Weik Investment Services Cut Its Stake in Liberty Global Plc C (LBTYK) by $341,900 as Shares Declined; Eqis Capital Management Decreased Holding in Home Depot (HD) by $413,595 as Valuation Rose

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Eqis Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 49.51% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eqis Capital Management Inc sold 2,121 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,163 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $422,000, down from 4,284 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $195.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.80% or $3.17 during the last trading session, reaching $172.79. About 6.23 million shares traded or 9.91% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 32.56% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500.

Weik Investment Services Inc decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc C (LBTYK) by 30.5% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weik Investment Services Inc sold 13,150 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.92% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 29,960 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $797,000, down from 43,110 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weik Investment Services Inc who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.61 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.74% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $23.2. About 2.85M shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 16.27% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.89% the S&P500. Some Historical LBTYK News: 23/05/2018 – Vodafone Borrows $11.5 Billion for Liberty Global Acquisition; 23/03/2018 – LIBERTY GLOBAL – WITHDREW APPLICATION FOR REGULATORY CLEARANCE TO ACQUIRE MULTIMEDIA POLSKA AFTER FAILING TO AGREE ON REVISED COMMERCIAL TERMS; 23/04/2018 – Telecom Paper: Vodafone close to buying Liberty Global assets in Germany, East Europe – report; 09/05/2018 – VODAFONE GROUP PLC VOD.L – TO ACQUIRE LIBERTY GLOBAL’S OPERATIONS IN GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY AND ROMANIA; 15/03/2018 – LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC LBTYA.O : BERNSTEIN RAISES TO OUTPERFORM FROM MARKET-PERFORM; 09/05/2018 – VODAFONE VOD.L CEO SAYS LIBERTY’S VIRGIN MEDIA NOT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE TIME BEING; 09/05/2018 – VODAFONE VOD.L CEO SAYS NO CHANGE IN STATUS OF LIBERTY GLOBAL JOINT-VENTURE IN NETHERLANDS AFTER WIDER DEAL; 09/05/2018 – VODAFONE GROUP PLC VOD.L – TRANSACTION IS NOT SUBJECT TO VODAFONE OR LIBERTY GLOBAL SHAREHOLDER APPROVALS; 08/05/2018 – LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC SEES REBASED OCF GROWTH ABOUT 5% IN FY; 09/05/2018 – Vodafone to pay $21.8 bln for Liberty assets to boost European presence

Since August 16, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $27.72 million activity. 2,000 shares were bought by Kadre Manuel, worth $354,960 on Thursday, November 15. 4,125 shares valued at $806,149 were sold by Carey Matt on Thursday, August 16. VADON MARK C bought $2.00 million worth of stock or 11,500 shares. The insider Campbell Ann Marie sold $3.81M. Menear Craig A sold $21.17 million worth of stock. Lennie William G. sold 10,854 shares worth $2.19M.

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. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $164.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. SEB Equity Research maintained the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, August 25 with “Sell” rating. Bernstein initiated The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, February 6 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 31 by PiperJaffray. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 18. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $190 target in Wednesday, November 8 report.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $2.17 EPS, up 28.40% or $0.48 from last year’s $1.69 per share. HD’s profit will be $2.45 billion for 19.91 P/E if the $2.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.51 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.55% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “When Is Home Depot A Buy? – Seeking Alpha” on November 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Lowe’s bounces 3% despite Stifel downgrade – Seeking Alpha” published on November 21, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Home Depot: A Retail Winner – Seeking Alpha” on November 12, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Bets Against Walmart’s Holiday Prospects Continue – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Should I Add Home Depot At These Levels? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.27, from 0.87 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 44 investors sold HD shares while 584 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 572 raised stakes. 764.62 million shares or 0.98% less from 772.16 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Moreover, Fincl Svcs Corp has 0.31% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 3,102 shares. Pennsylvania-based Wedgewood Investors Pa has invested 1.78% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Van Cleef Asset Managementinc has 1.21% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 25,937 shares. Moreover, Tortoise Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.26% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 4,788 shares. Hilltop Holding Inc stated it has 0.47% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). The California-based Dowling And Yahnke Lc has invested 1.27% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Northeast Investment Mngmt owns 17,131 shares. Marvin And Palmer Associate holds 4.25% or 22,142 shares in its portfolio. Norris Perne And French Llp Mi owns 0.06% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 2,033 shares. Maryland-based Profund Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.39% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins Communication stated it has 1.58% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Morgan Stanley has invested 0.51% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Private Ocean Limited Liability Corporation reported 135 shares. Budros Ruhlin Roe has 1,591 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Com stated it has 4,341 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings.

Eqis Capital Management Inc, which manages about $779.38M and $1.66B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kla (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 5,941 shares to 19,646 shares, valued at $2.01 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alphabet Inc by 1,473 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,768 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Series Trust (SDY).

More notable recent Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours Most Active for Nov 28, 2018 : EBAY, EPD, MPLX, QCOM, FDC, QQQ, BKD, KMI, ABEV, LBTYA, FOXA, LBTYK – Nasdaq” on November 28, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Baupost Group’s 13F Shows New Stake in Liberty (LBTYK), Univar (UNVR), Increase in AmerisourceBergen (ABC), (more …) – StreetInsider.com” published on November 13, 2018, Gurufocus.com published: “Seth Klarman Buys 2, Piles Further Into PG&E and Fox in 3rd Quarter – GuruFocus.com” on November 14, 2018. More interesting news about Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Barron’s Picks And Pans: Dollar Tree, Kroger, Volkswagen And More – Yahoo! Finance News” published on November 11, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Nasdaq 100 Movers: NVDA, TSLA – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 19, 2018.

Weik Investment Services Inc, which manages about $228.44 million and $203.37 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) by 12,274 shares to 109,883 shares, valued at $6.09M in 2018Q2, according to the filing.

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