First Heartland Consultants Has Boosted Its Stake in Home Depot (HD) by $579,807 as Shares Declined; As International Business Machs (IBM) Shares Declined, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has Boosted Stake by $483,200

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First Heartland Consultants Inc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 92.44% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Heartland Consultants Inc bought 2,801 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,831 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.21 million, up from 3,030 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $212.82B market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $2.89 during the last trading session, reaching $188.41. About 4.15 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has declined 5.66% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.66% the S&P500. Some Historical HD News: 30/05/2018 – Home Depot Presenting at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 15/05/2018 – Home Depot posts rare sales miss as delayed spring hits demand; 05/03/2018 Rep. Ryan: THURSDAY: Speaker Ryan to Visit Home Depot Headquarters in Atlanta; 24/04/2018 – FOX 4 NEWS: Sources say this is the suspect Dallas PD is searching for in connection with two officers & one civilian shot at H; 21/03/2018 – NBC DFW: #BREAKING – Texas congressman tells Austin’s NBC affiliate KXAN that the bombing suspect bought bomb-making equipme…; 02/04/2018 – HOME DEPOT REPORTS NOMINATION OF LINNARTZ FOR ELECTION TO BOARD; 25/04/2018 – KXAN News: #BREAKING: #Dallas Officer Rogelio Santander has died from his injuries. The other officer and Home Depot; 15/05/2018 – HOME DEPOT CEO SAYS NORTHERN DIVISION, ITS LARGEST SEGMENT, POSTED FLAT COMPS DUE TO WEAKNESS IN SEASONAL CATEGORIES – CONF CALL; 24/04/2018 – 2 Dallas Police Officers and a Security Guard Shot Outside Home Depot; 15/05/2018 – HOME DEPOT 1Q EARNINGS CALL HAS BEGUN

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in International Business Machs (IBM) by 6.37% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System bought 3,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,400 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.08M, up from 50,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System who had been investing in International Business Machs for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.98B market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $137.52. About 4.25 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 21.12% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.12% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: 15/05/2018 – Squarepoint Ops Adds Garmin, Exits IBM, Buys More Lululemon: 13F; 17/04/2018 – IBM Ongoing GAAP and Operating Tax Rates Were About 14 % and 16 %, Respectively; 17/04/2018 – Bloomberg TV: Breaking down IBM’s first-quarter results; 17/04/2018 – IBM 1Q EPS $1.81; 08/03/2018 – IBM Targets Long-Term Revenue Growth in Low-Single-Digits; 18/04/2018 – Tech Today: IBM Perplexes, Intel Changes, Chip Equipment Tanks — Barron’s Blog; 23/05/2018 – ‘There is no free lunch’, Macron tells tech giant CEOs; 16/04/2018 – UNISYS’S NEWFIELD FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF MSS FOR IBM; 19/03/2018 – REG-WlSeKey and IBM To Showcase Their integrated Solution to Secure IoT at THINK2018 Conference; 17/04/2018 – IBM earnings beat: $2.45 per share, vs $2.42 expected EPS

First Heartland Consultants Inc, which manages about $867.76 million and $319.65 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 3,676 shares to 6,457 shares, valued at $892,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) by 11,251 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,939 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.17, from 1.14 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 37 investors sold HD shares while 645 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 533 raised stakes. 755.02 million shares or 1.26% less from 764.62 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. California Employees Retirement Systems, a California-based fund reported 2.69M shares. Tocqueville Asset Lp accumulated 1.53M shares or 4.01% of the stock. 103,943 were accumulated by Lazard Asset Ltd Company. Coastline Tru Communication owns 7,810 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. 13,089 were reported by Alps Incorporated. Green Square Cap Ltd Liability reported 30,276 shares stake. Ativo Capital Mgmt Lc owns 0.62% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 11,243 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 42,165 shares. Cornerstone Advisors Inc owns 104,600 shares. Cleararc Capital holds 36,447 shares. Fort Washington Advsrs Inc Oh invested in 0.33% or 161,053 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt holds 0% or 67 shares. Northstar Group Inc owns 5,362 shares or 0.51% of their US portfolio. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Limited Co accumulated 4,604 shares. The Wisconsin-based North Star Asset Mgmt has invested 0.16% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Since August 16, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 4 sales for $24.39 million activity. Kadre Manuel had bought 2,000 shares worth $354,960 on Thursday, November 15. The insider Menear Craig A sold 117,327 shares worth $21.17 million. Shares for $806,149 were sold by Carey Matt on Thursday, August 16. Shares for $42,405 were bought by Hewett Wayne M. on Wednesday, November 21. VADON MARK C also bought $2.00 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, November 19. Another trade for 13,457 shares valued at $2.32M was sold by Campbell Ann Marie.

More news for The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – Port Report: China And U.S. Trade War Aside, Port Tampa Bay Looks To Asia For Growth – Benzinga” on February 01, 2019. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – Top Five Warehouse Construction Markets Driven By Tightened Regional Vacancy – Benzinga” and published on January 16, 2019 is yet another important article.

Among 36 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 130 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, October 23 report. Credit Suisse maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, November 18. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $135 target. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 24.

More notable recent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: IBM vs McDonald’s – The Motley Fool” on January 27, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Wednesday’s Vital Data: IBM, American Airlines and Ford – Investorplace.com” published on January 23, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “IBM (IBM) and ICBC Argentina Agree to 5-Yr $63M Modernization Services Contract to Reimagine Customer Services in Argentinian Banking Industry with AI & Cloud – StreetInsider.com” on February 12, 2019. More interesting news about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “After-Hours Movers 1/22: (NAVI) (LABL) (IBM) Higher; (TES) (BLPH) (PTCT) (more…) – StreetInsider.com” published on January 22, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “IBM: Reasons To Quit – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Since October 31, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $2.09 million activity. 1,000 shares valued at $114,673 were bought by OWENS JAMES W on Wednesday, October 31. 2,153 International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares with value of $249,722 were bought by WADDELL FREDERICK H. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $232,838 was made by Swedish Joseph on Thursday, November 1. On Friday, November 2 the insider Rometty Virginia M bought $998,835.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 65 investors sold IBM shares while 594 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 492.69 million shares or 0.61% more from 489.70 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. West Oak Cap Ltd Liability Com owns 0% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 10,198 shares. Wealth Planning Limited Liability Co holds 8,120 shares. Oakworth Capital has 0.09% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands holds 32,300 shares. 20,386 are owned by Pinnacle Fincl Inc. Tiemann Invest Advisors Llc reported 0.64% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Florida-based Sabal has invested 0.03% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Price T Rowe Assocs Md has 0.03% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). First City Mngmt Inc holds 4,679 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Com has 0.04% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 12,942 shares. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insur reported 0.77% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). 1.89M are owned by Capital. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity Rech holds 0.34% or 423,466 shares. Wellington Shields & Commerce Llc reported 25,355 shares stake.

Among 35 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 14 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. International Business Machines had 142 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by UBS. As per Tuesday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, April 12. UBS maintained the shares of IBM in report on Tuesday, July 19 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Tuesday, October 20 with “Neutral” rating. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 19. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 18. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, March 31.

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