the 'next tech stock' with Amazon competitor set to launch, says Morgan Stanley
Big box retailer Walmart is in the running to be the "next tech stock," according to Morgan Stanley.

The Wall Street firm, which has an overweight rating on Walmart, said the stock can continue to rally thanks to Walmart+, the company's e-commerce business slated to compete with Amazon Prime.

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Jul 08, 2020: Walmart quietly registers insurance business in its latest move into health care
Walmart is making yet another move in the health-care world: It's getting into the insurance business.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer confirmed to CNBC on Wednesday that it will start selling health insurance plans. It has job openings listed on its careers website for "Walmart Insurance Services LLC." In the job posts, it says it's looking to hire insurance agents in the Dallas area to sell supplemental Medicare insurance.

"We need passionate health insurance professionals to help us build this new business from the ground up and achieve our mission," the job post said.

The news was previously reported by Med City News and Talk Business & Politics. The business filed with the Arkansas secretary of state in late June, according to the Med City News report.

Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove confirmed the creation of the insurance agency in a statement, but did not share details about the plans it will sell or their pricing.

"We're always looking for ways to help our customers save money and live better, and insurance services is one another way we do that," he said.

He said Walmart currently provides insurance information at Walmart Health, its primary clinic locations, and has an education program called Healthcare Begins Here that helps people find an insurance policy.

"We're expanding our current insurance services to now include the sale of insurance policies to our customers," he said.

The big-box retailer has opened primary-care clinics, made health-care acquisitions and spoken about its broader ambitions. It previously teamed up with insurer Humana to offer a Walmart-branded Medicare prescription drug plan, but this marks the retailer's first foray into managing health insurance itself.

Last month, Walmart reached a deal to acquire technology from CareZone, a start-up that helps people manage multiple medications. The retailer has opened four Walmart Health clinics in the U.S., with plans for more. The clinics offer a wide range of low-cost services, such as an annual checkup for $30 or a strep test for $20.

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Jul 07, 2020: Walmart's stock rises 7% on report of Amazon Prime competitor coming this month
Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime will launch this month, according to a report by Vox's Recode.

The big-box giant confirmed in February that it plans to roll out a subscription-based service called Walmart+, but it hasn't revealed details or its strategy to attract members and stand out from competitors.

Shares rose by nearly 7% Tuesday to close at $126.95.

The membership program will cost $98 per year and include same-day delivery of groceries, fuel discounts at Walmart gas stations and other perks, according to the Recode report. The report cites multiple unnamed sources.

Walmart planned to launch Walmart+ in late March or April but delayed it because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Recode.

Walmart declined to comment about when the service will launch.

Since Amazon launched the Prime program about 15 years ago, it's grown to more than 150 million members. Amazon has used the subscription-based service to entice customers to shop more frequently on its site. For $119 each year, customers get fast and free shipping, access to Amazon's streaming service and discounts at Amazon-owned grocery store Whole Foods.

Walmart has significantly grown its e-commerce business, but it's lagged behind Amazon in market share and market cap. Amazon is valued at about $1.5 trillion, compared with Walmart, which is valued at about $360 billion as of late Tuesday.

Walmart reported online sales growth of 37% for last year, topping its own goal of 35% growth. Its online sales surged by 74% in the fiscal first quarter that ended April 30, as the coronavirus pandemic drove more customers online for groceries and other essentials.

The retailer has leaned on its grocery business to grow online. Walmart delivers to the home, but it also offers curbside service at its brick-and-mortar locations as a convenient option for customers. This spring, Walmart launched Express Delivery at many of its stores. The new service, which has a $10 fee, delivers purchases to customers' doors in less than two hours.

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Jun 22, 2020: Walmart
UBS upgraded the retail giant's stock to "buy" from "neutral," citing greater productivity, fast growth in e-commerce, and its acceleration of technology deployment.

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Jun 22, 2020: UBS upgrades Walmart, saying it won new e-commerce customers during the pandemic
UBS upgraded Walmart on Monday, saying the company won new customers during the pandemic and established itself as the second major e-commerce player behind Amazon.

"It's improved execution & successfully changed the narrative of its story from that of a mature brick & mortar retailer to being a viable #2 in eComm," said the note.

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Jun 19, 2020: Walmart: Supporting COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing
Walmart is part of communities all across America, and we believe we can play a vital role by helping our neighbors in a time of crisis. We know how important expanded testing is to getting America back on its feet, and we are committed to supporting efforts to expand COVID-19 drive-thru testing. Since the public-private partnership was announced on March 13, 2020, we have been working closely with lab partners, HHS, and state and local officials to select testing sites in areas of need. We learned from our initial sites to get the model right and are expanding testing in areas of need. On May 15, 2020, we exceeded our goal of opening 100 sites by the end of May, thanks to our dedicated associates. We are working hard to continue to scale and provide testing to as many communities as possible.

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Jun 16, 2020: Walmart
The retailer bought technology and intellectual property from CareZone, a developer of apps that help consumers manage their medications. Financial details were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the deal told CNBC that Walmart paid about $200 million.

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Jun 15, 2020: Jim Cramer on Walmart, Shopify partnership
CNBC's Jim Cramer gives his take on the latest e-commerce news, including Walmart's new partnership with Shopify which will allow Shopify's third-party sellers to list their products on Walmart's website.

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Jun 11, 2020: Walmart
Walmart will stop keeping beauty products aimed at people of color in locked display cases. The practice had drawn complaints saying it suggested that customers of those products cannot be trusted.

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Jun 10, 2020: Walmart: Retail expert Jan Kniffen on sector winners and losers during Covid-19
Amazon, Walmart, Target and Costco are some of the companies doing well amid the pandemic. Jan Kniffen, CEO of J Rogers Kniffen, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the state of the retail sector and which other companies can be added to the list of winners.

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Jun 05, 2020: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon: Charitable giving is 'not enough' to fix systemic inequality
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said charitable giving is "not enough" when companies see urgent societal problems, such as an unequal criminal justice system and the police-involved death of George Floyd.

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May 28, 2020: Walmart says its thousands of tech employees will continue remote work - even when pandemic subsides
Even after the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart plans to have thousands of its tech employees still working from home.

In an internal memo sent Thursday afternoon, Walmart's global chief technology officer, Suresh Kumar, told the tech team that the company is rethinking how it uses its offices and brainstorming ways to make it easier for them to work remotely.

"We believe the way of working in the future, particularly in tech, will be fundamentally different than it was before," he wrote in the email. "We believe it will be one in which working virtually will be the new normal, at least for most of the work we lead."

Instead of having employees come to the office each day, he said office space "will be used primarily for collaboration, to sync up and strengthen camaraderie."

"We'll be together, at times, and for a purpose," he said in the memo.

During the pandemic, employees across the U.S. have set up home offices, worked from kitchen tables and held meetings by video call. The shift to work from home has inspired some companies to reconsider how they use their office spaces - and if they're worth the pricey rents, high utility bills or hassle of retrofitting to allow social distancing.

Walmart is the latest company to announce that tech workers don't have to return to the office anytime soon - or potentially, ever. Twitter told employees earlier this month that they can continue to work from home "forever," if they're in a role and situation that allows it. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will "aggressively" ramp up its hiring of remote workers and predicted that 50% of its employees could be working remotely within the next five to 10 years.

In the memo, Kumar said Walmart's tech team has "thrived" during the pandemic and that's influenced plans for the future.

"We are more focused on the things that have the greatest impact for our customers, associates and the business," he said. "We are making quicker decisions and acting. Meetings are now more inclusive of people regardless of location, level or other differences. We have great momentum and need to figure out how to carry it forward.

Walmart competes for tech talent with Silicon Valley companies. The retailer has about has about 10,000 tech employees in the U.S., including software engineers, data scientists and machine learning engineers. Many are based in Sunnyvale, California, but others are outside Silicon Valley at the company's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, or at the former Jet.com headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The tech team is just a small part of Walmart's huge workforce. The company is the largest private sector employer in the U.S. with about 1.5 million employees. The vast majority of them work in roles that can't be done remotely, such as checking out customers in stores, restocking shelves or packing up online purchases. And many of these employees have been on-site throughout the pandemic, even as Covid-19 cases and deaths were rising, to sell essential goods like food and cleaning supplies.

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May 27, 2020: Walmart strikes deal with secondhand apparel site to ramp up online fashion sales
Walmart is getting into the fashion resale market with ThredUp, an e-commerce company that buys and sells secondhand clothes, shoes and accessories.

Starting Wednesday, customers can browse thousands of pre-owned items for women and children on the big-box retailer's website. They can get free shipping from Walmart so long as they spend $35 or more. And if purchases don't work out, they can return the items at a nearby store.

Walmart is expanding its online fashion assortment at a time when it could grab more market share in apparel and accessories. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated challenges for clothing retailers. Stores have been shuttered for months, and some are now reopening with only curbside pickup or limited foot traffic. Major names, including J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney, have filed for bankruptcy protection. Others like Nordstrom have said they'll permanently close some of their stores.

Walmart dominates the grocery business, but still lags in fashion despite its efforts. It has acquired plus-sized women's apparel company Eloquii and menswear company Bonobos, developed exclusive apparel lines with Ellen DeGeneres and Sofia Vergara and revived Scoop, a trendy brand that used to have stores in New York City.

Denise Incandela, head of fashion for Walmart's e-commerce business in the U.S., said the retailer has been talking to ThredUp for about a year. With the pandemic though, she said buying fashionable, yet budget-conscious items may have even more relevance.

"Everything that we do has been focused on making Walmart a destination for fashion," she said. "We are absolutely seeing this as an opportunity to support a bigger portion of our customers' closets."

She declined to provide financial terms of the deal, but said it's similar to arrangements with third-party vendors on Walmart Marketplace. Its website already sells some pre-owned designer watches and handbags.

During the pandemic, Walmart has seen a surge of shoppers turning to its stores, website and app to buy groceries, cleaning products, hair color and more to help them during long stays at home.

Even before the crisis, however, Walmart has looked for ways to nudge customers' toward general merchandise on its website. By selling more higher-margin items like clothing, Walmart can help drive up profitability of its e-commerce business, which has not yet turned a profit.

For the big-box retailer, the deal with ThredUp is a way to expand its online fashion offerings and get in on the sustainability trend. ThredUp bills itself as the largest online thrift store. Customers can send in clothes, shoes, handbags and more, so long as they're in good condition. If they pass a quality inspection and sell, he or she gets a portion of the profits. The San Francisco-based resale company has over 45,000 brands, ranging from designer names like Marc Jacobs to fast fashion like Forever 21.

ThredUp has struck deals with a growing number of retailers, including Gap, Macy's, J.C. Penney and J.Crew-owned Madewell. Many of its partnerships with retailers have had a brick-and-mortar rather than e-commerce focus.

For Walmart shoppers, the lower-priced brand name goods may resonate at a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, furloughed or coping with pay cuts.

ThredUp CEO and co-founder James Reinhart said sales have remained strong on the company's website during the pandemic, though tops now outsell bottoms and customers have favored leisurewear.

He said by partnering with ThredUp, retailers can "delight their customer in a new way" and acknowledge customers' interest in sustainability. He said the company will bring more choices and elevated fashion brands to Walmart's website. Items will be dual-listed on Walmart's website and the company's own, he said.

For ThredUp, he said, it'll put its accessories and clothing in front of a larger audience.

"We're a small fish compared to Walmart and so the ability to tell our story to a Walmart audience is really powerful," he said.

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May 27, 2020: Walmart: Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Tractor Supply, Disney, Boeing, Tesla & more
Walmart (WMT) - Walmart struck a deal with second-hand apparel seller ThredUp, allowing customers to browse ThredUp offerings on its website and get free shipping if they spend $35 or more.

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May 20, 2020: Walmart U.S. Q1 comp sales1 grew 10.0% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 74%
The company's net sales and operating results were significantly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Unprecedented demand for products across multiple categories led to strong top-line results. Certain incremental costs negatively affected operating income, including costs associated with enhanced wages and benefits as well as safety and sanitation.

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May 20, 2020: Walmart: Cramer says 'government was a bad actor,' allowing big retailers to get even bigger in coronavirus crisis
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday that governments forcing some retailers to close and others to stay open was "somewhat rigged" and has permanently damaged smaller businesses.

"If you were Walmart, the thing you would most want to do is have the government shut down your competition, and that happened," Cramer said on "Squawk Box."

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May 20, 2020: Walmart: Cramer: Pandemic may lead to consumer loyalty with big retailers
CNBC's Jim Cramer, Carl Quintanilla and David Faber discuss the latest earnings out of the retail sector as well as Walmart CEO Doug McMillon's interview with CNBC.

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May 19, 2020: Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Walmart, Home Depot, Kohl's, Moderna & more
Walmart (WMT) - The retail giant reported quarterly profit of $1.18 per share, 6 cents a share above estimates. Revenue came in above forecasts as well. Same-store sales were up 10%, compared to a consensus estimate of 7.2%. Walmart withdrew its 2020 guidance due to virus-related uncertainty and also announced it would discontinue the jet.com brand.

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May 19, 2020: Walmart: Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Kohl's, Moderna, Peloton, Carvana and more
Walmart - Shares of Walmart gained about 1% but ended the day down 2.1% after the big-box retailer reported a surge in sales in the first quarter. Walmart's e-commerce sales in the U.S. soared 74% last quarter, while its same-store sales grew by 10% during the same period, as people stocked up on groceries and essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. The company withdrew its financial outlook for the year, however, as the health crisis created "unprecedented variability."

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May 15, 2020: Walmart: This is the critical link to successfully reopening the US economy
The successful relaunch of the U.S. economy after the coronavirus shutdown will depend on how effectively companies treat the ills of the global supply chain. The pandemic exposed the weak links in a distribution system that was normally hidden from public scrutiny. Instead, the disruption of the global supply chain made headlines: the lack of masks and ventilators for health-care workers and patients, the shutdown of meat-processing plants in the Midwest as the virus ravaged the workforce, the shortages of toilet paper and hand gel caused by consumer hoarding.

The impact of the disruption runs deep. An April survey by the Institute of Supply Management reported that 95% of U.S. companies expected their supply chains to be disrupted by the coronavirus and that almost half expected to reduce their revenue targets by an average of 22%.

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May 13, 2020: Walmart: The Why and How Behind Walmart Express Delivery
By Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer, Walmart, and Suresh Kumar, Global Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer, Walmart

Walmart recently debuted Express delivery, a new service to deliver goods to our customers in under two hours. Here's why we chose to roll this service out now and how our own internally developed technology helped make it happen quickly when America needed it.

The Why

The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we knew it and has also changed how our customers shop, with many American families sheltering in place and relying heavily on online deliveries. Customers all over the world are testing the limits of no-contact shopping from curbside pickup to delivery options - not just for convenience, but for their own health. Our mission to save our customers time and money in order to allow them to live better rings true now more than ever.

Express delivery is one of Walmart's no-contact pickup and delivery options to allow customers to get the items they need without coming into the store. Express delivery eligible items from Walmart, including groceries, electronics, toys and other essential items are available to customers for a surplus $10 over Walmart's typical delivery fees of $7.95 or $9.95, depending on the time of day. We can get the item from our door to yours within two hours. Whether it's "oh no, my child has a fever!" or "oh no, I forgot the birthday candles!" time matters. Thanks to our 74,000 personal shoppers who collect the customers' orders and deliver them to their doorsteps in time.

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May 12, 2020: Walmart: Uber makes takeover offer for GrubHub, but both sides remain at odds on price
Uber has made an offer to buy food delivery company Grubhub, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two companies have had discussions about an all-stock deal that would offer Grubhub shareholders 2.15 Uber shares for each Grubhub share, one of the people said. The people requested anonymity because the information is confidential.

However, both sides have yet to agree on a deal, and CNBC's David Faber reported Tuesday that Uber has rejected the proposal to buy Grubhub for 2.15 Uber shares per share of Grubhub. The two sides have been in acquisition talks off and on for about a year, Faber reported. The two sides remain at odds on price.

Grubhub had a market cap of about $5.8 billion Tuesday afternoon, after news of a potential deal sent Grubhub's stock skyrocketing up as much as 38%, before ending the day up 29%.

Uber's stock was up nearly 4% on Tuesday afternoon, bringing its market cap to about $56.8 billion. It ended the day up 2.4%.

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Apr 29, 2020: Walmart: Hasbro expects virus to hit second-quarter earnings but will be prepared for holiday season
Hasbro said Wednesday it expects its second quarter to take a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, but it expects to be ready for the holiday season.

The comments come as the toymaker reported its first-quarter earnings, telling investors that it has a solid financial footing and is cutting costs as it prepares to meet the seasonal demand that comes in the second half of the year.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to store closures due to country-wide restrictions on social interactions as well as global production shutdowns. It's also created uncertainty, which prompted Hasbro to withdraw its fiscal 2020 financial outlook.

That said, Hasbro has benefited from an increased demand for family games, which spiked during the quarter and into April.

″People want to make social connections and we're seeing it across the board," Brian Goldner, Hasbro's chairman and chief executive officer, said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Wednesday.

In the quarter ended March 29, the company swung to a net loss of $69.6 million, or 51 cents a share, from net income of $26.7 million, or 21 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

Excluding non-recurring items, such as eOne acquisition-related expenses, adjusted earnings per share came to 57 cents, below the consensus of 58 cents, according to data from Refinitiv.

Revenue rose to $1.11 billion from $732.5 million but came up shy of the Refinitiv consensus of $1.14 billion.

Goldner said that sales across every category, including preschool, kids, adults and family games, saw growth during the quarter. Hasbro's gaming category, including Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly and Hasbro Gaming, grew 40%.

E-commerce increased double digits in the first quarter for the company and Walmart, Target and Amazon were Hasbro's largest customers during the period.

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Apr 29, 2020: Walmart: Livestreaming is taking off in China, but it's not driving much sales in a market still reeling from coronavirus
BEIJING - As businesses try to boost sales to during the coronavirus slump, one of the hottest trends in marketing has created plenty of buzz - but it has yet to prove its worth on a macro level.

In the months since Covid-19 prompted millions of people in China to stay at home, plenty of people - from celebrities to government officials and automakers - have jumped on the livestreaming bandwagon that was already taking off. They are now selling directly to consumers via what can be hours of live video.

In fact, the number of e-commerce livestreaming sessions topped 4 million in the first quarter, according to China's Commerce Ministry. More than 100 government officials participated to promote local products, the ministry said.

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Apr 28, 2020: Walmart: Trump says US will be able to run 5 million coronavirus tests per day 'very soon,' despite shortages across states
President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will "very soon" run 5 million coronavirus tests per day, even as the lack of testing remains an obstacle for many states anxious to reopen for business.

"We'll increase it, and it'll increase it by much more than that in the very near future," Trump said when a reporter asked if he's confident the U.S. will reach 5 million tests per day, as some health experts say would be required to "reopen" the country.

Speaking to the press the following day, Trump denied ever having said there would be 5 million tests per day, but he added that he does believe there will, in fact, be five million tests per day.

"Somebody came out with a study of 5 million people. Do I think we will? I think we will, but I never said it," Trump claimed during an event at the White House on Wednesday. "Somebody started throwing around 5 million. I didn't say 5 million," the president insisted, adding, "Well, we will be there. But I didn't say it. I didn't say it."

The U.S. is currently nowhere near conducting 5 million tests a day, and there is skepticism within the Trump administration itself about whether the country could hit that goal. Adm. Brett Giroir, who is running the administration's testing response, told Time magazine in an interview Tuesday morning, before Trump's remarks, that "there is absolutely no way on Earth, on this planet or any other planet, that we can do 20 million tests a day, or even 5 million tests a day."

The most tests the nation has run on a single day was 314,182 on April 22, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project. The U.S. has run just 5.7 million total Covid-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the volunteer project designed to track testing data launched last month by The Atlantic.

That puts the nation woefully behind where its testing capacity needs to be. At the average rate of around 157,000 tests run a day in April, according to the project, it would take almost 6 years to test everyone in the U.S. - just once. Health-care workers and other first responders need to be tested often. New York state is requiring private companies that want to bring their employees back to work to test them frequently.

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Apr 27, 2020: Walmart: CVS Health, Walgreens and other retailers say they're focused on expanding coronavirus testing as states, businesses aim to loosen lockdowns
As some states start to reopen businesses and lift lockdowns, the need for coronavirus testing has become a focal point, and retailers are touting renewed efforts to speed that along.

Leaders of CVS Health, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger and other companies joined President Donald Trump late Monday at the White House to announce the next phase of testing. They spoke at the podium in the Rose Garden about their plans to add new sites and increase access, especially in underserved communities and among employers trying to get back to work.

The companies laid out their plans, but some cautioned their timing and ability to ramp up will depend on having adequate supplies and lab capacity.

Some state governors have expressed frustration about not having enough swabs, reagents or lab capacity for tests, saying that's made it harder to track the coronavirus' spread and make decisions about lifting stay-at-home orders. In the U.S., there have been more than 972,900 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and at least 55,118 people have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

With their roots in health care, CVS and Walgreens have been two of the most active in getting sites up and running. CVS said Monday that it plans to have nearly 1,000 locations across the country by the end of May and process up to 1.5 million tests per month. Walgreens said it expects to open five more drive-thru testing locations in four more states this week and eventually open sites in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.

Walmart said it will have 45 sites by the end of next week and 100 sites by the end of May. Kroger said it will expand its drive-thrus to have 50 locations in more than 12 states by the end of May.

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Apr 21, 2020: Analysts see stocks like Amazon and Walmart continuing to benefit from the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus continues to cause economic unrest, but Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday that there are several companies poised to take advantage. Calls of the day include Amazon, Walmart, Lyft and more.

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Tuesday:

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Apr 20, 2020: Walmart: Here are some stock picks for a post-coronavirus world, according to Stifel
Uncertainty reigns about the depth or duration of the pandemic, but Stifel is predicting what the world will look like after COVID-19.

The Wall Street firm said the coronavirus pandemic will permanently change human behavior, societal function, and the structure of industry. Alongside those changes, certain stocks will thrive.

"The measures being taken to mitigate the crisis could become catalysts for more permanent change," Stifel wrote in a note to clients.

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Apr 20, 2020: Walmart; Former Saks CEO on the long-term impact of coronavirus on the retail industry
A number of retailers are taking drastic steps after being hit hard by the coronavirus. Neiman Marcus missed a bond payment and, according to Reuters, is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection. Additionally, Nordstrom suspended merchandise orders and Macy's is exploring options to shore up its finances. Steve Sadove, former chairman of Saks Inc. and CEO and now a senior advisor for Mastercard, to discuss what retailers can do to survive the crisis.

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Apr 17, 2020: Walmart: Coronavirus updates: Visitors flock to Jacksonville beaches after they reopen for exercise and activity
The coverage on this live blog has ended - but for up-to-the-minute coverage on the coronavirus, visit the live blog from CNBC's Asia-Pacific team.

Global cases: More than 2,214,800 Global deaths: At least 150,948 US cases: More than 683,700 US deaths: At least 34,575

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University. 9:19 pm: Walmart requires staff to wear masks

Starting Monday, Walmart is requiring employees to wear masks in stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as in our corporate offices. The company said it will also ask customers to wear face coverings when shopping. It's also announcing that it is extending its emergency leave policy through the end of May.

"We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted," the company said in a statement. "The CDC now recommends wearing face coverings in public settings, including grocery stores, to help curb the spread of the virus." -Jennifer Elias

8:30 pm: Nearly 90% of the US Navy hospital ship in New York is empty

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Apr 17, 2020: Walmart: Pandemic has companies dropping earnings guidance, and some say it should be nixed altogether
The number of companies withdrawing or declining to provide earnings guidance continues to grow, with Abbott, ConocoPhillips, Jack in the Box, GoPro, and Bed Bath & Beyond in just the last couple days.

JPMorgan, in a note to clients, said that so far 86 S&P 500 companies have suspended earnings guidance.

Not surprisingly, some in the corporate world are seizing on this canceled guidance to renew calls to kill the practice altogether.

"It's a step in the right direction that such a large number of companies have opted to suspend guidance, regardless of the circumstances that caused them to arrive at that decision," Sarah Keohane Williamson, CEO of FCLT Global, said in an editorial this week in Investor Relations magazine.

Two years ago Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett called for companies to stop providing quarterly earnings guidance, arguing that it promoted short-term thinking.

Citing a 2015 Harvard study, Williamson said companies that emphasize quarterly earnings guidance get "the investors they deserve. Focusing on short-term metrics attracts transient, short-term shareholders, ultimately increasing share price volatility. It is linked to lower earnings growth, a higher cost of capital and a lower return on equity when compared with peers that issue guidance with a long-term orientation."

Williamson also said investors don't want this type of guidance: "In repeated surveys of the buy side, earnings guidance given for periods of less than one year was consistently deemed irrelevant in evaluating a company's future prospects," she wrote.

Sounds like a bit of a rant, but FCLT Global has clout. It's a not-for-profit organization founded to encourage a longer-term focus in business and investment decision-making. Its members include BlackRock, Bridgewater Associates, Carlyle Group, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Nasdaq, Cisco and Walmart.

This is not a new issue. Two years ago, JPMorgan's Dimon, then chairman of the Business Roundtable, said the group of CEOs had endorsed backing away from providing quarterly guidance.

