As Whitestone Reit (WSR) Stock Value Declined, Shareholder Credit Suisse Ag Has Boosted Its Holding; Boston Partners Has Lowered Home Depot (HD) Position by $44.48 Million

May 18, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

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Credit Suisse Ag increased its stake in Whitestone Reit (WSR) by 88.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Credit Suisse Ag bought 27,847 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 59,356 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $854,000, up from 31,509 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Credit Suisse Ag who had been investing in Whitestone Reit for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $467.64M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $11.44. About 393,227 shares traded or 1.82% up from the average. Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has declined 24.22% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.77% the S&P500.

Boston Partners decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 9.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Partners sold 235,325 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.26M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $428.86 million, down from 2.50M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Partners who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $213.63B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $185.33. About 4.23 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.91 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 11 investors sold WSR shares while 28 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 20.22 million shares or 11.89% more from 18.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bb&T Lc holds 16,187 shares. Comerica Comml Bank holds 39,431 shares. 61,166 were reported by Raymond James Fincl Advisors Inc. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 7,610 shares. New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Schnieders Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.07% or 11,700 shares. Sector Pension Board holds 0% or 24,100 shares. Us Comml Bank De owns 3,190 shares. Plante Moran Fincl Limited Liability Company reported 2,000 shares. Pnc Fin Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) for 1,145 shares. State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Wellington Gp Llp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Commercial Bank Of America De reported 72,455 shares. Alliancebernstein LP holds 283,639 shares. 30,552 are held by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans.

Credit Suisse Ag, which manages about $41.97B and $112.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (NASDAQ:HCSG) by 38,349 shares to 67,145 shares, valued at $3.54 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Independent Bank Corp Mass (NASDAQ:INDB) by 7,714 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 18,371 shares, and cut its stake in Nucor Corp (Put) (NYSE:NUE).

Since March 5, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $53,250 activity. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $26,625 was made by MASTANDREA JAMES C on Monday, March 5.

Among 7 analysts covering Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Whitestone REIT had 20 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Ladenburg maintained the shares of WSR in report on Friday, August 18 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, January 22 with “Hold”. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14.0 target in Friday, December 1 report. The stock of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Maxim Group. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 30 by Maxim Group. The stock of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Hilliard Lyons. The stock of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Maxim Group.

More notable recent Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Stocks Paying Monthly Dividends That You Should Consider Buying” on May 11, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Whitestone REIT Mails Letter to Shareholders” published on May 04, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Whitestone REIT (WSR) Reports In-Line Q1 EPS” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Whitestone REIT Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “KBS Releases Letter to Shareholders of Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) Urging Them to Support Its Slate of …” with publication date: April 23, 2018.

Among 36 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 120 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $154 target in Wednesday, August 17 report. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, May 16. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $22500 target. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Saturday, August 29. Longbow maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 14 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, August 16 to “Outperform”. Barclays Capital maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, August 16. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $165 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. Whittier Tru Com Of Nevada holds 0.52% or 32,182 shares in its portfolio. Oakwood Cap Mgmt Llc Ca stated it has 1.25% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Rmb Capital Management Limited Liability has 0.16% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Atria Invs Ltd reported 0.18% stake. Pension Serv reported 0.95% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Foster Dykema Cabot Ma holds 0.15% or 4,757 shares in its portfolio. Fort Point Cap Prtnrs Lc invested in 0.35% or 4,015 shares. Diligent Ltd Liability Com owns 2,622 shares. First Business Financial Serv Inc holds 0.19% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 5,556 shares. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc invested in 0.01% or 100 shares. Adell Harriman Carpenter Inc invested 2.17% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 5,069 shares. Smithfield holds 0.23% or 9,729 shares in its portfolio. Ronna Sue Cohen reported 1,200 shares. Camelot Portfolios Llc invested 0.24% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Boston Partners, which manages about $53.18 billion and $84.89 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) by 13,998 shares to 3.95M shares, valued at $223.47M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:ALK) by 90,429 shares in the quarter, for a total of 132,613 shares, and has risen its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ).

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Home Depot’s (HD) CEO Craig Menear on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Home Depot: The Street Underappreciates This Reality” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Home Depot Building For The Long Haul” on April 21, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “3 Things to Watch in Lowe’s Earnings” published on May 18, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Why Home Depot Got Hammered After Earnings” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $36.57 million activity. On Friday, December 8 the insider Carey Matt sold $7.58M. Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97 million worth of stock. Another trade for 113,687 shares valued at $20.89M was sold by Menear Craig A. The insider BRENNEMAN GREGORY D bought 16,827 shares worth $3.00 million. Campbell Ann Marie also sold $7.02 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Thursday, February 22. CODINA ARMANDO M had bought 6,650 shares worth $1.19M.

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