Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) Shares Sold by Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL

Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL lessened its holdings in shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings reports. The fund owned 79,788 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 793 shares during the period. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL’s holdings in Home Depot were worth $22,158,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HD. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ lifted its position in Home Depot by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 326,905 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $61,036,000 after acquiring an additional 4,303 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC grew its position in Home Depot by 11.4% in the 1st quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 1,448 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $284,000 after buying an additional 148 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA acquired a new position in Home Depot in the 1st quarter valued at $111,444,000. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Home Depot by 1.1% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 16,956,982 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $3,160,862,000 after buying an additional 191,403 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Intact Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Home Depot by 11.1% in the first quarter. Intact Investment Management Inc. now owns 52,900 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $9,877,000 after acquiring an additional 5,300 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.00% of the company’s stock.

In related news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 13,199 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday,

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Ina Garten gives a tour of her kitchen, shares design tips for optimal cooking

It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with some comfort food, and Ina Garten has some tips to make your fall and winter cooking as easy as possible.

The Barefoot Contessa, as she’s known in her popular Food Network show, stopped by TODAY’s fourth hour on Tuesday to show co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager around her East Hampton kitchen and offer some design advice.

“When I’m designing a kitchen … I think of setting the stove, the sink and refrigerator in a triangle so you can move around really well,” she explained, adding that in her own kitchen, these three appliances are “really close together, but they also have a lot of workspace in between.”

“I always like the sink to have a really nice view,” Garten, 72, continued. Her kitchen sink points to her beloved garden where she grows fresh produce and hosts outdoor dinner parties.

The “Modern Comfort Food” author also showed how she leaves her everyday items out on the counter but arranged “in a neat way.”

“I’ve got all the utensils … I have silver spoons for tasting and stirring, and whatever ingredients can just sit out, and knives,” she said.

But her design genius doesn’t stop there: The former White House budget analyst also provided some know-how on putting together a stunning cheese board — with the ingredients she had on hand.

Ina Garten’s Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese by Ina Garten

“You can go into your pantry and see what you have,” Garten said. “I always like something right in the middle as a block, and then I put things around, colorful things like apricots. I’ve got two different cheeses, one creamy, one blue.”

“I think very often people put apricots everywhere and then they put figs everywhere, but you

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Why Meritage Homes Shares Popped 15% in September

What happened

Shares of homebuilder Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) popped 15% in the month of September, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The U.S. housing market has shirked COVID-19 pandemic woes and is on a surge, with home sales in August soaring 4.8% to highs not seen since 2006 and home prices continuing to hit new levels.

Meritage Homes is making the most of the housing boom, as reflected in its latest September announcement.

So what

On Sep. 21, Meritage announced a whopping 73% year-over-year jump in total home orders for July and August combined. Meritage clocked an average absorption of six homes per month per community for the two months, nearly twice the level in the comparable period in 2019. Absorption rate is simply the rate at which homes are sold in a specific community during a specific time period.

CEO Steven J. Hilton called it “unprecedented demand”, further elaborating how the company sold more homes in July and August this year than it did “for the entire third quarter of 2019, with strong demand continuing in September.”

A home with a sold board.

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Earlier, Meritage coined May and June as two of its “highest selling months ever”, with home orders hitting a record high of 3,600 during the second quarter. The homebuilder’s second quarter net earnings surged 78% year over year. Historically low mortgage interest rates, tight supply of used homes on sale, and consumer preferences for homes that can accommodate more members in today’s work-from-home scenario are some of the factors driving home sales in the U.S.

Meritage has also been acquiring land at an aggressive pace to keep up with demand, purchasing nearly 6,000 new lots in just the second quarter. In September, the company revealed its plans to purchase a record number of lots —

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Some improvements made on how state shares COVID-19 data

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Since the start of the pandemic, the state has been widely criticized over its lack of transparency, but experts say officials are getting better at sharing information and data with the public.

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The Honolulu Civil Beat recently spoke with data and health experts who shared that perspective but also said the state could still be more forthcoming and transparent.


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Some of the deficiencies included the wrong staffing and antiquated systems, one expert said, adding that the state Department of Health had been unwilling to share certain data and cooperate with other organizations on several occasions.

However, experts are crediting the improvements to the new leadership at the DOH.

One effective way that information is being distributed, they said, is through the Hawaii COVID-19 dashboard. Through the dashboard, policymakers and industry leaders are looking at data to forecast trends and make key decisions.

But some said the dashboard is still missing important data and are pushing for even more information. Although the pandemic has shown that there are many reforms needed to strengthen the state’s response, experts said they are cautiously that the new leadership can change things for the better.

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Inside the JPMorgan Trading Desk the U.S. Called a Crime Ring

(Bloomberg) — Billionaires have Davos. For filmmakers, there’s Sundance. For the people who mine and trade and ship everything from iron ore to platinum, there’s London Metal Exchange Week. It’s a blur of symposiums and drinks, with a reliably lavish lunch thrown by JPMorgan Chase & Co. On a balmy October day in 2018, hundreds of guests crossed a courtyard in the shadow of the Bank of England to a medieval guild hall for champagne and sashimi courtesy of the bank and its top metals trader, Mike Nowak.Nowak had plenty to celebrate. His global trading desk at JPMorgan was the powerhouse in futures contracts for gold, silver, platinum and palladium that account for tens of trillions of dollars in transactions annually. In his mid-40s, Nowak had run the precious metals desk for more than a decade. He had a young family, a house outside Manhattan and a seven-bedroom vacation home a few blocks from the beach in New Jersey.But that world was unraveling. Unbeknown to Nowak, one of his former employees was turning on him.That same day, the sun was barely up in Brooklyn when a trader named John Edmonds set off for a meeting with federal prosecutors. Edmonds, who’d worked for years on Nowak’s desk, took a four-hour car trip to Hartford, Connecticut, where he told authorities that Nowak’s crew wasn’t just buying and selling precious metals, but systematically cheating to help themselves and their top clients. Edmonds admitted to fraudulent trades that day in a sealed guilty plea. Soon, others from the precious metals desk provided accounts, setting off events leading to criminal charges against Nowak and four others from the bank.Testimony by Edmonds and others also underpins a U.S. Justice Department criminal investigation into the

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