In June 2018, Dimon appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" with Buffett, who also endorsed ending the practice. Quarterly guidance, Dimon told CNBC's Becky Quick, can often put a company in a position where management from the CEO down feels obligated to deliver earnings and therefore may do things that they wouldn't otherwise have done."

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Apr 13, 2020: Walmart executive picked as eBay's new CEO
Online retailer eBay has tapped a Walmart executive as its new chief executive.

Jamie Iannone, Walmart's chief operating officer for U.S. e-commerce, will take the top job, eBay said Monday in a news release. He will step into the role on April 27.

Iannone played a key role in Walmart's digital strategy and was one of the retailer's rising stars. He was credited with growing the membership and online sales of Sam's Club, the retailer's membership-based subsidiary. In late February, he was promoted to lead Walmart's e-commerce business in the U.S.

With the new role, Iannone is returning to eBay. He spent nearly eight years at the company as a vice president, according to the news release.

Iannone worked at Walmart-owned Sam's Club for about six years. He was previously CEO of SamsClub.com and executive vice president of membership and technology. Before joining Sam's Club, he was executive vice president of digital products at Barnes & Noble, where he helped oversee its Nook devices and digital book business.

Sam's Club has served as a test ground for Walmart's digital initiatives. It launched a service called Scan & Go that allows shoppers to skip the line and check out through a smartphone app instead. It has another voice-enabled app, called "Ask Sam," that helps employees find an item or answer customers' questions more quickly.

Iannone will succeed Devin Wenig, who left eBay in September. Wenig resigned from his role as eBay faced pressure from two activist investors, Elliott Management and Starboard Value. The hedge funds pushed the company to review its portfolio and consider selling off assets, including its ticket sales service, StubHub, and its classified ads business, to drive up the value of shares.

Wenig explained his departure in a tweet, saying that he "was not on the same page as my new Board."

About two months after his departure, eBay announced it was selling StubHub to Swiss ticket vendor Viagogo for about $4 billion.

During the company's search for a new leader, eBay's chief financial officer, Scott Schenkel, served as its interim CEO.

Thomas Tierney, chairman of eBay's board, said in a news release that Iannone was the "ideal CEO to lead eBay's next chapter of growth and success."

"We have all been impressed by his strong track record of innovation, execution, operational excellence, and developing teams that drive results," he said. "Jamie has consistently delivered high growth during rapid periods of industry disruption, consumer change and technological advancement."

Shares of eBay were up more than 2% on Monday afternoon.

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Apr 09, 2020: Walmart hires 100,000 to meet surging demand, as toilet paper and sewing machines fly off the shelves
Walmart said it's seen a surge in demand for hair color, beard trimmers and sewing machines as Americans stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic - and it's still working hard to keep up with a spike in toilet paper sales.

The big-box retailer has hired more than 100,000 new workers over the past three weeks to help it keep shelves stocked and fulfill online orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company's executive vice president of corporate affairs, Dan Bartlett, told CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

It announced on March 19 that it would look to fill 150,000 positions.

"We'll easily hit the 150,000," he said. "We'll do an assessment to see if we need to do more."

Bartlett said most of the jobs are temporary, but about 10% to 15% are permanent. He said many of Walmart's new employees have come from hard-hit industries and are using the jobs to stay afloat "until their traditional jobs come back online."

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Apr 08, 2020: Walmart: This new normal 'matters for your life and your portfolio,' Jim Cramer says
The United States could open for business sooner than initially projected, but investors should not expect business to instantly return to normal, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

Stocks rallied after Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key health leader in the fight against coronavirus, noted the public could witness the "beginning of a turnaround" in the pandemic as soon as next week. Yet, the need for social distancing will dictate how the recovery occurs.

"I know Dr. Fauci's not signaling an all clear. He's saying the lockdowns are working, which is why we need to keep up the social distancing," Cramer, the host of "Mad Money," said. "Even when the lockdown ends you've got to be prepared for a new world that looks very different from the old one and a lot more investable for the big guys and not for the little guys."

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both rallied about 3.4% during the session, gaining about 780 and 91 points, respectively, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.6%.

While the idea of post-pandemic society enticed Wall Street investors, Cramer warned that contagion fears will linger and measures to combat the virus will remain in place, affecting how and what businesses can bounce back.

"In fact, he says 'now's not the time to pull back at all, it's a time to intensify,'" Cramer said. "That's why, when we do open for business, the new normal won't be like the old normal and you must understand that because it matters for your life and your portfolio."

Retail and the consumer tech industries are two arenas that will need to adapt to new habits, he said.

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Apr 08, 2020: Citi sees a 15% rally ahead for Walmart stock: Retailer's 'time to shine'
Walmart is acting as an excellent source of essential items during the coronavirus crisis, and will be rewarded with customer loyalty in the post-COVID-19 world, according to Citi.

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Apr 08, 2020: Analysts see buying opportunities in stocks like Apple and Walmart as markets continue to rebound
The markets continue to rebound and Wall Street analysts are still finding stocks with plenty of upside for investors. Wednesday's calls of the day include Walmart, Apple, Twitter, and more.

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Wednesday:

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Apr 08, 2020: Amazon, Walmart and the low-income grocery-shopping divide exposed by the coronavirus
As more Americans are forced to stay at home and practice social distancing, the income and internet divide is becoming clear in new ways for those who rely on food-assistance programs. And their ranks are likely to skyrocket due to the sharp rise in unemployment during this coronavirus-led economic downturn.

While many adults can access groceries and food-delivery services, food stamp recipients are limited in these options. Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as well as advocates for low-income Americans, are questioning why most states still lack a critical internet-based service for food delivery when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the SNAP program, has piloted an online program for years.

SNAP is available to households that meet income requirements related to the U.S. federal poverty line (about $28,000 for a family of three) and have less than $2,250 in cash or a bank account.

Shawna Hinson is one of at least 35 million Americans who receive SNAP benefits. As a disabled, severely immunocompromised leukemia survivor, Hinson tries to avoid direct contact with people to reduce her risk of exposure. She is also a single parent to three children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

When Hinson finished online grocery shopping from Hy-Vee, she went as far as the checkout page before realizing they do not accept food stamps as a method of payment. Only one grocery delivery service in her area accepts that form of payment online, but they require a $50 minimum purchase and have higher prices for essential groceries (USDA says SNAP benefits cannot be used to cover delivery fees specifically).

"I've called Hy-Vee, and they said that if it was a matter of just a click of a button, that they would change it, but they don't make the rules," Hinson said. "They said that the reason why they can't do it that way is because EBT requires a pin, and credit and debit does not."

The SNAP program, which once used paper-based coupons, has transitioned to an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. The pin is required for the SNAP online program, and third-party payments processors are able to complete transactions for retailers already up and running in the pilot.

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Apr 07, 2020: Walmart: Walgreens to open 15 drive-thru testing sites for the coronavirus across 7 states
Walgreens said Tuesday that it plans to open 15 drive-thru testing locations for the coronavirus across seven states, starting later this week.

The sites will be in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, the drugstore chain said in a news release. They will use Abbott Laboratories' rapid COVID-19 test.

Walgreen's expansion of drive-thru testing marks the acceleration of an effort that the White House announced more than three weeks ago. President Donald Trump met with leaders of major U.S. retailers and health-care companies March 13 and announced in the Rose Garden that four companies - Walmart, Target, CVS Health and Walgreens - would host drive-thru testing in their parking lots. The U.S. has lagged behind other countries in the availability of coronavirus testing.

Since then, only about a handful of sites have opened in the retailers' parking lots. Most are staffed by government health-care workers. Walmart has two drive-thrus and Walgreens has one drive-thru in the Chicago area, but they restrict tests to first responders. CVS has a drive-thru in Massachusetts and said Monday that it would open two new drive-thru locations: one in Atlanta and one near Providence, Rhode Island. These latest sites are not in CVS parking lots, but at larger locations that can support multiple lanes of cars.

In interviews, Walmart and CVS executives have acknowledged challenges with the rollout, saying it's been difficult to get protective gear for workers and has taken time to coordinate with state and federal officials.

Walgreens said in a news release that it chose the new sites with the Department of Health and Human Services based on anticipated hot spots for cases of COVID-19. It said it expects to test up to 3,000 people per day across the sites.

Tests will be by appointment only. Walgreens pharmacists will oversee the testing, which will be outside of the stores. Members of the public who show COVID-19 symptoms will fill out an assessment on Walgreens' website or its app. If they qualify for the test, they will make an appointment for a drive-thru site.

Testing is free for people who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's criteria. The rapid COVID-19 test, which the sites will use, delivers positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes.

Walgreens president Richard Ashworth said the pharmacy chain learned how to scale test sites after opening its first location in Massachusetts.

"We're continuing to do everything we can, both with our own resources and also by partnering with others, to serve as an access point within the community for COVID-19 testing," he said.

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Apr 07, 2020: Costco vs. Walmart: Trader says one could be a better big-box pick
Costco and Walmart shares are higher for the year, bucking the sharp market sell-off, with Americans stockpiling as coronavirus lockdowns stretch on.

Though both have broken out, Oppenheimer's head of technical analysis, Ari Wald, said one has the edge over the other here.

"We like them both. We're bullish on both Costco and Walmart. Of the two, Costco is the standout," Wald said Monday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "It's really based on our bullish view on U.S. large-cap growth but broadly the stock has been on our buy list since April of 2018, and although it has become near term overbought in our relative work as it has outperformed through the sell-off, we still like it."

Costco is up 5% in 2020, while the S&P 500 has fallen more than 16%.

"The reason [we like it] is that our focus here on the market is on long-term recovery. And we like that Costco has been able to outperform during market rallies in recent years as well. It's really one of the few stocks that is also in a consumer staples sector that's been able to do this. So, we like Costco. It's a triple A-rated outperform by our fundamental analysts, rates well in our trend work and top down tail winds based on our view on growth," said Wald.

Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer of Laffer Tengler Investments, said Costco's fundamentals are strong, but grows concerned after its recent rally.

"We're out of Costco based on valuation. We got out at the end of last year at kind of the levels we're at now. We'd owned it in 2017. Loved the story. Loved the fundamentals but the valuation got a little bit rich for us," Tengler said during the same segment.

Costco's gains since late 2018 have pushed its valuation to 33 times forward earnings. Comparatively, the S&P 500 trades at 16 times.

"We're still in Walmart. It's one of our largest holdings. Again we don't necessarily think that the near-term growth in sales is sustainable, but we love the e-commerce store in this particular name. It's just also gotten a little bit rich, and we've actually been trimming back our holdings," said Tengler. "I wouldn't be chasing them here. Great companies. Be patient."

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Apr 03, 2020: Walmart US store sales up 20 percent in past eight weeks, reports Dow Jones
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on Walmart sale numbers at the stores and online.

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Apr 02, 2020: Walmart: Macy's is the first of what could be a retail and energy purge from the S&P 500
Macy's is being dropped from the S&P 500, and in a sign of how far the fortunes of retail have fallen, it is being banished all the way down to the small-cap S&P 600, skipping the mid-cap S&P 400.

It will likely not be the last company to suffer such humiliation amid coronavirus-related shutdowns.

Macy's will be dropped from the S&P 500 on Friday to be replaced by Carrier Global, which is being spun out of United Technologies after United merges with Raytheon.

S&P's decision to kick Macy's out of the big-cap index is certainly understandable. Macy's has dropped from a market capitalization of roughly $6 billion in mid-February to $1.5 billion today.

"Macy's has a market capitalization more representative of the small-cap market space," S&P Dow Jones Indices, which manages the S&P 500, said in a terse statement.

The problem is, Macy's has plenty of company. Kohl's, Nordstrom, Gap and Hanesbrands all have market caps in the $2 billion range.

So do plenty of energy companies, such as Apache, Devon, and Marathon Oil.

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Apr 02, 2020: Walmart puts sale of majority stake in UK chain Asda on hold as coronavirus upends grocery industry
Walmart has paused efforts to sell a majority stake in U.K. grocer Asda, so it can direct full attention to managing the business as the coronavirus pandemic creates massive spikes in demand for groceries, according to people familiar with the matter.

The people requested anonymity because the negotiations are confidential. A spokesperson for Walmart declined to comment.

Asda had attracted significant interest from private equity firms, which were eyeing the grocer at a valuation of as much as $9 billion, the people said. It could not be immediately determined when Walmart might resume the sale, but it is not in a rush, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. Its focus now is on freeing its leadership team up to run the business.

The pause in the sale process highlights the unprecedented landscape in which grocery stores are operating, with shoppers buying in bulk and putting pressure on supply chains as consumers shelter in place and avoid social contact in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. In the U.S., major grocers have expedited their hiring processes to help deal with that demand.

Walmart plans to hire 150,000 employees to keep up with demand. The retailer had hired nearly 50,000 employees as of late Monday, and it's been averaging about 5,000 new hires a day, said Dan Bartlett, Walmart's executive vice president of corporate affairs.

The coronavirus pandemic has rattled businesses and populations worldwide. In the United Kingdom, there were more than 34,000 confirmed cases as of Thursday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself has tested positive for the virus.

In hopes of containing the virus, Johnson announced nationwide lockdown measures last month, telling cafes, bars and restaurants to close.

Walmart has been assessing its Asda business for years. Last year, Britain's competition regulator blocked its proposed sale of Asda to Sainsbury. The parties ultimately terminated the agreement. The attempted sale was one of several steps it took to reorient its international footprint, which also included selling a majority stake in Walmart Brazil and buying a majority stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart.

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Mar 26, 2020: Walmart: Analysts continue to upgrade stocks on market rebound, including Intel, Micron, Goldman Sachs & more
Wall Street analysts upgraded a bunch of stocks on Thursday as the market continued its rally for the third straight day. The upgraded stocks include Goldman Sachs, Intel, Procter & Gamble and more.

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Thursday:

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Mar 25, 2020: Walmart: State AGs call on Amazon, Facebook and others to crack down on coronavirus price gouging
A group of 33 attorneys general from U.S. states and territories called on Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Walmart and Craigslist to prevent price gouging on coronavirus-related products.

The coalition, led by Pennsylvania's Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, sent a letter to the companies saying they "have an ethical obligation and patriotic duty to help your fellow citizens in this time of need by doing everything in your power to stop price gouging in real-time." Attorneys general from California, Colorado and the District of Columbia were among those involved in the effort.

The letter acknowledged that the tech platforms have already taken steps to remove some of the overpriced products from their sites but said consumers were already harmed by their presence. The attorneys general urge the companies to take proactive measures to prevent price gouging on their sites, [r]ather than playing whack-a-mole."

The attorneys general pointed to examples of price gouging on several of the platforms identified by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Educated Fund and news reports. On Amazon, they wrote, U.S. PIRG found over half of the available hand sanitizers and face masks spiked at least 50% compared with the average price after the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Jan. 30. On Craigslist, a two-liter bottle of hand sanitizer was listed for $250, or ten times the standard price, the letter said, citing The Atlantic. On Facebook's marketplace, an eight-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer was going for $40, the letter said, citing a Washington Post report.

They advised the companies to take on strong policies that deter price gouging, trigger protections from price gouging outside of the case of an emergency and maintain a way for consumers to report potential violations.

Amazon has taken steps to punish sellers on its platform that have sought to profit off fear-induced buying during the COVID-19 crisis. The company told Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., earlier this month that it removed more than half a million "high-priced offers" from its marketplace and suspended 2,500 seller accounts in its U.S. marketplace for violating its policies on price gouging.

Both Amazon and eBay told sellers it would block new listings for face masks and hand sanitizer in an effort to stop further exploitation. Similarly, Facebook has banned ads and listings for face masks on its social media platform and marketplace.

A Walmart spokesperson previously told CNBC the company is monitoring the site for unsubstantiated medical claims and taking down listings with inflated prices.

State AGs have taken a particularly active interest in tech companies over the past year. Attorneys general from 50 states and territories are involved in an antitrust probe into Google, and nearly as many are part of a similar probe into Facebook. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly looking into Amazon's competitive practices as well, though it has not confirmed an investigation.

"Facebook is focused on preventing exploitation of this crisis for financial gain.Since COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency, Facebook has removed ads and commerce listings for the sale of masks, hand sanitizer, surface disinfecting wipes and COVID-19 test kits," a spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC. "While enforcement is not perfect, we have put several automated detection mechanisms in place to block or remove this material from our platform."

Representatives from Ebay and Craigslist were not immediately available to comment. An Amazon spokesperson did not provide comment on the letter and pointed to an earlier blog post on price gouging. A spokesperson for Walmart did not provide comment but pointed to letters the company sent to the Democratic and Republican Attorneys General Associations last week outlining its price gouging policies, how its monitoring medical claims on products and how it's cleaning its stores.

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Mar 25, 2020: Walmart Continues Focus on Health and Safety
By Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.

As our associates continue their heroic work to serve their communities and support each other during this time, we're focused on doing what we can to support them and their families. Building on last week's actions to provide associates a special cash bonus, accelerating first quarter bonuses and adjusting our operating hours, today we're rolling out additional changes with the health and safety of our associates in mind.

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Mar 20, 2020: Cramer on coronavirus impact: Amazon, Walmart, Costco could be only retailers left
CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down why he worries Amazon, Walmart and Costco may be the only retailers left after the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the U.S. economy.

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Mar 20, 2020: Walmart: Member of Vice President Pence's office tests positive, US coronavirus cases now total more than 17,000
8:30 pm: Boeing suspends dividend, CEO foregoes pay after virus-related aid request

Boeing will cancel CEO pay, suspend its dividend and extend a pause on share buybacks, the U.S. planemaker said on Friday, as companies eager for government aid to curb fallout from the coronavirus face pressure to cut payouts to investors.

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Mar 20, 2020: Walmart plans to issuing cash bonuses to hourly workers
CNBC's "Squawk Box" team is joined by Dan Bartlett, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart, to discuss how the company is planning to issue cash bonuses to hourly workers and hire more employees.

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Mar 20, 2020: Walmart: Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Tiffany, Nike, Tesla, Crowdstrike, Apple & more
Tiffany (TIF) - LVMH is considering buying Tiffany shares on the open market, according to a Bloomberg report. The shares are currently selling below the $135 per share takeover price that LVMH agreed to pay when it struck its deal with the luxury goods retailer in November. Separately, Tiffany reported quarterly profit of $1.80 per share, 3 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was slightly below forecasts, but comparable-store sales exceeded estimates.

Hibbett Sports (HIBB) - The athletic apparel retailer fell 11 cents a share shy of forecasts, with quarterly earnings of 51 cents per share. Revenue came in above forecasts. Comparable-store sales were up 4%, shy of the 4.7% consensus estimate compiled by Refinitiv. Hibbett also said it did not anticipate any material disruption to its supply chain due to the coronavirus outbreak, although it said it has seen a slowdown in demand.

Nike (NKE) - The athletic footwear and apparel maker was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Bank of America Securities, saying an overall challenging environment could enhance Nike's momentum in increasing global market share.

Tesla (TSLA) - Tesla will suspend production at its Fremont, California, factory on March 24, and said its New York solar roof tile factory will also suspend production. Tesla added that it believes its level of liquidity is sufficient to navigate the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

Crowdstrike (CRWD) - Crowdstrike reported a quarterly loss of 2 cents per share, smaller than the 8 cents a share loss that Wall Street had predicted. The cybersecurity company also gave upbeat guidance, with the coronavirus crisis spurring more to work at home and raising the need for more cyber protection.

Apple (AAPL) - Apple is limiting online purchases of iPhones to two per customer, as it deals with supply chain disruptions as well as the closing of its brick-and-mortar stores outside China.

Walmart (WMT) - Walmart is hiring 150,000 more hourly workers to deal with a virus-related surge in shoppers. That follows a similar move by rival Amazon.com (AMZN) earlier this week. Walmart also announced it would pay a cash bonus of $300 to full-tie hourly workers and $150 to part-time employees.

Boeing (BA) - Boeing is strongly considering a temporary suspension of production at its twin-aisle jet factories, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Reuters. The company has not made a final decision on timing, however. Separately, Bloomberg reports that Boeing is considering cutting its dividend and laying off workers, as it deals with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

GameStop (GME) - GameStop told its stores to stay open even in the event of state or city lockdowns, according to a memo obtained by gaming website Kotaku. The memo said the videogame retailer considered itself an "essential retail" operation.

Hertz Global (HTZ), Avis Budget (CAR) - Hertz, Avis, and privately held Enterprise Holdings asked the Treasury Department to be included in any travel industry aid. Hertz CEO Kathy Marinello told Bloomberg that the car rental industry has been hit as hard as the airline industry has.

Carnival (CCL) - Carnival reported quarterly profit of 22 cents per share, 5 cents a share below estimates. Revenue beat forecasts, however. The quarter included cancellations and disruptions from the virus outbreak, and the cruise line operator said it cannot provide a full-year forecast as those disruptions escalate.

Oracle (ORCL) - Oracle was upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at JPMorgan Chase, which cited the business software giant's resilience across business cycles as well as its relative valuation.

Cardinal Health (CAH) - The drug distributor received a double upgrade at Bank of America Securities, which now rates Cardinal a "buy" compared to the prior "underperform" rating. The firm said the drug distributors are one of the drug industry groups best positioned to manage through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lululemon (LULU) - Citi upgraded the athletic apparel retailer to "buy" from "neutral," noting a 41% drop in the stock since February 20 and saying the company is likely to fare better than peers and that its long-term earnings power is not at risk.

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Mar 19, 2020: Walmart: Stop & Shop, other grocers have special shopping hours for seniors. Here's how they work
Early each morning, customers at Stop & Shop who are older or more vulnerable to the coronavirus will have a new way to fill up their refrigerator and pantry: An hour and half when they can shop before other customers arrive.

The Boston area-based grocer is starting the designed time slot Thursday. Along with the 90-minute window, it will have a special routine: Signs and floor sticker clings near highly-trafficked areas like the deli will remind customers to stay six feet apart. Every other cashier stand will be closed to allow more space between shoppers. And employees will encourage early birds to spread out in the lobby or outside before store doors open.

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Mar 19, 2020: Walmart makes run to all-time highs amid coronavirus market plunge
Walmart shares are emerging as a winner during the chaotic coronavirus crisis.

The big-box retailer, a classic defensive consumer staple stock, is benefiting from the millions of Americans stocking up on products for the unknown future. Plus, lower gas prices are relieving pressure from Walmart's supply chain costs and potentially putting more money in the hands of the U.S. consumer if the coronavirus job losses can be contained.

"The unfortunate spread of the COVID-19 virus has created an unprecedented spike in demand for grocery and household products, as consumers prepare for weeks (maybe months) of school closures, work from home and restaurant closures," Credit Suisse research analyst Seth Sigman said in a note to clients following his upgrade of the stock to outperform on Wednesday.

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Mar 18, 2020: Walmart one of the top Dow stocks this month, and could go even higher
Walmart is one of the best-performing Dow stocks this month even as the rest of the market craters. JC O'Hara of MKM Partners and John Petrides of Tocqueville Asset Management discuss whether it can continue to outperform.

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Mar 18, 2020: Walmart: Who owns America's gas stations-and are they making money?
Gas stations comprise one of the most important retail businesses in the country. 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of one. The vast majority of gas stations are small, locally owned businesses. But in recent years, the smallest chains have either been bought up by bigger chains or are otherwise going out of business.

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Mar 10, 2020: Walmart: Coachella and Stagecoach postponed, UK minister diagnosed with coronavirus
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Mar 10, 2020: Walmart deploys coronavirus emergency leave policy
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on Walmart implementing a coronavirus emergency leave policy for employees after a worker in Kentucky tested positive.

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Mar 10, 2020: Walmart deploys new emergency leave policy after Kentucky associate tests positive for coronavirus
Walmart said Tuesday it is deploying an emergency employee leave program as the retailer confirms one of its store associates in Cynthiana, Kentucky, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The infected employee is a woman and Walmart said she is improving with medical care.

The new policy comes as the coronavirus spreads throughout many U.S. states where the retailer operates. Walmart is the nation's largest private employer with 1.5 million workers in the U.S. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there are at least 761 cases of COVID-19 that have been diagnosed in the United States, and at least 27 people have died in the U.S. from the virus.

A memo sent to employees from Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner, Sam's Club CEO Kath McLay and Chief People Officer Donna Morris details the new COVID-19 leave policies.

The retailer also said it has "reinforced our cleaning and sanitizing protocol, and, with the support and encouragement of the state government, the [Kentucky] store remains open."

"We all know we are in unprecedented times," Adam Stavisky, senior vice president of Walmart U.S. benefits, told CNBC. "Walmart is looking to see how we can best support our associates. we are implementing first of our kind benefits for associates."

There are three major scenarios Walmart outlines for the new emergency leave policy to apply.

The first allows employees to stay home if he or she is unable to work or feels "uncomfortable" at work, by waiving its attendance policy through the end of April. While the normal attendance policy will not be enforced in this circumstance, in order to have the leave paid, associates must use their regular paid time-off options.

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Mar 09, 2020: Walmart: Group representing Coke, Clorox, other brands urges Attorney General Barr to fight coronavirus price gouging
A lobbying group representing some of America's largest consumer brands wants the Justice Department to stop retailers from jacking up prices on hand sanitizer, masks and other coronavirus essentials.

The Consumer Brands Association - which represents brands and companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Clorox - wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Monday urging him to take action on sellers taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mar 09, 2020: Walmart's shares defy trends as coronavirus rattles Wall Street
As coronavirus concerns rattled Wall Street, Walmart's stock went in the other direction during most of Monday trading. Its share price rose as much as 2%.

