Alethea Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 56.55% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alethea Capital Management Llc sold 2,771 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,129 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $404,000, down from 4,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alethea Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $204.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $177.01. About 5.01M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.
Zeke Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Cemex Sab De Cv Spon Adr New (CX) by 194.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zeke Capital Advisors Llc bought 78,395 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.46% with the market. The hedge fund held 118,663 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $890,000, up from 40,268 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Cemex Sab De Cv Spon Adr New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.87% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $6.82. About 5.11 million shares traded. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) has declined 19.95% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.50% the S&P500.
Among 34 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 116 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, December 4 with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Nomura on Thursday, June 23 to “Buy”. As per Wednesday, February 21, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 16. Bernstein maintained it with “Hold” rating and $170.0 target in Thursday, December 7 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HD in report on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of HD in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Saturday, August 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Buy”.
Alethea Capital Management Llc, which manages about $155.00 million and $62.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 10,105 shares to 13,605 shares, valued at $1.10 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 5,544 shares in the quarter, for a total of 9,540 shares, and has risen its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 51 investors sold HD shares while 662 reduced holdings. 164 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 788.59 million shares or 0.96% less from 796.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hartford Mgmt Inc stated it has 17,202 shares or 1.6% of all its holdings. Saturna Cap Corporation reported 8,311 shares. Kirr Marbach And Limited Liability Company In reported 1,166 shares. Jennison Associate Ltd Company invested in 1.54% or 8.23 million shares. Cedar Hill Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1,849 shares. Meristem Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, S&Co has 0.46% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 19,400 shares. Logan Cap Mngmt Inc stated it has 1.69% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cypress Ltd Liability Co (Wy) invested in 1,450 shares. Cambridge Advsrs stated it has 143,311 shares. Pension Service invested in 1.00M shares or 0.95% of the stock. Provident Tru invested in 894,278 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Com reported 704,511 shares. Wealthtrust holds 0.11% or 1,183 shares in its portfolio. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.36% or 130,430 shares.
Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on May, 15. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 24.55% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.67 per share. HD’s profit will be $2.40B for 21.28 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual earnings per share reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.08% EPS growth.
Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $36.57 million activity. On Tuesday, February 27 the insider Decker Edward P. sold $3.31 million. The insider Menear Craig A sold $20.89 million. Another trade for 16,827 shares valued at $3.00 million was bought by BRENNEMAN GREGORY D. Shares for $1.97M were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn. Shares for $1.19M were bought by CODINA ARMANDO M on Friday, March 2. Campbell Ann Marie had sold 37,680 shares worth $7.02M on Thursday, February 22.
Zeke Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.12 billion and $953.11 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD) by 6,422 shares to 17,550 shares, valued at $1.26M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Dynamics Corp Com (NYSE:GD) by 1,755 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,799 shares, and cut its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (NYSE:MO).
Among 17 analysts covering CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. had 43 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Santander on Monday, August 15 to “Hold”. The stock of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Macquarie Research. Credit Suisse downgraded CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) rating on Monday, December 14. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $6 target. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 21 to “Overweight”. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, March 18 report. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 29 report. The stock of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by Bank of America. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, April 4 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup downgraded the shares of CX in report on Thursday, October 22 to “Neutral” rating. Santander downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $8.80 target in Tuesday, October 27 report.