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U S Global Investors Has Lowered By $2.10 Million Its Home Depot (HD) Position; Mirae Asset Global Investments Has Raised By $4.21 Million Its Applied Matls (AMAT) Position

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U S Global Investors Inc decreased Home Depot Inc (HD) stake by 79.29% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. U S Global Investors Inc sold 11,100 shares as Home Depot Inc (HD)’s stock declined 7.15%. The U S Global Investors Inc holds 2,900 shares with $550,000 value, down from 14,000 last quarter. Home Depot Inc now has $204.02 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $176.99. About 2.28 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Mirae Asset Global Investments increased Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) stake by 29.27% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mirae Asset Global Investments acquired 82,645 shares as Applied Matls Inc (AMAT)’s stock rose 6.49%. The Mirae Asset Global Investments holds 365,036 shares with $18.66M value, up from 282,391 last quarter. Applied Matls Inc now has $51.32B valuation. The stock decreased 2.67% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $48.84. About 8.36 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

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. 41,396 shares were sold by Carey Matt, worth $7.58 million on Friday, December 8. Shares for $3.00M were bought by BRENNEMAN GREGORY D. 6,650 shares were bought by CODINA ARMANDO M, worth $1.19M. Roseborough Teresa Wynn also sold $1.97M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Thursday, December 7. $20.89M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Menear Craig A. 37,680 shares valued at $7.02M were sold by Campbell Ann Marie on Thursday, February 22.

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. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, August 17. The company was maintained on Friday, January 26 by UBS. On Tuesday, February 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, June 21. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $180.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by RBC Capital Markets.

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 $2.40 billion for 21.27 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.

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. Marietta Inv Prtnrs owns 35,956 shares for 1.94% of their portfolio. Eaton Vance accumulated 2.38M shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands accumulated 1.36% or 51,100 shares. Lsv Asset Management reported 10,700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 199,418 are owned by Renaissance Group Incorporated Limited Liability Co. Brown Brothers Harriman And has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 87,248 are held by Appleton Prtnrs Inc Ma. Naples Global Advsrs Limited Liability Co holds 14,266 shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. Tompkins stated it has 1.23% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Sigma Planning Corporation has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Argent Trust Com owns 14,220 shares. Sunbelt Securities Inc holds 3,860 shares. L & S Advsr reported 1.34% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Dynamic Advsrs Solutions Limited Liability Corp has 2,197 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Princeton Port Strategies Grp Lc accumulated 6,045 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 120 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 26 by Nomura. FBR Capital maintained the shares of AMAT in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Monday, September 18. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, May 20 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, August 14. The stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23 target in Thursday, August 13 report. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Friday, August 14 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 52 investors sold AMAT shares while 367 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. 797.20 million shares or 1.72% less from 811.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Susquehanna International Gru Llp reported 598,503 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership owns 41,884 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co accumulated 6.21 million shares or 0.19% of the stock. Weiss Multi reported 0.18% stake. Whittier Tru Communication reported 5,053 shares. Advisory Serv Networks Limited Liability Company owns 35,948 shares. Avalon Advsr Ltd Co owns 321,594 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Management LP has invested 0.39% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Cibc Mkts Corp accumulated 551,125 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability Company holds 105 shares. Ipg Invest Advisors Ltd Company invested 0.21% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 18,236 were reported by San Francisco Sentry Inv Group (Ca). Sei Investments reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Thompson Davis And owns 5,530 shares. Srb has invested 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Since December 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $10.41 million activity. Forrest Stephen R sold 4,000 shares worth $214,680. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $922,050 was sold by Iannotti Thomas J. Nalamasu Omkaram sold $2.83 million worth of stock or 53,466 shares. 125,125 shares were sold by Salehpour Ali, worth $6.44M.

Mirae Asset Global Investments decreased Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) stake by 27,532 shares to 25,154 valued at $2.34M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Wisdomtree Tr (DFJ) stake by 14,640 shares and now owns 359,540 shares. Allergan Plc was reduced too.

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