Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. lowered its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 3.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,270 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 40 shares during the period. Home Depot, Inc. (The) makes up 1.0% of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $186,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in HD. Advantage Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter worth approximately $103,000. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. raised its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 114.1% in the first quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 745 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 397 shares during the last quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 758 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter worth approximately $131,000. Finally, University of Texas Investment Managment Co. purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth approximately $132,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) opened at 152.75 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $182.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.86 and a beta of 1.08. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $152.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $148.91. Home Depot, Inc. has a 1-year low of $119.20 and a 1-year high of $160.86.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.06. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 8.53% and a return on equity of 158.80%. The company had revenue of $23.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.74 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.24 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts have commented on HD shares. Vetr lowered Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.09 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective (up from $150.00) on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $176.00 price objective on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $179.00 price objective (up from $168.00) on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, BTIG Research increased their price objective on Home Depot, Inc. (The) from $155.00 to $175.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Home Depot, Inc. (The) presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $164.68.

In related news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 31,239 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.47, for a total value of $4,856,727.33. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,294 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,197,328.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Craig A. Menear sold 90,661 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $156.79, for a total transaction of $14,214,738.19. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 240,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $37,643,711.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 128,900 shares of company stock worth $20,167,386 in the last 90 days. 0.26% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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 serves three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers.

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

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