At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) shares fell 5% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $26.58 and last traded at $26.58. 1,295,566 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 62% from the average session volume of 800,940 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.99.

Several brokerages have commented on HOME. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of At Home Group in a report on Thursday, August 30th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of At Home Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Morgan Stanley raised shares of At Home Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $35.00 to $47.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $47.00 price target on shares of At Home Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of At Home Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. At Home Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.10.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.08 and a current ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market cap of $2.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.07.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $288.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $286.50 million. At Home Group had a net margin of 1.95% and a return on equity of 6.26%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 24.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. As a group, analysts forecast that At Home Group Inc will post 0.79 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Starr Investment Holdings, Llc sold 4,591,824 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.11, for a total transaction of $152,035,292.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Norman E. Mcleod sold 2,592 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.32, for a total transaction of $88,957.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 4,869,320 shares of company stock worth $162,025,765. Corporate insiders own 7.25% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HOME. US Bancorp DE raised its position in At Home Group by 116.1% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,015 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $118,000 after purchasing an additional 1,620 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in At Home Group by 29.2% in the 2nd quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 8,763 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $343,000 after purchasing an additional 1,980 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP raised its position in At Home Group by 15.7% in the 2nd quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 15,355 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $601,000 after purchasing an additional 2,086 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in At Home Group by 18.4% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,974 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $480,000 after purchasing an additional 2,325 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in At Home Group by 123.8% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 4,311 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $169,000 after purchasing an additional 2,385 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.44% of the company’s stock.

At Home Group Company Profile (NYSE:HOME)

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 d├ęcor, holiday accessories, home organization, pillows, pottery, vases, and window treatments.

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