Walmart's shares were giving up some of its gains as the market's close approached.

The upward trend may indicate that Wall Street is betting on Walmart to benefit from shoppers' stockpiling and remain steady, even in economic turbulence. The company's stock was least affected during the last recession, according to a Cowen analysis of retail stock.

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Mar 03, 2020: Walmart: Some Amazon customers will now be able to get orders delivered in five hours or less
Amazon is speeding up its same-day delivery in a handful of states on Tuesday after bolstering its fulfillment centers.

Customers in Philadelphia; Phoenix; Orlando, Florida; and Dallas can now receive up to 3 million items, which the company has marked for same-day delivery, much more quickly. In the past, Amazon's same-day orders were traditionally placed in the morning and arrived by 9 p.m., according to an Amazon spokeswoman. Now, same-day orders can arrive in less than five hours.

"We're able to do so by storing need-it-today items in brand new facilities we built even closer to customers. These are first-of-their-kind buildings and serve as mini-fulfillment centers optimized for faster click-to-delivery speeds," Amazon's director of delivery experience, Jon Alexander, wrote in a blog post.

The service is available for free for Prime members who spend over $35, or will cost $2.99 for delivery on orders under $35. Prime members pay an annual fee of $119 to access its services.

The move comes as e-commerce players increasingly work to gain a leg up on one another.

Amazon invested nearly $1.5 billion in its fourth quarter to expand its shipping service and said it will spend an additional $1 billion in its first quarter of 2020.

Amazon had already made one-day shipping the standard among online retailers. The company rolled out free, one-day shipping on more than 10 million products last June and has two-hour delivery in select regions. Walmart followed and began offering one-day shipping and has since expanded the areas it serves. That was followed by Target, which announced its same-day delivery program expanded to customers in 47 states last June after an initial launch in Florida in 2018.

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Mar 03, 2020: Amazon, Walmart and others battle price gouging on coronavirus-related products
Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Etsy have all struggled to curb price gouging and products that make unverified claims about the coronavirus.

CNBC found several examples of face masks and "survival kits" that made dubious claims about their ability to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Third-party sellers continue to gouge prices of hand sanitizers, face masks, hazmat suits and other products.

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Mar 02, 2020: Walmart: Retail surges as shoppers stock up on coronavirus fears
Rupesh Parikh, Oppenheimer analyst, looks at a good day for retailers and what the future holds.

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Feb 28, 2020: Walmart names Sam's Club exec Jamie Iannone to key leadership role in US e-commerce
In a company memo, Walmart credited Jamie Iannone for helping to grow the membership and digital business of Sam's Club.

He will oversee Walmart e-commerce groups, including the retailer's tech incubator and third-party marketplace.

He is switching roles as Walmart looks to grow online sales beyond groceries.

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Feb 27, 2020: Walmart: This week's stock shock is just the start of the economic pain if coronavirus hits American wallets
Empty streets, eerily quiet malls, dark storefronts and only a few people willing to take the risk to venture outside. Cities are being described as ghost towns.

That is the scene playing out globally - in parts of China, Japan, Singapore and Italy, among other regions - as the deadly coronavirus keeps spreading. More than 81,400 cases have so far been confirmed.

And while this isn't the picture in the U.S. yet, roughly $2 trillion has been wiped from the stock market in a matter of days. The Dow hasn't fallen so much in a week since 2008. Many retail stocks, such as Macy's, Under Armour and Gap, are taking a beating on fears that consumer spending could slow. A grouping of airline stocks, the NYSE Arca Airline Index, is on pace for its worst week since 2009.

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Feb 26, 2020: Walmart: For investors shaken by Dow plunge, Warren Buffett's new advice on finding long-term market winners
Lost in the hoopla over Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett's latest annual shareholder letter this past weekend was an implicit warning to the finance executives and managers who run corporate America: Now is the time to be investing profits in the business, while inflation is low.

It may not have the glamour of speculating about the Oracle of Omaha's next big deals, or even his thoughts about adding more diversity to corporate boards, but Buffett led off his annual letter with a lesson aimed at his fellow titans -explaining why conventional wisdom about retrenchment during periods of low inflation (often accompanied by tepid economic growth) is wrong.

If the lesson from Buffett was new, like many of his market lessons over the years, it was borrowed from the investors of previous eras whom he adored. He began by telling a story about the economist and financial advisor Edgar Lawrence Smith, whose 1924 book "Common Stocks as Long Term Investments" was the first to debunk the pre-Depression conventional wisdom about being more conservative with investments in weaker times. Quoting John Maynard Keynes' review of Smith's book, Buffett argues that investing in leaner times is a form of compound interest for an operating company, generating more returns over the long run than simply paying out dividends and stock buybacks.

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Feb 26, 2020: Former Apple CEO: Walmart's health-care services will cause 'a consumer revolution'
In September of 2019, behemoth retailer Walmart announced its goal to become "America's Neighborhood Health Destination" and launched its first Walmart Health center in Dallas, Georgia.

The center offers primary care, labs, X-rays, EKG scans, counseling, dental, optical, hearing and community health education services for cheap. Shoppers can get a medical checkup for $30, a teeth cleaning for $25 and a mental health consultation for $1 a minute, without insurance.

For comparison, researchers from Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health estimate that the average price of a doctor's visit for a new uninsured patient is about $160.

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Feb 25, 2020: Market sell-off recap Tuesday: Worst 2-day slide in 4 years, Apple correction, futures bounce
It was another crazy day in the market as stocks plunged, with the Dow and S&P 500 falling more than 3%. The Dow has shed 6.59% over the last two sessions, with the S&P 500 falling 6.28%. It is the worst 2-day drop for the indices since Feb. 2018 and Aug. 2015, respectively. The Nasdaq's 2-day drop stands at 6.38%, which is its worst since June 2016.

Here's what's going on after the close: 8:00 pm: Trump is reportedly furious that the stock market is plunging on coronavirus fears

President Donald Trump is reportedly furious that stocks are plunging, believing that health officials' warnings have spooked investors, The Washington Post reported Tuesday night, citing two people familiar with the president's thinking. Stocks fell even as National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the coronavirus-triggered selloff has created a buying opportunity for long-term investors. The president has reportedly cautioned aides against forecasting the impact of the virus over fears that stocks could fall further, The Washington Post said, and he reportedly will meet with aides on Wednesday to discuss the matter. - Stevens 7:54 pm: Trump is reportedly furious that the stock market is plunging on coronavirus fears

President Donald Trump is reportedly furious that stocks are plunging, believing that health officials' warnings have spooked investors, The Washington Post reported Tuesday night, citing two people familiar with the president's thinking. Stocks fell even as National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the coronavirus-triggered selloff has created a buying opportunity for long-term investors. The president has reportedly cautioned aides against forecasting the impact of the virus over fears that stocks could fall further, The Washington Post said, and he reportedly will meet with aides on Wednesday to discuss the matter. - Stevens 7:33 pm: Japanese stocks sliding in early trading

Japan's Nikkei 225 Index was down 0.85% in its Wednesday session. The index fell 3.34% on Tuesday after being closed for a holiday on Monday. - Pound, Francolla 7:09 pm: 64% of the S&P 500 in correction levels

With the monster two-day slide, now 64% of stocks in the S&P 500 are in correction levels, meaning they are at least 10% from their recent 52-week highs. Meanwhile, 25% of S&P 500 companies are at bear market levels, or 20% or more below their 52-week highs, including Gap, Under Armour, Carnival, Norwegian, American Airlines, Exxon, 3M, Pfizer, Molson Coors. - Francolla, Li 6:34 pm: Putting the S&P 500′s 3% drop in context

CNBC ran the numbers and found that in the last 20 years the S&P 500 has dropped more than 3% in a single session just 71 times, including during Tuesday and Monday's trading session. - Stevens, Rattner

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Feb 25, 2020: Walmart steps up competition with Amazon by fulfilling orders for third-party vendors
Walmart is launching a new service that allows third-party vendors to hire the retailer to store, pack and ship items for customers, a move that could better position the big-box retailer to compete against Amazon.

Through Walmart Fulfillment Services, third-party vendors that sell clothing or other items in Walmart.com's marketplace can pay to have the retailer handle the logistics of getting items to a customer's door. They currently have to use a third-party to handle fulfillment or do it themselves.

New and current vendors can sign up for the service starting Tuesday, according to Jare' Buckley-Cox, vice president of Walmart Fulfillment Services. The company launched a pilot of the service a few months ago with a mix of brands across categories, including footwear, apparel and electronics.

Walmart said sellers and customers will benefit from the new service. It said sellers will pay a low fee to store and ship goods and be able to drive up profitability. Customers will have more brands to choose from, faster shipping and easier returns. The company did not say how much it will charge sellers, but said it would be "one of the lowest-priced services on the market."

Walmart is expanding its e-commerce offerings, after having significant growth that's driven by online grocery sales. The company's online sales grew by 37% last year, topping its own internal growth targets of 35%. It's acquired several digital brands, including menswear company Bonobos and outdoor apparel maker Moosejaw, and launched other online-focused brands in-house.

Walmart announced another e-commerce change Tuesday. In a company memo, Walmart executives said they are combining its buyer teams for the website and for stores. Buyers will now be split into merchandising categories, such as food, and they will buy all items in that category regardless of where they're sold.

Hilding Anderson, head of retail strategy for digital consulting firm Publicis Sapient, said offering a fulfillment service for sellers "is table stakes today."

With the service, he said Walmart will have more control over the customer experience. It can increase the number of packages with next-day or two-day delivery. It will have more visibility in warehouses, so it knows if it's running low on an item. It can standardize the quality of packing and shipping, so items don't arrive damaged or broken.

"It's an important move as they compete and compete hard against Amazon and Target and others with a marketplace app," he said.

He said it could also benefit Walmart's bottom line. With Walmart Fulfillment Services, the company can get more out of its extensive network of warehouses and trucks.

Walmart could use its large footprint of stores to attract and increase sales for third-party vendors, too, he said. It could allow items sold by them to be picked up in stores - similar to how it handles online grocery orders.

"I could see that be an interesting next move," he said.

Against a broader drop in the market, Walmart shares closed down nearly 2%. The stock, which has a market value of $324 billion, has gained nearly 16% over the past year.

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Feb 18, 2020: Walmart Releases Q4 and FY20 Full-year Earnings
Walmart U.S. Q4 comp sales1 grew 1.9% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 35%, Q4 FY20 GAAP EPS of $1.45; Adjusted EPS2 of $1.38, Disruption in Chile and a legal matter lowered GAAP and Adjusted EPS by about $0.05, Fiscal year 2020 GAAP EPS of $5.19; Adjusted EPS2 of $4.93, FY21 guidance includes net sales growth of about 3%; U.S. comp sales growth of at least 2.5%; U.S. eCommerce net sales growth of about 30%; EPS of $5.00 to $5.15

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Jan 27, 2020: Walmart Announces $5 Million Investment in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Since opening in 2016, NMAAHC, the 19th Smithsonian Institution Museum, has welcomed more than 7 million visitors who have explored the exhibits and more than 3,000 artifacts on display. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture, and is a public institution open to all, where anyone is welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn more about African American history and culture. Later today, Walmart will host a private event to celebrate the museum's contributions and acknowledge the critical role the Congressional Black Caucus played in helping to make the museum a reality.

This grant is the second donation Walmart has made to support the museum's initiatives, with the first $5 million donated in 2010 to support the design and construction of the facility. The second investment will benefit the visitor services programs, corporate leadership council and other areas including collections and acquisitions, scholarship and research, education and public programs, exhibitions and emerging technologies.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation seek to transform systems to help create more equitable opportunities for all. Specifically, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation invest in work to diversify talent pipelines, build more inclusive small business ownership and enhance community cohesion. Most recently, Walmart funded a report published by FSG, which outlines steps employers can take to remove barriers to advancement of frontline employees of color.

For more information on Walmart's commitment to diversity, inclusion and philanthropy, please visit Walmart.org.

About Walmart Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Jan 16, 2020: Walmart Statement in Support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
We applaud final congressional passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. North America is core to Walmart's operations as a global company with more than 2,800 Walmart retail units in Mexico and Canada, supporting nearly 430,000 jobs, in addition to more than 5,000 U.S. stores and clubs and 1.5 million U.S. jobs. Our customers and associates will benefit from the free flow of goods and services under the USMCA. In addition, new commitments on digital trade and trade facilitation will enable us to take advantage of an integrated e-commerce marketplace in North America.

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Jan 07, 2020: Walmart Neighborhood Market Store in Miami Area Incorporates Time-Saving Innovations
By Patrick Shanks, Regional Vice President, Neighborhood Market Operations

Over the last couple of years, our stores have been testing grounds for all sorts of innovations to improve the shopping experience. From our Intelligent Retail Lab in New York to InHome Delivery in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, we're learning a lot about how we can use our physical assets to deliver new conveniences to our customers in many ways.

In Miami, it's no different, and customers there tell us what we've heard across the country: Saving time is just as important as saving money. This week, we're opening a new Neighborhood Market in Coral Way, Florida, that offers a number of new technologies aimed at helping with just that:

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Jan 03, 2020: Walmart Media Group Expands Sponsored Search Offering through Walmart Advertising Partners Program
By Lex Josephs, Vice President Sales and Media Partnerships, Walmart Media Group

Walmart has been investing in building a robust in-house advertising offering through Walmart Media Group. In 2019, we grew our technology offering through the acquisition of Polymorph, strengthening our supply-side ad stack to deliver full native ad campaigns and reports to brands. We also brought on new talent across executive and engineering levels and achieved tremendous success with campaigns for brand partners like Kellogg's and Hershey's.

We have something unique to offer brands, the ability to maximize campaigns with rich data insights - based on both in-store and online data - at scale.

Today, we're kicking off 2020 with the launch of our Walmart Advertising Partners program to expand advertisers' direct access to their Sponsored Products campaigns, a bidded auction-based marketplace, giving them more transparency and control. Brands will now be able to increase visibility with Walmart's diverse, sizable audience of shoppers.

With 90 percent of America shopping at Walmart every year and nearly 160 million visitors to our stores and website every week, Walmart Media Group enables brands to reach more customers at scale and measure advertising effectiveness across the entire shopping journey. Now, brands can tap into Walmart's shopper footprint to get the the right sponsored ad experience, to the right shopper at the right moment through partners Flywheel Digital, Kenshoo, Pacvue and Teikametrics.

We are excited to announce these first four partners - leading advertising technology platforms with deep search experience, brand-friendly UIs and a proven history of empowering brands through excellent advisory service and account support.

With these key partnerships, today we grow our search offering to meet the needs of advertisers, allowing the most advanced search marketers the ability to leverage the power of Walmart through their partner of choice.

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2019

Nov 15, 2019: Walmart U.S. Q3 comp sales1 grew 3.2% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 41%
1 13-week period ended October 25, 2019 compared to 13-week period ended October 26, 2018, and excludes fuel. See Supplemental Financial Information for additional information. 2 See additional information at the end of this release regarding non-GAAP financial measures. 3 Includes GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS. For FY20, adjusted EPS guidance excludes an unrealized gain of $0.25, net of tax, related to the company's investment in JD.com and a non-cash impairment charge of $0.06, net of tax and noncontrolling interest, through the nine months ended October 31, 2019. 4 Q3 FY20 operating income includes the impact from a non-cash impairment charge of $0.3 billion before income taxes.

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Oct 19, 2019: ASDA Group Pension Scheme secures buy-out with Rothesay Life Plc
Asda, Walmart and the Trustee of the Asda Group Pension Scheme today announce an agreement for a bulk annuity insurance 'buy-in' of the Scheme with Rothesay Life, a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension schemes. The agreement secures the benefits of members - providing certainty and security for all of the Scheme's approximately 12,300 members (4,800 pensioners and 7,500 deferred pensioners). The Scheme is separate to the Asda Pension Plan, a defined contribution scheme, which provides ongoing pension arrangements to the majority of Asda's colleagues.

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Sep 24, 2019: Walmart: PRICING AGREEMENT
WALMART INC., a Delawarecorporation (the "Company" or "Walmart"), proposes, subject to the terms and conditions stated herein and in the Underwriting Agreement, dated September 19, 2019 (the "Underwriting Agreement"), between the Company,on the one hand, and you, as parties which are signatories or deemed to be signatories to the Underwriting Agreement, on the other hand, to issue and sell to the Underwriters named in Schedule I hereto (the "Underwriters") the Securitiesspecified in Schedule II hereto (the "Designated Securities").

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Sep 12, 2019: Unilever and Walmart Join Forces With Hilary Duff to Inspire Families Across the Country to Bring It to the Bin
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 12, 2019 -- Today, Unilever and Walmart launched Bring It to the Bin, a shopper-engagement initiative with Hilary Duff at the helm designed to make it easier than ever for consumers across the country to recycle with ease and confidence. Featuring tips and videos for families on how to easily recycle throughout the home, Bring It to the Bin is one of three powerful steps Unilever is taking to accelerate its action to address plastic packaging waste.

"We know how urgent it is to address the growing plastics waste problem we're facing and we're proud to partner with Walmart and Hilary Duff to take a leading role to increase recycling of plastic packaging," said Amanda Sourry, Unilever North America President. "Through Bring It to the Bin, we will inform and inspire shoppers to join us in our commitment to recycle more. We are significantly reducing the amount of new plastic produced to make our packaging by using 50 percent recycled content across North America this year. With better recycling information and inspiration, shoppers can Bring It to the Bin to help us use more recycled material, keeping it out of landfills and the environment. The urgent need for action on plastics waste can only be met with collective action by companies, consumers and governments."

Bring It to the Bin features shopper favorites Dove, Hellmann's, Seventh Generation and Love Beauty and Planet, each brand making a commitment to using post-consumer recycled plastic. Unilever's packaging will also feature clear recycling instructions through How2Recycle labels and contribute to Unilever North America's sustainability commitments of 50 percent of plastic used in North America being made of recycled content by the end of 2019 and 100 percent of plastic packaging being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

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Sep 12, 2019: Walmart to Rollout Delivery Unlimited to More than 1,400 Stores Across the Country
Retailer Brings Grocery Delivery Membership Program to Millions of Customers Across Nearly 200 Markets

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Walmart has plans to expand the reach of Delivery Unlimited - a Grocery Delivery membership option for customers - to 1,400 stores later this fall. The program gives customers the option to pay a yearly $98 fee or a monthly $12.95 fee to receive unlimited Walmart Grocery Delivery orders. Customers will continue to have the option to pay a per-delivery fee, without a membership.

"Grocery Delivery takes convenience to a new level, and our customers love it. With Delivery Unlimited, we're providing incredible value for our customers and leveraging our unique assets to save them both time and money," said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer, Walmart.

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Sep 12, 2019: Fears Nachawati Law Firm Demands Walmart Preserve El Paso Mass Shooting Evidence
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 12, 2019 -- The Fears Nachawati Law Firm is calling on Walmart to halt renovation work at its El Paso retail store which would destroy of evidence related to the Aug. 3 mass shooting before independent investigations and a security analysis can be performed.

The firm, which is representing victims and family members affected by the shooting, supports a Temporary Restraining Order to suspend any demolition work already begun by the retailer to gut the store as part of a renovation and reopening. An independent investigation is needed to review exactly what happened inside the store and analyze how security measures can be improved to prevent future incidents.

Shooting suspect Patrick Crusius previously stated that he traveled to El Paso and chose the Walmart because he was looking for a "soft target" for carrying out his plan to kill "Mexicans." He reportedly told authorities after his arrest that he was surprised no one challenged him when he entered the store carrying the weapon.

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Sep 10, 2019: Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.org announce $500,000 commitment to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery
Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.org announce $500,000 commitment to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery Donations will go to assist organizations leading relief efforts in the U.S. and the Bahamas

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas, Walmart, Sam's Club, and Walmart.org are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations for relief and recovery.

The commitment will support organizations that are helping meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Dorian and are actively engaged in responding to impacted communities in both the U.S. and the Bahamas, like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. As part of this commitment, Walmart is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 10, 2019: Nuala O'Connor to Join Walmart in New Digital Citizenship Role
Nuala O'Connor to Join Walmart in New Digital Citizenship Role 20-year Technology Policy and Legal Expert Brings Deep Experience in Privacy and Information Governance

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Today, Walmart announced it has appointed Nuala O'Connor to a new senior vice president and chief counsel of digital citizenship role reporting directly to Rachel Brand, executive vice president of global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. O'Connor joins at a time when Walmart is rapidly transforming its customer and associate experiences. The new function will focus on how Walmart uses data and technology in a way that supports the company's goal to be the most trusted retailer.

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Sep 10, 2019: Bauer Media USA Announces "Whoa, Wait" Special Publication Available Exclusively at Walmart
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Bauer Media USA, the publisher of the top two selling magazines at retail, Woman's World and First for Women, is pleased to announce Whoa, Wait. The issue will hit Walmart newsstands exclusively for 90 days on September 10th.

Whoa, Wait. features the tagline Live a Lovely Life for Less and will serve as a personal shopper for every woman with a step-by-step guide to getting a well-styled, healthy and joyful life on a budget.

Inspired by the popular Whoa, Wait. Walmart? microblog on Instagram, the 104-page magazine will feature great products, at the best prices, that can be found in Walmart stores across the country.

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Aug 29, 2019: Walmart Inc. to present at Barclays 2019 Global Consumer Staples Conference and the Goldman Sachs 26th Annual Global Retailing Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) announced today that Steve Bratspies, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S. will participate in a discussion at the Barclays 2019 Global Consumer Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. He will also participate in a discussion at the Goldman Sachs 26th Annual Global Retailing Conference on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:05 p.m. EDT. Both sessions will be webcast live through the "Events" link at www.stock.walmart.com. Transcripts of these sessions will be available after the events and will be archived on the company's website.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 29, 2019: Build-A-Bear Workshop And Walmart To Share Teddy Bear Hugs In Celebration Of The Biggest National Teddy Bear Day Ever At Stores Across The United States
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2019 -- Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) today announced plans for its annual celebration of National Teddy Bear Day to be held in store locations around the globe, starting on September 7 leading into the holiday on September 9, 2019. This year, the company is also excited to have Walmart as its exclusive national partner in the United States, making the celebration available to a wider audience.



The activities kick off on September 7 with the launch of a limited-edition collectible National Teddy Bear Day furry friend that will be introduced at $6.50 at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores ($6.50 in Canada and Pound6.50 in the United Kingdom). For the first time, this offer is being extended beyond Build-A-Bear Workshop stores to Walmart stores across the United States. Throughout the three-day event, guests can participate in interactive and experiential activities at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and exclusive retailtainment events in 2,000 Walmart U.S. stores to help make this the biggest celebration of National Teddy Bear Day in history.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 29, 2019: Walmart And TerraCycle To Host Nation's Largest Car Seat Recycling Event
Walmart And TerraCycle To Host Nation's Largest Car Seat Recycling Event Customers Can Trade in the Car Seat Their Kid Has Outgrown for a $30 Walmart Gift Card

BENTONVILLE, Ark. & TRENTON, N.J.----Walmart and TerraCycle are joining forces to launch the nation's largest car seat recycling event in nearly 4,000 Walmart stores across the country.

The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event will take place Sept. 16-30, in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby. All car seats collected in this program will be recycled through TerraCycle, and each component will be diverted from the landfill.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 27, 2019: Walmart Announces the Hottest Toys of the Year with the Release of its Top Rated by Kids Toy List
Walmart's toy experts - kids - tested hundreds of games, dolls and gadgets, and have chosen their top picks for the holiday season

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----It's the most fun announcement of the year from America's Best Toy Shop - the reveal of Walmart's Top Rated by Kids toy list. This year's list includes 48 toys, more than in previous years, and a new featured trend: gaming! The toys that made the list include the most Walmart exclusive toys to-date, all at incredible prices.

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for parents to find the perfect toys for their children," said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart. "Our customers count on us to have an unbelievable selection of top toys at incredible prices for every gifting occasion. And, that's especially true during the holidays."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 22, 2019: Time to Deliver: How Walmart Approaches Last-Mile Convenience Around the World
Shopping lists are increasingly including a new item: convenience

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----The grocery industry is a great example. American shoppers average about 60 minutes spent shopping for food each week. To cut this time down, more and more of Walmart's U.S. customers find themselves taking advantage of online shopping options like pickup and delivery.

