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As Home Depot (HD) Stock Value Rose, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co Boosted Position by $1.26 Million; Alphaone Investment Services Stake in Azz (AZZ) Has Raised by $758,400

Alphaone Investment Services Llc increased its stake in Azz Inc (AZZ) by 22.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alphaone Investment Services Llc bought 15,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 85,444 shares of the building products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.16M, up from 69,644 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alphaone Investment Services Llc who had been investing in Azz Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.22B market cap company. It closed at $47.15 lastly. It is up 1.54% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.24% the S&P500.

Sharlyn C. Heslam increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 7.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co bought 7,719 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The hedge fund run by Sharlyn C. Heslam held 111,095 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.17 million, up from 103,376 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $229.37B market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $1.74 during the last trading session, reaching $196.42. About 6.75M shares traded or 45.66% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $18.46 million activity. The insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97 million. 32,000 shares were sold by Carey Matt, worth $5.03M on Thursday, September 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Palisade Mngmt Llc Nj holds 0.03% or 4,921 shares in its portfolio. 9,546 were accumulated by Smithfield Trust Commerce. Cadence Commercial Bank Na has 0.8% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 12,905 shares. Narwhal Cap owns 9,328 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Connors Investor Svcs owns 3,765 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Midas Mgmt Corporation invested in 17,000 shares. Commonwealth Equity reported 421,321 shares. Mu Company Ltd holds 0.07% or 560 shares. U S Invsts invested in 0.84% or 14,000 shares. Stonebridge Capital Advsr Limited Liability Company owns 55,188 shares. Manning & Napier Advsr Llc stated it has 180,971 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Cibc Comml Bank Usa owns 6,211 shares. Eagle Glob Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.34% or 69,581 shares. Lbmc Advisors Ltd Liability reported 1,252 shares. Tompkins Financial reported 1.1% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $853.26M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares (IEI) by 3,000 shares to 25,812 shares, valued at $3.19M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) by 2,237 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,433 shares, and cut its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA).

Among 33 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, August 15. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 29 report. Atlantic Securities upgraded the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, November 28 to “Overweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Friday, June 16. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $17600 target. The rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Monday, August 17 report. SEB Equity Research maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 13 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 18 investors sold AZZ shares while 39 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 22.73 million shares or 3.80% more from 21.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Goldman Sachs Group owns 49,529 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Amer Group Inc Inc stated it has 20,570 shares. Invesco reported 49,007 shares stake. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 650 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). 53,076 were reported by California Public Employees Retirement. Aperio Group Limited Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.02% in AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). Glenmede Na owns 90 shares. 70,840 are held by Dean Inv Lc. State Street Corp invested in 628,162 shares. Pennsylvania Trust Co holds 0.11% or 48,300 shares. Holt Advsr Limited Liability Corp Dba Holt Lp invested 0.52% of its portfolio in AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). New York-based Renaissance Tech Limited Co has invested 0% in AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Co owns 93,000 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Alphaone Investment Services Llc, which manages about $491.59M and $376.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc by 1,530 shares to 479 shares, valued at $466,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ceco Environmental Corp (NASDAQ:CECE) by 91,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 288,734 shares, and cut its stake in Pacific Continental Corp (NASDAQ:PCBK).

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