At Home Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (HOME)

At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 1,360 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 938% compared to the typical volume of 131 call options.

Shares of NYSE HOME opened at $27.81 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The company has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.44. At Home Group has a 12 month low of $24.30 and a 12 month high of $40.97.

In related news, Director Philip L. Francis bought 10,000 shares of At Home Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 24th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $26.50 per share, for a total transaction of $265,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Norman E. Mcleod sold 2,592 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.50, for a total value of $92,016.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 4,599,600 shares of company stock valued at $152,299,469. Corporate insiders own 7.25% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in At Home Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $805,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc bought a new position in At Home Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $156,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in At Home Group by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 592,328 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $23,190,000 after buying an additional 52,834 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in At Home Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,771,000. Finally, Hodges Capital Management Inc. increased its position in At Home Group by 95.2% in the 3rd quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. now owns 517,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $16,308,000 after buying an additional 252,265 shares during the period. 80.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

HOME has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered At Home Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded At Home Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on At Home Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded At Home Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. At Home Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.20.

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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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