Good Life Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 49.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,196 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 1,388 shares during the period. Good Life Advisors LLC’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $613,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 1,136.2% in the first quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 312,737 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $40,243,000 after buying an additional 287,439 shares in the last quarter. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 2.6% in the first quarter. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG now owns 12,956 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,902,000 after buying an additional 327 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 111.7% in the first quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 9,800 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,439,000 after buying an additional 5,170 shares in the last quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 267.3% in the first quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 10,568 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,552,000 after buying an additional 7,691 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alley Co LLC increased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 9.9% in the first quarter. Alley Co LLC now owns 37,429 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $5,496,000 after buying an additional 3,359 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 71.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) traded up 0.79% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $154.56. 736,630 shares of the company traded hands. Home Depot, Inc. has a 52 week low of $119.20 and a 52 week high of $160.86. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $151.74 and its 200-day moving average is $148.97. The company has a market capitalization of $184.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.13 and a beta of 1.08.

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

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A number of research firms recently issued reports on HD. Vetr downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $159.21 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $152.00 price objective on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $164.48.

In other news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 31,239 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 46,294 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,197,328.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $156.56, for a total transaction of $1,095,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 54,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,468,486.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 128,900 shares of company stock valued at $20,167,386. 0.26% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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

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

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