Qs Investors LLC Lowered Its Home Depot INC (HD) Holding by $3.79 Million; Market Valuation Rose

March 13, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold HD shares while 562 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 796.24 million shares or 3.15% less from 822.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alphaone Inv Serv Ltd holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 1,219 shares. Moreover, Savings Bank Of America De has 0.55% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Capital Advsr Ok has 0.17% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Bridges Investment Inc owns 47,158 shares. Security National Bank & Trust Of So Dak owns 7,257 shares for 1.36% of their portfolio. West Coast Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.09% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Ingalls & Snyder Limited Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 110,343 shares. Of Virginia Va holds 1.42% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 58,822 shares. Kansas-based Meritage Port has invested 1.77% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 67,207 were accumulated by Decatur Mgmt. Wilkins Invest Counsel has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Schaper Benz And Wise Invest Counsel Inc Wi reported 76,536 shares. Sterling Global Strategies Ltd Liability Com holds 2,008 shares or 1.34% of its portfolio. Clean Yield Group Inc reported 0.82% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Lowe Brockenbrough And Communication Incorporated reported 37,036 shares stake.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 selling transactions for $39.57 million activity. Menear Craig A sold 113,687 shares worth $20.89M. On Thursday, December 7 the insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97M. Decker Edward P. had sold 17,660 shares worth $3.31 million on Tuesday, February 27. Another trade for 41,396 shares valued at $7.58M was made by Carey Matt on Friday, December 8. CODINA ARMANDO M bought $1.19 million worth of stock.

Qs Investors Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 11.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qs Investors Llc sold 23,263 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 187,479 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.66 million, down from 210,742 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qs Investors Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $210.11B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $179.93. About 2.67M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Qs Investors Llc, which manages about $4.98 billion and $12.33B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 26,648 shares to 63,104 shares, valued at $7.48 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 128,433 shares in the quarter, for a total of 679,164 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (AGG).

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Usnews.com which released: “Lowe’s Is Getting Trounced by Home Depot” on February 28, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Home Depot Inc. Management Talks Online Sales Growth, Pro Customers, and More” published on February 21, 2018, Fool.com published: “Better Stock: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) vs. Target (TGT)” on March 05, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “Lawsuit saying Home Depot tricks buyers of 4X4 lumber is deep-sixed” published on March 12, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Home Depot, Inc.” with publication date: March 08, 2018.

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Ratings Coverage

Among 34 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 115 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Monday, August 17 report. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. Bernstein initiated the shares of HD in report on Monday, February 6 with “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Goldman Sachs. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 8 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 21 by Citigroup. Atlantic Securities upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Tuesday, November 28 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, December 7.

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