As Home Depot (HD) Valuation Rose, Somerville Kurt F Raised Stake; Enzo Biochem (ENZ) Holder First Light Asset Management Lowered Its Stake by $1.77 Million as Stock Value Rose

February 24, 2018 - By Michael Collier

First Light Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Enzo Biochem Inc (ENZ) by 44.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Light Asset Management Llc sold 177,466 shares as the company’s stock rose 31.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 225,616 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.36M, down from 403,082 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Light Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Enzo Biochem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $317.22M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $6.76. About 115,107 shares traded. Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) has risen 44.32% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.62% the S&P500.

Somerville Kurt F increased its stake in Home Depot (HD) by 3.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Somerville Kurt F bought 2,041 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,784 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.43M, up from 61,743 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Somerville Kurt F who had been investing in Home Depot for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $219.95 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.55% or $2.88 during the last trading session, reaching $188.35. About 4.32 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $14.57 million activity. 10,916 shares were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn, worth $1.97M.

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 113 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, May 13 by Jefferies. SEB Equity Research maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Tuesday, August 25 with “Sell” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, November 15. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $180 target. As per Friday, June 16, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $209.0 target in Friday, December 22 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 8 by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 18. On Wednesday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

Somerville Kurt F, which manages about $501.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 34,015 shares to 11,745 shares, valued at $1.33 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) by 23,890 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 190,436 shares, and cut its stake in Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. 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. Beach Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 1.29% stake. 13,358 were reported by Carroll Financial Assocs. St Germain D J accumulated 0.1% or 4,740 shares. First United Comml Bank has 1,344 shares. Alpha Windward Llc reported 3,777 shares stake. Centre Asset Mngmt Ltd Co, a New York-based fund reported 40,387 shares. Moreover, Skylands Capital Limited Liability Company has 0.22% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 10,100 shares. Mycio Wealth Prtn Limited Liability Company invested in 8,616 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Solaris Asset Management Ltd Llc reported 44 shares. Nichols Pratt Advisers Llp Ma holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 3,639 shares. Oakwood Management Limited Liability Co Ca invested 1.16% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Boston Private Wealth Ltd Llc stated it has 1.81% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 17,000 are owned by Pennant Cap Mgmt Limited Company. Barbara Oil Company accumulated 3.11% or 27,500 shares. 101,321 were accumulated by Cohen Steers Inc.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $1.71 million activity. $85,250 worth of Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) was sold by WEINER BARRY W. On Friday, October 27 the insider O’Brien James Michael sold $235,062.

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