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Aug 16, 2019: Walmart: Results of Operations and Financial Condition
In accordance with Item 2.02 of Form 8-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is furnishing to the SEC a press release that the Company will issue on August 15, 2019 (the "Press Release") and a financial presentation that will be first posted by the Company on the Company's website at http://stock.walmart.com on August 15, 2019 (the "Financial Presentation"). The Press Release and the Financial Presentation will disclose information regarding the Company's results of operations for the three and six months ended July 31, 2019, and the Company's financial condition as of July 31, 2019. In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto, which are furnished herewith pursuant to and relate to this Item 2.02, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, the Exchange Act, or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

Source: SEC

Aug 16, 2019: Financialbuzz.com: 'Market Recap' Week Ending August 16th, 2019
NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2019 -- U.S. markets faced an extremely volatile week due to the ongoing concerns over the U.S.-China trade war. On Monday, the Dow slipped by over 400 points after The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the daily midpoint for yuan trading at 7.0211 per dollar, which marked the consecutive session below the level of 7 per dollar. Last week, PBOC rattled global markets after it devalued the yuan in retaliation to U.S. President Donald Trump's additional 10% tariff on USD 300 Billion worth of Chinese goods. However, on Tuesday, a U.S. Trade Representative said that the tariffs would be delayed until December 15th, postponing it from Trump's original intended date of September 1st. The USTR spokesman noted that the delay would be applied to products such as cellphones, laptops, and video games. The postponement of the tariffs caused the Dow to surge by over 500 points. Despite the optimistic news, markets pulled back once again on Wednesday after recession indicators shocked markets. The Dow plunged by 800 points or 3.1% lower on Wednesday after the 10-year U.S Treasury note fell below that of the 2-year U.S. Treasury note for the first time in over a decade. The inverted yield curve is commonly seen as a recession indicator, which led investors to believe that the economy will slow down or contract within the near future. After the Dow plummeted on Wednesday, markets opened slightly higher on Thursday after a spokesperson for China'sMinistry of Foreign Affairs said that China hopes the U.S. will meet it halfway and implement the consensus that the two parties agreed on at the Summit in Osaka earlier in the summer. JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD), Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

In addition to global economic weakness, the ongoing Hong Kong protests also disrupted global equities after protestors stormed the Hong Kong International Airport. The large and violent protests ultimately led the airport to cancel all inbound and outbound flights, causing the Hang Seng Index to crater by 574.09 points or 2.1% this week. On Thursday, the Dow Jones closed 109.83 points or 0.43% higher. The S&P 500 edged higher by 7.07 points or 0.25%, while the Nasdaq Composite declined by 7.32 points or 0.09%. "The global economy would likely see a recession if the US escalates tariffs on China to 25% for an extended period," Morgan Stanley Equity Analyst, Michael Wilson wrote in a note. "Small and mid-cap companies are seeing an earnings growth problem - their first quarter year over year earnings growth fell by double digits. Earnings held up better among large caps (roughly flat for the S&P 500 in the first half) but we think second half 2019 and 2020 consensus numbers need to come down substantially."

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Aug 16, 2019: Walmart China And Dada-JD Daojia Set Sales Record in Omni-channel 8.8 Shopping Festival
SHANG HAI, CHINA / / August 16, 2019 / During the omni-channel "8.8 Shopping Festival", held from July 18th to August 14th, Walmart China set a new sales record on the leading O2O e-commerce platform Dada-JD Daojia. Sales were up 120% over the same period in 2018.



The 8.8 Omni-channel Shopping Festival, which was created in partnership by Walmart China and JD.com online and offline in 2017, aims to provide a better shopping experience for the Chinese customers across all sales channels. Unlike conventional e-commerce shopping festivals, the 8.8 shopping festival seamlessly integrates online and offline retailing between shoppers and products, representing the trend of China's future retail model.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 15, 2019: Walmart U.S. Q2 comp sales grew 2.8% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 37%
Company reports Q2 FY20 GAAP EPS of $1.26; Adjusted EPS of $1.27, led by strength at Walmart U.S., Walmart raises expectations for fiscal 2020 U.S. comp sales, operating income and EPS

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT):

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Aug 06, 2019: Genpact to Open New Sites in Costa Rica and Mexico through Expanded Partnership with Walmart
NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Genpact (NYSE:G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, today announced that it will open a new finance and accounting (F&A) delivery center in Heredia, Costa Rica and a digital innovation hub in Guadalajara, Mexico focused on advanced analytics, as a result of its expanded partnership with Walmart (NYSE:WMT).



As it opens new operations in Costa Rica and adds a facility to its existing sites in Mexico, Genpact will capitalize on its expertise in digital transformation to help manage Walmart's Global Business Services' F&A operations in Latin America. Under the new agreement, the partnership continues to leverage Genpact's expertise in advanced technologies and analytics, and domain and process depth in retail and consumer goods, to help Walmart accelerate its digital transformation, fuel long-term growth, and unlock savings for reinvestment in its continued innovation.

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Jul 31, 2019: Tony Amaradio Examines the Role of Faith in Developing Leadership Qualities
ALISO VIEJO, CA / / July 31, 2019 / Many would contend that today's fiercely competitive, high-stakes business world is no place where Christian or other religious values can thrive or have any place, to begin with. However, the history of corporate America abounds with examples of company leaders who have achieved phenomenal success without compromising on their faith and moral principles. Among them is Tony Amaradio , a financial expert whose religious devoutness has informed his decisions in both business and personal matters, establishing him as an outstanding professional, an inspirational philanthropist, and a published author whose book, Faithful with Much: Breaking Down the Barriers to Generous Giving, is now available on Amazon in Kindle, Hardcover, and Paperback formats. According to Amaradio, spirituality provides entrepreneurs with additional leverage as it guides them to operate in a manner that promotes building organizations where business success does not come at the expense of morality, ethics, and compassion.

Maltbie Babcock, a distinguished 19th-century clergyman and writer, famously said , "Business is religion, and religion is business. The man who does not make a business of his religion has a religious life of no force, and the man who does not make a religion of his business has a business life of no character. " One thing that unites all the faiths of the world is that they invariably stress the importance of honesty, integrity, family values, hard work, respect, and generosity, Tony Amaradio notes. Some of the largest companies were founded by people who applied these principles both to their private and business lives, the list including Sam Walton (retail giant Walmart), Dave Thomas (burger chain Wendy's), and James Cash Penney (department stores operator J.C. Penny). In addition to drawing on their faith to build thriving enterprises, these leaders were celebrated for their philanthropy and created foundations which have supported countless worthy causes over the decades. In more recent times, devout high-profile executives such as Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo leader from 2001 to 2018), Donnie Smith (head of Tyson Foods, 2009-2016), Pierre Omidyar (founder of eBay), and James Tisch (CEO of Loews Corporation since 1999) have spoken about faith as an integral part of how they run their businesses. They consistently credit religion and spirituality with teaching them to be fair, truthful, generous, socially responsible, ethical, and tolerant - qualities that have shaped their professional decisions and earned them a place in the ranks of the most successful corporate leaders of modern times.

One person uniquely qualified to discuss the positive impact of faith on leadership and work practices is Reverend Scotty McLennan, who is also a lawyer, book author, public speaker, and lecturer in political economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As he remarked in an interview , "Business people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, and many of them want to find it meaningful. Many also want to conduct their business affairs ethically, and most of us worldwide learn our ethics through our religious traditions or through philosophical understanding of morality that we inherit from our families, education and surrounding culture." McLennan believes that leaders who integrate spirituality and ethical commitments into their professional lives build more successful business ventures and deliver greater satisfaction to customers and company stakeholders.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 29, 2019: Walmart: Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On July 23, 2019, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Walmart Inc. (the "Company") approved an amendment (the "Bylaw Amendment") to the Company's Amended and Restated Bylaws (the "Bylaws"). The Bylaw Amendment adds new Article VII to the Bylaws and provides that, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall be the sole and exclusive forum for any internal corporate claims. For purposes of new Article VII, "internal corporate claims" shall mean any claims, including claims in the right of the Company, (a) that are based upon a violation of a duty by a current or former director, officer, employee or stockholder in such capacity; or (b) as to which the Delaware General Corporation Law confers jurisdiction upon the Court of Chancery. The Bylaw Amendment was effective immediately upon approval by the Board. The foregoing description of the Bylaw Amendment is only a summary, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Bylaws, which are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1.

Source: SEC

Jul 18, 2019: Walmart and Etsy Integrations Receive Major Upgrades in SureDone's Multichannel E-Commerce Platform
NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 -- SureDone, a leading multichannel e-commerce listing and order management platform that increases the efficiency and overall online sales of brands, enterprises and growing e-commerce sellers, has updated its integration with the popular Walmart and Etsy marketplaces.

"Our platform is unique in that we not only connect our own customers to marketplaces, but through our Marketplace-as-a-Service offering we connect our partner's customers to marketplaces as well," said Jason Nadaf, CEO and Founder of SureDone. "This adds an extra aspect of criticality to staying current with our integrations."

Among the changes are updates to Walmart authentication - well ahead of the August deadline Walmart required - and support for the SureDone minimum stock and maximum stock features which help reduce oversells and increase buyer urgency resulting in better marketplace metrics and higher sales. There were also numerous changes made to improve the robustness and performance of the SureDone Walmart integration.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 20, 2019: More than 100 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Move on to Next Step During Walmart's 6th Annual Open Call Event
More than 100 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Move on to Next Step During Walmart's 6th Annual Open Call Event Companies from across the country attend informative two-day supplier event, culminating with pitches to Walmart buyers

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses lined the halls at Walmart's Home Office on Wednesday to pitch their U.S.-manufactured products to Walmart buyers, hoping to land on store shelves and create more American jobs. During the sixth annual Open Call event, more than 100 companies moved on to the next step, with several dozen getting deals on the spot to go on Walmart store shelves. Everyone received valuable feedback on their product from the buyer, and - for the fourth year in a row - Walmart offered all suppliers with shelf-stable items the opportunity to sell on Walmart.com.

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Jun 18, 2019: Orbital Insight Announces Expansion of GO Consumer Capabilities
GO Consumer now covers 127 publicly traded retail companies, incorporates third-party sales metrics and offers user experience improvements to help customers track the performance of major U.S. retail brands in near real-time

PALO ALTO, Calif.---- Orbital Insight announced today the expansion of its GO Consumer data feed, part of its recently-launched GO platform that puts the power of monitoring the earth's economic activity into customers' hands.

GO Consumer has increased its coverage of the U.S. retail sector to now include 127 publicly traded companies, which account for more than 90% of market capitalization of the U.S. retail sector and over $1 trillion in annual brick-and-mortar revenue. Customers now have access to daily car traffic counts of recently-added major retail brands including Restaurant Brands International (TSX/NYSE:QSR), LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ), FirstCash,Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS), and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DKDN) in addition to previously-covered companies including Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Costco (NASDAQ:COST), among others. A full list of the retail company tickers covered by GO Consumer can be found here.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 13, 2019: IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart to collaborate as part of FDA's program to evaluate the use of blockchain to protect pharmaceutical product integrity
ARMONK, N.Y., NEW YORK, KENILWORTH, N.J., and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 13, 2019 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM), KPMG, Merck (NYSE:MRK), and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) today announced that the companies have been selected by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be included in a program in support of the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) that addresses requirements to identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed within the United States.



The program is intended to assist drug supply chain stakeholders, including FDA, in developing the electronic, interoperable system that will identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed within the United States.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 11, 2019: Walmart, US Solar Announce Agreement for 36 Community Solar Gardens
BENTONVILLE, Ark. and MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2019 -- Today, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with US Solar to subscribe to 36 of US Solar's community solar gardens located throughout the state of Minnesota.



US Solar's 36 one-megawatt (MW) community solar gardens will generate clean, renewable energy and provide energy savings to Walmart locations in 13 separate counties. The first solar gardens have completed construction and the remainder are targeted to be online by the first half of 2020.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 07, 2019: Walmart to participate in dbAccess Global Consumer Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will participate in dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris on Tuesday, June 11. A discussion with Richard Mayfield, Walmart International executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be webcast live through the "Events" link at www.stock.walmart.com. The session will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. local time (5:15 a.m. EDT). A transcript will be available after the event and will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 06, 2019: Walmart Deepens Commitment to Community Engagement and Giving Through New Walmart Rise Initiative
Walmart U.S. announces new approach to community engagement and giving to build closer communities and empower local impact

Company will give an additional $24 million to Walmart stores and distribution centers nationwide to spark change in their communities this year

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart U.S. today announced it is transforming its community engagement program, aimed at creating new and different ways to engage Walmart associates and customers in supporting their communities through its new Walmart Rise initiative. To kick off the initiative, the company is launching a campaign to deepen local engagement. The company will give an additional $5,000 to every Walmart store and distribution center across the U.S. this year, totaling over $24 million, to help spark change in their local communities. The community funds are designed to boost Walmart's expected local community grant giving to nearly $70 million in this fiscal year.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 06, 2019: Electrify America, Walmart Announce Completion of over 120 Charging Stations at Walmart Stores Nationwide with Plans for further Expansion
RESTON, Va. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 -- Electrify America and Walmart announced today that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the U.S. Building upon the original commitment set forth in April 2018, the companies are planning to expand the relationship in the coming years with additional Electrify America charging stations located at Walmart stores across the country.



Electrify America's continued collaboration with Walmart is expected to make the retailer one of the largest retail hosts of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States, and reinforces Walmart's broader mission to spark collective action - alongside key partners - to drive environmental sustainability and provide customers access to sustainable options.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 04, 2019: Walmart Adds 14 Tech Degrees, Certificates to Live Better U College Offering, Expands Debt-Free College to High Schoolers and Creates Graduation Bonuses
Walmart provides new in-demand technology degrees for associates and gives high school students an on-ramp to the workforce and path to college through retailer's debt-free degree benefit

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart is committed to winning the future of retail and knows investing in its people is essential to serving customers today and in the future. To help prepare its workforce for tomorrow, the retailer is expanding its Live Better U education benefit to include new technology degrees and certificates for $1 a day and offering high school students a bridge into the workforce, including access to all its learning programs.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 03, 2019: Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.org double commitment for spring storm and flood disaster relief in the Midwest and South, bringing total support to $1 million
Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.org double commitment for spring storm and flood disaster relief in the Midwest and South, bringing total support to $1 million With flooding predicted to worsen in various states during the coming week, additional funds committed to support increased relief needs

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornados, Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support provided so far this spring, bringing the total commitment to $1 million.

The latest announcement builds on earlier commitments made in March, early May and last week, providing support to states across the Midwest and South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. The new commitment will provide $350,000 in cash grants to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Save The Children, and up to $150,000 in product donations to organizations actively engaged in responding to impacted communities. As part of this commitment, Walmart is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 03, 2019: Walmart to webcast its question and answer session with the investment community on June 7
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will hold its annual Associate and Shareholder meeting on Friday, June 7. Following this meeting, the company will host a Question and Answer session with the investment community. The session will be led by Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon and will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. CDT. To access the live webcast of this event, use the "Events" link at www.stock.walmart.com. A transcript will be available after the event and will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 28, 2019: Suresh Kumar to Join Walmart in New Elevated Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer Role
25-year Tech Executive Brings Deep Experience in Retail and eCommerce, Advertising, Cloud and Machine Learning

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Today, Walmart announced it has appointed Suresh Kumar to a new elevated Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer role reporting directly to President and CEO Doug McMillon. Kumar joins at a time when Walmart is rapidly transforming its customer and associate experiences, and he brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience coming from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM.

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Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 24, 2019: Walmart to participate in Bernstein's 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will participate in Bernstein's 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, May 30. A discussion with Brett Biggs, Walmart executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be webcast live through the "Events" link at www.stock.walmart.com. The session will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. EDT. A transcript will be available after the event and will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 22, 2019: Allstate Recognized by Walmart as Best-in-Class Supplier
NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 22, 2019 -- Walmart customers who buy a protection plan for their purchases get the confidence of being protected by Allstate. The innovative "Walmart Protection Plans powered by Allstate" were recognized by the retailer with two awards during its recent annual Supplier Growth Summit. The awards celebrate Allstate's world-class customer experience, innovation in retail protection and superior management of the protection plans.



Named the 2019 Walmart Services Supplier of the Year and 2019 Walmart Services New or Emerging Partner of the Year, Allstate has protected people from life's uncertainties for 88 years. Walmart Protection Plans powered by Allstate launched in August 2018 and cover purchases ranging from laptops and TVs to refrigerators and lawnmowers.

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May 21, 2019: FLAVORx helps medicine go down and is now available for no additional cost at Walmart Neighborhood Markets
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- To help busy families, especially moms, who are dispensing antibiotics and other medications to sick little ones, Walmart is now offering FLAVORx with select liquid prescriptions for no additional cost at Neighborhood Market pharmacies. This allows moms, dads and caregivers to choose the flavor of medicine the child likes best-from grape to strawberry to mango to bubblegum-to get those important medications down in an easy, stress-free way.

"We know our customers face a lot of challenges during the day and getting your child to swallow necessary medications shouldn't be one of them," said Jay Picklesimer, Senior Director of Walmart Neighborhood Market Health & Wellness Operations. "While we have previously offered FLAVORx at a nominal fee to parents, we are now offering it at no additional cost to take the guesswork out of convenience and continuing our mission of offering affordable healthcare."

According to FLAVORx, pediatric adherence rates of taking medication typically hover around 60 percent, and when medications are custom flavored, those rates can increase to 90 percent or higher.1 We believe in helping Americans save money and live better, and this is just one more way we are delivering on our mission.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 21, 2019: In Celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, Walmart Announces the Hiring of nearly 6,000 Military Spouses Through the Military Spouse Career Connection and a $1 Million Grant To Hire Heroes USA from Walmart Foundation
Walmart continues to make progress on the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with 226,637 veterans hired since Memorial Day 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart today announced the hiring of nearly 6,000 military spouses since launching the Military Spouse Career Connection (MSCC) on Veterans Day 2018. In its sixth month, the MSCC gives hiring preference to military spouses who seek employment with Walmart or Sam's Club.

This announcement comes at a time when more than 75 percent of our nation's 500,000 military spouses want or need work, according to the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The MSCC serves as a natural step for Walmart, as the company's Military Family Promise, now in its ninth year, also guarantees a job at a nearby store or club for all military personnel and military spouses employed by the company who move to a different part of the country as part of their military service.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 16, 2019: Walmart U.S. Q1 comp sales grew 3.4% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 37%, Company reports Q1 FY'20 GAAP EPS of $1.33; Adjusted EPS of $1.13, led by strength at Walmart U.S.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT):

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190516005426/en/

Walmart reports Q1 FY20 earnings

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May 15, 2019: APANA and Walmart Expand Water Conservation Pilot Program
BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 15, 2019 -- APANA and Walmart Inc. are expanding a water conservation pilot program at Walmart stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a result of a successful proof of concept from three stores that began in 2017, a total of 11 stores will add APANA's Intelligent Water Management Platform.
APANA's secure IoT solution connects meters and sensors around Walmart stores using APANA-designed devices that leverage industry leading Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies. With high resolution data and cloud analytics, APANA monitors the water infrastructure to identify anomalous use in real time. Insights and actionable, step-by-step guidance to fix problems are sent to the right person at the right time.

"We're thrilled to be building on the successful proof of concept and further integrating APANA's platform across Walmart's stores in the region," said Matt Rose, co-founder and CEO of APANA. "It's a testament to not only Walmart's commitment to sustainability but also its relentless focus on driving down costs across their operations."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 14, 2019: Plug and Play Opens Supply Chain and Logistics Startup Accelerator in Northwest Arkansas
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14, 2019 -- Today, Plug and Play announced plans to open a supply chain and logistics accelerator program in Northwest Arkansas. The new program will bring innovative startups from around the world to Northwest Arkansas and build upon the fast-growing region's robust innovation ecosystem. The area is home to the three Fortune 500 founding partners, a network of global and national companies that support these enterprises and the University of Arkansas. An official launch event will take place in Northwest Arkansas this summer.



"We are excited to accelerate and invest in startups in Northwest Arkansas as it is the birthplace of some of the world's largest companies like Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt," says Mike Zayonc, Founder of Plug and Play's Supply Chain & Logistics program. "The founding partners in this program will be able to collaborate with our worldwide startup network right in their own backyard."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 13, 2019: M2E Pro Announces Global Strategic Partnership with Walmart Marketplace
LAS VEGAS, May 13, 2019 -- M2E Pro, a Magento technology partner, and the only Magento native solution provider for eBay and Amazon adds Magento native integration with Walmart marketplace.

"Now, with a click of a button, Magento merchants can leverage the power of the world's largest retailer and offer their products to the millions of buyers who visit Walmart.com every day," said Alex Podopryhora of M2E.

Walmart and M2E Pro are one of the most exciting partnerships to jointly exhibit at Imagine 2019, Magento's global e-commerce conference.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 08, 2019: Walmart on Track to Reduce 1 Billion Metric Tons of Emission from Global Supply Chains by 2030
Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG) outlines how Walmart drives change in the industry and creates shared value

Retailer achieves significant progress in ESG efforts, including 93 million metric ton reduction of supplier emissionsi and 6.1% reduction in Scopes 1 and 2 annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2017ii

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which details the company's goals, progress and achievements for fiscal year 2019 toward its commitment to increase economic opportunity for associates and local communities, build sustainability in supply chains and activate climate change initiatives.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 08, 2019: Walmart Executes Agreements For 46 Solar Projects Across The US With C2 Energy Capital
NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 -- C2 Energy Capital, LLC announced today that it executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc. to provide solar power at the retailer's operations in five states. These agreements represent a tangible commitment by Walmart to achieve the retailer's goal to have 50 percent of its operations powered by renewable energy by 2025. The solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, enough energy to power nearly 5,500 homes, and are expected to supply approximately 10-60 percent of each stores' overall electricity use.

"Solar is a vital component of Walmart's expanding renewable energy portfolio," said Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart Inc. "Walmart plans to tirelessly pursue renewable energy projects that are right for our customers, our business and the environment. These planned projects with C2 Energy Capital are moving us in the right direction toward our renewable energy goals."

This landmark commercial solar deal comes one year after Walmart chose C2 Energy Capital to install 13 solar projects in South Carolina, some of the first projects to take advantage of solar incentives in the state. The rooftop projects are all currently in operation, with the exception of a ground-mount project that is underway at a Walmart distribution center in Laurens, SC.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 07, 2019: Icelandic Glacial Makes Massive Distribution Push to Include Select Target, Walmart and Kroger Stores Nationwide
LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2019 -- Naturally alkaline, premium water brand Icelandic Glacial announced a huge expansion today of its sustainably-sourced natural spring water, with the addition of 8,000 new stores. The world's first Carbon Neutral certified bottled water brand will now be available for the first time at thousands of select Walmart, Target and Kroger stores nationwide.



Icelandic Glacial has also increased retail availability with convenience and grocery channels nationwide such as South East Grocers, Reasors supermarket and Homeland Supermarket in Oklahoma, Enmarket, Circle K's South Atlantic, Delek C Stores in Texas, Price Chopper, Fast Trac, Kinney Drug, Town Pump, Five Star (Newcomb Oil), Safeway East, Festival Foods and Mirabito's. In addition, Icelandic Sparkling flavors are now available at select HEB stores in Texas and at all Foodland supermarkets in Hawaii.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 01, 2019: Dymatize Brings Scientifically-Proven Sports Nutrition Products to Walmart, Sam's Club, and Costco
DALLAS, May 1, 2019 -- Dymatize, one of the world's most trusted athletic nutrition brands, is proud to announce that select products are now available in Walmart, Sam's Club, and Costco stores across the United States, making it more convenient for consumers serious about fitness to find scientifically-backed, high-quality protein products.



Those who lead a fitness-inspired life and are considering supplementing with sports nutrition to help reach their fitness goals can now purchase the following Dymatize products at these mass retailers:

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 30, 2019: Walmart and National Council on Aging Announce Partnership to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Older Americans
Program aims to empower older adults to protect their income from scam artists

WASHINGTON---- According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Americans retiring today are living longer, with significantly less money saved, amid ever-increasing costs. In addition, older adults are frequently targeted by scam artists because they are thought to be vulnerable and have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Today, Walmart and NCOA announced a national pilot program to empower older adults to protect themselves from financial fraud.

The national pilot will be implemented in communities across the United States. The pilot will include:

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 30, 2019: Bold Retail Doubles Down on Walmart.com with New Services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 30, 2019 -- Bold Retail announced today the addition of a new suite of capabilities that will help brands accelerate their Walmart.com success.



According to the company, the new Walmart.com and Walmart Online Grocery Pickup (OGP) services allow brands of all sizes to quickly and easily scale their eCommerce at the world's largest retailer.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 29, 2019: New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Received Funding from Walmart Inc. to Train Students
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., April 29, 2019 -- The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) received funding from Walmart to use towards Certified Logistics Associate training for students at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology.



NJMEP will use monies from the Walmart funding to train 20 students and 1 teacher in the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Logistics Associate Program at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology in Newark, New Jersey (Essex County) starting on May 2, 2019.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 23, 2019: Walmart Releases 2019 Annual Report and Proxy Statement
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today issued its 2019 Annual Report and filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for the company's upcoming Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

"This has been a period of significant change at Walmart," said Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon in his letter to shareholders, associates and customers. "Our customers are being served by associates who are better equipped to create new ways of shopping and put today's technology to work. Our goal is to make it easy, fast, friendly and fun to shop with us. The progress we have made is reflected in our results, and we are just getting started."

