Moreno Evelyn V increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 4.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 39,467 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 1,848 shares during the period. Moreno Evelyn V’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $3,250,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of HD. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 16.1% in the second quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. now owns 813 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 113 shares in the last quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. raised its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 17.6% in the second quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 855 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC raised its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 35.3% in the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 917 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 239 shares in the last quarter. Invictus RG raised its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 215.7% in the second quarter. Invictus RG now owns 944 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 645 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 247.0% in the second quarter. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. now owns 968 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 689 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.23% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) opened at 135.04 on Friday. Home Depot, Inc. has a 1-year low of $109.62 and a 1-year high of $139.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $133.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $131.26. The company has a market capitalization of $164.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.92 and a beta of 1.09.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.02. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 123.29% and a net margin of 8.23%. The business had revenue of $23.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Home Depot, Inc. will post $6.34 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 1st were paid a dividend of $0.69 per share. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 29th. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.66%.

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A number of research firms have recently commented on HD. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $145.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Friday, December 16th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $148.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $128.72 target price (up previously from $127.67) on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Finally, Vetr lowered Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $128.01 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $144.38.

In other news, Director Mark C. Vadon purchased 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $129.87 per share, with a total value of $1,948,050.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 31,095 shares in the company, valued at $4,038,307.65. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mark Holifield sold 15,606 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.39, for a total value of $2,003,654.34. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 39,499 shares in the company, valued at $5,071,276.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

About Home Depot, Inc. (The)

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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