Home Depot (HD) Holder Aull & Monroe Investment Management Decreased Its Position by $420,147; Farmers Trust Co Has Decreased Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding by $899,330; Stock Declined

April 24, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 7.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp sold 2,223 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,246 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.35 million, down from 30,469 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $202.38 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.18% or $2.09 during the last trading session, reaching $175.57. About 3.11M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Farmers Trust Co decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 8.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers Trust Co sold 6,470 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,192 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.81M, down from 76,662 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farmers Trust Co who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $337.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.985 during the last trading session, reaching $125.845. About 4.33M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 51 investors sold HD shares while 662 reduced holdings. 164 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 788.59 million shares or 0.96% less from 796.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Forbes J M Limited Liability Partnership reported 4,249 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Investment Counsel Limited Liability Corp has 4.07% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 118,216 shares. Cap Invest Advsr has invested 2.27% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Goelzer Invest Mngmt, a Indiana-based fund reported 1,752 shares. Ativo Cap Management Lc reported 5,230 shares stake. Smith Moore Commerce reported 0.47% stake. Harris Associate LP holds 0% or 3,150 shares. Sii Invests Wi owns 22,332 shares or 0.44% of their US portfolio. Cornercap Counsel holds 0.1% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 3,942 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Co has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Eagleclaw Cap Managment Lc invested in 4.31% or 45,082 shares. Cypress Cap Gru has invested 0.85% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Mackenzie Fincl Corporation accumulated 317,629 shares. Hancock Holding holds 83,150 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Trustco Fincl Bank Corporation N Y holds 0.44% or 2,275 shares.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $36.57 million activity. Decker Edward P. had sold 17,660 shares worth $3.31 million on Tuesday, February 27. $7.58M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) was sold by Carey Matt on Friday, December 8. Shares for $3.00 million were bought by BRENNEMAN GREGORY D on Wednesday, March 21. 113,687 The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares with value of $20.89M were sold by Menear Craig A. On Thursday, December 7 Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 10,916 shares. $1.19M worth of stock was bought by CODINA ARMANDO M on Friday, March 2.

Among 34 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 116 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 23. Robert W. Baird maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Tuesday, August 15. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $17500 target. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 18. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, November 28 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 10. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 13. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, August 17 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 8 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 21 by Citigroup.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on May, 15. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 24.55% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.67 per share. HD’s profit will be $2.40B for 21.10 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual earnings per share reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.08% EPS growth.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $20.17 million activity.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 100 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 26 to “Market Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Alembic to “Underweight” on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Sell” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, May 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 29 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, June 13. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Compton Mgmt Incorporated Ri accumulated 1.67% or 27,928 shares. Boston Family Office Limited Liability owns 2.38% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 155,414 shares. Naples Global Ltd Liability holds 0.85% or 20,572 shares in its portfolio. Cap One National Association owns 123,659 shares. Armstrong Henry H Assoc Inc reported 501,392 shares. Usa Portformulas Corporation invested in 17,419 shares. Focused Investors Limited Liability Corporation invested 6.19% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Sns Gp reported 0.57% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 19,164 are owned by Sii Inc Wi. Brandywine Global Invest Mgmt Limited Liability invested 2.03% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Rowland Counsel Adv holds 3.89% or 70,773 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Sb Investments owns 2,720 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Round Table Limited Liability Corporation reported 4,966 shares. Moreover, Mckinley Carter Wealth Serv has 0.43% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Stack Mgmt Incorporated invested in 1.19% or 84,549 shares.

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