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The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) Touches $200.36 High on Jan, 19; Norwood Financial (NWFL) Sellers Decreased By 5.39% Their Shorts

The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) reached all time high today, Jan, 19 and still has $212.38 target or 6.00% above today’s $200.36 share price. This indicates more upside for the $233.97 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $212.38 PT is reached, the company will be worth $14.04B more. The stock increased 1.02% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $200.36. About 2.17M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Norwood Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:NWFL) had a decrease of 5.39% in short interest. NWFL’s SI was 114,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 5.39% from 120,600 shares previously. With 8,700 avg volume, 13 days are for Norwood Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:NWFL)’s short sellers to cover NWFL’s short positions. The SI to Norwood Financial Corporation’s float is 3.26%. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $32.25. About 1,304 shares traded. Norwood Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:NWFL) has risen 39.29% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.62 EPS, up 12.50% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.44 per share. HD’s profit will be $1.89B for 30.92 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.96% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 59 investors sold The Home Depot, Inc. 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. Cambridge Tru holds 1.04% or 94,851 shares in its portfolio. Buckingham Cap Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0.43% or 11,947 shares. Wisconsin-based Oarsman Capital has invested 0.13% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Paradigm Asset Commerce Lc has invested 0.77% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cranbrook Wealth has invested 0.08% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Company invested in 0.7% or 2.65M shares. Forbes J M & Limited Liability Partnership invested in 5,010 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.28% or 295,300 shares. Cetera Advisor Lc holds 0.39% or 52,790 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.64% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Profit Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc owns 11,215 shares. 4,740 are held by St Germain D J. Fny Managed Accounts Lc holds 0.03% or 144 shares. 3,445 were accumulated by Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt L P. 6,775 are owned by Guardian Cap Ltd Partnership.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company has market cap of $233.97 billion. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me , and professional customers. It has a 27.83 P/E ratio. The firm offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM clients through third-party installers.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $18.46 million activity. The insider Campbell Ann Marie sold $1.63 million. The insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold 15,000 shares worth $2.26 million. Another trade for 32,000 shares valued at $5.03M was made by Carey Matt on Thursday, September 7.

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. Credit Suisse maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, November 29 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 13 by Jefferies. On Thursday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 24 by Topeka Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 17 by Deutsche Bank. As per Friday, June 16, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 6 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, November 28. Vetr downgraded the shares of HD in report on Saturday, August 29 to “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, December 7 report.

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