Washington Trust Bank Has Raised Home Depot Inc/The (HD) Stake; Bovie Medical (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) Sellers Decreased By 25.94% Their Shorts

Washington Trust Bank increased Home Depot Inc/The (HD) stake by 105.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Washington Trust Bank acquired 22,997 shares as Home Depot Inc/The (HD)’s stock rose 9.30%. The Washington Trust Bank holds 44,771 shares with $7.32M value, up from 21,774 last quarter. Home Depot Inc/The now has $236.06 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $202.15. About 756,870 shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) had a decrease of 25.94% in short interest. BVX’s SI was 338,600 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 25.94% from 457,200 shares previously. With 82,200 avg volume, 4 days are for Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX)’s short sellers to cover BVX’s short positions. The SI to Bovie Medical Corporation’s float is 1.45%. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $2.32. About 25,246 shares traded. Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) has risen 28.74% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.04% the S&P500.

Bovie Medical Corporation, a medical device company, develops, makes, and markets electrosurgical devices and technologies, and related medical products used in doctor's offices, surgery centers, and hospitals worldwide. The company has market cap of $76.24 million. The firm provides electrosurgical products, including desiccators, generators, electrodes, electrosurgical pencils, and various ancillary disposable products used during surgical procedures in gynecology, urology, plastic surgery, dermatology, veterinary, and other surgical markets for the cutting and coagulation of tissue. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers electrosurgical disposables comprising Resistick II, a proprietary coating applied to stainless steel that resist eschar during surgery; and disposable laparoscopic electrodes for use by physicians in the areas of gynecology, general surgery, and urology.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 6 investors sold Bovie Medical Corporation shares while 8 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 8.25 million shares or 5.67% more from 7.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life The holds 2,983 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Atria Invs Lc reported 0% in Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX). Northern Trust has 79,399 shares. Perkins Cap Management owns 623,685 shares for 2.21% of their portfolio. Cortina Asset Mngmt Ltd Com owns 926,666 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Icm Asset Mgmt Wa reported 11,830 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo Mn owns 0% invested in Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) for 9,440 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh invested in 13,000 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability reported 64 shares. Geode Capital Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX). Blackrock reported 0% in Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX). Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers reported 490,000 shares. Moreover, Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) for 1,500 shares. Renaissance Tech reported 333,300 shares stake. Raymond James Advsrs holds 0% or 109,950 shares in its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Somerville Kurt F reported 63,784 shares. Logan Cap Inc holds 1.55% or 132,692 shares in its portfolio. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Ltd Llc accumulated 2,086 shares. Focused Wealth Inc invested in 66 shares. Arcadia Invest Management Corporation Mi reported 17,995 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents National Bank reported 1.29% stake. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can stated it has 2.86 million shares. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Limited Company has invested 2.22% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Markston Ltd Liability Com holds 1.05% or 62,530 shares. Town And Country Fincl Bank And Tru Dba First Bankers Tru invested in 17,339 shares. Alpha Cubed Investments Limited Liability Corp has 0.24% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Financial Architects has invested 0.03% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Mcrae Cap Management Incorporated has invested 0.19% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Schwab Charles Invest Inc, California-based fund reported 6.09M shares. Cypress Capital Management Limited Liability Com invested 2.04% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

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. has $220.0 highest and $106 lowest target. $172.52’s average target is -14.66% below currents $202.15 stock price. The Home Depot Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Vetr on Saturday, August 29 to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 17. SEB Equity Research maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Tuesday, August 25 with “Sell” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 31 by PiperJaffray. Bank of America maintained the shares of HD in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 22 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. 10,717 shares valued at $1.63 million were sold by Campbell Ann Marie on Wednesday, August 16. On Thursday, December 7 the insider Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold $1.97M. Carey Matt had sold 32,000 shares worth $5.03M.