Investors bought shares of The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) on weakness during trading on Monday. $132.25 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.98 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $30.27 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The Home Depot had the 16th highest net in-flow for the day. The Home Depot traded down ($0.47) for the day and closed at $136.57

HD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of The Home Depot in a research report on Sunday, July 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The Home Depot from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Nomura raised shares of The Home Depot from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $140.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. Vetr raised shares of The Home Depot from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $148.82 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of The Home Depot in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Home Depot currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $144.90.

The stock has a market cap of $172.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.308. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $134.57 and its 200 day moving average is $130.78.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 16th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.97 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.97. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.71 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $26.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.47 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that The Home Depot Inc. will post $6.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 22,996 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.49, for a total transaction of $3,023,744.04. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 57,361 shares in the company, valued at $7,542,397.89. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Craig A. Menear sold 46,227 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.37, for a total transaction of $6,072,840.99. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 177,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,261,423.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in The Home Depot during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,058,000. Howland Capital Management LLC increased its position in The Home Depot by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Howland Capital Management LLC now owns 10,328 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,366,000 after buying an additional 337 shares during the period. Usca Ria LLC increased its position in The Home Depot by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Usca Ria LLC now owns 10,840 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,434,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC increased its position in The Home Depot by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 11,149 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,474,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the period. Finally, Schnieders Capital Management LLC increased its position in The Home Depot by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC now owns 11,681 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,545,000 after buying an additional 375 shares during the period.

The Home Depot, Inc (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Company sells an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, and provides various services. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers.

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