Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. boosted its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 1.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 11,410 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 133 shares during the period. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $1,675,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 43.4% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,731,806 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $841,602,000 after buying an additional 1,734,963 shares during the period. Nicholas Investment Partners LP purchased a new stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $280,000. Brown Advisory Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 4.1% in the first quarter. Brown Advisory Securities LLC now owns 10,693 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,569,000 after buying an additional 421 shares during the period. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $202,000. Finally, Stockman Wealth Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. now owns 16,607 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $2,438,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (HD) traded up 1.08% on Friday, reaching $155.54. 909,135 shares of the company were exchanged. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12-month low of $119.20 and a 12-month high of $160.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $185.96 billion, a PE ratio of 23.27 and a beta of 1.08. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $151.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $149.49.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last announced its quarterly 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 business had revenue of $23.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.74 billion. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 8.53% and a return on equity of 158.80%. The company’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.44 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $182.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Thursday. Vetr upgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $165.39 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $152.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note 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 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Home Depot, Inc. (The) has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $164.72.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 31,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,294 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,197,328.18. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $156.56, for a total transaction of $1,095,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 54,091 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,468,486.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 128,900 shares of company stock worth $20,167,386. 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 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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