Annual Report Highlights

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Apr 22, 2019: Walmart and Sam's Club's "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." Campaign Aims to Achieve Big Impact Toward Hunger Relief
Walmart and Sam's Club's "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." Campaign Aims to Achieve Big Impact Toward Hunger Relief Campaign Aims to Help Feeding America Secure 1 Billion Meals for Local Food Banks

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- In communities across the U.S., one in eight Americans, or nearly 40 million people, struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam's Club, Feeding America and member food banks are kicking off their sixth annual nationwide "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190421005002/en/

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Apr 16, 2019: Walmart Partners with KIDBOX to Deliver Premium, Personalized Kids' Fashion to Parents' Front Doors
Walmart Partners with KIDBOX to Deliver Premium, Personalized Kids' Fashion to Parents' Front Doors KIDBOX Joins Retailer's Expanded Kids' Fashion Offering, Which Includes New Brands, Shopping Destinations and Inclusive Sizing

SAN BRUNO, Calif. & NEW YORK---- Today, Walmart announced a partnership with KIDBOX to offer Walmart.com customers an exclusive, curated stylebox for kids, with the option to receive seasonally, without a styling fee. The new Walmart KIDBOX stylebox will offer Walmart.com customers personalized style from more than 120 premium kids' brands, including BCBG, Butter Super Soft, C&C California and Puma. The stylebox will include four to five fashion items for $48 - which is approximately 50% off the suggested retail price for the group of bundled items.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190415005898/en/

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Apr 11, 2019: Cannabis Retail Giants: 5 Companies Making Big Moves
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 11, 2019 -- The cannabis industry is evolving rapidly, and we've seen some big moves happening lately that are going to have a significant impact on the retail environment both locally and internationally. Below are five companies you should be familiar with in the world of cannabis retail and the progress they've been making thus far.
New Age Beverages Corp (NASDAQ:NBEV)

New Age Beverages is one of the first-movers in the segment, and on Monday it made huge progress when it announced a deal with Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT). The retail giant is going to carry New Age's Marley drinks, which will be available as early as this month. It's a big move for New Age as it puts its energy drinks in a big national retailer that will help The Company gain exposure.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Announces New Sustainable Textile Goals
Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Today, at its 2019 sustainability milestone summit, Walmart announced that for the first time, checkout carousels at its U.S. stores will include reusable bags that will be available to customers for purchase. The aim of this new campaign is to help reduce plastic waste and increase customer convenience by placing reusable bags in easy to find and highly frequented sections of its stores. As part of the launch, Walmart is rolling out a new assortment of reusable bags that are made with post-consumer recycled content.

The new reusable bag initiative will begin rolling out to stores next month and follows a recent announcement by Walmart on a series of plastic waste reduction goals that seek to advance the sustainability of the retailer's private brand packaging by making it 100 percent recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable by 2025.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $173 Million in Florida New Store Construction, Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
Florida customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

ORLANDO, Fla.---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $173 million this year in Florida through the opening and remodeling of 34 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"Our leadership has a fantastic vision for how we need to evolve and adopt to further position us as a leader in retail innovation, and I'm proud of the work our associates are doing to stay at the forefront of that change," said Elise Vasquez-Warner, a vice president and regional general manager for Walmart in Florida. "If you consider that almost every innovation being tested in the company right now is happening in our state, you can see why Florida is such an important area geographically for the business. We're certainly building off strong momentum from last year to serve our Florida customers in new and exciting ways and help our associates work smarter, easier and faster."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $145 Million in California New Store Construction, Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
California customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

LOS ANGELES---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $145 million this year in California through the opening and remodeling of 21 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"The investments in California stores Walmart has planned this year demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the communities where we operate," said Todd Siron, a regional vice president and general manager for Walmart in California. "The upcoming store remodels and innovations are exciting for both shoppers and associates alike and are centered on helping our customers save time and money."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $71.8 Million in Arizona Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
Arizona customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

PHOENIX---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $71.8 million this year in Arizona through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"We want to provide a great shopping experience by investing in our stores and introducing new services that save time and money," said Todd Peterson, Walmart regional general manager for Arizona. "This investment demonstrates our commitment to our customers, our confidence in our associates and the importance of the state of Arizona to our business."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $265 Million in Texas Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
Texas customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

HOUSTON---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $264.9 million this year in Texas through the remodeling of 54 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"Our primary goal is to save time and money for our customers and there is no better place for shopping and convenience than Walmart," said Uli Correa, Walmart Regional General Manager. "We're very excited about rolling out improvements and innovations in 2019 that fit into our customers' busy lifestyles and make shopping even easier."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $83 Million in Pennsylvania Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
Pennsylvania customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

HARRISBURG, Pa.---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $83 million this year in Pennsylvania through the remodeling of 15 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"Pennsylvania Walmart stores continue to evolve to best meet the preferences of our valued customers and the more than 53,000 associates who serve as the heart of our efforts to exceed customer expectations," said Ann-Louise Almeida, Walmart Regional Manager for Pennsylvania. "The exciting recent innovations we've seen in Pennsylvania include online grocery pickup and grocery delivery at more than 50 stores statewide, providing a number of easy ways for customers to shop for essential items online, while never having to leave their vehicles. Additionally, more than 30 Pickup Towers across Pennsylvania and customer-friendly services such "Check Out with Me" have made it easier than ever for shoppers to save not only money, but valuable time as well.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 10, 2019: Walmart Plans Estimated $96 Million in Indiana Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
Hoosier customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

INDIANAPOLIS---- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $96,127,500 million this year in Indiana through the remodeling of 19 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

"Hoosier customers have taken quickly to Online Grocery Pickup and to our Walmart Pickup Towers as these developments have begun to roll out across the state," said regional vice president of operations Rodney Walker. "Walmart is committed to convenience, and we look forward to expanding these technologies and more in 2019."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Apr 08, 2019: New Age Beverages Corporation Expands With Walmart
DENVER, COLORADO / / April 8, 2019 / New Age Beverages Corporation (NASDAQ:NBEV), the Colorado and Utah-based organic and natural beverage company intending to become the world's leading healthy beverages and lifestyles company, today announced the distribution expansion of their Marley brand with Walmart, the world's largest retailer.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

Following a complete redevelopment of the Marley portfolio following the acquisition by New Age in mid-2017, which included the development and launch of Organic Marley Mate and Marley Cold Brew, the Marley brand was one of the New Age's leading brands in growth in 2018 with increased demand of more than 70%. Marley Mate led its segment and drove category growth, and the resurgence of the Marley Mellow Mood Relaxation Drinks following its remake has paved the way for the launch of Marley Mellow Mood + CBD, which is launching globally in 2019.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Mar 28, 2019: A Home in Bloom: Drew Barrymore and Walmart Launch Exclusive Online Collection, 'Drew Barrymore Flower Home'
SAN BRUNO, Calif.---- Walmart and Drew Barrymore announced today the launch of Drew Barrymore Flower Home, a free-spirited collection of furniture and decor inspired by Drew's personal travels and familiar places she holds dear. The line is exclusively available now on Walmart's family of sites, including Walmart.com, Jet.com and Hayneedle.com, with new collections launching seasonally.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190328005207/en/

Drew Barrymore and Walmart Launch Exclusive Online Collection, 'Drew Barrymore Flower Home'

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Mar 25, 2019: Walmart to participate in the Evercore ISI 8th Annual Retail Summit
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will participate in the Evercore ISI 8th Annual Retail Summit on Thursday, March 28. A discussion with Brett Biggs, Walmart executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be webcast live through the "Events" link at www.stock.walmart.com. The session will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. EDT. A transcript will be available after the event and will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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2018

Dec 07, 2018: Walmart: Other Events
On December 7, 2018, Walmart Inc. (the "Company") was informed that Gregory S. Foran, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company's Walmart US division, entered into a stock trading plan designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Plan"). Rule 10b5-1 trading plans permit individuals who are not in possession of material non-public information to adopt a written pre-arranged plan for transactions in securities under specified conditions and for specified periods of time. Mr. Foran's Plan is part of an individual long-term asset diversification, tax, and financial planning strategy, and is in accordance with the Company's Insider Trading Policy. Under the terms of the Plan, Mr. Foran will have no discretion or control over the timing or effectuation of any transactions in Company securities pursuant to the Plan. Under the terms of the Plan, Mr. Foran may sell up to 38,973 shares of Company common stock, par value $0.10 per share, that he currently owns, subject to minimum price thresholds specified in the Plan. Any such sales would occur between March 11, 2019 and January 31, 2020. In addition, the Plan provides for the sale of up to all shares of Company common stock to be issued upon the vesting of performance share units granted to Mr. Foran in January 2016 and scheduled to vest on January 31, 2019, net of shares withheld to cover income taxes on the vesting. These performance share units subject to the Plan represent a "target" amount of 76,832 shares prior to tax withholding; however, the maximum number of shares that could vest, prior to tax withholding, is 101,457 shares. Under the terms of the Plan, any such sales of shares issued upon vesting of these performance share units would occur between March 15, 2019 and January 31, 2020, subject to minimum price thresholds specified in the Plan.

Source: SEC

Nov 17, 2018: Walmart : Results of Operations and Financial Condition
In accordance with Item 2.02 of Form 8-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is furnishing to the SEC a press release that the Company will issue on November 15, 2018 (the "Press Release") and a financial presentation that will be first posted by the Company on the Company's website at http://stock.walmart.com on November 15, 2018 (the "Financial Presentation"). The Press Release and the Financial Presentation will disclose information regarding the Company's results of operations for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2018, and the Company's financial condition as of October 31, 2018.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto, which are furnished herewith pursuant to and relate to this Item 2.02, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, the Exchange Act, or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

Source: SEC

Nov 17, 2018: Flipkart and Walmart statement on Binny Bansal - Nov. 13, 2018
Earlier today, Binny Bansal announced his resignation as CEO of Flipkart Group, effective immediately. Binny has been an important part of Flipkart since co-founding the company, but recent events risked becoming a distraction and Binny has made a decision to step down.

His decision follows an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of serious personal misconduct. He strongly denies the allegation. Nevertheless, we had a responsibility to ensure the investigation was deliberate and thorough. While the investigation did not find evidence to corroborate the complainant's assertions against Binny, it did reveal other lapses in judgement, particularly a lack of transparency, related to how Binny responded to the situation. Because of this, we have accepted his decision to resign.

Source: SEC

Oct 27, 2018: Walmart : Other Events
On October 26, 2018, Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and the City of Pontiac General Employees' Retirement System ("PGERS") announced that they have filed papers asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas to grant preliminary approval of their proposed settlement of the securities class action lawsuit, filed in 2012, known as City of Pontiac General Employees' Retirement System v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 12-cv-05162.

The $160 million proposed settlement, which is subject to court approval, would pay for claims alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the costs of administration and legal fees and expenses. PGERS represents a class of shareholders who purchased or acquired Walmart stock between December 8, 2011, and April 20, 2012.

Source: SEC

Oct 04, 2018: Build-A-Bear Workshop Expands Licensing Program With Exclusive Plush Launch At Walmart And Walmart.com
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), in partnership with licensing agent Brand Activation Consulting (BAC), has launched new, D-I-Y plush sets and a mini blind-box plush collection from licensee Just Play, a leader in the children's consumer goods industry, both of which are on shelves now exclusively at U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com.



The Just Play D-I-Y Build-A-Bear Workshop Rainbow Bear and Pink Kitty plush sets include a 10" furry friend, stuffing, a heart locket, a birth certificate, a fashion outfit, and accessories. Kids can add stuffing and a special heart-shaped locket to their furry friend and then dress them in a coordinating outfit.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 16, 2018: Walmart U.S. Q2 comps1 grew 4.5% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 40%, Q2 GAAP net loss per share of $0.29; Adjusted EPS2 of $1.29, Walmart updates guidance for FY'19 GAAP EPS to $2.90 to $3.05, ex. Flipkart3 Walmart raises guidance for FY'19 Adjusted EPS2 to $4.90 to $5.05, ex. Flipkart3
Total revenue was $128.0 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion, or 3.8%. Excluding currency2, total revenue was $127.8 billion, an increase of $4.4 billion, or 3.6%.

Walmart U.S. comp sales1 increased 4.5%, the strongest growth in more than ten years led by the performance of grocery, apparel and seasonal. Strong comp sales were supported by traffic and ticket growth as each exceeded 2.0%.

Walmart U.S. omni-channel saw significant progress with an expanded online assortment, including 1,100 popular new brands. Grocery pickup is now in more than 1,800 locations, and the company is on track to reach about 40% of the U.S. population by year-end with grocery delivery. Sam's Club comp sales1 increased 5.0%4, the strongest growth in six years.

Net sales at Walmart International were $29.5 billion, an increase of 4.0%. Excluding currency2, net sales were $29.2 billion, an increase of 3.1%. Comp sales were positive in the four largest markets.

Adjusted EPS2 excludes the impact of three items:

'Charge of $1.51 related to the sale of a majority stake in Walmart Brazil

'Negative impact of $0.04 due to an adjustment in the provisional amount related to Tax Reform

'Unrealized loss of $0.03 on the company's equity investment in JD.com

Source: SEC

Jun 27, 2018: Walmart: Other Events
Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, acting for themselves and as representatives of the other several underwriters named in Schedule I to the Pricing Agreement (as defined below) (collectively, the "Underwriters"), have entered into a Pricing Agreement, dated June 20, 2018 (the "Pricing Agreement"), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth therein, the Company has agreed to sell to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase from the Company, $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's Floating Rate Notes Due 2020 (the "2020 Floating Rate Notes"), $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's Floating Rate Notes Due 2021 (the "2021 Floating Rate Notes"), $1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 2.850% Notes Due 2020 (the "2020 Fixed Rate Notes"), $1,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.125% Notes Due 2021 (the "2021 Fixed Rate Notes"), $2,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.400% Notes Due 2023 (the "2023 Notes"), $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.550% Notes Due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"), $2,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.700% Notes Due 2028 (the "2028 Notes"), $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.950% Notes Due 2038 (the "2038 Notes") and $3,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 4.050% Notes Due 2048 (the "2048 Notes" and, together with the 2020 Floating Rate Notes, the 2021 Floating Rate Notes, the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes, the 2021 Fixed Rate Notes, the 2023 Notes, the 2025 Notes, the 2028 Notes and the 2038 Notes, the "Notes"). The Pricing Agreement incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of an Underwriting Agreement, dated June 20, 2018 (the "Underwriting Agreement"), between the Company and the Underwriters. The Company and the Underwriters expect to consummate the sale and purchase of the Notes pursuant to the Pricing Agreement on June 27, 2018.

The 2020 Floating Rate Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 100.000% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2020 Floating Rate Notes ($750,000,000 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2020 Floating Rate Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2020 Floating Rate Notes, will be $748,500,000.

The 2021 Floating Rate Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 100.000% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2021 Floating Rate Notes ($750,000,000 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2021 Floating Rate Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2021 Floating Rate Notes, will be $748,125,000.

The 2020 Fixed Rate Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 99.969% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes ($1,249,612,500 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes, will be $1,247,112,500.

The 2021 Fixed Rate Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 99.995% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2021 Fixed Rate Notes ($1,749,912,500 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2021 Fixed Rate Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2021 Fixed Rate Notes, will be $1,745,537,500.

The 2023 Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 99.973% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Notes ($2,749,257,500 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2023 Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2023 Notes, will be $2,739,632,500.

The 2025 Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 99.712% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2025 Notes ($1,495,680,000 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2025 Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2025 Notes, will be $1,489,680,000.

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May 17, 2018: Walmart: Results of Operations and Financial Condition
In accordance with Item 2.02 of Form 8-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is furnishing to the SEC a press release that the Company will issue on May 17, 2018 (the "Press Release") and a financial presentation that will be first posted by the Company on the Company's website at http://stock.walmart.com on May 17, 2018 (the "Financial Presentation"). The Press Release and the Financial Presentation will disclose information regarding the Company's results of operations for the three months ended April 30, 2018, and the Company's financial condition as of April 30, 2018.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto, which are furnished herewith pursuant to and relate to this Item 2.02, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, the Exchange Act, or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

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May 11, 2018: Walmart: Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On May 9, 2018, Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and its wholly-owned subsidiary Wal-Mart International Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Purchaser," and together with the Company, "Walmart"), entered into: (i) a Share Issuance and Acquisition Agreement (the "Share Issuance Agreement") with Flipkart Private Limited, a company incorporated in Singapore ("Flipkart"); and (ii) a Share Purchase Agreement (the "Share Purchase Agreement") with certain shareholders of Flipkart (together, the "Sellers") and Fortis Advisors LLC, as the Sellers' Representative.

Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Share Issuance Agreement, Walmart will purchase Ordinary Shares issued by Flipkart for an aggregate purchase price of $2 billion in cash (the "Share Issuance"). Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Share Purchase Agreement, contemporaneously with the closing of the Share Issuance, Walmart will purchase from the Sellers Preference Shares and Ordinary Shares of Flipkart for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $14 billion in cash (the "Secondary Share Purchase," and together with the Share Issuance, the "Transactions"). Immediately after the closing of the Transactions, all Flipkart Preference Shares will convert into Ordinary Shares. As a result of the Transactions, Walmart will initially acquire approximately 77% of the outstanding shares of Flipkart for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16 billion.

At any time after the closing of the Transactions and on or before the first anniversary of the closing, the Purchaser, or any of its affiliates, may request that Flipkart issue additional Ordinary Shares with an aggregate purchase price of up to $3 billion. These additional Ordinary Shares will be issued at the same price per share as the Ordinary Shares issued in the Share Issuance, subject to adjustment for any stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

The Share Issuance Agreement and Share Purchase Agreement contain representations and warranties and covenants of the parties customary for transactions of this nature. The closing of the Transactions is subject to various conditions, including, among others: the absence of a material adverse change in Flipkart's business; regulatory approval by the Competition Commission of India; the accuracy of representations and warranties, and performance of covenants, in all material respects; the absence of governmental or shareholder litigation challenging either of the Transactions; and the contemporaneous closing of the Share Issuance and Secondary Share Purchase.

The Share Issuance Agreement and Share Purchase Agreement also contain customary termination rights for the parties, including, among others, by the Purchaser if the Transactions have not closed by March 9, 2019. No termination fee would be payable by any party if the Share Issuance Agreement or the Share Purchase Agreement were terminated.

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May 09, 2018: Walmart to Invest in Flipkart Group, India┬┐s Innovative eCommerce Company
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, BENGALURU, India, May 9, 2018 - Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced it has signed definitive agreements to become the largest shareholder in Flipkart Group ("Flipkart"). The investment will help accelerate Flipkart's customer-focused mission to transform commerce in India through technology and underscores Walmart's commitment to sustained job creation and investment in India, one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world.

Subject to regulatory approval in India, Walmart will pay approximately $16 billion for an initial stake of approximately 77 percent in Flipkart, formally Flipkart Private Limited. The remainder of the business will be held by some of Flipkart's existing shareholders, including Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Tencent Holdings Limited, Tiger Global Management LLC and Microsoft Corp. While the immediate focus will be on serving customers and growing the business, Walmart supports Flipkart's ambition to transition into a publicly-listed, majority-owned subsidiary in the future. "India is one of the most attractive retail markets in the world, given its size and growth rate, and our investment is an opportunity to partner with the company that is leading transformation of eCommerce in the market," said Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and chief executive officer. "As a company, we are transforming globally to meet and exceed the needs of customers and we look forward to working with Flipkart to grow in this critical market. We are also excited to be doing this with Tencent, Tiger Global and Microsoft, which will be key strategic and technology partners. We are confident this group will provide Flipkart with enhanced strategic and competitive advantage. Our investment will benefit India providing quality, affordable goods for customers, while creating new skilled jobs and fresh opportunities for small suppliers, farmers and women entrepreneurs." "This investment is of immense importance for India and will help fuel our ambition to deepen our connection with buyers and sellers and to create the next wave of retail in India," said Binny Bansal, Flipkart's co-founder and group chief executive officer. "While eCommerce is still a relatively small part of retail in India, we see great potential to grow. Walmart is the ideal partner for the next phase of our journey, and we look forward to working together in the years ahead to bring our strengths and learnings in retail and eCommerce to the fore."

Source: SEC

Apr 30, 2018: Walmart and Sainsbury's announce combination of Sainsbury's and Asda, Walmart's wholly owned UK business
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - April 30, 2018 - Walmart Inc. ("Walmart") and J Sainsbury plc ("Sainsbury's") today announce the combination (the "Combination") of Sainsbury's and Asda Group Limited ("Asda"), Walmart's wholly owned UK retail subsidiary (the "Combined Business"). At a time of significant and rapid change in the retail sector, the Combination will create one of the UK's leading grocery, general merchandise and clothing retail groups. Bringing together two distinctive customer propositions will create a more competitive, adaptable and resilient business - better placed to invest in price, quality, range and more flexible ways for customers to shop.

Under the terms of the Combination, which is subject to various approvals, including from the Competition and Markets Authority, Walmart would hold 42 percent of the share capital of the Combined Business. This holding will be made up of 29.9 percent of Sainsbury's ordinary shares, with full voting rights attached, with the balance held as non-voting shares convertible into voting shares. In addition, Walmart would receive approximately Pound2.975 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments, valuing Asda at approximately Pound7.3 billion on a debt-free, cash-free and pension-free basis. Walmart would retain the Asda defined benefit pension scheme as part of the combination, along with any ongoing defined benefit pension related obligations.

"We believe the Combination offers a unique and exciting opportunity that benefits customers and colleagues," said Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and chief executive officer. "As a company, we've benefited from doing business in the UK for many years, and we look forward to working closely with Sainsbury's to deliver the benefits of the combination."

Walmart is embracing technology and thinking differently to serve customers and drive growth. That includes developing partnerships like this one to unlock value for shareholders and customers in the UK.

As a strategic long-term partner, Walmart will share its global retail network and knowledge. The Combined Business will have enhanced capabilities and a strengthened balance sheet to help deliver value and opportunities for customers, colleagues, suppliers and shareholders of both businesses.

Source: SEC

Mar 28, 2018: Liquipel Launches SAFEGUARD PROTECTION BUNDLE For Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+, Featuring Their 360deg Device Protection And "YOU BREAK IT, WE FIX IT" Guarantee, Now Available At Walmart Locations
IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquipel (www.liquipel.com), leader in mobile electronics protection, announces the launch of their Safeguard Production Bundle for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to be sold in Walmart nationwide.

The Safeguard Protection Bundle includes a black edition ArmorTek protective case, liquid glass screen protector, and their famous "YOU BREAK IT, WE FIX IT" product guarantee. The ArmorTek protective case features a sleek design with maximum protection, absorbing impact and keeping your device safe. The liquid glass screen protector uses nanotechnology to create an invisible layer of defense to protect your phone from scratches. The "YOU BREAK IT, WE FIX IT" product guarantee gives customers peace of mind that if their screen breaks with the Safeguard Protection Bundle applied, Liquipel will stand behind their product and pay up to $150 to repair the device.

Liquipel co-founder and CEO Sam Winkler states, "At Liquipel we strive to provide our customers freedom for their lifestyles by providing them with value packed quality products. Your cell phone keeps you connected to the world, and I want to help people stay connected. I am very excited about the launch of this product and the new products we have coming soon."

For more information about Liquipel, please visit: www.Liquipel.com

About:

Liquipel's mission is to bundle together innovative technology with design and function to provide their customers with the best value possible. Liquipel brings together patented and proprietary technologies, creating 360deg device protection for mobile devices and other electronics. Since its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2012, Liquipel has won an Edison Award, a FierceWireless Fierce 15 Award, and was named by Popular Science as the Grand Award Winner in the Gadgets Category for the magazine's "Best of What's New" issue. It also has been included in Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Companies" list. The Liquipel brand incorporates aggressive pull-through marketing campaigns utilizing key celebrity partners, such as Pharrell Williams, Steve Aoki and Nyjah Huston, to maintain a fresh, exciting brand image.

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Mar 19, 2018: New York Metro Superlawyer Lynda J. Grant Investigates Walmart for Securities Fraud
NEW YORK---- Lynda J. Grant, an attorney with over 30 years of experience representing wronged shareholders and consumers and a New York Metro Superlawyer, announces that TheGrantLawFirm, PLLC is investigating potential breaches of fiduciary duties and/or federal securities claims arising from allegations contained in a recent whistleblower complaint filed against Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company").

On March 15, 2018, Tri Huynh ("Huynh"), a former ecommerce executive with Walmart, filed a whistleblower complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, captioned Huynh v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al., 18-cv-01631, against Walmart. In that complaint, he accuses Walmart of having inflated certain metrics relating to its ecommerce growth since at least as early as 2016, thereby misrepresenting its financial success and its success in competing with ecommerce giant, Amazon.com. Huynh alleges that Walmart committed securities fraud and mail and wire fraud, among other things, and that he was terminated when he reported such activities to the Company's worldwide Global Ethics Office.

TheGrantLawFirm is presently investigating whether Walmart's directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties in allowing such activity and/or committed fraud in violation of federal securities laws. If you are a shareholder of Walmart and would like additional information regarding this matter, please contact Lynda J. Grant at 212-292-4441 or lgrant@grantfirm.com.

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Mar 08, 2018: Walmart Associates in Florida To Receive Approximately $42.7 Million in Cash Bonuses
Florida bonuses are portion of more than $560 million earned nationwide in Q4 performance-based bonuses and tenure-based one-time cash bonuses

ORLANDO, Fla.---- Today, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates are receiving a share of more than $560 million total cash bonuses, including:

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Mar 08, 2018: Walmart Associates in Texas To Receive Approximately $62.6 Million in Cash Bonuses
Texas bonuses are portion of more than $560 million earned nationwide in Q4 performance-based bonuses and tenure-based one-time cash bonuses

DALLAS---- Today, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates are receiving a share of more than $560 million in total cash bonuses, including:

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Mar 08, 2018: Walmart Associates in California To Receive Approximately $34 Million in Cash Bonuses
California bonuses are portion of more than $560 million earned nationwide in Q4 performance-based bonuses and tenure-based one-time cash bonuses

IRVINE, Calif.---- Today, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates, including more than 136,000 in California, are receiving a share of more than $560 million total cash bonuses, including:

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Mar 07, 2018: Walmart Inc. to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) announced today that Greg Foran, president and chief executive officer, Walmart U.S., will participate at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The session will be webcast live through links at www.stock.walmart.com. A transcript of the session will be made available and archived on the company's website.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Feb 27, 2018: Walmart Inc. to present at both the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference and UBS Global Consumer & Retail Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) announced today that Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:25 a.m. EST and at the UBS Global Consumer & Retail Conference on Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Both sessions will be webcast live through links at www.stock.walmart.com. Transcripts of these sessions will be made available, and archived on the company's website.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Feb 22, 2018: What's Happening with these Discount, Variety Stores Stocks? -- Dollar General, Fred's, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and Wal-Mart
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 --

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Feb 20, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
NEW YORK, NY / / February 20, 2018 / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will be discussing their earnings results in their Q4 Earnings Call to be held on February 20, 2018, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call - visit https://www.investornetwork.com/company/2521.

