Bridges Investment Management Has Upped Its Home Depot Com (HD) Stake; Patten Group Has Trimmed Starbucks (SBUX) Stake

Patten Group Inc decreased Starbucks Corp (SBUX) stake by 36.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Patten Group Inc sold 6,979 shares as Starbucks Corp (SBUX)’s stock rose 6.99%. The Patten Group Inc holds 12,372 shares with $665,000 value, down from 19,351 last quarter. Starbucks Corp now has $82.93B valuation. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $59. About 13.03 million shares traded or 22.15% up from the average. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Bridges Investment Management Inc increased Home Depot Inc Com (HD) stake by 4.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Management Inc acquired 1,869 shares as Home Depot Inc Com (HD)’s stock rose 9.30%. The Bridges Investment Management Inc holds 47,158 shares with $7.71M value, up from 45,289 last quarter. Home Depot Inc Com now has $208.98 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $178.96. About 8.41M shares traded or 58.07% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 sales for $39.57 million activity. 113,687 shares were sold by Menear Craig A, worth $20.89 million on Wednesday, February 21. Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97 million worth of stock. Another trade for 6,650 shares valued at $1.19M was made by CODINA ARMANDO M on Friday, March 2. On Thursday, February 22 the insider Campbell Ann Marie sold $7.02 million. Another trade for 17,660 shares valued at $3.31M was made by Decker Edward P. on Tuesday, February 27. On Friday, December 8 Carey Matt sold $7.58M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 41,396 shares.

Bridges Investment Management Inc decreased Capital One Financial Com (NYSE:COF) stake by 5,956 shares to 83,913 valued at $7.10M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT) stake by 37,732 shares and now owns 15,046 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A (BRKA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. Rampart Inv Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.81% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 14,715 shares. Palo Cap Inc owns 13,074 shares for 1.13% of their portfolio. Winfield Assoc stated it has 0.78% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Carlton Hofferkamp Jenks Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.89% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 1,680 are owned by Mercer Cap Advisers. Delta Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Tn invested in 9,940 shares. Ingalls Snyder Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.94% or 110,343 shares. Ftb holds 0.21% or 12,225 shares. Oppenheimer & Com invested 0.67% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cypress Mgmt Ltd Com holds 58,981 shares. The Maine-based Vigilant Mgmt has invested 0.06% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Richard Bernstein Advisors Limited invested 0.76% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Washington Company invested 1.34% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Mutual Of Omaha Savings Bank Wealth Management, Arizona-based fund reported 5,275 shares. Paragon Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.12% or 2,276 shares in its portfolio.

Among 34 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. has $230.0 highest and $106 lowest target. $182.26’s average target is 1.84% above currents $178.96 stock price. The Home Depot Inc. had 115 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Monday, December 4. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 30 report. Citigroup maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $155 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Monday, December 7. Vetr downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Saturday, August 29 report. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 21.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $13.62 million activity. On Tuesday, March 13 WEATHERUP CRAIG sold $3.60M worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 59,838 shares. ULLMAN MYRON E III had sold 12,500 shares worth $740,851 on Monday, March 12. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider BURROWS CLIFFORD sold $9.28 million.

Analysts await Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 17.78% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.45 per share. SBUX’s profit will be $744.96M for 27.83 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.46% negative EPS growth.