As Essex Ppty Tr (ESS) Shares Rose, Shareholder Gideon Capital Advisors Lowered Holding; Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Increased Its Home Depot Com (HD) Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Gideon Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Essex Ppty Tr Inc (ESS) by 69.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc sold 2,142 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 929 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $236,000, down from 3,071 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Essex Ppty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $3.42 during the last trading session, reaching $228.18. About 69,979 shares traded. Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has risen 15.01% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc Com (HD) by 24.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Llc bought 2,139 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,837 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.80 million, up from 8,698 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $214.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.5945 during the last trading session, reaching $184.0955. About 1.79 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

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 company was maintained on Wednesday, November 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Monday, August 17. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Hold” rating and $106 target. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. Argus Research maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 23 by Nomura. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, February 22. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, August 16 to “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Thursday, November 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, October 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 11,500 shares. Gateway Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.07% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Amica Retiree Med holds 0.96% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 7,480 shares. Chatham Capital holds 0.23% or 5,018 shares. Epoch Prns stated it has 1.46% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 2,656 were accumulated by Lourd Cap Llc. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Llc has 0.51% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Horan Cap Advsr Ltd Llc has 17,803 shares for 1.79% of their portfolio. Moreover, Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt Com has 0.16% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Laurel Grove Cap Limited Liability invested 0.63% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Deutsche Bank Ag has invested 0.51% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 74,225 were accumulated by Bluecrest Capital Ltd. Smith Howard Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc invested 0.27% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Lynch Assoc In has 0.34% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Roberts Glore And Il invested in 0.31% or 2,944 shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $16.83 million activity. Campbell Ann Marie sold $1.63 million worth of stock or 10,717 shares. Carey Matt sold $5.03M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Thursday, September 7.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $4.07 million activity. 600 shares were sold by Kleiman Angela L., worth $148,296. $44,592 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) shares were sold by ZIMMERMAN CRAIG K. EUDY JOHN D sold $420,308 worth of stock. SCORDELIS BYRON A sold 6,265 shares worth $1.68M.

Among 26 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Essex Property Trust had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) on Tuesday, February 9 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 15 by Evercore. On Friday, September 18 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, May 2 by Mizuho. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, January 24. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, January 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold ESS shares while 118 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 62.90 million shares or 2.83% less from 64.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern Tru Corporation stated it has 1.12M shares. Bankshares Of America De reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Ing Groep Nv invested in 0.01% or 2,103 shares. Brown Advisory Inc holds 0% or 1,356 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Partners owns 8,358 shares. Oakbrook Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.04% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Gulf Bank & Trust (Uk) Limited invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). 1,440 were accumulated by Conning Inc. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Co has 1,564 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management holds 0.15% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) or 6,100 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Fire Grp holds 5,347 shares. 3,796 are owned by Whittier Trust Company. The United Kingdom-based Lmr Partners Llp has invested 0.09% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Kempen Cap Management Nv holds 0.29% or 14,614 shares in its portfolio.

Gideon Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $340.51M and $101.43M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) by 9,820 shares to 17,317 shares, valued at $584,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hcp Inc (NYSE:HCP) by 21,473 shares in the quarter, for a total of 29,306 shares, and has risen its stake in Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS).

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