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Imperva (IMPV) Shareholder Alpine Associates Management Cut Its Stake by $21.06 Million; Martin & Company Holding in Home Depot (HD) Lowered by $559,905 as Stock Rose

Martin & Company Inc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc. (HD) by 9.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Martin & Company Inc sold 3,435 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,279 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.12 million, down from 34,714 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martin & Company Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $216.58 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.32% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $185.47. About 5.65 million shares traded or 4.76% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Robert Emil Zoellner decreased its stake in Imperva Inc (IMPV) by 59.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Associates Management Inc sold 489,694 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.83% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Emil Zoellner held 330,200 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.33 million, down from 819,894 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Associates Management Inc who had been investing in Imperva Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $47.1. About 260,425 shares traded. Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV) has risen 38.26% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.56% the S&P500.

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 113 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 13 report. On Wednesday, November 18 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Saturday, August 29. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of HD in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 4 by Telsey Advisory Group. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HD in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 22 by BMO Capital Markets.

Martin & Company Inc, which manages about $1.98B and $307.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) by 21,875 shares to 40,780 shares, valued at $2.18 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Flushing Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FFIC) by 21,423 shares in the quarter, for a total of 59,938 shares, and has risen its stake in Unifirst Corp. (NYSE:UNF).

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $14.57 million activity. The insider Carey Matt sold 41,396 shares worth $7.58M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. 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. Murphy Capital Mngmt Inc owns 2.22% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 94,704 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance invested in 611,550 shares. Natixis Asset Mngmt owns 11,940 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio has invested 0.74% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Goelzer Inc owns 0.03% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 1,752 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.23% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 6,564 shares. Fiduciary Trust reported 288,600 shares. 23,579 were accumulated by Bremer Natl Association. Two Creeks Capital Limited Partnership has invested 7.49% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Nichols And Pratt Advisers Llp Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 3,639 shares. Cognios Capital Ltd Liability reported 3,036 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Somerville Kurt F holds 63,784 shares. 51,362 were accumulated by Boston Common Asset Management Ltd Liability. Cornerstone Advsrs invested in 0.25% or 2,189 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc owns 17,424 shares or 0.43% of their US portfolio.

Among 27 analysts covering Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), 16 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Imperva had 78 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Outperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Wednesday, January 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IMPV in report on Friday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 16 by DA Davidson. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Wunderlich. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 5 by Needham. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, August 28. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Tuesday, September 13.

Analysts await Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $-0.28 earnings per share, up 3.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.29 per share. After $0.11 actual earnings per share reported by Imperva, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -354.55% negative EPS growth.

Alpine Associates Management Inc, which manages about $3.91 billion and $2.96B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Astoria Finl Corp (NYSE:AF) by 88,300 shares to 212,128 shares, valued at $4.56M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) by 1.48M shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.66 million shares, and has risen its stake in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON).

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