St Germain D J Co Increases Stake in Home Depot (HD); As Microsoft (MSFT) Market Value Rose, Shareholder Nexus Investment Management Has Lowered Stake

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Nexus Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 4.97% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nexus Investment Management Inc sold 14,065 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 268,793 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $27.30 million, down from 282,858 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nexus Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $889.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 54.63M shares traded or 61.44% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 30/05/2018 – Local leaders champion a “region of inclusion” heading into July Special Olympics USA Games; 16/05/2018 – ValueAct Dumps Microsoft, Express Scripts — Barron’s Blog; 16/05/2018 – Boston Scientific Announces Schedule of Presentations at EuroPCR 2018; 30/05/2018 – Veritas Complements Microsoft Office 365 Environments with Enterprise-Grade Data Protection and Governance; 23/05/2018 – CFSC wins Microsoft 2018 IMPACT Citizenship Award; 25/04/2018 – Forbes Magazine Names FTI Consulting to America’s Best Management Consulting Firms List for Third Consecutive Year; 29/03/2018 – Windows chief Terry Myerson out as Microsoft reorganizes; 12/04/2018 – PRODWARE SA ALPRO.PA – CHOSEN BY JERUSALEM FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF ITS SERVICES ON MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365; 12/04/2018 – StartMonday updates its CareerChain release plans; 18/05/2018 – PayPal expands retail payments with $2.2 bln iZettle buy

St Germain D J Co Inc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 15.18% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. St Germain D J Co Inc bought 2,102 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,951 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.74 million, up from 13,849 at the end of the previous reported quarter. St Germain D J Co Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $205.83B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $182.23. About 8.06M shares traded or 62.33% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 2.32% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.05% the S&P500. Some Historical HD News: 05/03/2018 Rep. Ryan: THURSDAY: Speaker Ryan to Visit Home Depot Headquarters in Atlanta; 18/04/2018 – HOME DEPOT TECH HIRE PART OF ITS $11.1B 3 YR INVESTMENT PLAN; 15/05/2018 – HOME DEPOT 1Q CALL HAS ENDED; 24/04/2018 – KVUE News: Sources: 2 Dallas PD officers, 1 security guard shot at Home Depot in north Dalla; 14/03/2018 – American Cannabis Company, Inc. Secures New Online Distribution Channels with Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon for SoHum Living Soils and Dr. Maríjane Root Probiotic; 15/05/2018 – Home Depot Backs View of FY18 EPS Up About 28%; 24/04/2018 – FOX 4 NEWS: Sources say this is the suspect Dallas PD is searching for in connection with two officers & one civilian shot at H; 09/03/2018 – Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless; 25/04/2018 – Spectrum News Austin: BREAKING: Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander has died after a shooting at a Home Depot yesterday; 15/03/2018 – CPSC: Tents Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours Most Active for Mar 13, 2019 : MSFT, LLY, F, CMCSA, PFE, FOX, CTL, HPQ, PCG, AMD, AAPL, ENDP – Nasdaq” on March 13, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft’s (MSFT) HoloLens 2 Steals the Show at MWC 2019 – Nasdaq” published on February 26, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Technology Sector Update for 03/06/2019: QTT, SE, LOGI, AAPL, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on March 06, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “After Hours Most Active for Mar 11, 2019 : AMD, FB, MSFT, XOG, UAL, SFIX – Nasdaq” published on March 11, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “8 Stocks to Buy Whose Products America Loves – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 28, 2019.

Nexus Investment Management Inc, which manages about $572.44 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) by 22,850 shares to 252,738 shares, valued at $9.34M in 2018Q4, according to the filing.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.00 earnings per share, up 5.26% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.95 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $7.67 billion for 28.98 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09% negative EPS growth.

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $58.46 million activity. Another trade for 4,000 shares valued at $432,000 was sold by Capossela Christopher C. 267,466 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $28.35M were sold by Nadella Satya. Shares for $2.15 million were sold by BROD FRANK H on Wednesday, October 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold MSFT shares while 925 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 758 raised stakes. 5.48 billion shares or 3.82% more from 5.28 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Roof Eidam & Maycock Adv reported 3,736 shares. 38,519 are held by Zevenbergen Cap Limited. The Minnesota-based Palisade Asset Limited Liability has invested 3.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Proffitt And Goodson invested in 0.45% or 16,031 shares. 3.42 million were reported by Natixis. Avalon Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 1.91% or 729,740 shares. Nordea Mngmt Ab invested in 2.55% or 9.01M shares. Alesco Advsr Limited Liability Corp reported 9,947 shares. Blair William & Com Il reported 2.89% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shufro Rose Limited Com holds 164,710 shares. Menlo Advsrs accumulated 51,026 shares or 4.03% of the stock. Icm Asset Mngmt Inc Wa owns 205,145 shares for 18.32% of their portfolio. Jaffetilchin Partners Ltd Liability Com stated it has 8,703 shares. Harding Loevner LP holds 1.50M shares or 0.88% of its portfolio. Athena Capital Advsrs Ltd Company invested 3.35% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

St Germain D J Co Inc, which manages about $1.01B and $842.71 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 5,518 shares to 96,027 shares, valued at $6.15M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV) by 22,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 299,348 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr S&P U S Pfd Stock I (PFF).

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Wednesday’s Vital Data: Macy’s, Home Depot and Bank of America – Investorplace.com” on February 27, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Will 80,000 Seasonal Workers Improve Home Depot’s Customer Service? – 24/7 Wall St.” published on March 05, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – Maersk’s CEO Touts Ease Of Booking Ocean Freight, Putting Freight Forwarders On Notice – Benzinga” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI), Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – FEMA Contractor Lipsey Logistics CEO Arrested For Cocaine Distribution That Includes Kids – Benzinga” published on March 13, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Home Depot (HD) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 15, 2019.

Since November 14, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $22.20 million activity. Kadre Manuel had bought 1,000 shares worth $169,330. 250 shares were bought by Hewett Wayne M., worth $42,405. Menear Craig A sold $21.17 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, November 14. On Wednesday, November 28 Campbell Ann Marie sold $2.32 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 13,457 shares. On Friday, December 7 the insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.28M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.97 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 81 investors sold HD shares while 616 reduced holdings. 129 funds opened positions while 557 raised stakes. 764.07 million shares or 1.20% more from 755.02 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Pioneer Financial Bank N A Or invested in 3,351 shares. Garnet Equity Holdg Incorporated has invested 8.05% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Jaffetilchin Invest Prtn Llc has 0.07% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Mairs And holds 316,360 shares or 0.73% of its portfolio. Odey Asset Mgmt Grp Inc Ltd accumulated 11,400 shares. Investec Asset Mgmt has invested 0.08% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Inverness Counsel Lc has invested 1.6% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Advisory Gp invested 0.3% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Broderick Brian C holds 27,338 shares. Tiemann Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.71% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Amalgamated Bancorp accumulated 169,624 shares. B Riley Wealth Mngmt stated it has 0.57% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Willingdon Wealth Mngmt holds 18,507 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale, Germany-based fund reported 553,091 shares. Covington Mngmt has invested 1.06% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

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