Tortoise Capital Advisors Has Boosted Its National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) Stake; Suncoast Equity Management Holds Holding in Home Depot (HD)

January 14, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) by 6.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc bought 50,137 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 828,793 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $46.92 million, up from 778,656 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in National Fuel Gas Co N J for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.81 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 370,555 shares traded or 3.43% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has risen 5.11% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

Suncoast Equity Management increased its stake in Home Depot (HD) by 79.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Suncoast Equity Management bought 33,604 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,974 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.43 million, up from 42,370 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Suncoast Equity Management who had been investing in Home Depot for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $229.37B market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $1.74 during the last trading session, reaching $196.42. About 6.75 million shares traded or 45.66% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Roffman Miller Associates Pa accumulated 169,008 shares or 3.64% of the stock. Amg National Trust National Bank stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Mark Sheptoff Planning Lc has 0.48% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Arcadia Inv Mi has 17,995 shares. Vanguard owns 80.56 million shares. Somerville Kurt F owns 63,784 shares. 154,051 are held by Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Ltd Liability Com. Monetary Management holds 37,191 shares. Stillwater Lc invested in 70,604 shares. 29,911 are held by First Manhattan. Bridgewater Limited Partnership holds 0% or 2,597 shares in its portfolio. California-based Btr Capital Mngmt Inc has invested 0.9% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Washington-based Freestone Capital Holdg Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.03% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Breton Hill Capital owns 1,352 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Endurance Wealth owns 76,742 shares.

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. Jefferies maintained the shares of HD in report on Friday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, May 24, the company rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 16 by RBC Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, December 7 report. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, August 17.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity. Carey Matt sold $5.03M worth of stock. Campbell Ann Marie sold 10,717 shares worth $1.63M.

Among 5 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 15 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 18. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Howard Weil. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, January 2. Jefferies maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) rating on Thursday, August 31. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $54.0 target. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 23 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) on Wednesday, December 20 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) rating on Wednesday, August 10. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $61 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Sidoti. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 13 by Jefferies.

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