Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc Ny Lowers stake in Home Depot Inc (HD)

Home Depot Inc (HD) : Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc Ny reduced its stake in Home Depot Inc by 35.98% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 133,920 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $18,289,454 after selling 75,255 shares in Home Depot Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Home Depot Inc makes up approximately 2.19% of Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc Ny’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Buckingham Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in HD by selling 1,510 shares or 1.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 131,097 shares of HD which is valued at $17,903,917. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.97% of Buckingham Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Rathbone Brothers Plc boosted its stake in HD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 31 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,834 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $799,608. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Rathbone Brothers Plc’s portfolio.Parkside Financial Bank Trust boosted its stake in HD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 61 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,413 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $467,786. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.22% of Parkside Financial Bank Trust’s portfolio.Bremer Trust National Association reduced its stake in HD by selling 166 shares or 0.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 29,958 shares of HD which is valued at $4,089,866. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 1.10% of Bremer Trust National Association’s portfolio.

Home Depot Inc opened for trading at $134.42 and hit $135.76 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $135.46, with a gain of 0.49% or 0.66 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 39,59,011 shares. Company has a market cap of $168,513 M.

On the company’s financial health, Home Depot Inc reported $1.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Aug 16, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.97. The company had revenue of $26472.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $26489.16 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.71 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Home Depot Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 17, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 155 from a previous price target of $150 .Company shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on Aug 17, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 145 from a previous price target of $140 .Stifel Resumed Home Depot Inc on Aug 2, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $157.

The Home Depot Inc. (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials home improvement products and lawn and garden products and provide services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 104000 square feet of enclosed space with approximately 24000 additional square feet of outside garden area. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers. As of December 31 2014 the Company had 2269 The Home Depot stores which included 1977 stores in the United States including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of the United States Virgin Islands and Guam; 181 stores in Canada and 111 stores in Mexico.

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