Instant Alert: Wal-Mart tops 1Q profit forecasts.

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  Wal-Mart tops 1Q profit forecasts. by on May 18, 2017, 7:16 AM BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.04 billion.On a per-share basis, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $1.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share.The world’s largest retailer posted revenue of $117.54 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $117.63 billion.Wal-Mart expects its per-share earnings to range from $1 to $1.08 for the current quarter. Analysts forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.07._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WMT at Wal-Mart Stores, Earnings Report, Priority Earnings  
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