Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares up by 1.92%

by Tom Kelly | Friday, Jun 21, 2013 | 545 views

Northern, WI 06/21/2013 (usastockreport) – The share prices of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) had surged by 1.92 percent to close at $73.03 per share for the end of last trading session on Thursday. The shares of the company had been trading in the range of $73.01 to $74.66 per during the day, which had pushed the company to hit new peaks. The shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) had a market capitalization of $242.02 billion. The stock opened at $74.50 per share.

 Wal-mart Foundation (NYSE: WMT) announced $14 million in grants to provide more than 1.7 million children and families with free meals and nutrition education programs. The grants will expand access to meals for children outside of school this summer and throughout the year, while also teaching families how to develop healthy, low-cost eating habits. Julie Gehrki, senior director of the Wal-mart Foundation said that they recognize that many children rely on the meals provided at school to sustain an adequate nutrition level, and often go without after class ends and during summer vacation. That’s why they committed to supporting organizations that work to ensure children have access to meals all year long and are also teaching families about eating healthy.

 Wal-mart Foundation (NYSE: WMT) operates retail stores in various formats around globally. Everyday low prices (EDLP) are the Company’s pricing philosophy under, which it price items at a low price every day. The Company’s operates in three business segments: the Wal-mart U.S. segment, the Wal-mart International segment, and the Sam’s Club segment. During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012 (fiscal 2012), its Wal-mart U.S. segment accounted for approximately 60% of its net sales and operates retail stores in various formats in all 50 states in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as Wal-mart’s online retail operations, walmart.com. Its Wal-mart International segment consists of retail operations in 26 countries. Its Sam’s Club segment consists of membership warehouse clubs operated in 47 states in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the segment’s online retail operations, samsclub.com. During 2012, Sam’s Club accounted for approximately 12% of its net sales.

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