Traders sold shares of The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) on strength during trading on Monday. $154.66 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $187.68 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.02 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, The Home Depot had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. The Home Depot traded up $0.49 for the day and closed at $137.06

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HD. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price target on shares of The Home Depot in a research report on Friday, June 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target on shares of The Home Depot in a research report on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group AG upped their price target on The Home Depot from $145.00 to $147.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The Home Depot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their price target on The Home Depot from $140.00 to $156.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $144.90.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $134.57 and its 200-day moving average price is $130.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $171.40 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.20.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 16th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.97 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.97. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.71 earnings per share. The business earned $26.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.47 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that The Home Depot Inc. will post $6.31 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 22,996 shares of the business’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 directly owns 57,361 shares in the company, valued at $7,542,397.89. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mark Holifield sold 43,026 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.14, for a total transaction of $5,642,429.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 55,951 shares in the company, valued at $7,337,414.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HD. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of The Home Depot during the fourth quarter worth about $1,058,000. Howland Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $1,366,000 after buying an additional 337 shares during the period. Usca Ria LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $1,434,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $1,474,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the period. Finally, Schnieders Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $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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