As Home Depot (HD) Stock Rose, Capital World Investors Increased Position; City Holding Company Has Increased Wal Mart Stores Com (WMT) Holding by $371,620 as Stock Value Rose

September 14, 2018 - By Estela Ashley

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City Holding Company increased its stake in Wal Mart Stores Inc Com (WMT) by 10.72% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. City Holding Company bought 4,372 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 45,138 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $3.87 million, up from 40,766 at the end of the previous reported quarter. City Holding Company who had been investing in Wal Mart Stores Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $276.79 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $94.51. About 4.11 million shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 20.55% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500. Some Historical WMT News: 30/05/2018 – MariaHalkias: Drew Holler, Walmart vp of people, said the way $WMT will judge success of its new college program is by; 23/04/2018 – BusinessDay (ZA): Walmart said to be close to $12bn deal with Naspers-backed Flipkart; 09/05/2018 – SOFTBANK’S SON: INVESTMENT IN FLIPKART HAS ALMOST DOUBLED; 09/05/2018 – EBay will relaunch its India business after selling its Flipkart stake to Walmart; 28/04/2018 – blacq: Walmart talking with Humana on closer ties; purchase possible: sources (Reuters) – U.S. retailer Walmart In; 09/05/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Walmart Ratings After Flipkart Deal Announcement; 13/03/2018 – New York Post: Murder suspect went shopping at Walmart during 2-day police standoff; 09/05/2018 – Walmart said on Wednesday that it would acquire an initial stake of roughly 77 percent in Flipkart; 11/04/2018 – Tesco defies UK retail gloom with surge in profit; 16/05/2018 – A new shop on Walmart’s website will feature more than 125 brands sold at Lord & Taylor, including Vince Camuto and Tommy Bahama

Capital World Investors increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 4.94% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital World Investors bought 2.69M shares as the company’s stock rose 5.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 57.18 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $11.16B, up from 54.49 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital World Investors who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $239.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $208.94. About 2.39 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 32.56% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500. Some Historical HD News: 09/03/2018 – RPT-Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless; 08/03/2018 – HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION COMMITS $50M TO SKILLED TRADES TRAINING; 02/04/2018 – Pioneer Fundamental Growth Adds Zoetis, Cuts Home Depot; 24/04/2018 – HD: Dallas. Officers Down. 11600 Forest Central Drive. Hearing reports of Possibly 2 officers down. Search for suspect underway. Air 1 en route. – ! $HD; 25/04/2018 – KWTX News 10: BREAKING: A Dallas officer shot in yesterday’s shooting at a Home Depot has died while the other officer and; 15/05/2018 – Home Depot Reaffirms FY18 Guidance; 15/05/2018 – HOME DEPOT CEO SAYS NORTHERN DIVISION, ITS LARGEST SEGMENT, POSTED FLAT COMPS DUE TO WEAKNESS IN SEASONAL CATEGORIES – CONF CALL; 06/03/2018 – Granite Gold® Makes Stone Care Easy at The Home Depot; 25/04/2018 – WHSVnews: #BREAKING: 1 of the 2 Dallas police officers shot at a Home Depot yesterday has died of his injuries…; 08/03/2018 – Watch Paul Ryan talk taxes at Home Depot facility

Since March 21, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $23.19 million activity. The insider BRENNEMAN GREGORY D bought 16,827 shares worth $3.00M. 33,200 shares valued at $6.18 million were sold by Decker Edward P. on Wednesday, May 16. Linnartz Stephanie had bought 1,000 shares worth $187,570 on Friday, June 1. Lennie William G. also sold $2.19M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, August 20. The insider Carey Matt sold $806,149. On Thursday, August 16 Campbell Ann Marie sold $3.81M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 19,512 shares.

Capital World Investors, which manages about $467.29B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in 29 by 777,448 shares to 80,000 shares, valued at $787,000 in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE:PF) by 6.15 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.22 million shares, and cut its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG).

More recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Home Depot And The Battle For $200” on August 22, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Oneok Is A Good Fixed Income Play – Cramer’s Lightning Round (9/12/18)” on September 13, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “How the world’s biggest airport got its new leader” with publication date: September 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.27, from 0.87 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 44 investors sold HD shares while 584 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 572 raised stakes. 764.62 million shares or 0.98% less from 772.16 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Odey Asset Grp Limited owns 6,008 shares. Fort Point Cap Prns Lc owns 4,814 shares. First Financial Corp In reported 1,646 shares. Endurance Wealth stated it has 2.34% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Advisory Grp Inc reported 5,601 shares stake. Chatham Capital Group Inc has 4,968 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. New York-based Bluemountain Management Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.3% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Waters Parkerson And Ltd Llc invested in 3.84% or 228,829 shares. Mackay Shields Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 355,893 shares. Monarch Incorporated stated it has 3.28% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Broderick Brian C holds 41,824 shares or 2.98% of its portfolio. Pettyjohn Wood And White holds 1.8% or 26,381 shares. Fincl Bank Hapoalim Bm holds 1,585 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Diligent Investors Limited Liability holds 0.3% or 2,554 shares. Alphamark Advisors Limited Liability Co, Kentucky-based fund reported 786 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 122 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 26 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, October 31. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral” on Monday, October 31. Zacks upgraded the shares of HD in report on Monday, August 17 to “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, December 7 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.25, from 0.88 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 60 investors sold WMT shares while 484 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 839.67 million shares or 1.93% less from 856.22 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Hudock Grp Incorporated Lc holds 0.08% or 2,468 shares. Alps invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Rampart Inv Mgmt Limited Liability reported 14,749 shares. Hl Financial Service Lc holds 141,365 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Motco has invested 0.02% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Lc has 25,268 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Aspen Mngmt reported 0.8% stake. 398 were accumulated by Cls Invs Ltd Llc. Lenox Wealth has invested 0.27% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Samlyn Capital Limited Liability Company accumulated 96,673 shares. Maryland-based Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Co has invested 0.08% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Milestone Gru has invested 0.05% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Guggenheim Lc reported 249,680 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Inv Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.08% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 11,613 are owned by Wealth Enhancement Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability.

More important recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Walmart Not Out Of The Woods” on August 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Don’t Buy Walmart”, Fool.com published: “Walmart’s Latest Attempt to Take on Amazon” on September 14, 2018. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Walmart acquires Cornershop” with publication date: September 13, 2018.

City Holding Company, which manages about $324.74 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in City Hldg Co Com (NASDAQ:CHCO) by 19,056 shares to 424,929 shares, valued at $31.96 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing.

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 168 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 21 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of WMT in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 13. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, October 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Wednesday, November 18 with “Neutral”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Friday, October 7 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 23 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co.

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