At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) – Stock analysts at William Blair upped their FY2018 EPS estimates for At Home Group in a research note issued on Wednesday. William Blair analyst D. Hofkin now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.76. William Blair also issued estimates for At Home Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.00 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research cut At Home Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $24.00 target price (up from $20.00) on shares of At Home Group in a report on Thursday, September 7th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating on shares of At Home Group in a report on Monday, September 18th. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $26.00 price target on At Home Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.06.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) traded up $0.62 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.25. The company had a trading volume of 1,246,386 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,306. At Home Group has a fifty-two week low of $12.40 and a fifty-two week high of $28.89. The company has a quick ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market cap of $1,710.00 and a PE ratio of 33.74.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $213.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $201.29 million. At Home Group had a return on equity of 7.52% and a net margin of 3.88%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in At Home Group by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 47,030 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,095,000 after buying an additional 357 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Group LLC boosted its position in At Home Group by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 23,217 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $541,000 after buying an additional 565 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in At Home Group by 5.8% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 37,468 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $569,000 after buying an additional 2,052 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in At Home Group by 13.2% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 29,404 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $445,000 after buying an additional 3,425 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in At Home Group by 34.9% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 17,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $388,000 after buying an additional 4,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.75% of the company’s stock.

In other At Home Group news, CEO Lewis L. Bird III sold 79,764 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.50, for a total value of $2,193,510.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 52,882 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,454,255. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Alissa M. Ahlman sold 30,702 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.60, for a total value of $816,673.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 19,104 shares in the company, valued at $508,166.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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