As Union Pac (UNP) Valuation Declined, Sather Financial Group Has Raised Position; Hermes Investment Management LTD Increases Holding in Home Depot (HD)

January 18, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Hermes Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 13.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hermes Investment Management Ltd bought 3,227 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 27,384 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.48M, up from 24,157 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $233.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.0748 during the last trading session, reaching $199.8948. About 166,366 shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Sather Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 3.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sather Financial Group Inc bought 5,345 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 141,780 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.44 million, up from 136,435 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sather Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $110.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.085 during the last trading session, reaching $140.545. About 66,999 shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. National Bank Of Hawaii holds 0.29% or 20,777 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.81% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 97,439 shares. Diligent Ltd Com stated it has 2,620 shares. 1,350 were reported by Stonehearth Ltd Llc. Moreover, Rampart Inv Mngmt Ltd has 0.81% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Jackson Wealth Management Limited Liability Company, a Florida-based fund reported 14,561 shares. Lederer And Inv Counsel Ca holds 0.47% or 2,997 shares in its portfolio. Gw Henssler & Assoc Ltd has 20,962 shares. 3,002 are held by Texas Capital Comml Bank Tx. stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Boston Advsr Lc reported 1.52% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Stillwater Advisors Limited Liability Co invested 2.99% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp holds 3.13 million shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd Llc has invested 0.37% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Pnc Group Incorporated has invested 0.89% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Hermes Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $20.91 billion and $6.67 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kirby Corp (NYSE:KEX) by 113,958 shares to 786,034 shares, valued at $51.84M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Broadridge Finl Solutions In (NYSE:BR) by 23,342 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 363,582 shares, and cut its stake in Brown & Brown Inc (NYSE:BRO).

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 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 18. Deutsche Bank maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $145 target. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 15. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 29. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Bernstein on Monday, February 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 17. Morgan Stanley upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Thursday, February 23. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $165 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 31 by PiperJaffray.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97M worth of stock. Campbell Ann Marie had sold 10,717 shares worth $1.63M on Wednesday, August 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Madrona Financial Svcs Lc accumulated 2,230 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Vaughan David Investments Il stated it has 182,092 shares or 1.75% of all its holdings. Wealthfront holds 0.03% or 22,144 shares. Brown Advisory invested in 0.02% or 47,090 shares. North Star Investment Mngmt Corporation has invested 1.02% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Inverness Counsel Limited Co New York has invested 1.23% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Rhumbline Advisers has 0.35% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). 12,824 are owned by Cypress Mgmt Ltd Llc. Hayek Kallen Investment Management holds 2.33% or 29,306 shares. Rockland Trust Company invested in 126,880 shares or 2.2% of the stock. The Ontario – Canada-based Mackenzie Corp has invested 0.39% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). First Republic Inv Mgmt Inc invested in 0.18% or 215,918 shares. 194,744 are owned by Kbc Gru Nv. Cedar Hill Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 3,339 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) holds 3,270 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

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