Home Depot well placed to withstand 'Amazon effect,' investors say

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501 rose stakes while 164 funds took stakes. The institutional investors in our partner's database reported: 65.55 million shares, up from 62.31 million shares in 2017Q3. In spite of the increase, the results missed expectations as a slow, cold spring hit the retailer's all-important home improvement season.

HD opened at $187.20 on Tuesday. Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust accumulated 0.04% or 1,774 shares. Alta Capital Limited Co holds 1,812 shs or 0.02% of its capital. Pnc Financial Serv Gp holds 5.12M shs or 0.94% of its capital.

But with rising home prices and mortgage rates, the home improvement retailer - along with rival Lowe's - could feel the pinch, considering that a red hot housing sector has fueled much of their sales in recent years. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since May 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Denver Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company has 112,047 shs. Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa has invested 0.96% in The Home Depot, Inc.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. (NYSE:HD) for 1,340 shs. Empire Life Investments Inc. increased its holdings in The Home Depot by 233.4% in the third quarter. (NYSE:HD) for 4,426 shs.

HD registered $36.57 million net activity with 2 insider buys and 5 sales since December 7, 2017. 113,687 shs valued at $20.89 million were sold by Menear Craig A on Wednesday, February 21. Campbell Ann Marie had sold 37,680 shs worth $7.02 million on Thursday, February 22. (NYSE:HD) was bought by BRENNEMAN GREGORY D on Wednesday, March 21. (NYSE:HD). Pacad Limited invested in 11,800 shs or 0.51% of the stock. The insider Carey Matt sold $7.58 million. $3.00M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. The ratio is negative due to HD positioning: 51 sold and 662 reduced. Keeler Thomas Management LLC bought a new stake in The Home Depot in the fourth quarter worth approximately $150,000. The company's stock sank 7.15% while Eaton Vance Management bought 494,044 shares. The consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4 was priced at $5.95 million. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv accumulated 963,185 shares. (NYSE:HD). Ssi Inv Management Incorporated has 0.07% invested in The Home Depot, Inc.

Shares of Home Depot are trading lower in the premarket. HD outperformed the S&P500 by 7.39%.

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About $88.88 billion and $41.30B US Long portfolio Eaton Vance Management manages. The Kemnay Advisory Services Inc holds 25,994 shares with $1.28 million value, up from 16,628 last quarter.

For more The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news announced recently go to: Streetinsider.com, Seekingalpha.com, Forbes.com, Investorplace.com or Nasdaq.com. Pitcairn stated it has 0.18% in The Home Depot, Inc. Home Depot has made a serious effort to improve the shopping experience for these loyal customers, notes Seema Shah, a retail analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, by adding brands that appeal to them and making it easier to pick up online orders quickly at stores. Тherefore 80% are bullish. The average target $204.78 is 7.60% above the last ($190.31) price. It also increased its holding in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 153,064 shares in the quarter, for a total of 214,244 shares, and has risen its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP). On Friday, December 15 the stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, January 26 the company was maintained by UBS. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is $195.04. On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy".

The sales outlook helped the company's shares trim initial losses.

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 17,660 shs. Guggenheim maintained it with "Buy" rating and $225.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The firm earned "Market Outperform" rating on Thursday, July 13 by JMP Securities.

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