As Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) Stock Price Rose, Pine River Capital Management LP Decreased Holding by $427,868; As Home Depot (HD) Share Price Rose, United Asset Strategies Raised Stake by $4.62 Million

February 21, 2018 - By Louis Casey

United Asset Strategies Inc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 485.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Asset Strategies Inc bought 28,347 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,183 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.59 million, up from 5,836 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Asset Strategies Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $218.03B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $186.71. About 8.92M shares traded or 66.78% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Brian Taylor decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 64.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pine River Capital Management Lp sold 3,626 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.49% with the market. The hedge fund run by Brian Taylor held 1,969 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $233,000, down from 5,595 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pine River Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $30.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $131.56. About 1.16M shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 59 investors sold HD 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. Destination Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.02% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Aristotle Cap Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 2.33 million shares. Sandy Spring Financial Bank stated it has 1.07% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cap One Natl Association holds 99,808 shares. Oakworth Inc has invested 0.26% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Busey Com reported 10,102 shares stake. Wealthtrust has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 3,768 were reported by Beese Fulmer Invest Mngmt Inc. Vontobel Asset reported 0.3% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). South Texas Money Mngmt Limited has 18,414 shares. Magnetar Limited Liability Com owns 0.02% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 6,200 shares. Murphy Mgmt Incorporated reported 2.22% stake. Moreover, Wafra Invest Advisory Gru has 1.25% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Bokf Na reported 83,152 shares stake. Btr Cap Management Incorporated owns 27,027 shares for 0.9% of their portfolio.

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 108 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, December 7 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 19 by S&P Research. Raymond James upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, August 16 to “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, November 15 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 15. The company was maintained on Friday, May 13 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 18. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. Telsey Advisory Group maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, February 22 with “Outperform” rating.

United Asset Strategies Inc, which manages about $731.00 million and $176.37M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 8,683 shares to 45,428 shares, valued at $7.00 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VB) by 6,290 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,961 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $14.57 million activity. The insider Carey Matt sold 32,000 shares worth $5.03 million.

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $16.11 million activity. $772,942 worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) was sold by Liberty Jason T on Thursday, January 25. Lutoff-Perlo Lisa sold 7,404 shares worth $996,208. 14,808 shares were sold by Bayley Michael W, worth $1.81 million on Thursday, December 14.

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.96 EPS, down 3.03% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.99 per share. RCL’s profit will be $225.79 million for 34.26 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.36% negative EPS growth.

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