Home Depot Inc (HD) Position Increased by Bollard Group LLC

The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $245.67. 1,215,499 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,420,767. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 9.50% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Marsico Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 33.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Llc bought 2,139 shares as the company's stock rose 9.30% with the market. The home improvement retailer reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.81 by $0.03. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.60 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Home Depot will post 7.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock increased 0.70% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $191.84. Fred Alger Management Inc holds 1.77M shares. (NYSE:HD)'s EPS growth this year is 18.00% and the trailing 12-month EPS is $7.21. It has outperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 4.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 1 investors sold FSBW shares while 7 reduced holdings. Fiera Cap Corp holds 2,502 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 608 are held by Atwood & Palmer. Canal Insur reported 7,234 shares. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a dividend of $0.89 per share. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd invested in 155,897 shares or 0.15% of the stock. 13,651 are owned by Baring Asset Mgmt. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 0.17% or 229,878 shares. Verition Fund Management Limited Co invested in 0.02% or 3,455 shares. Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) was raised too. Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 0.56% or 579,654 shares in its portfolio. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. (NYSE:HD) was sold by Campbell Ann Marie. The insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $2.26M. (NYSE:HD) for 46,058 shares. On Monday, October 16 the insider Ringenberg Nicole M sold $964,553.

Private Asset Management Inc, which manages about $620.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) by 14,875 shares to 40,040 shares, valued at $1.47 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 8,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:SFM).

Among 31 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. The stock has "Hold" rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, December 28. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. (NYSE:HD) earned "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 29. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Tuesday, October 3. UBS maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, November 27 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity.

In other Home Depot news, EVP Matt Carey sold 41,396 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. Home Depot had a net margin of 8.66% and a return on equity of 238.88%. (NYSE:HD). Beck Mack & Oliver Limited Liability Corporation holds 22,264 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio.

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HD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. They expect $1.62 EPS, up 12.50 % or $0.18 from last year's $1.44 per share. (NYSE:HD) for 54,118 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of HD. 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. Cap Guardian Trust accumulated 0% or 398 shares. (NASDAQ:FSBW). Royal State Bank Of Canada owns 1,986 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

D L Carlson Investment Group Inc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc. James Investment Research reported 0% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 142,446 shares. Denali Advisors Ltd Liability reported 195,913 shares. Pillar Pacific Cap Limited Com has invested 1.02% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 10,045 are owned by Stearns Ser Gp. Grassi Invest stated it has 93,870 shares. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 6,068,468 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $930,903,000 after purchasing an additional 761,586 shares in the last quarter. Tarbox Family Office has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. Ulysses Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 300,000 shares for 2.1% of their portfolio. Toth Advisory invested 0.11% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 50,115 shares. 1,526 were reported by Lipe & Dalton. Paragon Wealth Strategies LLC grew its holdings in Home Depot by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter.

The Home Depot, Inc (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. Argus lifted their price target on shares of Home Depot from $180.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Therefore 73% are positive. The firm has "Hold" rating by S&P Research given on Wednesday, August 19. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Buy". The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 29 by Piper Jaffray. Bank of America maintained The Home Depot, Inc. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, February 24 report.

Home Depot declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, December 6th that permits the company to buyback $15.00 billion in outstanding shares. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, August 18.

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