Waddell & Reed Financial Has Cut Home Depot (HD) Holding as Shares Declined; Apple (AAPL) Shareholder Intrust Bank Na Has Raised Stake

May 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Waddell & Reed Financial Inc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 2.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc sold 86,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.73M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $706.57 million, down from 3.81 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $215.90B market cap company. The stock increased 1.06% or $1.97 during the last trading session, reaching $187.3. About 798,609 shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.




Intrust Bank Na increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 4.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Intrust Bank Na bought 1,886 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,878 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.43M, up from 41,992 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Intrust Bank Na who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $918.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $186.86. About 3.70M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Whale Rock Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.13% stake. Eads And Heald Investment Counsel holds 14,599 shares or 1.46% of its portfolio. Arete Wealth Advsrs Ltd Com reported 1.99% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Florida-based Aviance Limited Co has invested 9.17% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 3.27% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Trb Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 45,000 shares or 5.42% of the stock. Tdam Usa owns 3.57% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 368,658 shares. Ironwood Counsel Lc invested in 2.41% or 38,634 shares. Headinvest Ltd Llc holds 0.83% or 15,878 shares. 208.74 million are held by State Street. Epoch Partners, a New York-based fund reported 5.44 million shares. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Limited Liability Company invested 5.01% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Global Thematic Prtnrs Ltd Liability holds 312,851 shares or 1.75% of its portfolio. Kepos Capital LP owns 18,323 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Valmark Advisers holds 0.07% or 19,272 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $42.88 million activity. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 38,228 shares worth $6.75M. LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $6.51 million worth of stock or 35,000 shares. Another trade for 17,375 shares valued at $2.94M was sold by Riccio Daniel J.. WILLIAMS JEFFREY E sold $2.90 million worth of stock or 15,653 shares. 69,491 shares were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W, worth $11.56M on Tuesday, April 3.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 414 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $175.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 31 by Drexel Hamilton. The rating was maintained by Pacific Crest on Thursday, October 13 with “Overweight”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold” on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, January 27 with “Overweight” rating. OTR Global downgraded Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, January 19 to “Negative” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, December 22. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Why I Am Buying Apple” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple: With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “WaPo: Apple considers NoVa for new campus” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why It’s Not Smart to Bet Against Apple’s iPhone Business” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple’s HomePod ranks fourth in smart speaker market” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. 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. Greenwich Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 1,078 shares. First Merchants Corporation holds 0.42% or 265 shares. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc owns 1.33% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 20,467 shares. New England Private Wealth Advisors Lc reported 0.23% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Global X Mgmt Limited Company owns 17,401 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Scotia Inc reported 0.67% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Silvercrest Asset Management Grp Ltd Llc holds 0.85% or 481,197 shares. Braun Stacey invested in 1.46% or 114,696 shares. Culbertson A N And Co holds 0.11% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 2,133 shares. Bank & Trust has 33,120 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Liability Co holds 253,157 shares or 2.01% of its portfolio. 410 were accumulated by Mu Limited. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 1.45M shares. Dodge Cox reported 68,885 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mountain Pacific Invest Advisers Incorporated Id has 2,541 shares.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 5 insider sales for $36.57 million activity. $7.58M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Carey Matt. Shares for $3.31M were sold by Decker Edward P.. 10,916 The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares with value of $1.97 million were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn. 37,680 The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares with value of $7.02 million were sold by Campbell Ann Marie. $1.19 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were bought by CODINA ARMANDO M. Menear Craig A sold $20.89 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, February 21.

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Home Depot: The Street Underappreciates This Reality” on May 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Home Depot Building For The Long Haul” published on April 21, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Trade Concerns, Earnings Could Put 8-Day Dow Win Streak in Jeopardy” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Home Depot’s (HD) CEO Craig Menear Hosts 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting (Transcript)” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Is Home Depot, Inc. (HD) a Buy?” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

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