Gateway Advisory Has Decreased Its Holding in Exxon Mobil Com (XOM) by $355,752; As Home Depot (HD) Stock Value Rose, Vestor Capital Cut Its Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Gateway Advisory Llc decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp Com (XOM) by 15.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gateway Advisory Llc sold 4,392 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,235 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.91 million, down from 27,627 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gateway Advisory Llc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $370.83B market cap company. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $87.52. About 9.83M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Vestor Capital Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot (HD) by 52.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vestor Capital Llc sold 32,741 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,868 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.89 million, down from 62,609 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vestor Capital Llc who had been investing in Home Depot 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 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $5.32 million activity. 2,412 shares were sold by Wascom Dennis G, worth $200,293 on Friday, December 15. 1,100 shares valued at $88,253 were sold by REINEMUND STEVEN on Friday, August 4. Corson Bradley W had sold 19,500 shares worth $1.62 million. Chapman Neil A also sold $996,628 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares. Milton Bryan W had sold 7,281 shares worth $606,082 on Tuesday, December 12.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of XOM in report on Tuesday, July 11 to “Overweight” rating. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. Vetr upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $86.25 target in Thursday, August 20 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 18 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 13 report. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 21. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was initiated by Hilliard Lyons with “Long-Term Buy”. As per Monday, December 11, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 3 with “Underweight”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.99 earnings per share, up 10.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.9 per share. XOM’s profit will be $4.19B for 22.10 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pitcairn has invested 0.24% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Dnb Asset Mngmt As has invested 0.51% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Grace White Inc New York owns 43,652 shares. Atlas Browninc has invested 0.91% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). New England And holds 27,298 shares. Sit Invest Associate Inc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Curbstone Corporation stated it has 1.6% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Zacks Invest owns 803,209 shares. Hgk Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 4,254 shares. Clark Cap Management Gp holds 238,260 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Art Ltd Liability Com invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Vista Cap owns 4,008 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Argyle Capital has 12,182 shares. Hilltop Holdg Incorporated accumulated 41,011 shares. Delta Asset Management Limited Liability Corp Tn stated it has 0.47% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).

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. Trustmark Savings Bank Tru Department invested in 18,532 shares or 0.35% of the stock. 7,850 are owned by Salem Mngmt Inc. Aperio Group Limited Company accumulated 804,693 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Corp accumulated 163,642 shares. Iberiabank reported 0.58% stake. Kwmg Ltd has invested 0.64% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Stonebridge Ltd Liability Corp reported 55,188 shares. Solaris Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Capital Advisers Ltd Company stated it has 223,201 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Crestpoint Management Limited Liability invested in 11,600 shares or 0.85% of the stock. Jackson Wealth Management owns 14,561 shares for 0.65% of their portfolio. Boston Advsr Limited Company reported 1.52% stake. Rmsincerbeaux Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 13,250 shares or 2.09% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Life Insurance Com holds 0.84% or 40,098 shares in its portfolio. Cibc World Mkts has 0.68% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

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.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. Shares for $2.26M were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn on Monday, August 21. Campbell Ann Marie had sold 10,717 shares worth $1.63 million on Wednesday, August 16.

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 rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, December 22. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, August 18 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation. Credit Suisse maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Monday, December 7. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $135 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, December 7. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $164.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17600 target in Tuesday, July 18 report.

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