General Communication (GNCMA) Share Price Rose While Yakira Capital Management Has Trimmed Stake; Home Depot (HD) Stake Boosted by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc

January 13, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 13.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc bought 5,325 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,493 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.28M, up from 39,168 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on 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 46.35% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Yakira Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in General Communication Inc (GNCMA) by 34.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yakira Capital Management Inc sold 20,821 shares as the company’s stock rose 78.22% with the market. The hedge fund held 40,284 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.64 million, down from 61,105 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yakira Capital Management Inc who had been investing in General Communication Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $41.4. About 110,361 shares traded. General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA) has risen 135.42% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 118.72% the S&P500.

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $4.09B and $809.11 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (TIP) by 7,872 shares to 100,805 shares, valued at $11.45M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (TLT) by 3,839 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,416 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IYR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Bluecrest Capital Management Limited reported 74,225 shares. Cap Inv Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 188,825 shares or 2.12% of its portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Limited Liability Company invested in 4,351 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Moreover, First American Financial Bank has 0.45% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 36,354 shares. Everence has 1.01% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.15% or 1,090 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs, a Nebraska-based fund reported 28,123 shares. Wedgewood Investors Pa holds 0.74% or 5,372 shares in its portfolio. Kwmg Ltd Liability Corp owns 11,929 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. Kdi Prtnrs Ltd Llc holds 2.85% or 52,189 shares. Wealthcare Capital Mngmt Ltd Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Alps Advsrs Inc holds 0.01% or 4,862 shares in its portfolio. Chemung Canal holds 44,768 shares. First Western Management reported 2.86% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Bkd Wealth Limited Liability Corporation owns 4,437 shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity. 15,000 shares were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn, worth $2.26M on Monday, August 21. Shares for $1.63M were sold by Campbell Ann Marie.

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) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 15. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, May 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 30 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by UBS. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 17 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 18 by Credit Suisse. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets.

Yakira Capital Management Inc, which manages about $188.00 million and $300.65M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Anchor Bancorp Wa (NASDAQ:ANCB) by 19,987 shares to 185,813 shares, valued at $4.60 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Viacom Inc New (NASDAQ:VIAB) by 60,428 shares in the quarter, for a total of 113,970 shares, and has risen its stake in West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC).

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