At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,320,000 shares, a decrease of 11.3% from the October 31st total of 11,640,000 shares. Currently, 19.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 2,790,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.7 days.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on HOME shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of At Home Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. TheStreet raised shares of At Home Group from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, September 30th. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price target on shares of At Home Group from $6.00 to $9.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 30th. Bank of America set a $6.00 price objective on shares of At Home Group and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th. Finally, Buckingham Research set a $6.00 price objective on shares of At Home Group and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. At Home Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.10.

Shares of NYSE HOME remained flat at $$8.57 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 1,153,642 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,187,122. The firm has a market cap of $549.17 million, a P/E ratio of 11.58, a P/E/G ratio of 0.70 and a beta of 1.27. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $9.22 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $9.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 0.07 and a current ratio of 0.80. At Home Group has a 12 month low of $4.58 and a 12 month high of $30.66.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $342.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $343.45 million. At Home Group had a net margin of 5.12% and a return on equity of 8.62%. Analysts forecast that At Home Group will post 0.69 EPS for the current year.

In other At Home Group news, major shareholder Clifford Sosin purchased 270,106 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.91 per share, with a total value of $2,676,750.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Peter Sg Corsa purchased 6,393 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $7.86 per share, with a total value of $50,248.98. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 635,907 shares of company stock valued at $5,094,249 in the last three months. Company insiders own 9.25% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quadrant Capital Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of At Home Group during the third quarter valued at approximately $33,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of At Home Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $40,000. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of At Home Group by 178.0% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 6,598 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $44,000 after purchasing an additional 4,225 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of At Home Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $64,000. Finally, Voit & Company LLC bought a new stake in shares of At Home Group during the third quarter valued at approximately $113,000. 80.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About At Home Group

At Home Group Inc operates home decor superstores in the United States. The company's stores offer approximately 50,000 items, such as accent furniture, mirrors, patio cushions, rugs and wall arts, artificial flowers and trees, bedding and bath products, candles, garden and outdoor décors, holiday accessories, home organization products, pillows, pottery, vases, and window treatments.

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