Rowland & Company Investment Counsel Stake in Home Depot (HD) Has Trimmed by $322,903; As Caterpillar Del (CAT) Stock Value Rose, Holder Community Bank Of Raymore Has Cut Its Stake by $377,580

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Community Bank Of Raymore decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (CAT) by 3.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Community Bank Of Raymore sold 3,045 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 85,430 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.65M, down from 88,475 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Community Bank Of Raymore who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $101.32 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $170.3. About 4.13 million shares traded or 5.50% up from the average. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Rowland & Company Investment Counsel decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 5.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel sold 1,981 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,753 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.68 million, down from 36,734 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $229.37 billion 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.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. $7.58M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Carey Matt. 10,916 The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares with value of $1.97M were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.62 EPS, up 12.50% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.44 per share. HD’s profit will be $1.89B for 30.31 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.96% negative EPS growth.

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 stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, November 28. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 18. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 13. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 31. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $156 target in Friday, May 13 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Vetr.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Windsor Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.23% or 2,957 shares. Chevy Chase Tru holds 1.05 million shares or 0.78% of its portfolio. 58,981 are owned by Cypress Cap Management Ltd Llc. Provident holds 892,055 shares. Eqis Mngmt invested in 8,910 shares. 89,159 are owned by Investec Asset Mgmt. Choate Inv Advsrs stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Mercer Cap Advisers holds 0.2% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 1,680 shares. Tru Of Toledo Na Oh owns 8,017 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Barbara Oil, Illinois-based fund reported 27,500 shares. Centre Asset Management Lc invested in 40,387 shares or 1.71% of the stock. Ardevora Asset Management Llp reported 193,827 shares. Fundx Group Incorporated Limited Liability has 0.23% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 3,330 shares. Confluence Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 119,714 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Fayerweather Charles stated it has 5,387 shares.

Rowland & Company Investment Counsel, which manages about $228.64 million and $240.76 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Western Union Co (NYSE:WU) by 22,480 shares to 50,965 shares, valued at $974,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Bb&T Corporation (NASDAQ:BBBY) by 66,443 shares in the quarter, for a total of 115,891 shares, and has risen its stake in Compass Minerals Int (NYSE:CMP).

Analysts await Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.73 EPS, up 108.43% or $0.90 from last year’s $0.83 per share. CAT’s profit will be $1.03 billion for 24.61 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.95 actual EPS reported by Caterpillar Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.28% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 104 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 5. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 21 report. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies.

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