First Quadrant LP Lifted Benchmark Electronics (BHE) Holding; Weatherly Asset Management Has Increased Its Home Depot (HD) Stake

December 6, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

First Quadrant LP increased Benchmark Electronics Inc (BHE) stake by 234.8% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Quadrant LP acquired 57,525 shares as Benchmark Electronics Inc (BHE)’s stock declined 4.45%. The First Quadrant LP holds 82,025 shares with $2.65 million value, up from 24,500 last quarter. Benchmark Electronics Inc now has $1.49 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $29.9. About 13,068 shares traded. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has risen 60.40% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.70% the S&P500.

Weatherly Asset Management increased Home Depot Inc (HD) stake by 4.6% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Weatherly Asset Management acquired 2,456 shares as Home Depot Inc (HD)’s stock rose 9.30%. The Weatherly Asset Management holds 55,832 shares with $8.57M value, up from 53,376 last quarter. Home Depot Inc now has $209.81B valuation. The stock decreased 1.74% or $3.18 during the last trading session, reaching $179.67. About 1.51M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 15 investors sold BHE shares while 66 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 46.52 million shares or 2.16% less from 47.55 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Anchor Cap Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 49,171 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. 808 were reported by Smith Asset Management Group Incorporated Lp. Gsa Cap Partners Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Strs Ohio has 31,900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Geode Cap Llc accumulated 583,309 shares. Laurion Capital Mngmt Lp holds 0% or 22,123 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt has 0.09% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 136,450 shares. Tfs Ltd Liability holds 10,158 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 54,235 shares. Moreover, New York State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Prudential Finance stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Corp accumulated 312 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 12,484 shares. Iowa-based Principal Fincl Group has invested 0.01% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Leuthold Grp Inc Lc holds 0.4% or 115,156 shares in its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Benchmark Electronics had 17 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) rating on Thursday, October 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. The stock of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 23. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Needham. The rating was initiated by Berenberg on Friday, May 27 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 31. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 30 by Needham. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Needham. The rating was downgraded by Cross Research to “Sell” on Friday, October 21.

First Quadrant LP decreased Knoll Inc (NYSE:KNL) stake by 47,274 shares to 4,073 valued at $82,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Omega Protein Corp (NYSE:OME) stake by 20,718 shares and now owns 24,000 shares. Amc Networks Inc A (NASDAQ:AMCX) was reduced too.

Among 31 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 92 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, June 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Piper Jaffray. Morgan Stanley upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Thursday, February 23 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 18 by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, September 13. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, November 30 with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17600 target in Tuesday, July 18 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 38 investors sold HD shares while 632 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes. 822.13 million shares or 1.82% less from 837.36 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Lc holds 47,457 shares. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment invested in 54,025 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Assetmark Inc has 0.01% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Chartist Ca invested in 0% or 2,214 shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 1,262 shares. Guyasuta Advisors reported 16,457 shares. Catalyst Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 0.21% or 32,261 shares. Alley Ltd Liability has 37,975 shares. Main Street Ltd Liability Corp has 76,739 shares. Markel reported 920,000 shares. Baring Asset Management Limited owns 13,946 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Greystone Managed holds 0.52% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 73,086 shares. 8,715 are held by Schmidt P J Invest Mgmt Inc. St Germain D J Inc has invested 0.09% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Benin has 0.19% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 2,891 shares.

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