To receive updates for this company you can register by emailing info@investornetwork.com or by clicking get investment info from the company's profile.

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Feb 20, 2018: Walmart U.S. Q4 comps grew 2.6% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 23%, Walmart U.S. full year comps grew 2.1% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 44%, Fiscal year 2018 GAAP EPS of $3.28; Adjusted EPS of $4.42
Company expects fiscal 2019 EPS of $4.75 to $5.00

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT):

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Feb 12, 2018: Walmart to Host Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Feb. 20, 2018
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced it will hold a live conference call with the investment community at 7 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to discuss the company's fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018 earnings results, as well as its outlook for fiscal year 2019. Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer, Walmart Inc., and Brett Biggs, Walmart executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host the call to discuss the results and answer questions.

Walmart continuously looks to communicate with the investment community as effectively as possible. In addition to its annual Meeting for the Investment Community each October, the Company now plans to host a live earnings call with executives in conjunction with its fourth-quarter results going forward. It will follow its typical earnings release process for other quarters during its fiscal year.

The event will be webcast live and accessible by logging onto https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/financial-events and selecting the Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call event. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon CST on Feb. 20.

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Feb 05, 2018: Report: Developing Opportunities within Dorian LPG, Quanex Building Products, Teledyne Technologies, Wal-Mart Stores, Ulta Beauty, and Johnson Controls International - Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2018
NEW YORK, Feb. 05, 2018 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE:LPG), Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA), and Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below.

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Jan 25, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Early Participation Results for its Cash Tender Offers
BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 23, 2018 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today results as of the Early Participation Date (as defined below) for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 7.55% Notes due 2030, 6.750% Debentures due 2023, 4.250% Notes due 2021, 3.250% Notes due 2020, 1.950% Notes due 2018, 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer") and its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 4.875% Notes due 2039, 5.250% Notes due 2035 and 5.750% Notes due 2030 (collectively, the "Sterling Securities" and together with the Dollar Securities, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer" and together with the Dollar Tender Offer, the "Tender Offers"). Each Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 6, 2018, unless, subject to applicable law, such deadline is extended by the Company in respect of one or both of the Tender Offers or one or both of the Tender Offers is earlier terminated by the Company, in each case, in the Company's sole and absolute discretion (such date and time, as the same may be extended or earlier terminated in respect of one or both Tender Offers, the "Expiration Date").

As previously announced, the Early Participation Date for the Tender Offers was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2018, unless extended (the "Early Participation Date"). The Early Participation Date was not extended, and the withdrawal rights for each Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2018. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Tender Offers, the Early Payment Date for each Tender Offer will be promptly following the Early Participation Date and is expected to be on or about January 25, 2018.

Source: SEC

Jan 24, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Pricing for its Cash Tender Offers
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.PERSONS INTO WHOSE POSSESSION THIS DOCUMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEALER-MANAGERS, THE INFORMATION AGENT AND THE DEPOSITARY TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT, AND TO OBSERVE, ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today the pricing for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 7.55% Notes due 2030, 6.750% Debentures due 2023, 4.250% Notes due 2021, 3.250% Notes due 2020, 1.950% Notes due 2018, 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer") and its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 4.875% Notes due 2039, 5.250% Notes due 2035 and 5.750% Notes due 2030 (collectively, the "Sterling Securities" and together with the Dollar Securities, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer" and together with the Dollar Tender Offer, the "Tender Offers"). The Company also announced the principal amounts of Securities of each series expected to be purchased in each Tender Offer.

Each of the Tender Offers is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated January 9, 2018 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal" and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offer Documents"). Copies of the Offer Documents are available from the Information Agent as set forth below. Capitalized terms used in this announcement but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

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Jan 23, 2018: Walmart to Raise Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates in Texas
The retailer is investing $166.5 million in combined wage and benefit changes for associates in Texas

DALLAS---- Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates, including approximately 102,840 Walmart associates in Texas.

"We are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."

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Jan 23, 2018: California Walmart Stores to Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates
More than 87,100 California Walmart associates to share in raises and one-time cash bonuses totaling $27.6 million

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Recently, Walmart announced plans to expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined bonus and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates, including more than 87,100 Walmart associates in California.

"We are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."

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Jan 23, 2018: Walmart to Raise Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates in Tennessee
The retailer is investing $40 million in combined wage and benefit changes for associates in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.---- Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates, including approximately 25,382 Walmart and Sam's Club associates in Tennessee.

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Jan 23, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Early Participation Results for its Cash Tender Offers
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BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today results as of the Early Participation Date (as defined below) for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 7.55% Notes due 2030, 6.750% Debentures due 2023, 4.250% Notes due 2021, 3.250% Notes due 2020, 1.950% Notes due 2018, 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer") and its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 4.875% Notes due 2039, 5.250% Notes due 2035 and 5.750% Notes due 2030 (collectively, the "Sterling Securities" and together with the Dollar Securities, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer" and together with the Dollar Tender Offer, the "Tender Offers"). Each Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 6, 2018, unless, subject to applicable law, such deadline is extended by the Company in respect of one or both of the Tender Offers or one or both of the Tender Offers is earlier terminated by the Company, in each case, in the Company's sole and absolute discretion (such date and time, as the same may be extended or earlier terminated in respect of one or both Tender Offers, the "Expiration Date").

As previously announced, the Early Participation Date for the Tender Offers was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2018, unless extended (the "Early Participation Date"). The Early Participation Date was not extended, and the withdrawal rights for each Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2018. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Tender Offers, the Early Payment Date for each Tender Offer will be promptly following the Early Participation Date and is expected to be on or about January 25, 2018.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 23, 2018: Walmart to Raise Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates in Florida
More than 1 million associates benefit from combined wage and benefit changes, including more than 67,500 Walmart associates in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla.---- Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates, including more than 67,500 Walmart associates in Florida.

"We are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 23, 2018: Walmart to Raise Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave for Associates in Pennsylvania
More than 1 million associates benefit from combined wage and benefit changes, including more than 34,700 Walmart associates in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH---- Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates, including more than 34,700 Walmart associates in Pennsylvania.

"We are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 17, 2018: Judith McKenna Named President and CEO of Walmart International
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) announced today that Judith McKenna will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment. She will be succeeding David Cheesewright, who has been in role since 2014 and recently shared his desire to retire from a full-time role.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180117005826/en/

Judith McKenna Named President and CEO of Walmart International (Photo: Business Wire)

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 16, 2018: H&R Block enters exclusive partnership with Walmart
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 16, 2018 -- H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) announced Jan. 16 that H&R Block will be the new, exclusive DIY desktop tax software provider available at Walmart stores nationwide, and sold directly by Walmart on walmart.com. This exclusive retail partnership brings the value, innovation and support of H&R Block DIY desktop software products to the world's largest retailer, making the DIY products even more convenient for clients to purchase, and ultimately prepare their taxes and get their maximum tax refund.
"At H&R Block, we give our clients the flexibility to prepare their taxes however they want, which includes offering them the products they want where they shop," said Heather Watts, senior vice president and general manager of digital at H&R Block. "Walmart shoppers expect to get the best value possible, and in this partnership with Walmart, H&R Block desktop software is committed to meeting customers' tax prep needs."

Among the key product enhancements for this year's desktop software products is the addition of "drag and drop," which easily imports tax information from any source, including last year's tax return from other tax prep services. While new features like drag and drop save customers time by seamlessly prepopulating information on their tax return, H&R Block also remains committed to saving its clients money with unbeatable value.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 16, 2018: Walmart Continues Retail Energy Efficiency Leadership with 1.5 Million LED Fixtures Now Installed Across Global Fleet of Stores, Clubs, Offices and Distribution Centers
Current by GE Has Reduced the Retailer's Costs by More Than $100 Million Dollars in Energy Savings

NEW YORK---- Walmart (NYSE:WMT), the world's largest retailer, announced results of an extensive lighting program with Current, powered by GE (NYSE:GE) at the National Retail Federation's Big Show. As part of an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency, Walmart has now installed more than 1.5 million LED (light emitting diode) fixtures across more than 6,000 stores, parking lots, distribution centers and corporate offices in ten countries.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180116005743/en/

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 11, 2018: Technical Perspectives on Discount, Variety Stores Stocks -- Fred's, Wal-Mart Stores, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and Dollar General
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Shares in Memphis, Tennessee headquartered Fred's Inc. climbed 3.73%, ending Wednesday's trading session at $3.89. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.24 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 1.10 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 3.73% in the last month. The stock is trading 11.13% below its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Fred's have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 44.95. Get the full research report on FRED for free by clicking below at:

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Jan 11, 2018: Walmart to Raise U.S. Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave
More Than 1 Million Associates Benefit from Combined Wage and Benefit Changes

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Today, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates.

"Today, we are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 11, 2018: Sam's Club Shares Changes to Club Fleet
Sam's Club Shares Changes to Club Fleet 63 Facilities Impacted, Up to 12 to Convert to eCommerce Facilities

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced changes to the business unit's U.S. real estate portfolio, with the closure of 63 clubs around the country. The company will convert up to 12 of the impacted clubs to eCommerce fulfillment centers in a move that will speed delivery of online orders, with the balance of the facilities closing over the next few weeks. Currently, Walmart and Sam's Club operate more than 5,400 locations across the U.S.; after the actions announced today the company will have 597 clubs.

The action was taken after a thorough performance review. "Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of Sam's Clubs that are fit for the future," said John Furner, president and CEO of Sam's Club. "We know this is difficult news for our associates and we are working to place as many of them as possible at nearby locations. Our focus today has been on those associates and their communities, and communicating with them."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 09, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.PERSONS INTO WHOSE POSSESSION THIS DOCUMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEALER-MANAGERS AND THE INFORMATION AGENT TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT, AND TO OBSERVE, ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers for:

in each case, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Dollar Securities and Sterling Securities (collectively, the "Securities") from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined herein) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Dollar Amount and the Maximum Sterling Amount (collectively, the "Maximum Amounts") will not be subject to amendment by Walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jan 09, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 9, 2018 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers for:

up to $4,000,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the applicable Early Participation Amount (as defined herein), but excluding Accrued Interest (as defined herein) (the "Maximum Dollar Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer"); and

up to Pound650,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the applicable Early Participation Amount, but excluding Accrued Interest (the "Maximum Sterling Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table II below (collectively, the "Sterling Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer"), in each case, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Dollar Securities and Sterling Securities (collectively, the "Securities") from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined herein) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Dollar Amount and the Maximum Sterling Amount (collectively, the "Maximum Amounts") will not be subject to amendment by Walmart.

Each of the Dollar Tender Offer and the Sterling Tender Offer (each, a "Tender Offer" and together, the "Tender Offers") is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated January 9, 2018 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal" and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offer Documents").

Source: SEC

2017

Dec 14, 2017: Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University Launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China
Collaboration to apply blockchain technology for food traceability to support offline and online consumers

BEIJING---- Walmart (NYSE:WMT), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies announced today they will work together in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance that will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China, to achieve greater transparency across the food supply chain.

The four companies will work together to create a standards-based method of collecting data about the origin, safety and authenticity of food, using blockchain technology to provide real-time traceability throughout the supply chain. This will encourage accountability and give suppliers, regulators and consumers greater insight and transparency into how food is handled, from the farm to consumers. This has traditionally been challenging due to complex and fragmented data sharing systems that are often paper-based and can be error-prone.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Dec 13, 2017: Retail Veteran Joins Pier 1 Imports Leadership Team as Head of Global Sourcing
FORT WORTH, Texas---- Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) today announced the appointment of William H. Savage, 54, to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Global Sourcing, effective December 7, 2017.

"William brings 20 years of experience from highly-respected consumer brands and the leadership and technical expertise to elevate our sourcing operation," said Alasdair James, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His diverse skill set and deep experience in both sourcing and home furnishings will be invaluable as we set our new strategic course for the Pier 1 Imports brand. Sourcing, supply chain and inventory management are among the critical elements of our future plans to drive efficiency and improve long-term profitability, and we look forward to William's contributions."

Mr. Savage comes to Pier 1 Imports with retail and sourcing experience spanning world class businesses in global markets, including Tesco, Walmart, Sears and Kingfisher. Most recently, Mr. Savage spent two years as President of the Home Division for Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), where he was credited with driving sales and profit improvement, reducing expenses and lowering inventory levels. Previously, he was Executive Commercial Director for apparel, home, hardlines and electronics at Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) in China, where he was responsible for sourcing, merchandising, brand development, and promotional and inventory planning. Prior to that, Mr. Savage was Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer, Retail, for Walmart (NYSE:WMT) India. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership positions with Metro Cash & Carry International in Vietnam and Kingfisher PLC in China, Korea and the U.K. Mr. Savage holds a degree in retail strategy from Monash University in Brisbane, and an MBA from Middlesex University in London.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Dec 13, 2017: Walmart Offers New Financial Wellness Services for Associates Nationwide
Retailer joins financial technology startups Even and PayActiv to launch industry-first tools for personal money management, financial planning and on-demand access to earned wages

BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart today announced a suite of new financial wellness services for more than 1.4 million associates nationwide. The new offering was created in collaboration with Silicon Valley-based financial technology startups Even and PayActiv. Associates will access the tools through the Even app, available for both iOS and Android devices.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171213006033/en/

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Dec 06, 2017: Walmart Changes Its Legal Name to Reflect How Customers Want to Shop
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Reflecting its growing status as an omni-channel retailer Walmart today announced plans to change the company's legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. effective Feb. 1, 2018. The name change chiefly demonstrates the company's growing emphasis on serving customers seamlessly however they want to shop: in stores, online, on their mobile device, or through pickup and delivery.

"Our customers know us as Walmart and today they shop with us not only in our stores but online and with our app as well," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "While our legal name is used in a limited number of places, we felt it was best to have a name that was consistent with the idea that you can shop us however you like as a customer. Looking ahead, we'll continue to invest in and strengthen our stores around the world and expand our eCommerce capabilities as we help save customers' time and money. As time goes on, customers will increasingly just think of and see one Walmart."

Walmart operates under nearly 60 different banners around the world, including eCommerce sites, and has more than 11,600 stores and clubs in 28 countries. The company opened its first international location in Mexico City in 1991 and launched Walmart.com in 2000. Walmart will continue to trade on the NYSE as WMT and the company name should be referenced as Walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Dec 06, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores: Walmart changes its legal name to reflect how customers want to shop
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 6, 2017 - Reflecting its growing status as an omni-channel retailer Walmart today announced plans to change the company's legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. effective Feb. 1, 2018. The name change chiefly demonstrates the company's growing emphasis on serving customers seamlessly however they want to shop: in stores, online, on their mobile device, or through pickup and delivery.

"Our customers know us as Walmart and today they shop with us not only in our stores but online and with our app as well," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "While our legal name is used in a limited number of places, we felt it was best to have a name that was consistent with the idea that you can shop us however you like as a customer. Looking ahead, we'll continue to invest in and strengthen our stores around the world and expand our eCommerce capabilities as we help save customers' time and money. As time goes on, customers will increasingly just think of and see one Walmart."

Walmart operates under nearly 60 different banners around the world, including eCommerce sites, and has more than 11,600 stores and clubs in 28 countries. The company opened its first international location in Mexico City in 1991 and launched Walmart.com in 2000. Walmart will continue to trade on the NYSE as WMT and the company name should be referenced as Walmart.

Walmart's formal legal name when it incorporated on Oct. 31, 1969, was Wal-Mart, Inc. It was changed to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on Jan. 9, 1970 and has remained in place the past 47 years since Walmart went public that same year. The company has been using the current Walmart logo in its operations since June 2008.

Source: SEC

Nov 29, 2017: Research Report Identifies Wal-Mart Stores, Square, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sanchez Energy, Urban Outfitters, and TRI Pointe Group with Renewed Outlook - Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement
NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2017 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO), Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), and TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
Complimentary Access: Research Reports

Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below.

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Nov 18, 2017: Financialinsiders.com Earnings Recap Week Ending November 17th, 2017
U.S. equity rebounded on Thursday after two days of declines, driven by strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart and Cisco Systems. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 190 points, or 0.82 percent to 23,461 during Thursday's trading session. S&P 500 gained the most in three weeks, up 0.93 percent to 2,588. While the NASDAQ composite outperformed the other two indexes, gaining 1.47 percent to 6,804. Better-than-expected quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart sent its stock to all-time high on Thursday. According to CNBC, Nick Raich, CEO of The Earnings Scout, said: "stocks are bouncing back. in what is proving to be a year of amazing of resilience for the asset class and silencing the bears' Market bears had one eye open yesterday, but are slipping back into hibernation." Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD).

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Nov 16, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores: Results of Operations and Financial Condition
In accordance with Item 2.02 of Form 8-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is furnishing to the SEC a press release that the Company will issue on November 16, 2017 (the "Press Release") and a financial presentation that will be first posted by the Company on the Company's website at http://stock.walmart.com on November 16, 2017 (the "Financial Presentation"). The Press Release and the Financial Presentation will disclose information regarding the Company's results of operations for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2017, and the Company's financial condition as of October 31, 2017.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto, which are furnished herewith pursuant to and relate to this Item 2.02, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, the Exchange Act, or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

Source: SEC

Nov 16, 2017: Walmart U.S. Q3 comps grew 2.7% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 50%, Company reports Q3 FY18 GAAP EPS of $0.58; Adjusted EPS of $1.00, The company now expects full-year GAAP EPS of $3.84 to $3.92, Adjusted full-year EPS of $4.38 to $4.46
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116005729/en/ Walmart reports Q3 FY18 earnings (Infographic: Business Wire) Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Nov 10, 2017: How These Discount, Variety Stores Stocks are Performing? -- Fred's, Tuesday Morning, Big Lots, and Wal-Mart Stores
NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2017 -- If you want a Stock Review on FRED, TUES, BIG, or WMT then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. On Thursday, November 09, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the S&P 500 edged lower at the closing bell. All sectors ended Thursday's trading session in bearish territories. Taking into consideration yesterday's market sentiment, DailyStockTracker.com assessed the following Discount, Variety Stores equities this morning: Fred's Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED), Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASDAQ:TUES), Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG), and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Learn more about these stocks by registering for free on DailyStockTracker.com and accessing the complimentary research reports at: http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ On Thursday, shares in Memphis, Tennessee headquartered Fred's Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.11 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 925.69 thousand shares. The stock ended at $4.66, rising 5.19% from the last trading session. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 21.40%. Furthermore, shares of Fred's, which together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full-service pharmacies, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 36.26. See our free and comprehensive research report on FRED at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=FRED Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Nov 09, 2017: With Must-Have Products, Great Prices, More Availability and Easier Shopping, Walmart Helps Customers Rock Black Friday 2017
Deals Begin on Walmart.com at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving Morning, In-Store Event Begins at 6 p.m. Local Time Walmart.com Offers Rockin' Deals Starting Today BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and Walmart is preparing to deliver an unbelievable Black Friday celebration. The retailer will offer the items and brands customers want - from Samsung Smart TVs and the most in-demand gaming consoles to the hottest toys and Pioneer Woman cookware - at the best prices of the season, and with more availability. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Nov 06, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Expiration and Final Results Of Its Cash Tender Offer
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.PERSONS INTO WHOSE POSSESSION THIS DOCUMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEALER-MANAGERS AND THE INFORMATION AGENT TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT, AND TO OBSERVE, ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS. BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") today announced the expiration and final results of its previously announced cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") of its 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Securities"). The Tender Offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 3, 2017 (such date and time, the "Expiration Date"). As previously announced, at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 20, 2017 (the "Early Participation Date"), Walmart received valid tenders of Securities with an aggregate principal amount of $5,449,291,000, which Securities were accepted for purchase and were purchased by Walmart in the Tender Offer on October 24, 2017. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Nov 01, 2017: Walmart Selects FLEETCOR as Fuel Payment Provider
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga.---- FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT), a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions, announced today the signing of an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) relating to two payment initiatives. Walmart will begin accepting FLEETCOR commercial payment cards at all 900 owned, operated and branded Walmart and Sam's Club fueling locations, and more than 2,500 Walmart Auto Care Centers across the United States. As part of the new agreement, FLEETCOR will promote Walmart and Sam's Club locations to its existing customer base. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 24, 2017: Recent Analysis Shows Oasis Petroleum, Jabil Inc., Delta Air Lines, HanesBrands, Walmart, and Calpine Market Influences - Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2017 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Jabil Inc. (NYSE:JBL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), HanesBrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), and Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research. Complimentary Access: Research Reports Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 23, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Early Participation Results for its Cash Tender Offer
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.PERSONS INTO WHOSE POSSESSION THIS DOCUMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEALER-MANAGERS AND THE INFORMATION AGENT TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT, AND TO OBSERVE, ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS. BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today results as of the Early Participation Date (as defined below) for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Tender Offer"). The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 3, 2017, unless such deadline is extended by the Company (such date and time, as the same may be extended in respect of the Tender Offer, the "Expiration Date"). Capitalized terms used in this announcement but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below). As previously announced, the Early Participation Date for the Tender Offer was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 20, 2017 (the "Early Participation Date"). The Early Participation Date was not extended. Withdrawal rights for the Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 20, 2017, and were not extended. Accordingly, Securities tendered in the Tender Offer may no longer be withdrawn. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Tender Offer (other than the Financing Condition, which the Company announced has been satisfied), the Company intends to accept for purchase all Securities validly tendered in the Tender Offer (and not validly withdrawn) at or prior to the Early Participation Date. The early payment date for the Tender Offer will be promptly following the Early Participation Date and is expected to be on or about October 24, 2017. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 23, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Pricing for Cash Tender Offer
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.PERSONS INTO WHOSE POSSESSION THIS DOCUMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE COMPANY, THE DEALER-MANAGERS AND THE INFORMATION AGENT TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT, AND TO OBSERVE, ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS. BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today the pricing for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2040, 5.625% Notes due 2041, 5.25% Notes due 2035, 5.000% Notes due 2040, 4.875% Notes due 2040, 4.750% Notes due 2043, 4.300% Notes due 2044, 4.000% Notes due 2043, 5.875% Notes due 2027, 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 3.625% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Tender Offer"). The Company also announced the principal amounts of Securities of each series expected to be purchased on the Early Payment Date. The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated October 6, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal" and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offer Documents"). Copies of the Offer Documents are available from the Information Agent as set forth below. Capitalized terms used in this announcement but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 19, 2017: Latest Innovation of Workforce Engagement Management Boosting Gig Economy Opportunities
PALM BEACH, Florida, October 19, 2017 -- Today more than ever, companies rely on the energy, commitment and engagement of their workforce in order to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century. More and more organizations are seeking a new way of interacting with and managing their workforce. With the rise of the gig economy, more individuals are working on a temporary versus permanent basis such as for freelance contractors, for retail, restaurant and hospitality companies as variable hour employees, or simply for themselves. The emergence of the so-called intermittent workforce is a full-fledged paradigm shift as there seems to be a transformation continuing as employers manage full-time employee labor expense and workers spanning different generations seeking greater lifestyle flexibility. Companies with focus on the growth and opportunity the gig economy offers include: ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PIXY), Google. (NASDAQ:GOOG), GrubHub Inc. (NASDAQ:GRUB), Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PIXY), a next-gen technology platform for workforce engagement and management, today announced that the company will host an executive breakout session at the upcoming Fast Casual Executive Summit 2017 in Nashville, October 22-24. The panel discussion, moderated by ShiftPixy's Co-Founder and CEO Scott Absher, will dive into the art of finding, training and retaining talent in the restaurant industry. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 11, 2017: Featured Company News - Walmart Announces New Returns Policy; Set to Offer Same-Day Credit for Select Items
LONDON, UK / / October 11, 2017 /Pro-Trader Daily takes a look at the latest corporate events and news making the headlines for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart"), following which we have published a free report that can be viewed by signing up at http://protraderdaily.com/optin/?symbol=WMT. The Company announced on October 09, 2017, that it would transform retail with unique, technology-powered offerings like Online Grocery Pickup, Pickup Towers, Mobile Express Money Services, and a free two-day shipping without a membership fee. Walmart, according to the announcement, is focusing on returns, where the Company introduced Mobile Express Returns, which is an innovative industry-first experience that combines Walmart's over 4,700 locations with the Walmart App to make returning an item fast and easy. For immediate access to our complimentary reports, including today's coverage, register for free now at: http://protraderdaily.com/register/ At Pro-TD, we make it our mission to bring you news that matter about the stock you follow. Today, our research desk covers a blog story on WMT. Go directly to your stock of interest and access today's free coverage at: Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 10, 2017: Walmart Highlights Progress on Strategic Initiatives and Outlines Plan to Win with Customers and Shareholders at its Meeting for the Investment Community
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 10, 2017 - Walmart will host its annual meeting for the investment community today where the company will discuss progress against its strategic initiatives to leverage its unique assets and win with customers and shareholders through innovation, greater convenience and speed. The company is also sharing select guidance information for the next fiscal year.

Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon will provide an update on how the company is uniquely positioned to win.

"We have good momentum in the business, we're executing our strategy and moving with speed to win with the customer, who is more connected than ever and embracing tools that will save them both time and money," said McMillon. "We're combining the accessibility of our stores with eCommerce to provide new and exciting ways for customers to shop. I'm proud of the team we have in place, the work we have underway and how we are positioned for success in the future."

McMillon will discuss accomplishments over the past year at Walmart U.S., including traffic and comp sales improvements, strong eCommerce growth and expanded online assortment, two-day free shipping with no membership fee and over 1,000 online grocery pickup locations. He will also highlight innovations around the world such as one-hour delivery from stores in China, commitments to sustainability, service to communities, especially in times of disaster, and investments in associates that are empowering them to drive results and better serve customers.

"We're proud of the progress we're making," McMillon said. "We're equipping our associates with training and technology so they will continue to innovate in our stores, clubs and through eCommerce to find ways to deliver an enjoyable shopping experience for our customers that is easy, fast, friendly and fun."

Financial Framework Walmart CFO Brett Biggs will discuss financial projections through the lens of the company's financial framework of strong, efficient growth, operating discipline and strategic capital allocation.

Biggs commented, "We feel good about where we are as a company. Our plans are designed to win with both customers and shareholders as we operate within our financial framework. Our financial position is strong, which allows us to invest in the business while returning significant cash to shareholders."

Source: SEC

Oct 06, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offer for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 6, 2017 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for up to $8,500,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the Early Participation Amount (as defined below), but excluding Accrued Interest (as defined below) (the "Maximum Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Tender Offer"), plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Securities from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined below) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Amount will not be subject to amendment by Walmart. The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated October 6, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal" and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offer Documents"). Capitalized terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

Source: SEC

Oct 06, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offer for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for up to $8,500,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the Early Participation Amount (as defined below), but excluding Accrued Interest (as defined below) (the "Maximum Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the "Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Tender Offer"), plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Securities from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined below) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Amount will not be subject to amendment by Walmart. The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated October 6, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal" and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offer Documents"). Capitalized terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase. Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Oct 04, 2017: Daily Technical Summary Reports on Discount, Variety Stores Stocks -- Wal-Mart Stores, Fred's, Tuesday Morning, and Big Lots
NEW YORK, October 4, 2017 -- If you want a Stock Review on WMT, FRED, TUES, or BIG then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. Today, DailyStockTracker.com covers four equities in the Discount Variety Stores space, and they are Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Fred's Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED), Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASDAQ:TUES), and Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Discount stores are directed to a specific demographic; normally lower to middle income customers. The demand for this industry is pushed by the spending habits of customers and an increase in population. Register now and get full and free access to these DailyStockTracker.com research reports at: http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 28, 2017: Walmart Announces $5 million Commitment for Hurricane Maria Relief
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit up to $5 million in cash and product to assist Puerto Rico with recovery efforts BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- Walmart has committed $5 million in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. This builds on the commitments previously announced by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation totaling $35 million to support 2017 hurricane assistance in response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. "Our associates and friends in Puerto Rico are in significant need," said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "We want to do all we can to help, not only with immediate hurricane assistance, but in the long term, knowing that there are many challenging days of recovery and rebuilding ahead." Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 20, 2017: Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business Host VetSource Event to Boost Business Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs
The first-of-its-kind event will connect veteran, military and military spouse business owners to Fortune 500 companies for procurement opportunities, while providing entrepreneurial training and resources

NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) are hosting a first-of-its-kind event, VetSource, to support the success of veteran, military and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them to several Fortune 500 companies in one day for procurement opportunities.

VetSource was created by the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB), part of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, as a unique way to convene corporations and military entrepreneurs, offering resources both for those ready to sell their offerings and those interested in learning how to become procurement-ready.The event includes supply chain matchmaking opportunities, workshop tracks for veterans with established businesses as well as those ready to grow and educational support for attendees following the event.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 20, 2017: Walmart's Holiday Hiring Plan: More Hours for Current Associates
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- "The holidays are a special time of year for our customers and associates and also one of the busiest. To help customers save time and money this season, we are offering the extra hours available this time of year to our current associates rather than hiring thousands of seasonal workers.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919006693/en/

"These extra hours will help staff traditional roles like cashier and stocker, and newly created technology-empowered positions such as personal shoppers and Pickup associates. This is the same approach we took last year, and we heard great feedback from our customers and associates.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 10, 2017: Walmart Announces a New Customer Campaign to Assist with 2017 U.S. Hurricane Relief
For a second time, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with additional cash and product donations of up to $10 million

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to the severe weather impacting the country, Walmart is committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts. This will bring the total committed by Walmart to hurricane relief efforts this year to $30 million, building on the support provided in response to Hurricane Harvey that hit the Gulf region two-and-a-half weeks ago.

"We know our associates and customers make the difference. And once again, when needed the most, they are stepping up to help in a major way," said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "This is about neighbors helping neighbors and we will continue to be there for the communities we serve as they recover."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Sep 08, 2017: Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce at Least $1 Million toward Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery
Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Irma's relief efforts

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support for relief efforts through cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations helping in response.

"We are deeply concerned about the devastating impact Irma is expected to have on the families and communities we serve," said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "We are committed to recovery efforts for our customers, associates and neighbors and will be there to help them through this difficult time."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 18, 2017: Financialinsiders.com Earnings Recap Week Ending August 18th, 2017
NEW YORK, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

U.S stock indexes fell Thursday after several concerning developments weighed on markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 274 points, or 1.24%, to 21,750. This week the President ended the manufacturing council after CEOs disbanded strategic and policy forum. The uncertainties in Washington raised new doubts regarding the administration's agenda, tax cuts specifically. The terrorist attack in Barcelona also caused panic. In addition, several major corporations have reported weak earnings results this week, adding fuel to the fire. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Dicks Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE:DKS)

"Cisco is in the midst of a turnaround, and it is showing very slow progress in that, while Wal-Mart has had something like 12 straight quarters of revenue growth, which led to expectations getting a little ahead of themselves. They're just taking a little bit of a step back, and so is the market," said Mark Spellman, portfolio manager at Alpine Funds, MarketWatch reported. "There's no direct market impact in what [the President] has done recently, but if things continue to be so polarized that his agenda is completely dead on arrival, that would have a negative impact," Spellman added.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 17, 2017: Walmart U.S. Q2 comps1 grew 1.8% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce GMV2 grew 67%, Company reports Q2 FY18 GAAP EPS of $0.96; Adjusted EPS3 of $1.08
Total revenue was $123.4 billion, an increase of $2.5 billion, or 2.1%. Excluding currency3, total revenue was $124.4 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, or 2.9%. "Thanks to the team for delivering another solid quarter. Our customers are responding to the improvements in stores and online, and our results reflect this. Traffic increases at store level and the eCommerce growth rate are key highlights. We are moving faster and becoming more creative as we strive to make every day easier for busy families."

Source: SEC

Aug 17, 2017: Walmart U.S. Q2 comps grew 1.8% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce GMV grew 67%, Company reports Q2 FY18 GAAP EPS of $0.96; Adjusted EPS of $1.08
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170817005488/en/

Walmart reports Q2 FY18 earnings (Infographic: Business Wire)

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 10, 2017: Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes Works With Walmart to Donate More Than 35,000 Pounds of Protein to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
LOWELL, Ark., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Wal-Mart to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. The donation, equivalent to more than 140,000 servings, will help those fighting hunger across Northwest Arkansas, where one in four individuals are food insecure.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ee910924-3cda-47d0-973e-c9e8d6a53537

"Smithfield Foods has been an incredible partner to us," said Kent Eikenberry, president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. "This donation brings their total to over 75,000 pounds of protein donated for the year. We look forward to distributing this to our agency partners who will provide it to their clients."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Aug 09, 2017: Kwikee becomes Walmart.com Content Studio partner
PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kwikee - the leading North American provider of end-to-end solutions for the creation, management and distribution of brand assets and content - has partnered with Wal-Mart to operate and manage a content-creation studio inside the retailer's fulfillment center in Chino Hills, California.



Kwikee is already part of Wal-Mart's Content Service Provider (CSP) program and the launch of the Content Studio in Chino Hills is an extension of this successful partnership.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 31, 2017: Discount, Variety Stores Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Target, Wal-Mart Stores, Costco Wholesale, and Dollar Tree
NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on TGT, WMT, COST, or DLTR then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report today. On Friday, July 28, 2017, five out of nine sectors finished the trading sessions in red. Major US indices were mixed at the close of last Friday's session. The NASDAQ Composite ended the day at 6,374.68, down 0.12%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.15% higher, to finish at 21,830.31; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,472.10, down 0.13%. This Monday morning, DailyStockTracker.com looks at the performance of these four Discount, Variety Stores stocks: Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST), and Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). This morning's free research reports on the aforesaid equities can be accessed upon registration on DailyStockTracker.com at: http://dailystocktracker.com/register/

Minneapolis, Minnesota headquartered Target Corp.'s stock saw a slight rise of 0.11%, finishing last Friday's trading session at $56.11. A total volume of 4.81 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have gained 7.78% in the last month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 4.33%. Additionally, shares of Target, which operates as a general merchandise retailer, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 65.48. Visit us today and download your complete report on TGT for free at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=TGT

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 25, 2017: Walmart and JD.com Expand Strategic Cooperation
BEIJING, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic partners Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and JD.com (Nasdaq:JD) are expanding their cooperation to further integrate their platforms, supply chains and customer resources in China. Coinciding with the launch of the first JD-Walmart 8.8 omni-channel shopping festival on August 8, the new initiatives aim to offer shoppers throughout China faster and more convenient access to high-quality authentic products through multiple channels.
Walmart and JD.com established their pioneering partnership one year ago, combining the strengths of Walmart and China's largest online retailer to generate exciting new ecommerce and retail initiatives. The collaboration is helping boost the popularity of U.S.-made products in China and allowing shoppers to directly buy goods from Walmart stores on the JD.com platform.

"Since forming our strategic partnership with JD.com in June of last year, we have continued to expand our omni-channel strategy to better serve customers and grow our business in China," said Ben Hassing, senior vice president of Walmart China eCommerce and Technology. "Our ability to tap into JD.com's advantages across logistics, big data, technology and customer service gives Walmart a huge advantage in reaching China's rapidly expanding consumer class. We look forward to further bringing together our strengths in digital and physical retail to take the customer experience in China to the next level."

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 24, 2017: Featured Company News - Plug Power Enters Into Extended Agreement with Walmart
MAIN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / July 24, 2017 /Pro-Trader Daily takes a look at the latest corporate events and news making the headlines for Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), following which we have published a free report that can be viewed by signing up at http://protraderdaily.com/optin/?symbol=PLUG. The Company announced on July 21, 2017, that pursuant to a new collaborative agreement, the Company has further expanded its ongoing relationship with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). Plug Power is a well-known developer of a suite of ProGen fuel cell engine platforms to deliver clean, scalable power for on- and off-road applications. The Company's GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer through an omnichannel solution. For immediate access to our complimentary reports, including today's coverage, register for free now at:

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At Pro-TD, we make it our mission to bring you news that matter about the stock you follow. Today, our research desk covers a blog story on PLUG and WMT. Go directly to your stock of interest and access today's free coverage at:

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 21, 2017: Plug Power Announces Expanded Collaboration With Walmart
Continued growth expected in Walmart's use of Plug Power hydrogen fuel cells in its distribution center material handling fleet


Walmart granted right to purchase Plug Power equity, vesting based on future business

LATHAM, N.Y., July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announces a new collaborative agreement with Walmart to facilitate further expansion of its ongoing relationship with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). The new agreement includes revised deal terms with Walmart that allow Plug Power to access project financing at a lower cost of capital and no restricted cash, making Plug Power's future distribution transactions with Walmart cash flow positive up front. Plug Power expects to provide its GenKey hydrogen fueling station and fuel cell energy solutions to up to 30 additional Walmart sites in North America over the next three years, with ten sites already under contract and scheduled to be finished by the end of 2017. The value of these 2017 commitments is expected to be around $80 million. On average, Plug Power has deployed a new Walmart site every 6 weeks since 2014, resulting in a deployed fleet of 5500 Plug Power fuel cells at 22 of Walmart's U.S. distribution centers as of the end of 2016.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jul 14, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores: Other Events
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the "Company") and Goldman Sachs International, Merrill Lynch International, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Wells Fargo Securities International Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, TD Securities (USA) LLC, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong Branch, and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), have entered into a Pricing Agreement, dated July 6, 2017 (the "Pricing Agreement"), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth therein, the Company has agreed to sell to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase from the Company, YEN70,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 0.183% Notes Due 2022 (the "2022 Notes"), YEN40,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 0.298% Notes Due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and YEN60,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 0.520% Notes Due 2027 (the "2027 Notes" and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The Pricing Agreement incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of an Underwriting Agreement, dated July 6, 2017 (the "Underwriting Agreement"), between the Company and the Underwriters. The Company and the Underwriters expect to consummate the sale and purchase of the Notes pursuant to the Pricing Agreement on July 18, 2017.

The 2022 Notes will be sold to the public at a price equal to 100.000% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2022 Notes (YEN70,000,000,000 of proceeds before the underwriting discount and transaction expenses, which is the equivalent of US$617,937,853.11, calculated based on the noon buying rate in New York City on July 6, 2017 for cable transfers in foreign currencies as certified for customs purposes by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Exchange Rate")). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the 2022 Notes, after the underwriting discount, but before transaction expenses allocable to the sale of the 2022 Notes, will be YEN69,755,000,000 (which is the equivalent of US$615,775,070.62, calculated based on the Exchange Rate).

Source: SEC

Jun 29, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Early Participation Results for its Cash Tender Offers
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 29, 2017 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ("Walmart" or the "Company") announced today results as of the Early Participation Date (as defined below) for its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 6.500% Notes due 2037, 6.200% Notes due 2038, 5.625% Notes due 2040 and 5.625% Notes due 2041 (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer") and its previously announced offer to purchase the Company's 4.875% Notes due 2039, 5.250% Notes due 2035 and 5.750% Notes due 2030 (collectively, the "Sterling Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer" and together with the Dollar Tender Offer, the "Tender Offers"). Each Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 13, 2017, unless, subject to applicable law, such deadline is extended by the Company in respect of one or both of the Tender Offers, in each case, in the Company's sole and absolute discretion (such date and time, as the same may be extended in respect of one or both Tender Offers, the "Expiration Date").

As previously announced, the Early Participation Date for the Tender Offers was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 28, 2017, unless extended (the "Early Participation Date"). The Early Participation Date was not extended, and the withdrawal rights for each Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 28, 2017. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Tender Offers, the Early Payment Date for each Tender Offer will be promptly following the Early Participation Date and is expected to be on or about July 6, 2017.

Source: SEC

Jun 15, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 15, 2017 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers for:

up to $2,000,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the applicable Early Participation Amount (as defined herein), but excluding Accrued Interest (as defined below) (the "Maximum Dollar Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the "Dollar Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Dollar Tender Offer"); and

up to Pound500,000,000 aggregate purchase price, including principal, premium and the applicable Early Participation Amount, but excluding Accrued Interest (the "Maximum Sterling Amount"), of the debt securities listed in Table II below (collectively, the "Sterling Securities") (such offer to purchase, the "Sterling Tender Offer"),

in each case, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Dollar Securities and Sterling Securities (collectively, the "Securities") from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined herein) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Dollar Amount and the Maximum Sterling Amount (collectively, the "Maximum Amounts") will not be subject to amendment by Walmart.

Source: SEC

Jun 15, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain of its Outstanding Debt Securities
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BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ("Walmart," the "Company," "we" or "us") announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers for:

in each case, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Dollar Securities and Sterling Securities (collectively, the "Securities") from, and including, the most recent interest payment date for such series of Securities prior to the applicable Payment Date (as defined herein) to, but not including, the applicable Payment Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Maximum Dollar Amount and the Maximum Sterling Amount (collectively, the "Maximum Amounts") will not be subject to amendment by Walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 09, 2017: Discount, Variety Stores Stock Performance Review -- Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and Tuesday Morning
NEW YORK, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The Discount Variety Stores industry retails general merchandise such as apparel, automotive parts, dry goods, hardware, groceries, and home furnishings. Typically, industry operators retail these goods at discounted prices. For today, DailyStockTracker.com observes the most recent performances of the following four equities: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT), Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:OLLI), and Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASDAQ:TUES). These free stocks reports are currently available on DailyStockTracker.com. Simply sign up for your complimentary member access at:http://dailystocktracker.com/register/

Wal-Mart Stores

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 08, 2017: Earnings Highlights and Review: Wal-Mart Exceeded Earnings Expectations; Reported 10th Consecutive Quarter of Positive Comp Traffic
Research Desk Line-up: Dollar General Post Earnings Coverage

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / June 8, 2017 /Pro-Trader Daily publishes post-earnings coverage on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) following the Company's announcement of its first quarter fiscal 2018 financial results on May 18, 2017. The American multinational retailing corporation's net sales improved 1.4%, while EPS grew 2%. Our daily stock reports are accessible for free, and with those to look forward today you also will be signing up for a complimentary member's account at:

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Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 07, 2017: Self-service Merchandising Advancements Dramatically Influencing Micro Market Growth
PALM BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The expansion of self-service operations, next generation commerce services and the increasing use of improved food quality packaging is dramatically altering consumer perception of freshness made available through innovative micro market merchandising and self-service vending. Implementing newest self-serving services and inventive technologies include: One Step Vending, Corp. (OTC:KOSK), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT), Aramark (NYSE:ARMK),

One Step Vending, Corp. (OTC:KOSK), a holdings company specializing in market disruptive acquisitions with an emphasis on the self-serve vending market, recently finished installing a new micro market within a major pharmaceutical services and quality assurance expertise facilities in San Diego.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Jun 07, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to present at the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will participate in the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris on Tuesday, June 13. A fireside chat by Brett Biggs, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will be webcast live through links at www.stock.walmart.com and will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time (2:30 a.m. EDT). An audio replay will be available approximately 1 hour following the conclusion of the event. A transcript will also be available later in the week, and the materials will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 31, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to present at the Baird 2017 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will participate in the Baird 2017 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference on Wednesday, June 7. A fireside chat by Marc Lore, president and CEO Walmart U.S. eCommece will be webcast live through links at www.stock.walmart.com and will begin at approximately 1:25 p.m. EDT. A transcript will be available later in the week, and the materials will be archived on the company's website.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

May 18, 2017: Walmart U.S. Q1 comps grew 1.4% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce GMV grew 69%, Company reports Q1 FY18 diluted EPS of $1.00
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Walmart reports Q1 FY18 earnings

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Dividends

2021

Feb 23, 2021: Walmart quarterly dividends up 1.9% sequentially from previous quarter
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 55.0c per share for Q4/2021; up 1.9% sequentially from the previous quarter (Q3/2021) dividend of 54.0c. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 18, 2021 and the record date is Friday, March 19, 2021 and it is payable on Monday, April 05. Total dividends per share paid in the 12 months ended February 24 were $2.16. This reflects actual dividend yield of 1.6% at the last price of $137.69.

Feb 23, 2021: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 55.0c per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 06, 2021 and the record date is Friday, May 07, 2021 and it is payable on Tuesday, June 01.

Feb 23, 2021: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 55.0c per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 09 and the record date is Friday, December 10, 2021 and it is payable on Monday, January 03, 2022.

Feb 23, 2021: Walmart quarterly dividends steady
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 55.0c per share for Q2/2022; unchanged from the previous quarter (Q1/2022) dividend of 55.0c. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 12, 2021 and the record date is Friday, August 13, 2021 and it is payable on Tuesday, September 07. Total dividends per share paid in the 12 months ended February 24 were $2.16. This reflects actual dividend yield of 1.6% at the last price of $137.69.

Feb 20, 2021: Walmart Raises Annual Dividend to $2.20 per Share, Marking 48th Consecutive Year of Dividend Increases
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 18, 2021 - The Board of Directors of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2022 of $2.20 per share, an increase of approximately 2 percent from the $2.16 per share paid for the last fiscal year. The fiscal year 2022 annual dividend of $2.20 per share will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.55 per share, according to the following record and payable dates:

Source: Company Website

2020

Feb 21, 2020: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 54.0c per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 13, 2020 and the record date is Friday, August 14, 2020 and it is payable on Tuesday, September 08.

Feb 21, 2020: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 54.0c per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 10 and the record date is Friday, December 11, 2020 and it is payable on Monday, January 04, 2021.

2019

Feb 21, 2019: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 53.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Thursday, December 05 and the record date is Friday, December 06, 2019 and it is payable on Thursday, January 02, 2020.

Feb 21, 2019: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 53.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Thursday, August 08, 2019 and the record date is Friday, August 09, 2019 and it is payable on Tuesday, September 03.

Feb 21, 2019: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 53.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Thursday, May 09, 2019 and the record date is Friday, May 10, 2019 and it is payable on Monday, June 03.

2018

May 09, 2018: Walmart announces dividend
Walmart today announced a quarterly dividend of 52.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Thursday, May 10.

Feb 22, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 52.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Thursday, December 06 and the record date is Friday, December 07, 2018 and it is payable on Wednesday, January 02, 2019.

Feb 20, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 52.0c per share. The record date is Friday, August 10, 2018 and it is payable on Tuesday, September 04.

Feb 20, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 52.0c per share. The record date is Friday, March 09, 2018 and it is payable on Monday, April 02.

2017

Dec 06, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 51.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Wednesday, December 06 and it is payable on Tuesday, January 02, 2018.

Aug 09, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 51.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Wednesday, August 09, 2017 and it is payable on Tuesday, September 05.

May 10, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores announces dividend
Wal-Mart Stores today announced a quarterly dividend of 51.0c per share. The ex dividend date is Wednesday, May 10, 2017 and it is payable on Monday, June 05.

Acquisitions

2021

Feb 20, 2021: Issa Brothers and TDR Capital Complete the Acquisition of Asda from Walmart
LEEDS, UK, and BENTONVILLE, Ark., February 16, 2021 - Walmart Inc. ("Walmart"), Asda Group Limited ("Asda"), the Issa brothers and TDR Capital have today announced that the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, UK, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading UK-based private equity firm, have completed the acquisition of Asda, Walmart's wholly-owned UK business, for an enterprise value of Pound6.8 billion, on a debt-free and cash-free basis.

Source: Company Website

Feb 08, 2021: Walmart Connect Ramps Up On-Site Offerings with Upcoming Launch of Display Self-Serve Platform and Acquisition of Thunder Advertising Technology
Last week was exciting for our media business, now named Walmart Connect. We know we have a big opportunity to serve clients in a way no one else can - as a closed-loop omnichannel media company. We're focused on expanding our offerings to create measurable value for our partners and customers alike in our stores, on our digital properties and across the internet. To do that, we have to offer an easy to use platform to enhance connections between brands and customers at scale.

Source: Company Website

2020

Oct 05, 2020: THE ISSA BROTHERS AND TDR CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE ASDA FROM WALMART
2nd October 2020 - Walmart Inc. ("Walmart"), Asda Group Limited ("Asda"), the Issa brothers and TDR Capital announced that the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, UK, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading UK-based private equity firm, have together agreed to acquire Asda, Walmart's wholly-owned UK business, for an enterprise value of Pound6.8 billion, on a debt-free and cash-free basis.

Source: SEC

Litigation

2021

Feb 08, 2021: Walmart Statement with Respect to the Lawsuit Filed Against the U.S. DOJ and DEA on Oct. 22, 2020 in the Eastern District of Texas
We brought this lawsuit because Walmart and our pharmacists are torn between demands from DEA on one side and federal health agencies and state regulators on the other, and patients are caught in the middle. The court's decision is purely procedural, based on when the federal government can be sued, and does not resolve the public health concerns raised in our case. We will appeal the court's ruling to seek clarity on the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions written by DEA approved doctors. Our pharmacists and patients deserve better than the current patchwork of inconsistent, conflicting and contradictory demands from federal and state regulators.

Source: Company Website

2019

Jun 20, 2019: Walmart Reaches Agreements with the DOJ and the SEC to Resolve their FCPA Investigations
Settlement Resolves Seven-Year Government Investigation; Company has Established a Strong Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Walmart has entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that resolves a more than seven-year investigation into the company's compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Through the settlements, which cover conduct that took place years ago, Walmart has agreed to a combined payment of $282.7 million. The global resolution ends all FCPA-related investigations or inquiries into Walmart and its subsidiaries by the DOJ and the SEC.

These agreements relate to Walmart's anti-corruption internal controls in Brazil, Mexico, India and China prior to April 2011. Walmart, under the direction of its Audit Committee, conducted a thorough internal investigation, cooperated with the DOJ and the SEC, and took extensive steps that have established its strong Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Program. Over the past seven years, Walmart spent more than $900 million on FCPA inquiries and investigations, its Global Compliance Program and organizational enhancements. Walmart's actions were acknowledged by the DOJ and the SEC in the resolution agreements.

