As Home Depot (HD) Share Value Rose, Holder Gabalex Capital Management Has Lowered Holding; As Morgan Stanley (MS) Market Value Declined, Holder Pittenger & Anderson Cut by $480,090 Its Stake

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Pittenger & Anderson Inc decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 12.47% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pittenger & Anderson Inc sold 12,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 86,375 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.43 million, down from 98,685 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $78.74B market cap company. The stock increased 4.22% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $46.69. About 21.64M shares traded or 67.67% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has declined 22.92% since April 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.29% the S&P500. Some Historical MS News: 23/03/2018 – ONEOK INC OKE.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $62 FROM $59; 18/04/2018 – NextDC Target Price Lifted 14% to A$9.20/Share by Morgan Stanley; 31/05/2018 – City AM: Morgan Stanley’s CEO calls Soros’s prediction of a global crisis ‘ridiculous’; 15/03/2018 – HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC HIK.L : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO 1050P FROM 1000P; 08/04/2018 – INDIA CONSUMER: MORGAN STANLEY SAYS IT CONTINUES TO PREFER DISCRETIONARY CONSUMPTION CATEGORIES; 19/04/2018 – Exclusive – Morgan Stanley launches Hunterstown B loan; 15/03/2018 – MORGAN STANLEY MS.N : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $60 FROM $58; 26/04/2018 – Morgan Stanley B.V. — Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Financial Year Ended 31 December 2017; 10/05/2018 – VOLVO CARS SAID TO PICK GOLDMAN, CITI, MORGAN STANLEY FOR IPO – BLOOMBERG, CITING; 17/04/2018 – Bank of Queensland Target Cut 6.45 to A$10.30/Share by Morgan Stanley

Gabalex Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 10% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gabalex Capital Management Llc sold 10,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 90,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $15.46 million, down from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gabalex Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $225.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $2.37 during the last trading session, reaching $203.85. About 2.94M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 2.32% since April 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.05% the S&P500. Some Historical HD News: 24/04/2018 – necn: BREAKING: Authorities confirm two Dallas police officers have been shot and critically wounded near The Home Depot…; 13/04/2018 – Investigation Relating to 401(k) Plans of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Announced by Stull, Stull & Brody; 15/05/2018 – Home Depot 1Q Gross Profit $8.62B, Up 5.7%; 24/04/2018 – Two Dallas police officers, civilian shot at Home Depot -police; 20/04/2018 – The Morning Download: Home Depot CIO Expands Staff as Tech Plays Bigger Role in Business; 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; 23/05/2018 – Lowe’s sees sales recovery, maintains annual targets; 15/05/2018 – HOME DEPOT INC – ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING STANDARD WILL NOT MATERIALLY IMPACT CO’S CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OR RELATED DISCLOSURES; 24/04/2018 – Two Dallas police officers, civilian shot at Home Depot; 24/04/2018 – Daily Mirror: BREAKING: SWAT team hunts gunman after two police and security guard shot at Home Depot in Texas…

Gabalex Capital Management Llc, which manages about $399.75 million and $319.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 25,000 shares to 125,000 shares, valued at $7.03M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 50,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 350,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON).

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on May, 21. They expect $2.19 EPS, up 5.29% or $0.11 from last year’s $2.08 per share. HD’s profit will be $2.42 billion for 23.27 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.25 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.67% negative EPS growth.

More important recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Home Depot’s Solid 2018 in 3 Charts – The Motley Fool” on March 16, 2019, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – Introducing The Newest Futures Product: Trucking Freight Futures – Benzinga”, Fool.com published: “Is Lowe’s a Buy? – The Motley Fool” on April 13, 2019. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Home Depot Stock Could Be Headed for Some Hard Times – Investorplace.com” with publication date: April 05, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q4 2018. 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. Cincinnati owns 145,446 shares. Meyer Handelman owns 140,715 shares or 1.37% of their US portfolio. Gamble Jones Invest Counsel reported 21,133 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Kimelman And Baird Llc, New York-based fund reported 139,680 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Lc has invested 0.06% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). The Washington-based Saturna has invested 0.05% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). 41,783 are owned by Navellier & Inc. Lakeview Cap Prns Ltd invested in 3.21% or 25,678 shares. Round Table Services Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% or 1,489 shares in its portfolio. Bancorporation stated it has 39,982 shares. First Fin In has invested 0.22% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Clough Cap Ptnrs Ltd Partnership holds 0.08% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 3,800 shares. Boston Rech And Inc owns 9,775 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. Mgmt Professionals has 43 shares. Tdam Usa invested in 1.31% or 105,046 shares.

Since November 14, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $22.20 million activity. The insider Hewett Wayne M. bought 250 shares worth $42,405. Kadre Manuel had bought 1,000 shares worth $169,330. 11,500 shares valued at $2.00 million were bought by VADON MARK C on Monday, November 19. Menear Craig A had sold 117,327 shares worth $21.17M. 13,457 shares were sold by Campbell Ann Marie, worth $2.32M.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $1.35 EPS, down 6.90% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.45 per share. MS’s profit will be $2.28B for 8.65 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 84.93% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.03 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 80 investors sold MS shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 1.42 billion shares or 0.56% less from 1.43 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Cornerstone Advisors Inc has 0.05% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 6,363 shares. 1.14M were reported by Factory Mutual. Stevens Cap Mngmt Lp holds 40,805 shares. Illinois-based Cna Finance has invested 0.43% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). First Interstate State Bank holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 8,091 shares. Clark Cap Mngmt Grp Inc accumulated 946,317 shares or 1.01% of the stock. Ameriprise Fincl invested in 0.28% or 14.03 million shares. Affinity Inv Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 1.69% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 244,407 shares. Fincl Counselors holds 0.01% or 6,330 shares in its portfolio. Nordea Management reported 0.04% stake. Georgia-based Crawford Invest Counsel Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Dorsey Whitney Limited Liability Corp reported 7,223 shares stake. Bessemer Grp owns 5.06 million shares or 0.87% of their US portfolio. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 13,536 shares. Monetary Grp Inc holds 0.02% or 1,250 shares.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) – JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo Kick Off Earnings Season With Strong Q1 Results – Benzinga” on April 12, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Freeport-McMoRan, Morgan Stanley and Hartford Financial Services Group – Investorplace.com” published on April 05, 2019, 247Wallst.com published: “Big Banks in the Spotlight as Earnings Season Rolls Out – 24/7 Wall St.” on April 14, 2019. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Keurig Dr Pepper Inc Is Losing Its Fizz – Investorplace.com” published on April 12, 2019 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “UPDATE: Morgan Stanley (MS) President Colm Kelleher to Retire at End of June – Bloomberg – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: March 28, 2019.

Pittenger & Anderson Inc, which manages about $1.04B and $1.09 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHC) by 14,549 shares to 15,899 shares, valued at $463,000 in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 5,557 shares in the quarter, for a total of 24,871 shares, and has risen its stake in Total S A (NYSE:TOT).

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