Monness Crespi & Hardt began coverage on shares of At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) in a report issued on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $30.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised At Home Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded At Home Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 12th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on At Home Group from $47.00 to $33.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered their target price on At Home Group from $42.00 to $30.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Finally, KeyCorp lowered their target price on At Home Group from $42.00 to $38.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Friday, December 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. At Home Group presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $35.50.

HOME stock traded up $0.80 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $22.37. The company had a trading volume of 49,775 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,162,737. The company has a market cap of $1.39 billion, a PE ratio of 29.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 2.28. At Home Group has a 1-year low of $15.89 and a 1-year high of $40.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 6th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $267.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $265.38 million. At Home Group had a return on equity of 7.27% and a net margin of 2.64%. At Home Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that At Home Group will post 0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Jeffrey R. Knudson purchased 4,993 shares of At Home Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.28 per share, for a total transaction of $101,258.04. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Philip L. Francis purchased 10,883 shares of At Home Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $21.05 per share, for a total transaction of $229,087.15. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have bought 29,751 shares of company stock worth $661,995. Company insiders own 7.25% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of At Home Group by 15.9% during the fourth quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 820,052 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,122,000 after purchasing an additional 112,779 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 85.2% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 3,644,307 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $114,905,000 after acquiring an additional 1,676,694 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 9.1% in the third quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 225,031 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,095,000 after acquiring an additional 18,752 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 19.5% in the third quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 136,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,310,000 after acquiring an additional 22,351 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 85.2% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,644,307 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $114,905,000 after acquiring an additional 1,676,694 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.68% of the company’s stock.

At Home Group Company Profile

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├ęcors, holiday accessories, home organization products, pillows, pottery, vases, and window treatments.

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