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Share Capital

2020

Sep 01, 2020: Walmart's stock gets a $24 billion boost after retailer announces subscription service
Walmart+ won't launch for two weeks, but Wall Street is reacting positively to the retailer's forthcoming membership program and its perks. Now, investors and industry watchers will wait to see if customers sign up.

The company's shares closed up more than 6% on Tuesday. Earlier in the day Walmart's stock hit a new 52-week high. Its market cap rose to $418 billion.

Walmart said Tuesday that the subscription service will debut nationwide Sept. 15. It will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month. Walmart+ members will get unlimited free home delivery of more than 160,000 items sold in stores, including groceries, so long as they spend at least $35 per order. They will also get discounts of up to 5 cents a gallon for fuel and access to a Scan & Go app that allows shoppers to skip the checkout line.

Walmart's chief customer officer, Janey Whiteside, downplayed its intent to compete with Amazon Prime and described the service as a "life hack" that makes shopping easy and saves families money. She said the company will keep adding benefits.

Yet consumers will likely compare Walmart+ and Amazon Prime as they debate whether they want to pay for one program or the other - or decide if they can afford both. Whether Walmart shoppers embrace the service or not could influence if the big-box retailer can keep its sales soaring and wallet share expanding like it has during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Walmart has undoubtedly picked up new customers during this across categories," Moody's retail analyst Charlie O'Shea said. "How many of those customers stay?"

The retailer's subscription service is a sharp departure from Amazon Prime. That rival service costs slightly more at $119 a year or $12.99 a month, but it includes a large library of TV shows and movies. It also allows customers to order a single low-priced item, such as a lightbulb or a toothbrush, and ship it to their home without needing to hit a minimum.

Source: CNBC

Intellectual Property
Jan 30, 2020: Calhoun Walmart Remodel Features Opening of New Walmart Health Center
CALHOUN, Ga., Jan. 29, 2020 - Families in the Calhoun, Ga., area can now experience a remodeled Walmart Supercenter that's offering customers new ways to save money, while living better - and healthier - lives, through the opening of the second ever Walmart Health center. Located at 448 W. Belmont Dr., adjacent to the Supercenter, the community will celebrate the new addition during a grand opening Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Source: Company Website

Mergers

2019

Apr 25, 2019: Announcement Regarding Proposed Merger of Asda and Sainsbury's
LEEDS, England & BENTONVILLE, Ark.---- The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its Final Report on the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's, resulting in prohibition of the merger.

Despite the clear customer benefits of the proposed merger, as a result of the CMA's findings, Asda, its parent Walmart and Sainsbury's have mutually agreed to terminate the transaction.

Commenting on the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's, Judith McKenna, CEO of Walmart International, said:

Source: Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Changes in Board (TTM)

2018

Feb 12, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores appoints Corporate Secretary
Wal-Mart Stores has appointed Rachel Brand as Corporate Secretary. The effective date is Monday, February 12.

Feb 09, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores appoints Executive Vice President, Global Governance
Wal-Mart Stores has appointed Rachel Brand as Executive Vice President, Global Governance. The effective date is Friday, February 09.

People In Business


PIB-Shareheld_3m

2019
Apr 22, 2019: Walmart Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by $2.6 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chairman Greg Penner holds 482,878 shares worth US$49.8 million at the last price of US$103.16, a rise in value by US$2.6 million (5.6%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$97.73.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 17, 2019482,878103.1649.8 2.65.6
Jan 18, 2019482,87897.7347.2
Source: SEC

Aug 24, 2019: Walmart Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by $4.6 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chairman Greg Penner holds 482,878 shares worth US$53.5 million at the last price of US$110.83, a rise in value by US$4.6 million (9.3%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$101.36.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Aug 23, 2019482,878110.8353.5 4.69.3
May 23, 2019482,878101.3648.9
Source: SEC

Nov 26, 2019: Walmart CFO Brett Biggs' value of investment increases by $1.8 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CFO Brett Biggs holds 277,707 shares worth US$33 million at the last price of US$118.92, a rise in value by US$1.8 million (5.6%). Three months ago Brett Biggs held the same number of shares and the price was US$110.83.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Nov 25, 2019277,707118.9233 1.85.6
Aug 23, 2019282,177110.8331.3
Source: SEC

2020
Feb 28, 2020: Walmart Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment decreases by $4.2 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner holds 544,053 shares worth US$60.1 million at the last price of US$110.40, a fall in value by US$4.2 million (6.5%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$118.23.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Feb 27, 2020544,053110.460.1 -4.2-6.5
Nov 27, 2019543,381118.2364.2
Source: SEC

Apr 30, 2020: Walmart CEO-Walmart eCommerce U.S. Marc Lore's value of investment decreases by USD25.8 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CEO-Walmart eCommerce U.S. Marc Lore held 2,698,450 shares three months ago and the price was USD115.89. Marc Lore now holds 2,321,113 shares worth USD286.9 million at the last price of USD123.60, a fall in value by USD25.8 million (8.3%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 29, 20202,321,113123.6286.9 -25.8-8.3
Jan 29, 20202,698,450115.89312.7
Source: SEC

Jun 30, 2020: Walmart Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by USD5.5 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner holds 547,095 shares worth USD65.1 million at the last price of USD119.06, a rise in value by USD5.5 million (9.3%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was USD109.58.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jun 29, 2020547,095119.0665.1 5.59.3
Mar 27, 2020544,053109.5859.6
Source: SEC

2021
Jan 31, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment increases by $1.9 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand held 122,185 shares three months ago and the price was $139.41. Rachel Brand now holds 134,575 shares worth $18.9 million at the last price of $140.49, a rise in value by $1.9 million (11%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jan 29, 2021134,575140.4918.9 1.911
Oct 29, 2020122,185139.4117
Source: SEC

Feb 28, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment decreases by $1.1 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand held 122,185 shares three months ago and the price was $151.28. Rachel Brand now holds 133,492 shares worth $17.3 million at the last price of $129.92, a fall in value by $1.1 million (6.2%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Feb 26, 2021133,492129.9217.3 -1.1-6.2
Nov 25, 2020122,185151.2818.5
Source: SEC

Apr 29, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment increases by $4 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand holds 164,170 shares worth $22.6 million at the last price of $137.89, a rise in value by $4 million (21.2%). Three months ago Rachel Brand held the same number of shares and the price was $143.15.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 28, 2021164,170137.8922.6 421.2
Jan 28, 2021130,492143.1518.7
Source: SEC

PIB-Dirobs

2018
Jan 31, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores controller David M. Chojnowski awarded shares
31 January 2018
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) controller David M. Chojnowski, was awarded 2,739 shares worth $US300,057 on January 29.

2019
Jan 30, 2019: Walmart corporate secretary Rachel Brand awarded shares
30 January 2019
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice President and Global Governance Rachel Brand, was awarded 5,151 shares worth $US499,956 on January 28.

PIB-Dirbs

2017
Jun 13, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores director S. Robson Walton sells
13 June 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 1,325,275 shares worth $US104,967,796 on June 12. The selling price was $US79.20. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

Aug 31, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores corporate secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sells
31 August 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sold 9,216 shares worth $US727,698 on August 29. The selling price was $US78.96. The shares hit a two-month low on the day.

Sep 26, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores director S. Robson Walton sells
26 September 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 714,834 shares worth $US56,866,117 on September 22. The selling price was $US79.55. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

Nov 30, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores corporate secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sells
30 November 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sold 10,090 shares worth $US985,122 on November 29. The selling price was $US97.63. The shares hit a 12-day high on the day.

2018
Jun 21, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
22 June 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 550,958 shares worth $US45,716,016 on June 19. The selling price was $US82.98. The shares hit a 20-day low on the day.

Aug 31, 2018: Walmart CFO Brett Biggs sells
31 August 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs sold 18,421 shares worth $US1,771,067 on August 30. The selling price was $US96.14.

Sep 28, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
28 September 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 781,185 shares worth $US74,317,341 on September 26. The selling price was $US95.13. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

Nov 28, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
28 November 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 1,198,027 shares worth $US114,050,728 on November 26. The selling price was $US95.20. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

PIB-dirprofile

2017
May 30, 2017: Greg Penner - Wal-Mart Stores updates chairman and director's profile
29 May 2017
The updated profile of Greg Penner (47), Chairman and Director is shown below.Greg Penner is founder and general partner of Madrone Capital Partners, an investment management firm located in Menlo Park, Calif. Elected as chairman of the Walmart Board of Directors in 2015, Penner is only the third person to serve in the position, following his father-in-law, Rob Walton, and company founder Sam Walton.Over a 20-year period, Penner has worked with Walmart in a number of capacities, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer in Japan and senior vice president of finance and strategy for walmart.com. He was first elected to the Walmart board in 2008 and has served as a member on the Strategic Planning & Finance Committee and as chairman of the Technology & eCommerce Committee.Previously, Penner also worked as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Inc., and as a general partner of Peninsula Capital. Penner has been a member of the board of directors of Baidu, Inc., since 2004 and previously served on the board of directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2007 to 2014.Penner earned a B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University in 1992 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997.

PIB-dirprofile

2017

May 30, 2017: Greg Penner - Wal-Mart Stores updates chairman and director's profile
29 May 2017
The updated profile of Greg Penner (47), Chairman and Director is shown below.Greg Penner is founder and general partner of Madrone Capital Partners, an investment management firm located in Menlo Park, Calif. Elected as chairman of the Walmart Board of Directors in 2015, Penner is only the third person to serve in the position, following his father-in-law, Rob Walton, and company founder Sam Walton.Over a 20-year period, Penner has worked with Walmart in a number of capacities, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer in Japan and senior vice president of finance and strategy for walmart.com. He was first elected to the Walmart board in 2008 and has served as a member on the Strategic Planning & Finance Committee and as chairman of the Technology & eCommerce Committee.Previously, Penner also worked as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Inc., and as a general partner of Peninsula Capital. Penner has been a member of the board of directors of Baidu, Inc., since 2004 and previously served on the board of directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2007 to 2014.Penner earned a B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University in 1992 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997.

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2020

Dec 31, 2020: Doug McMillon CEO of Walmart in top 22% of price performers of NYSE stocks in 2020
Doug McMillon's performance as Chief Executive Officer of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is ranked in the top 22% of BuySellSignals performers for the past year; a percentile ranking of 78.0 out of 2,986 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2020 the market cap has jumped by $71.3 billion to $408.5 billion.

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2018

Feb 22, 2018: Brett Biggs of Wal-Mart Stores in second quartile of Large MCap CFO Scorecard for past year
Brett Biggs's performance as CFO of Wal-Mart Stores is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past year. The shares were up 32.3% in USD terms for the year ended February 22, 2018. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date of December 31, 2015 at close price of $US59.36 is $US1,672, for a capital gain of $US569 and dividend reinvested of $US103.

Mar 28, 2018: S. Robson Walton of Walmart in second quartile of Large MCap Director Scorecard for past year
S. Robson Walton's performance as Director of Walmart is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past year. The shares were up 27.5% in USD terms for the year ended March 28, 2018.

Apr 30, 2018: Greg Penner of Walmart in second quartile of Large MCap Chairmen Scorecard for past year
Greg Penner's performance as Chairman of Walmart is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past year. The shares were up 20.1% in USD terms for the year ended April 30, 2018. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date of June 05, 2015 at close price of $US69.69 is $US1,373, for a capital gain of $US272 and dividend reinvested of $US101.

Jul 23, 2018: Timothy P. Flynn of Walmart in second quartile of Large MCap Director Scorecard for past year
Timothy P. Flynn's performance as Director of Walmart is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past year. The shares were up 17.1% in USD terms for the year ended July 23, 2018.

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2017

Jul 27, 2017: Douglas McMillon of Wal-Mart Stores in second quartile of NYSE CEO Scorecard for past year
Douglas McMillon's performance as CEO of Wal-Mart Stores is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' NYSE performers for the past year. The shares were up 11.1% for the year ended July 27, 2017.

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2019

Apr 22, 2019: Walmart Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by $2.6 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chairman Greg Penner holds 482,878 shares worth US$49.8 million at the last price of US$103.16, a rise in value by US$2.6 million (5.6%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$97.73.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 17, 2019482,878103.1649.8 2.65.6
Jan 18, 2019482,87897.7347.2
Source: SEC

Aug 24, 2019: Walmart Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by $4.6 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chairman Greg Penner holds 482,878 shares worth US$53.5 million at the last price of US$110.83, a rise in value by US$4.6 million (9.3%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$101.36.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Aug 23, 2019482,878110.8353.5 4.69.3
May 23, 2019482,878101.3648.9
Source: SEC

Nov 26, 2019: Walmart CFO Brett Biggs' value of investment increases by $1.8 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CFO Brett Biggs holds 277,707 shares worth US$33 million at the last price of US$118.92, a rise in value by US$1.8 million (5.6%). Three months ago Brett Biggs held the same number of shares and the price was US$110.83.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Nov 25, 2019277,707118.9233 1.85.6
Aug 23, 2019282,177110.8331.3
Source: SEC

2020

Feb 28, 2020: Walmart Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment decreases by $4.2 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner holds 544,053 shares worth US$60.1 million at the last price of US$110.40, a fall in value by US$4.2 million (6.5%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was US$118.23.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Feb 27, 2020544,053110.460.1 -4.2-6.5
Nov 27, 2019543,381118.2364.2
Source: SEC

Apr 30, 2020: Walmart CEO-Walmart eCommerce U.S. Marc Lore's value of investment decreases by USD25.8 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CEO-Walmart eCommerce U.S. Marc Lore held 2,698,450 shares three months ago and the price was USD115.89. Marc Lore now holds 2,321,113 shares worth USD286.9 million at the last price of USD123.60, a fall in value by USD25.8 million (8.3%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 29, 20202,321,113123.6286.9 -25.8-8.3
Jan 29, 20202,698,450115.89312.7
Source: SEC

Jun 30, 2020: Walmart Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner's value of investment increases by USD5.5 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Non-Executive Chairman Greg Penner holds 547,095 shares worth USD65.1 million at the last price of USD119.06, a rise in value by USD5.5 million (9.3%). Three months ago Greg Penner held the same number of shares and the price was USD109.58.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jun 29, 2020547,095119.0665.1 5.59.3
Mar 27, 2020544,053109.5859.6
Source: SEC

2021

Jan 31, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment increases by $1.9 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand held 122,185 shares three months ago and the price was $139.41. Rachel Brand now holds 134,575 shares worth $18.9 million at the last price of $140.49, a rise in value by $1.9 million (11%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jan 29, 2021134,575140.4918.9 1.911
Oct 29, 2020122,185139.4117
Source: SEC

Feb 28, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment decreases by $1.1 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand held 122,185 shares three months ago and the price was $151.28. Rachel Brand now holds 133,492 shares worth $17.3 million at the last price of $129.92, a fall in value by $1.1 million (6.2%).Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Feb 26, 2021133,492129.9217.3 -1.1-6.2
Nov 25, 2020122,185151.2818.5
Source: SEC

Apr 29, 2021: Walmart Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand's value of investment increases by $4 million in the past quarter
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand holds 164,170 shares worth $22.6 million at the last price of $137.89, a rise in value by $4 million (21.2%). Three months ago Rachel Brand held the same number of shares and the price was $143.15.Insider Ownership Summary
MonthShares HeldPrice, USDValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Apr 28, 2021164,170137.8922.6 421.2
Jan 28, 2021130,492143.1518.7
Source: SEC

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2018

Oct 31, 2018: Timothy P. Flynn of Walmart in top 10% of Large MCap Director Scorecard for past quarter
Timothy P. Flynn's performance as Director of Walmart is ranked in the top quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past quarter. The shares were up 12.4% in USD terms for the quarter ended October 31, 2018.

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2019

Feb 28, 2019: Walmart Director S. Robson Walton's value of investment increases by $4.6 billion in December
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton holds 1,459,842,243 shares worth US$145.1 billion at the last price of US$99.4, a rise in value by US$4.6 billion (3.3%). A month ago S. Robson Walton held 1,465,723,075 shares and the price was US$95.8.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Billion)Change, USD (Billion) Change %
Feb 20191,459,842,243145.1 4.6 3.3
Jan 20191,465,723,075140.5 -
Source: SEC

Mar 31, 2019: Walmart Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney's value of investment decreases by $311,760 in January
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney holds 51,060 shares worth US$5 million at the last price of US$97.1, a fall in value by US$311,760 (5.9%). A month ago Jacqui Canney held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Mar 201951,0605 -311,760-5.9
Feb 201953,2505.3 -
Source: SEC

May 31, 2019: Walmart Controller David M. Chojnowski's value of investment increases by $1.1 million in May
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Controller David M. Chojnowski holds 32,339 shares worth US$3.3 million at the last price of US$102.2, a rise in value by US$1.1 million (49.4%). A month ago David M. Chojnowski held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
May 201932,3393.3 1.149.4
Apr 201921,6302.2 -
Source: SEC

Jun 30, 2019: Walmart Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney's value of investment increases by $2.1 million in June
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney holds 69,352 shares worth US$7.7 million at the last price of US$110.5, a rise in value by US$2.1 million (37.1%). A month ago Jacqui Canney held 54,588 shares and the price was US$102.4.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jun 201969,3527.7 2.137.1
May 201954,5885.6 -
Source: SEC

Jul 31, 2019: Walmart Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney's value of investment increases by $1.6 million in July
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney holds 69,352 shares worth US$7.7 million at the last price of US$110.4, a rise in value by US$1.6 million (26.9%). A month ago Jacqui Canney held 54,588 shares and the price was US$110.5.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Jul 201969,3527.7 1.626.9
Jun 201954,5886 -
Source: SEC

Sep 30, 2019: Walmart Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney's value of investment increases by $2 million in September
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Executive Vice President-Global People Division Jacqui Canney holds 69,352 shares worth US$8.2 million at the last price of US$118.7, a rise in value by US$2 million (32%). A month ago Jacqui Canney held 54,588 shares and the price was US$114.3.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USD (Million) Change %
Sep 201969,3528.2 232.0
Aug 201954,5886.2 -
Source: SEC

Oct 31, 2019: Walmart Director S. Robson Walton's value of investment decreases by $2.3 billion in October
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton holds 1,423,260,981 shares worth US$166.9 billion at the last price of US$117.3, a fall in value by US$2.3 billion (1.4%). A month ago S. Robson Walton held 1,425,685,923 shares and the price was US$118.7.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Billion)Change, USD (Billion) Change %
Oct 20191,423,260,981166.9 -2.3-1.4
Sep 20191,425,685,923169.2 4.2
Source: SEC

2020

Jan 31, 2020: Walmart Director Marissa A. Mayer's value of investment decreases by $95,505 in January
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Marissa A. Mayer holds 29,242 shares worth US$3.3 million at the last price of US$114.2, a fall in value by US$95,505 (2.8%). A month ago Marissa A. Mayer held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Jan 202029,2423.3 -95,505-2.8
Dec 201928,8993.4
Source: SEC

Mar 31, 2020: Walmart Director Marissa A. Mayer's value of investment increases by $210,632 in March
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Marissa A. Mayer holds 29,242 shares worth US$3.3 million at the last price of US$113.62, a rise in value by US$210,632 (6.8%). A month ago Marissa A. Mayer held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Mar 202029,2423.3 210,6326.8
Feb 202028,8993.1
Source: SEC

May 31, 2020: Walmart Director Marissa A. Mayer's value of investment increases by USD56,748 in May
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Marissa A. Mayer holds 29,591 shares worth USD3.7 million at the last price of USD124.06, a rise in value by USD56,748 (1.6%). A month ago Marissa A. Mayer held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
May 202029,5913.7 56,7481.6
Apr 202029,2423.6
Source: SEC

Jul 31, 2020: Walmart Director S. Robson Walton's value of investment increases by USD13.7 billion in July
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton holds 1,422,662,541 shares worth USD184.1 billion at the last price of USD129.40, a rise in value by USD13.7 billion (8%). A month ago S. Robson Walton held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Billion)Change, USD (Billion) Change %
Jul 20201,422,662,541184.1 13.78.0
Jun 20201,422,660,981170.4
Source: SEC

Aug 31, 2020: Walmart Director S. Robson Walton's value of investment increases by USD14.2 billion in August
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton holds 1,422,662,541 shares worth USD197.5 billion at the last price of USD138.85, a rise in value by USD14.2 billion (7.7%). A month ago S. Robson Walton held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Billion)Change, USD (Billion) Change %
Aug 20201,422,662,541197.5 14.27.7
Jul 20201,422,660,981183.3
Source: SEC

Sep 30, 2020: Walmart Director Steven S. Reinemund's value of investment increases by $227,604 in September
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Steven S. Reinemund holds 27,011 shares worth $3.8 million at the last price of $139.91, a rise in value by $227,604 (6.4%). A month ago Steven S. Reinemund held 25,578 shares and the price was $138.85.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Sep 202027,0113.8 227,6046.4
Aug 202025,5783.6
Source: SEC

Oct 31, 2020: Walmart Director Steven S. Reinemund's value of investment increases by $169,158 in October
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Steven S. Reinemund holds 27,011 shares worth $3.7 million at the last price of $138.75, a rise in value by $169,158 (4.7%). A month ago Steven S. Reinemund held 25,578 shares and the price was $139.91.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Oct 202027,0113.7 169,1584.7
Sep 202025,5783.6
Source: SEC

Nov 30, 2020: Walmart Director Steven S. Reinemund's value of investment increases by $578,063 in November
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Steven S. Reinemund holds 27,011 shares worth $4.1 million at the last price of $152.79, a rise in value by $578,063 (16.3%). A month ago Steven S. Reinemund held 25,578 shares and the price was $138.75.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Nov 202027,0114.1 578,06316.3
Oct 202025,5783.5
Source: SEC

2021

Mar 31, 2021: Walmart Director Marissa A. Mayer's value of investment increases by $244,449 in March
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director Marissa A. Mayer holds 32,081 shares worth $4.4 million at the last price of $135.83, a rise in value by $244,449 (5.9%). A month ago Marissa A. Mayer held the same number of shares.Insider Ownership Summary (End of month)
MonthShares HeldValue, USD (Million)Change, USDChange %
Mar 202132,0814.4 244,4495.9
Feb 202131,7914.1
Source: SEC

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2017

Dec 31, 2017: Brett Biggs starts third year as Wal-Mart Stores CFO
31 December 2017
Brett Biggs was appointed CFO of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) two years ago on December 31, 2015. The shares were up from $US59.4 to $US99.3 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 33.5%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,781, a gain of $US673 and dividend reinvested of $US108.

2018

Dec 31, 2018: Brett Biggs starts fourth year as Walmart CFO
31 December 2018
Brett Biggs was appointed CFO of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) three years ago on December 31, 2015. The shares were up from $US58.2 to $US92.1 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 20%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,727, a gain of $US582 and dividend reinvested of $US145.

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Jan 31, 2018: Wal-Mart Stores controller David M. Chojnowski awarded shares
31 January 2018
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) controller David M. Chojnowski, was awarded 2,739 shares worth $US300,057 on January 29.

2019

Jan 30, 2019: Walmart corporate secretary Rachel Brand awarded shares
30 January 2019
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice President and Global Governance Rachel Brand, was awarded 5,151 shares worth $US499,956 on January 28.

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Dec 31, 2019: Brett Biggs brings two-bagger value to Walmart
Tuesday December 31, 2019
Brett Biggs was appointed CFO of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) four years ago on December 31, 2015. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,308, for a capital gain of $US1,080 and dividend reinvested of $US227. In the same period the shares were up 108% from $US57.4 to $US119.4.

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2017

Jun 13, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores director S. Robson Walton sells
13 June 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 1,325,275 shares worth $US104,967,796 on June 12. The selling price was $US79.20. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

Aug 31, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores corporate secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sells
31 August 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sold 9,216 shares worth $US727,698 on August 29. The selling price was $US78.96. The shares hit a two-month low on the day.

Sep 26, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores director S. Robson Walton sells
26 September 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 714,834 shares worth $US56,866,117 on September 22. The selling price was $US79.55. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

Nov 30, 2017: Wal-Mart Stores corporate secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sells
30 November 2017
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Corporate Secretary Jeffrey J. Gearhart sold 10,090 shares worth $US985,122 on November 29. The selling price was $US97.63. The shares hit a 12-day high on the day.

2018

Jun 21, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
22 June 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 550,958 shares worth $US45,716,016 on June 19. The selling price was $US82.98. The shares hit a 20-day low on the day.

Aug 31, 2018: Walmart CFO Brett Biggs sells
31 August 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs sold 18,421 shares worth $US1,771,067 on August 30. The selling price was $US96.14.

Sep 28, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
28 September 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 781,185 shares worth $US74,317,341 on September 26. The selling price was $US95.13. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

Nov 28, 2018: Walmart director S. Robson Walton sells
28 November 2018
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Director S. Robson Walton sold 1,198,027 shares worth $US114,050,728 on November 26. The selling price was $US95.20. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

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2017

Oct 05, 2017: Greg Penner of Wal-Mart Stores in second quartile of Large MCap Chairmen Scorecard for past quarter
Greg Penner's performance as Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores is ranked in the second quartile of BSS News Bites' Large MCap performers for the past quarter. The shares were up 6.5% in USD terms for the quarter ended October 05, 2017. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date of June 05, 2015 at close price of $US70.05 is $US1,214, for a capital gain of $US138 and dividend reinvested of $US76.