Keating Investment Counselors Inc Lowers stake in Home Depot Inc (HD)

Home Depot Inc (HD) : Keating Investment Counselors Inc reduced its stake in Home Depot Inc by 10.67% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 74,640 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $10,128,648 after selling 8,920 shares in Home Depot Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 2, 2016.Home Depot Inc makes up approximately 4.91% of Keating Investment Counselors Inc’s portfolio.

Home Depot Inc opened for trading at $134.48 and hit $135.81 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $135.7, with a gain of 0.76% or 1.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 33,56,848 shares. Company has a market cap of $170,025 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Capital Fund Management S.a. boosted its stake in HD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 19,878 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,829 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $4,047,795. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.07% of Capital Fund Management S.a.’s portfolio.Russell Frank Co reduced its stake in HD by selling 328,690 shares or 19.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,372,719 shares of HD which is valued at $183,793,347. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.32% of Russell Frank Co’s portfolio.Brc Investment Management reduced its stake in HD by selling 2,432 shares or 2.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 91,870 shares of HD which is valued at $12,300,474. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 1.82% of Brc Investment Management’s portfolio.Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in HD by selling 4,000 shares or 4.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 84,800 shares of HD which is valued at $11,353,872. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.59% of Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.Davis R M Inc reduced its stake in HD by selling 708 shares or 5.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,719 shares of HD which is valued at $1,725,460. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Davis R M Inc’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Home Depot Inc reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Feb 23, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.10. The company had revenue of $20980.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $20396.59 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Home Depot Inc. Barclays Initiated Home Depot Inc on Mar 31, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $150.

The Home Depot Inc. (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials home improvement products and lawn and garden products and provide services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 104000 square feet of enclosed space with approximately 24000 additional square feet of outside garden area. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers. As of December 31 2014 the Company had 2269 The Home Depot stores which included 1977 stores in the United States including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of the United States Virgin Islands and Guam; 181 stores in Canada and 111 stores in Mexico.

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