Oracle (ORCL) Shareholder Saturna Capital Has Increased Its Position by $357,600; San Francisco Sentry Investment Group Ca Maintains Position in Home Depot (HD)

February 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Saturna Capital Corp increased its stake in Oracle (ORCL) by 1.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saturna Capital Corp bought 7,450 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 676,602 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.73M, up from 669,152 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saturna Capital Corp who had been investing in Oracle for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $209.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $50.71. About 11.10M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

San Francisco Sentry Investment Group Ca increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 35.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group Ca bought 8,853 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 33,923 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.55 million, up from 25,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group Ca who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $218.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $186.97. About 7.62 million shares traded or 44.24% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 498 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 2.32 billion shares or 1.54% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Counselors, Missouri-based fund reported 47,284 shares. Altavista Wealth Mgmt owns 11,020 shares. Cambridge Advsrs Inc owns 10,370 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Limited Com reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Swiss Commercial Bank accumulated 11.61M shares. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise Finance Inc has invested 0.23% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Burt Wealth Advsrs reported 0.1% stake. American Ins Tx owns 253,484 shares. Eagle Global Limited Liability Com holds 6,050 shares. Capital Investment Ltd Liability Co has 79,177 shares. Pennsylvania-based Wheatland Advsr has invested 0.25% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Burke & Herbert Bancorporation & Tru reported 7,611 shares. Sentinel Lba stated it has 19,046 shares. Aviance Cap Partners Llc holds 9,470 shares. Veritas Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership reported 5.39% stake.

Saturna Capital Corp, which manages about $3.98 billion and $3.09 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Asml Holding Ny (NASDAQ:ASML) by 88,200 shares to 334,400 shares, valued at $57.25 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) by 8,777 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,285 shares, and cut its stake in Convergys (NYSE:CVG).

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 105 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 16 by Wedbush. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. Raymond James maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Friday, September 15. Raymond James has “Buy” rating and $55.0 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8. Canaccord Genuity maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Monday, May 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal Weight” on Friday, June 23. Canaccord Genuity maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Wednesday, March 16. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $45 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by BTIG Research.

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 107 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Friday, September 8. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $164.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Sell” rating by SEB Equity Research on Tuesday, August 25. Telsey Advisory Group maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, November 15. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $180 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Monday, December 4. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $127 target in Tuesday, August 18 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Guggenheim. As per Wednesday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $14.57 million activity. $2.26 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn. Carey Matt had sold 41,396 shares worth $7.58 million on Friday, December 8.

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