14.97% to Target, Jefferies Maintains Buy Rating for Home Depot (HD) Stock; Sentinel Asset Management Has Raised By $2.69 Million Its Maximus (MMS) Position

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. has $230.0 highest and $106 lowest target. $176.49’s average target is -9.01% below currents $193.97 stock price. The Home Depot Inc. had 106 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, August 16 to “Outperform” rating. As per Wednesday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Wednesday, November 18 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Friday, December 22. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $209.0 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $189.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, November 18. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, August 15 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, January 26. Robert W. Baird maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating.

Sentinel Asset Management Inc increased Maximus Inc. (MMS) stake by 20.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sentinel Asset Management Inc acquired 42,105 shares as Maximus Inc. (MMS)’s stock rose 6.69%. The Sentinel Asset Management Inc holds 245,860 shares with $15.86M value, up from 203,755 last quarter. Maximus Inc. now has $4.42 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.44% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $67.78. About 488,363 shares traded or 29.81% up from the average. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has risen 15.99% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold The Home Depot, Inc. 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. Congress Asset Management Company Ma has invested 1.25% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). First Foundation Advisors invested in 0.08% or 9,095 shares. Asset Management Gru invested in 1,262 shares. Beck Mack & Oliver Limited Liability holds 22,264 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. 7,270 are owned by Bank Of The Ozarks. Metropolitan Life Insur Com New York reported 611,550 shares stake. Brown Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 15,193 shares. 13,553 are owned by Willingdon Wealth Management. Alley Co Ltd Liability holds 2.28% or 38,384 shares in its portfolio. Pure Fincl Inc owns 4,964 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. 7,263 were accumulated by Marble Harbor Investment Counsel Lc. Cetera Advsrs Limited Co holds 0.26% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 26,466 shares. Illinois-based Nadler Group Inc Inc has invested 0.13% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Winslow Cap Management Limited reported 1.7% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Victory Capital Management has 165,034 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.62 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.44 per share. HD’s profit will be $1.89B for 29.93 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual earnings per share reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.96% negative EPS growth.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company has market cap of $226.51 billion. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me , and professional customers. It has a 26.94 P/E ratio. The firm offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM clients through third-party installers.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. Carey Matt sold $5.03 million worth of stock or 32,000 shares. Roseborough Teresa Wynn had sold 10,916 shares worth $1.97M on Thursday, December 7. $1.63M worth of stock was sold by Campbell Ann Marie on Wednesday, August 16.

The stock decreased 2.97% or $5.93 during the last trading session, reaching $193.97. About 6.18 million shares traded or 27.60% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $9.06 million activity. On Thursday, August 31 the insider Caswell Bruce sold $481,840. MONTONI RICHARD A sold 29,203 shares worth $1.76M. RUDDY RAYMOND B also sold $1.57M worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) shares. $195,840 worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) was sold by FRANCIS DAVID on Thursday, October 5. 2,700 MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) shares with value of $194,400 were sold by Andrekovich Mark. On Monday, August 14 LEDERER PAUL R sold $133,903 worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) or 2,200 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MAXIMUS had 33 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity initiated the shares of MMS in report on Wednesday, September 16 with “Hold” rating. Sidoti downgraded MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Tuesday, November 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, November 10. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 31 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 18 by Jefferies. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, February 4.

Sentinel Asset Management Inc decreased Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) stake by 2,100 shares to 72,200 valued at $22.61 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) stake by 17,705 shares and now owns 289,515 shares. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 22 investors sold MMS shares while 77 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 57.34 million shares or 3.44% less from 59.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cantab Capital Ptnrs Llp has 0.12% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 12,913 shares. Nationwide Fund reported 0.09% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Lucus Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 5,404 shares. California-based Neumeier Poma Counsel Lc has invested 2.37% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Brown Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 7,664 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Prtn Llp holds 0.02% or 5,541 shares. Utd Automobile Association has 0% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 9,390 shares. California-based Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Stifel reported 9,145 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Navellier And has 6,328 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 0% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 5,352 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Assocs reported 0.01% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Profund Advisors Ltd Llc invested in 0.02% or 9,268 shares. Brown Advisory has 0.25% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 1.18 million shares. Old National Bank & Trust In owns 3,810 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.