Home Depot (HD) Holder Stonebridge Capital Advisors Lowered Position by $429,786 as Stock Price Declined; Quidel (QDEL) Stake Raised by York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc

May 21, 2018 - By Moses P. Lee

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Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 4.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc sold 2,274 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,914 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.03 million, down from 55,188 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $218.89B market cap company. The stock increased 1.32% or $2.4722 during the last trading session, reaching $189.8922. About 1.79M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

James Dinan increased its stake in Quidel Corp (QDEL) by 50.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc bought 40,243 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.06% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by James Dinan held 120,371 shares of the in vitro & in vivo diagnostic substances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.22 million, up from 80,128 at the end of the previous reported quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc who had been investing in Quidel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.41B market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $64.28. About 77,239 shares traded. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 128.16% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 116.61% the S&P500.

More news for Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Quidel’s (QDEL) CEO Doug Bryant on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 09, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “Quidel to Present at UBS Global Healthcare Conference” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 18 investors sold QDEL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 30.94 million shares or 0.83% more from 30.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Shellback Cap Lp has invested 1.21% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Metropolitan Life New York invested in 9,220 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Lazard Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 0% or 14,397 shares. Aristotle Capital Boston Limited Liability accumulated 314,402 shares or 0.99% of the stock. Fred Alger holds 985,376 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc invested in 27,800 shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 132,596 shares in its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 321 shares. Invesco Ltd has 0% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Birchview Limited Partnership invested in 0.99% or 38,975 shares. Hbk Invs LP holds 0% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 5,047 shares. New York-based Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc has invested 0.01% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Great West Life Assurance Can owns 4,642 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles Management Inc accumulated 192,647 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $15.81 million activity. Shares for $661,529 were sold by Kroll Werner on Friday, December 8. $188,080 worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) was sold by SCHULER JACK W. 110,704 shares valued at $4.40 million were sold by Bujarski Robert Joseph on Friday, December 15. $1.35M worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) was sold by BORKAR RATAN S on Wednesday, January 3. STEWARD RANDALL J had sold 36,383 shares worth $1.46M.

York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc, which manages about $4.13B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 2.15 million shares to 1.46M shares, valued at $133.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tribune Media Co by 1.09M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.32 million shares, and cut its stake in Gcp Applied Technologies Inc.

Among 9 analysts covering Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Quidel had 36 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by C.L. King on Thursday, January 4. Raymond James upgraded Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) on Monday, June 13 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) earned “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 22. CL King upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 4 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 19. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by William Blair. Raymond James maintained the shares of QDEL in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Outperform” rating. Craig Hallum downgraded the shares of QDEL in report on Friday, October 23 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by Raymond James. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22.0 target in Friday, January 8 report.

Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $829.10 million and $436.91 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 2,805 shares to 8,514 shares, valued at $1.88M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 79,036 shares in the quarter, for a total of 312,620 shares, and has risen its stake in Intl Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM).

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. Telsey Advisory Group maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, December 4 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Monday, February 5. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $223.0 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, August 16 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 7 by Telsey Advisory Group. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of HD in report on Tuesday, August 18 with “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 25 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18.

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Can Online Sales Drive Growth For Home Depot In The First Quarter?” on May 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Home Depot’s (HD) CEO Craig Menear Hosts 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting (Transcript)” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Home Depot: With Expected 28% EPS Growth In FY18, Mr. Market Is Short-Sighted” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Home Depot, Inc. (HD) a Buy?” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Home Depot: The Street Underappreciates This Reality” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $36.57 million activity. 113,687 shares valued at $20.89M were sold by Menear Craig A on Wednesday, February 21. On Thursday, February 22 Campbell Ann Marie sold $7.02 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 37,680 shares. Roseborough Teresa Wynn had sold 10,916 shares worth $1.97M. The insider BRENNEMAN GREGORY D bought 16,827 shares worth $3.00 million. $7.58 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) was sold by Carey Matt. CODINA ARMANDO M had bought 6,650 shares worth $1.19 million on Friday, March 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. 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. Bkd Wealth reported 0.16% stake. Moreover, Fragasso Grp Inc has 0.06% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Cap Interest Limited Ca holds 14,528 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley owns 10,928 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Colony Grp Lc invested 0.29% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Boston Common Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has 1.18% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0.78% or 14.23 million shares in its portfolio. Clear Harbor Asset Management Lc holds 3,030 shares. Marco Invest Management Ltd Liability Co, Georgia-based fund reported 70,325 shares. Texas Yale holds 1.83% or 112,148 shares. Trillium Asset Mngmt Ltd Co reported 1.31% stake. Royal Retail Bank Of Scotland Group Public Ltd Com invested in 0.23% or 5,432 shares. Buffington Mohr Mcneal accumulated 5,194 shares. Capital Management has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Town & Country Bank & Trust & Communications Dba First Bankers Communications owns 17,216 shares.

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